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Ed Morris, BSN, CNOR, CRNFA, clinical manager at Lewes (Del.) Surgery Center, is heading to OR Excellence to brush up on what it takes to position his facility for clinical and financial success. Register today to learn alongside Mr. Morris and other surgical leaders in Fort Lauderdale at the Harbor Beach Marriott & Spa Oct. 3-5.

Why he chose OR Excellence. After a 6-year hiatus at a local hospital, I'm back managing our physician-owned surgery center. The nuts and bolts of the job haven't changed all that much, but there are a few more regulatory hoops to jump through. I'm looking forward to taking refresher courses on the important aspects of my job. Plus, I went to the meeting the last time it was in Fort Lauderdale. The Harbor Beach resort is a phenomenal place.

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On what makes the conference different. Each of the educational sessions are pertinent to outpatient surgery, which isn’t necessarily the case at other meetings, where there a smattering of acute care topics included in the program. The last time I went to OR Excellence was my first experience with the handheld keypads that let you interact with the speakers. I really enjoyed that aspect of the conference — it was neat to provide real-time feedback to the questions speakers asked and to see what other attendees think about the topics being discussed.

It's the people who matter most. The entire conference has a friendly vibe and there are plenty of opportunities to interact with surgical administrators from across the country. That's beneficial because, contrary to what you might think, there's somebody else who's facing the same issues you are. It's nice to learn how other people are solving the problems you need to address. It's also nice to offer advice that helps someone else. I like spending time in the exhibit hall, where you can unwind at the end of the day, network and meet with individual vendors. It's a fun atmosphere and there are plenty of opportunities for hands-on demonstrations of the products you want to learn about.

He's really looking forward to these talks. We do orthopedics, podiatry, pain management and ophthalmology at our center. The total joints workshop caught my eye because we're seeing knee and hip replacements move to the outpatient setting. I'm very interested in learning more about what it takes to make those procedures work. I'm also at the tail end of my career — I'll probably work for 7 more years — so managing millennials is becoming more of a challenge for me. The presentation on that topic on the conference's second day will be helpful for this old dog.

You are going to LOVE this meeting!

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