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. A little more than 40% of our attendees are leaders of hospital surgical facilities and a little more than 55% are leaders of ambulatory surgery 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.
We will also have drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres in the exhibit hall on Wednesday and Thursday.
There will be lunch on Thursday during the OR Excellence awards.
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 9/19/17).
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 9/18/17, then $775) and any individual from that same facility will pay the discounted price thereafter ($575 until 9/18/17, then $675).
What is your cancellation policy?
If your cancellation is received in writing on or before August 18, 2017, your refund will be granted, less a $50 administration fee. If your cancellation is received between August 18, 2017 and September 23, 2017, your refund will be granted, less a $150 administration fee. There will be no refunds after September 23, 2017.
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.
ORX 2017 Learning Objectives
Tell me about the resort?
ORX will be held at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, NV. This stunning resort is an oasis of calm situated close to all the attractions of Vegas without being too close. Rooms at the Red Rock are amazing, as big as a small apartment and full of luxury appointments like all-marble bathrooms.
The Red Rock has discounted rates for attendees. Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. Be sure to mention the OR Excellence Conference to received the discounted group rate of $198 (single/double). The rate is exclusive of state and local taxes. The discounted group rates will be offered until September 18, 2017, or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first.
Conveniently located on 70 acres of land at the gateway to Red Rock Canyon and just 10 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa is just a 20-minute drive from McCarran International Airport. Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa offers the perfect mix of proximity to the action and distance to ensure your luxury Las Vegas vacation will not be spoiled. The Resort off Strip offers complimentary daily scheduled shuttle service to the Las Vegas Strip or airport. Making this one of the best Las Vegas hotels off the Strip.
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa provides the ultimate Las Vegas resort experience. This resort hotel provides an idyllic getaway just minutes from the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip. Ideally situated near the entrance to Red Rock Canyon National Recreation area, you couldn't ask for a more intimate, yet exciting place to play, both indoors and out. Adventure awaits, with miles of trails, outdoor activities, and epic mountain climbing, for those enjoying an active lifestyle. Rest and repair in the soothing spa and be ready to take on tomorrow!
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa
11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Reservations: https://aws.passkey.com/e/16230428 or call (855) 306-1126
Group Name: OR Excellence Conference
Group Rate: $198 (single/double)
What's there to do in and around the Red Rock?
Exciting outdoor activities
Restaurants & Fine Dining
Casinos & Gaming
What airport do I fly into?
You will be flying into McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas (LAS).
How do I get to the resort from the airport?
The Red Rock offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. Shuttle also goes to and from the Las Vegas strip.
What is the weather like in Las Vegas?
The weather in Las Vegas continues to cool down in October with average highs in the upper 70's/low 80's, and lows in the upper 50's/low 60's with a low likelihood of rain. View the current weather in Las Vegas 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 Red Rock. 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 2017 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 Red Rock Casino 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 2017. 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.