FAQ ORX 2020 – Hollywood, FL
Who should attend the OR Excellence Conference?
OR Excellence (ORX) is relevant for ALL surgical facility professionals, no matter the setting. Every hour of the program offers valuable content that is directly applicable to both hospital and ASC settings. The vast majority of past attendees work at one of these types of facilities.
Tell me about the ORX Conference Mobile App.
The improved ORX Conference Mobile App will be back this year. It will allow all attendees to access important information such as program and exhibit hall details on their mobile device. The ORX app will also empower attendees to interact with speakers anonymously and in real time, and also complete their evaluations for contact hours.
Are the pre-conference workshops included in the ORX 2020 Conference price? How do I select a workshop?
Yes, they are included! There is an option to choose the workshop you would like to attend on the online registration page, as well as on the mail-in registration form.
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 in the evenings.
Will I get lost in the masses?
No way! ORX is an intimate, lively meeting and you will have great opportunities to get to know your fellow attendees. 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 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, along with coffee breaks and desserts throughout the day. Lunch will be provided on Thursday.There will also be drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
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 popular annual wine tasting event on Wednesday night. Wine samples will be available at each of our exhibitors’ tables for attendees and their guests to taste and enjoy.
Thursday – Dessert & Shopping and ORX Power Hour!
Get ready for unbelievable excitement all day on Thursday when you visit the Exhibit Hall! Stop by and meet our awesome vendors and you can get scanned to increase your chances to win amazing prizes worth thousands of dollars later in the day. 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 two events in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday: 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 and all Exhibit Hall events are included in your registration fee.
What is the ORX A-List
The ORX A-List 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 ORX conference.
Can I get CME credits for attending ORX?
You sure can! OR Excellence is expected to be approved for between 15-18 contact hours. Contact hours earned for this program may be submitted for CNOR® recertification. AORN is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. To earn the contact hours you must attend 90% of the session, and complete an evaluation via the ORX Conference Mobile App (certificates will be available for download through the app after evaluation is completed).
I have a CASC certification, can I apply the ORX credits towards my continuing education?
Absolutely! OR Excellence is expected to be approved for between 15-18 AEU credits for CASC by BASC Provider #4254. Certificates will be available for download through the ORX Conference app after the conference ends and your evaluation has been completed.
Tell me about the resort hotel where ORX 2020 is being held.
ORX will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. The first-ever "Guitar Hotel" is characterized by authentic memorabilia that surrounds stay, play and dine resort amenities and was showcased in a Super Bowl commercial! The resort is centrally located just 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s beaches and 30 minutes from Miami. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers discounted rates for all ORX 2020 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 per night. The discounted group rates will be offered until September 28, 2020, or until all rooms in the group block have been reserved, whichever occurs first.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Reservations: https://www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com/#4 or call (504) 561-1234
Group Name: OR Excellence Conference
Group Code: GOREX20
Group Rate: $239 (single)
What airport do I fly into?
You will be flying into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) located about 6 miles from the hotel, or Miami Airport (MIA) located about 18 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. However, Taxis/Uber/Lyfts are available and the estimated costs from the FLL airport is about $18 one way.
What is the weather like in Hollywood, FL?
The weather in Hollywood, FL in October is warm, with averaging highs in the mid 80's and lows in the low 70’s.
View the current weather in Ft. Lauderdale here.
What do I do if the resort 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 Hard Rock. Please call Ali Triola at 610-240-4918 ext. 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 2020 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 immediately to verify legitimacy. All hotel reservations should be made by you, directly with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 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 2020. These companies appear to offer lower hotel rates for the conference and are a SCAM.
How do I get more information about OR Excellence 2020?
For more information or questions please reach out to Ali Triola, ORX Event Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 610-240-4918 ext. 314.