Schedule at a Glance

Monday, October 2nd

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Workshop
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Morning Coffee Break
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Opening Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Chin            Sponsored by smith and nephew
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PACU Manager Summit Kickoff Party

Tuesday, October 3rd

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Presentation       Presented by
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Cy Wakeman
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open (Morning Motivational Meetup!)
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Session
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. PACU Manager Summit Luncheon: To Opiate of Not? That is the Question!: Application of a Multi-Modal Approach to Pain Management of the Post-Operative Patient
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dessert Reception in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Poster Sessions
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Breakout Session
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open (Refresh, Relax, Recharge!)
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Poster Sessions
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Keynote: Dennis Snow
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Night Out: Discovery Cove Beach Luau at SeaWorld

Wednesday, October 4th

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Morning Walk and Talk
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and General Session: Joe Tye                                 Presented by Sponsored by Values Coach Inc.
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakout Session
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Breakout Session
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Morning Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Closing Keynote Speaker: Vicki Hess, MS, RN, CSP              Sponsored by Hill Rom Logo

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Speaker Gallery

Christopher Blackwell, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

Associate Professor & Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Programs
College of Nursing, University of Central Florida

Desirée Chappell, MSNA, BSN, CRNA

Enhanced Recovery Expert, DLC Enterprises and Managing Editor

Allan Joseph V. Cresencia, MSN, RN, CPN

Clinical Nurse II
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Bethany Daily, MHA, BA

Senior Administrative Director, Perioperative Services
Massachusetts General Hospital

Donna J. Doyle, DNP, RN, CNOR, NE-BC

Senior Advisor, Surgical Services
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Bradley Getz, MD

OhioHealth Grant Medical Center

Debbie Hall, MSN, RN, CNOR, NE-BC

Director of Surgical Services
Norton Audubon Hospital

Teresa MacDonald, MSN, RN, CPAN

Nursing Practice Specialist
Massachusetts General Hospital

Carol Pehotsky, DNP, RN, CPAN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Surgical Services and Senior Director, Surgical Nursing, Main Campus
Cleveland Clinic

Janet Quigley, MSN, RN

Nursing Director: Post Anesthesia Care
Massachusetts General Hospital

Mary Szostakowski, MSN, RN, CNOR

Nurse Manager, Urology & Gynecology
Cleveland Clinic

Ana Cecilia Zenteno Langle, PhD

Operations Research Manager
Massachusetts General Hospital

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Networking Events


The PACU Manager Summit is your time to meet with perioperative leaders from around the country to swap stories and share leadership tools.

Don’t miss these fun networking opportunities with your colleagues:

PACU Manager Summit Kickoff Party
Monday, October 2nd
The official kickoff to the PACU Manager Summit is your first look at the vendors in the shared PACU Manager Summit/OR Manager Conference Exhibit Hall while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, drinks and time to connect with old and new colleagues.

Play the Build Your Dream OR Contest using the official mobile app while making new connections with your peers and solutions experts in the industry.

One ticket is included with your registration. Guest tickets are available through Registration.

Sponsored By:

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Morning Motivational Meetup!
Tuesday, October 3rd

Enjoy some energizing snacks with fellow attendees to get you ready for all of Tuesday’s breakout sessions! This networking break will be in the Exhibit Hall, and will feature CEs presented by exhibitors and the Poster Gallery.

Meet the Poster Session Authors
Tuesday, October 3rd
You’ll have the opportunity to meet Poster Session authors, one-on-one, to get the answers to your questions on Tuesday, October 3rd.

Poster Sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 3rd: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 3rd:  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Refresh and Recharge – Afternoon Break
Tuesday, October 3rd

Before the evening Keynote on Tuesday, be sure to recharge your educational vigor with healthy refreshments and bites, CEs presented by exhibitors, and visits to the Poster Gallery.

Night Out: Discover Cove Beach Luau at SeaWorld
Tuesday, October 3rd

The annual OR Manager’s Night Out celebration is your opportunity to go out on the town and see what Orlando has to offer with your fellow PACU and OR Manager attendees. Wine, dine, and celebrate while enjoying one of the most iconic attractions Orlando has to offer.

Stay tuned for updates on OR Manager’s Night Out.

Please note this reception is not included in your registration and must be purchased as an add-on ticket.

Official Bar Sponsor:


Official Beach Sponsor:


Continental Breakfasts and Networking Lunches
Discuss the latest perioperative developments over breakfast and lunch at the PACU Manager Summit. Breakfasts Monday-Wednesday and Lunch on Monday and Tuesday are included in all PACU and PACU+ registrations.

Breakfast and Presentation presented by   Ecolab
Tuesday, October 3rd |  6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Morning Walk and Talk
Wednesday, October 4th

Thinking, walking, and talking are all linked! Join your fellow attendees and a member of the OR Manager team for a “walk and talk” to get your day started on the right foot! This is our modern take on roundtable discussions. You’ll be able to get some exercise while meeting other perioperative leaders who share the same challenges as you. Bring questions raised during sessions, concerns from your OR, and hot topics to discuss with your peers.


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Poster Gallery

The PACU Manager Summit will join forces with OR Manager Conference Poster Gallery to provide an expanded forum for presenting completed research or in-progress research with preliminary results. It is an opportunity to present research, performance improvement projects, or clinical practice innovations visually using graphs, illustrations, or photographs. We strive to promote communication and collaborative research among nurses, provide a setting for exchange of information and lessons learned, and explore advances in perioperative clinical practice.

Posters in the Exhibit Hall
Posters will be on display in the Exhibit Hall during all Exhibition hours. The dates and times of Poster Sessions, during which poster authors will be available to answer any questions, are below.

Poster Sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 3rd: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 3rd:  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

E-Poster Gallery
Beginning Monday, October 2, conference attendees may review the posters and take an online quiz for 10.0 CE credit hours. Login details will be distributed via email on October 2.

Questions? Please contact Taylor Shaw at 301-354-1751.

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Quick Info

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

October 2-4, 2017

CE Credits
Earn up to 19.0 CEs and 14.75 AEUs through workshops, breakout sessions, and keynotes. Additional credit hours can be earned through poster sessions and exhibitor presentations.


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