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Operating Theatre Management Conference

21-22 August 2024 | Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney

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Early bird rate expires 30 June 2024


The event is a fantastic networking and knowledge sharing opportunity for operating room management & perioperative professionals. The conference provides a platform for helping perioperative nurses address some of the challenges of management, effective ways to implement change, improve efficiency, enhance teamwork and communication, and improve knowledge for theatre management professionals.

The audience for this event is made up of operating room management and perioperative professionals, including operating room/perioperative managers, operating room nurse managers, clinical nurse educators, directors of surgical services, perioperative services managers, directors of clinical services and perioperative quality and safety managers.

Topics for the agenda will include:

  • Belief and success at the coalface
  • Preventing compassion fatigue/empathetic distress fatigue
  • Staffing and workforce challenges – How do we future proof the operating room?
  • Sterilisation standards – shifting from the old to the new
  • Budgeting – getting it right in the operating room
  • De-Escalation strategies for staff in the operating theatre
  • The anaesthetic nurse vs anaesthetic technician
  • Surgeon perspectives on expectations of an operating theatre and optimising patient experience and outcomes
  • KPIs and efficiencies – comparing notes on improving theatre efficiency
  • What to do when something goes wrong
  • Debriefing after critical incidents and preventing mistakes in future

What’s included for conference attendees:

  • Insightful keynote presentations with nuggets of wisdom to take back to your organisation
  • A balanced agenda with a variety of perspectives and expert speakers to learn from
  • The change to benchmark your organisation’s theatre practices, strategies and processes against others
  • Bounce ideas off your colleagues and peers from across the country as you mingle in the networking breaks
  • Networking drinks reception – continue your discussions over a glass of wine!
  • Networking dinner – use the chance to get together with old and new friends
  • Engage in lively panel discussions and Q&A
  • The opportunity to enhance knowledge and improve skills for theatre management professionals


We encourage you to register your interest to speak, and/or nominate topic ideas that you would like to see featured. For speaker submissions, please email Frankie Brewer:


Charmayne Thompson

Director of Operations - Clinical, Adeney Private Hospital

Rebecca East

Nurse Practitioner, CEO and Founder, The Holistic Care Collective

Ruth Melville

CNC Patient Safety & Quality – Perioperative & SCHHS Laser Radiation Safety OfficerSafety, Quality and Improvement/ Surgical & Critical Care Directorate, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Deborah Burrows

District CNC Perioperative Services, Southern NSW LHD

Dr Paula Foran

Associate Editor Emerging Scholars, Journal of Perioperative Nurses

Jeffrey Woods

National Clinical Governance Manager, Cura Day Hospitals Group


Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2095$1795+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass$1895$1595+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Extras Price
Dinner $180+GST
Pre-Conference ½ Day Workshop $495+GST
Streamly Access Pass $150+GST
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1695$1295+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass$1595$1095+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Extras Price
Dinner $180+GST
Pre-Conference ½ Day Workshop $495+GST
Streamly Access Pass $150+GST

Early bird rate expires 30 June 2024

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when & where

21 - 22 Aug 2024

Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney
Building 10, Level 7/235 Jones St,
Ultimo NSW 2007


Still have a question?

Frankie Brewer
General Manager – Health & Life Sciences, APAC

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4318

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