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's this I hear about a new conference app?
The rumors are true! We will have a new ORX Conference mobile app that will allow attendees to access important information such as program and exhibit hall details with the push of a button, but will also empower you to interact with speakers anonymously and in real time, and complete your evaluations for your credit hours.
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 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 Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, along with coffee breaks and desserts through the day. There will be a Lunch Presentation, sponsored by Echelon Medical Capital, on Friday and there will also be drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres in the exhibit hall on Thursday and Friday 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.
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) and any individual from that same facility will pay the discounted price thereafter ($575).
What is your cancellation policy?
If your cancellation is received in writing on or before August 15, 2019, your refund will be granted, less a $50 administration fee. If your cancellation is received between August 15, 2019 and September 15, 2019, your refund will be granted, less a $150 administration fee. There will be no refunds after September 15, 2019.
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?
Thursday @ 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 Thursday night. Wine samples will be available at each of our exhibitors tables for attendees and their guests to taste.
Friday – ORX Power Hour!
Get ready for unbelievable excitement all day Friday 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 Friday 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 two events in the exhibit hall on Friday: 12:30 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 A-List
The ORX A-List (formerly known as ORX Big 10) are the leaders of the biggest and busiest surgery facilities (in the top 20% 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! AORN is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. The program has been approved for a total of 17 contact hours. To earn the contact hours you must attend 90% of the session, and complete an evaluation via the ORX Conference Mobile App.
I have a CASC certification, can I apply your credits towards my continuing education?
Absolutely! The program has been approved for 17 AEU credits and 5 IPCH credits. You can view content area breakdown here. Certificates will be emailed to you within 30 days following the conference to the email address you registered with.
Tell me about the hotel?
ORX will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The luxurious Hyatt Regency offers easy access to the area’s most popular attractions. The Hyatt 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 $239 (single). The rate is exclusive of state and local taxes. The discounted group rates will be offered until September 9, 2019, or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
Reservations: https://book.passkey.com/go/ORX2019 or call (504) 561-1234
Group Name: OR Excellence Conference
Group Rate: $239 (single)
What's there to do in and around the Hyatt Regency?
Visit the gorgeous Garden District, or take a ride on a street car or paddleboat. Hop on the Loyola Avenue Streetcar, or take a walk to the historic French Quarter, Arts District, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas or the scenic Mississippi Riverfront.
What airport do I fly into?
You will be flying into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) located about 15 miles from the hotel.
How do I get to the hotel from the airport?
The hotel does not offer a shuttle service to the airport. Taxis are available and estimated costs from MSY airport are around $40.00 one way.
What is the weather like in New Orleans?
The weather in New Orleans in October is warm averaging highs in the low 80's and lows in the mid 60's. View current weather in New Orleans.
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 Hyatt. 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 2019 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 Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 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 2019. 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.