Who is this conference for?
ORX is relevant to ALL surgical facility professionals, no matter the setting. Every hour of the program has content that is directly applicable to both hospital and ASC settings. The vast majority of our attendees work at one of these types of facilities.
What are these interactive response devices you mention in the syllabus?
Each session has handheld keypads that empower you, and other audience members, to interact with speakers anonymously and in real time. Speakers will ask questions throughout their sessions, then you just hit the applicable number on your device — it's that easy! Attendees consistently tell us they love the opportunity to give instant feedback.
Are the workshops included in the conference price? How do I select a workshop?
Yes, they are included! There is an option to choose which workshops (one of three on Wednesday, and one of three on Thursday) you'd like to attend on the online registration page, as well as on the mail-in registration form. Please see our syllabus to read more on the workshops we offer.
What is the dress code?
The dress code is business casual. Be sure to dress in layers to stay comfortable in the air conditioning, as well as outside.
Will I get lost in the masses?
No way! ORX is an intimate meeting. With 350 to 500 colleagues and 70 to 90 vendors, you won't get lost in the shuffle.
What meals are included?
We will offer continental breakfasts and snacks in the rooms on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, along with coffee breaks and desserts through the day. We’ll have a luncheon on Thursday and there will also be drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres in the exhibit hall on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Can attendees bring guests to ORX?
Significant others and guests of attendees are welcome to participate in our exhibit hall events. There is a guest fee (for all exhibit hall events) of $50. However, guests may not be surgical market vendors or consultants. There will be a strict "no soliciting" policy for guests. Commercial passes are available for vendors and consultants wishing to meet exhibitors and guests for a fee of $975 (price increases to $1,175 on 9/4/18).
Is there a discount for attendees from the same facility?
Yes, there is! There is a multi-registrant discount for individuals attending from the same facility. The first attendee from that facility will pay full price ($675, until 9/4/18, then $775) and any individual from that same facility will pay the discounted
price thereafter ($575 until 9/4/18, then $675).
What is your cancellation policy?
If your cancellation is received in writing on or before August 17, 2018, your refund will be granted, less a $50 administration fee. If your cancellation is received between August 17, 2018 and September 21, 2018, your refund will be granted, less a $150 administration fee. There will be no refunds after September 21, 2018.
How can I justify the cost of ORX?
Need help cost-justifying attending the conference? Download our free pdf to see how you can't afford to miss ORX!
What other resources are available to help me get approval to attend ORX?
If you need help getting approval, we've prepared a pro forma letter that you can download and edit to suit your needs. Please click here.
What events will be held in the exhibit hall?
Wednesday @ 5:15pm – Wine Tasting in the Exhibit Hall
Treat your taste buds, network with colleagues and see new technology at our annual wine tasting on Wednesday night. Wine samples will be available at each of our exhibitors tables for attendees and their guests to taste.
Thursday – ORX Power Hour!
Get ready for unbelievable excitement all day Thursday when you visit the exhibit hall! Stop by our awesome vendors and get scanned to increase your chances to win amazing prizes worth thousands of dollars. There will also be random insta-wins and other exciting events during all the Thursday exhibit hall hours, so get some great shopping done for your facility and you just might turn out to be the big winner! Attendees must be present in the exhibit hall to win. There are three events in the exhibit hall on Thursday: 10:00 AM Coffee Break, 12:45 PM Dessert, Shopping and 4:30 PM Cocktail Party
Do I have to pay the exhibit hall fee for myself?
Nope! Exhibit hall & exhibit hall events are included in your registration fee.
What is the ORX Big 10?
The ORX Big 10 are the leaders of the biggest and busiest surgery facilities (in the top 10% of surgical volume) in the country! They are participating, contributing and networking along with you and everyone else at the conference.
Can I get CME credits for attending ORX?
You sure can! The program is approved for 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Certificates
will be emailed to you within 30 days following the conference to the email address you registered with. Nurses may claim credit for activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits in most states, for up to 50% of the nursing requirement for recertification. Please check with your own state association for specific information. If you are having trouble getting approved for credits with your state board, please contact Ali Triola (email@example.com) at 610-240-4918 ext. 314.
I have a CASC certification, can I apply your credits towards my continuing education?
Absolutely! The program is approved for 17 AEU credits. Certificates will be emailed to you within 30 days following the conference to the email address you registered with.
Now that ORX is part of AORN, can I get CNE contact hours for your programs?
Definitely! 17 CNE contact hours are available The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s
Commission on Accreditation.
ORX2018 CME Statements
Tell me about the resort?
ORX will be held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This stunning ocean front resort will take your breath away. The Marriott’s redesigned guest rooms and suites are an ideal beachfront oasis at the end of the day.
The Marriott has discounted rates for attendees. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. Be sure to mention the OR Excellence Conference to receive the discounted group rate of $219 (single/double). The rate is exclusive of state and local taxes. The discounted group rates will be offered until September 9, 2018, or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first.
Breathe in the crisp ocean air and immerse yourself in the warmth of the Sunshine State at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Situated along a quarter-mile of private beach, the hotel provides tropical tranquility while also offering easy access to attractions including Las Olas Boulevard and Fort Lauderdale Airport. Dive into the refreshing lagoon pool, take to the Atlantic for jet skiing or
Snorkeling, or pamper yourself at the full-service spa. When it’s time to refuel, savor creative cuisine at one of the three restaurants, sip handcrafted cocktails while relaxing under swaying palm trees or perk up with a treat from Starbucks.
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa
3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Reservations: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49578908 or call (954) 525-4000
Group Name: OR Excellence Conference
Group Rate: $219 (single/double)
What's there to do in and around the Marriott?
Restaurants & Fine Dining
History and Museums
What airport do I fly into?
You will be flying into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) located about 5 miles from the resort. Another option is the Miami International Airport (MIA) located 31.9 miles from the resort.
How do I get to the resort from the airport?
The hotel does not offer a shuttle service to the airport. Taxis are available and estimated costs from FLL airport are around $20.00 one way. Estimated taxi costs from MIA airport are around $75 one way.
What is the weather like in Fort Lauderdale?
The weather in Ft. Lauderdale in October is warm averaging highs in the upper 80's and lows in the lower 70’s.
View the current weather in Ft. Lauderdale here.
What do I do if the hotel says they don't have any lodging available that fits my request?
This could mean our block is sold out on one of the nights you requested to stay, but doesn't mean you won't be able to get a room at the Marriott. Please call Ali Triola at 610-240-4918 x 314 if you are experiencing any issues and she will help to resolve them.
Beware of Potential Hotel Scams!
It has been brought to our attention that scam artists, fraudulent companies and vendors not contracted by OR Excellence 2018 have been targeting registrants and exhibitors participating in conferences across the country. Be careful of companies posing as vendors for OR Excellence. Some scams include hotel reservations, directory listings and onsite services. If you are contacted by any outside company you find suspicious, please contact OR Excellence conference manager, to verify legitimacy.
All hotel reservations should be made by you, directly with the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, which is the host hotel for the conference. Do not give your credit card information or make any reservations with a housing bureau or company appearing to represent OR Excellence 2018. These companies appear to offer lower hotel rates for the
conference and are a SCAM.
How do I get more info?
For more information or questions please reach out to Ali Triola, ORX Event Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 610-240-4918 ext. 314.