Packages and Pricing
How to Register:

Online: Fast and easy!
Mail: Complete the 2019 Registration Form and send to:

PACU Manager Summit
Attn: Registration
P.O. Box 9187, Gaithersburg, MD 20898-9187

Fax: Complete the PDF Registration Form and fax to 301-340-7136
Phone: Call +1-800-550-2880 or +1-301-354-2100 (between 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST)

Click here to download a W-9 Form for Access Intelligence LLC/PACU Manager Summit.

Group Discount:

When more than one person from a facility registers, each registrant will receive a 10% discount on the registration rate. All members of the group must register at the same time.

Registration Packages:
All Access Pass: Full 3 Day Conferences
Both PACU Manager Summit and OR Manager Conference

Attend all three days of the PACU Manager Summit and OR Manager Conference together.

Rates Price Deadline
Early Bird Rate $1,199 6/28/2019
Advanced Rate $1,299 8/2/2019
Regular Rate $1,399 8/30/2019
Onsite Rate $1,499
PACU Manager Summit Only

Attend all three days of the PACU Manager Summit with Keynote Speakers, Networking Events and Exhibit Hall events included.
PACU Manager Summit workshops and breakout sessions not included.

Rates Price Deadline
Early Bird Rate $699 6/28/2019
Advance Rate $799 8/2/2019
Regular Rate $899 8/30/2019
Onsite Rate $999
OR Manager Conference Only

Bring your OR or ASC Manager! Attend all three days of the OR Manager Conference with Keynote Speakers, Networking Events and Exhibit Hall events included.

Rates Price Deadline
Early Bird Rate $999 6/28/2019
Advanced Rate $1,099 8/2/2019
Regular Rate $1,199 8/30/2019
Onsite Rate $1,299

The PACU Manager Summit and OR Manager Conference Kickoff Party and OR Manager‘s Night Out are your opportunities to let loose with your colleagues from across the nation. Enjoy the festivities and make your trip to Nashville a true vacation. Tickets can be purchased through registration.

Join the Celebration
Rates Price
OR Manager Kickoff Party Guest Ticket $40
OR Manager’s Night Out $50 ($60 onsite)
Pre-Conference Workshops

Add these full-day workshops to your PACU Manager Summit registration, or attend just the workshop. Both programs are on Sunday, 9/16 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Rates Price
Pre-Conference Workshop Flat Rate $495
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Registration Terms and Conditions:

Cancellations: All cancellations must be made in writing and will be subject to a $250 service fee (per attendee). Registrants who cancel before August 2, 2019 will receive a refund of their payment minus the service fee. Registrants who do not cancel prior to August 2, 2019 will be liable for the full registration fee.  If for any reason, Access Intelligence decides to cancel or postpone this conference, Access Intelligence is not responsible for covering airfare and other travel costs incurred by clients. Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior to the event are not entitled to a credit or refund of any kind. There are no exceptions.

Substitutions: Substitutions may be made at any time for confirmed registrants. Notice of substitution must be made in writing and sent to: PACU Manager Summit, 9211 Corporate Blvd, 4th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850 or

Age Policy: No one under the age of 18 is permitted to register, attend, or be in the exhibit hall and/or pre-conference and conference sessions including Keynotes and receptions, at any time under any circumstance during the PACU Manager Summit.  There are no exceptions.

Questions: If you need assistance, please contact PACU Manager Summit customer service at 800-550-2880 or

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Continuing Education

The PACU Manager Summit provides you with plenty of opportunities to earn contact hours throughout the three days you will spend in Nashville!

The workshop and breakout sessions at the PACU Manager Summit cover the full spectrum of topics that PACU managers and directors face each and every day. The PACU Manager Summit is dedicated to providing PACU leadership with best practices, upcoming trends, and challenges with solutions to take to their facility to improve the effectiveness of patient care.

You have the opportunity to earn contact hours during the Summit program through workshop and breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and general sessions. Access Intelligence is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #15831. At the conclusion of the PACU Manager Summit, you will receive a personalized CE certificate listing the total number of contact hours you earned for attending various sessions.

CAPA, CPAN, and RN Designations
Sessions at the PACU Manager Summit are eligible for both direct and indirect contact hours as designated by the American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. As such, CE credits earned at the PACU Manager Summit may be used for recertification of CPAN and CAPA designations.

Continuing education credits earned by attending workshops, breakout sessions, keynotes, and other programs are applicable for maintaining RN certification status.

Direct and Indirect Care Categories
Two categories of continual learning activities have been identified by ABPANC: Direct Care and Indirect Care.

Direct Care
Direct Care learning activities directly impact perianesthesia patients, their family, and significant others. In other words, Direct Care is about patients and their loved ones. For example, a class, inservice, or home study about ABG Interpretation applies to Direct Care as would writing a policy and procedure dealing with hyperthermia.

Indirect Care
Indirect Care learning activities primarily impact nurses and their ability to deliver perianesthesia nursing care. In other words, Indirect Care is about nurses. For example, a class on Nursing Leadership applies to Indirect Care as would serving on the Education Committee of an ASPAN component.

CE Credits from Monday’s Workshop
Monday’s workshop takes a look at staffing issues facing PACU leadership. You’ll gain new information, best practices and strategies you can take back to your PACU. By attending this workshop, you can earn 4 additional contact hours.

CE Credits at the Summit
By attending the PACU Manager Summit with an All Access or PACU Manager Summit Only registration, you have the opportunity to obtain 20.0 contact hours from the full conference program, including the Monday’s Workshop. During the Exhibit Hall hours, you will have the opportunity to earn additional contact hours by participating in the Hybrid OR Town Hall Session, CE programs presented by exhibitors, and poster sessions.

CE Credits at the Poster Gallery
The PACU Manager Summit and OR Manager Conference Poster Gallery will be open during all Exhibition hours (located inside the Exhibit Hall).  You will have the opportunity to meet with Poster authors and discuss their research during our poster presentations. To receive additional contact hours after the poster sessions, an online quiz will be available in our e-Gallery, which will be available upon the Conference’s start.

To access the 2018 ePoster Gallery and CE quizzes click here.

CE Credits Presented by Exhibitors
During the Exhibit hours, you will have the opportunity to participate in CE programs presented by exhibitors and earn contact hours. Each program is worth 0.5 contact hours and you must attend at least 2 sessions to earn 1 contact hour.


AEU Credits
PACU Manager Summit understands that the managers and directors of Ambulatory Surgery Centers require a customized education to help successfully manage the unique situations that occur within the ASC.  To meet your unique needs, we have a dedicated ASC track in which each session has been hand-picked by our planning committee on what specific topics would be important to their peers.

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Planning Committee

The PACU Manager Summit was developed by experienced leaders of Post Anesthesia Care Units (PACU), in collaboration with other leaders of the perioperative suite.

Meet the PACU Manager Summit Co-Chairs
Carol Pehotsky

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

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

PACU Manager Summit

Veronica Petersen

Veronica Petersen, MSN, CNOR, NE-BC

Assistant Vice President – Perioperative Services, Northwell Health

PACU Manager Summit

Janet Quigley

Janet Quigley, MSN, RN

Nursing Director: Post Anesthesia Care
Massachusetts General Hospital

PACU Manager Summit

The Planning Committee
Amy Bethel

Amy Bethel, MPA, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Clinical Education Specialist
UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Beth Bozzelli

Beth Bozzelli, MBA, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Director Surgical Services
HCA Healthcare

Donna Dolye

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

Senior Advisor, Surgical Services
Ohio Health Grant Medical Center

Fawn Esser-Lipp

Fawn Esser-Lipp, MBA, BSN, CASC, CNOR

Executive Director
The Surgery Center LLC

Rebecca Holland

Rebecca Holland, MSN, RN, CNOR, CST, CRCST

Director, Surgical Services
Blake Medical Center

Cindy Kildgore

Cindy Kildgore, MSHA, BSN, CNOR

Perioperative Services Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Beverly Kirchner, BSN, RN, CNOR, CASC

Chief Compliance Officer
SurgeryDirect, LLC

Jane Kuhn, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

Education Coordinator
OR Manager Conference

Judy Mathias

Judy Mathias, MA, RN

Clinical Editor
OR Manager

Cynthia Saver

Cynthia Saver, MS, RN

President, CLS Development and Writer
OR Manager

Dawn Vocke

Dawn Vocke, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR

Clinical Director Surgical Services, UPMC St. Margaret

Elizabeth Wood

Elizabeth Wood

OR Manager

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Justify Attendance

The education you will receive at OR Manager Conference is extremely valuable, though you may need to validate to management your reasons for wanting to attend.

OR Manager Conference has compiled a justification toolkit that will help with those needs. We have included several helpful items, including a customized sample letter to management.

What to emphasize with management

  • Detail the valuable education you will receive
  • Stress the workshops and breakout sessions you will attend
  • Know which the companies you will visit in the Exhibit Hall
  • Educate them on the continuing education credits you can earn

Click here to view a Sample Letter to Management. A few ideas to include when compiling your request:

Conference Materials: Offer to share the information with co-workers. Bring home your conference materials to let co-workers share in the conference experience.

Current Speaker Lineup: At OR Manager Conference, you will have direct access to dozens of experts. Information sharing, question-and-answer sessions and networking are a vital part of the conference experience.

Networking Opportunities: Interact with other OR managers and directors who share the same goals. These networking contacts can be invaluable once you return to work. The contacts you make at the conference can provide input far into the future on a variety of work-related topics. Learn more about all of our networking events,  here.

CE Programs Presented by Exhibitors: You can participate in 30 minute presentations by exhibiting companies and have the opportunity to earn contact hours.  Each presentation is worth 0.5 contact hours; you must attend at least two presentations to earn contact hours.

Exhibitor Guide: Between conference sessions, the education continues throughout the exhibit hall floor.  Exhibitors are there to learn about your day-to-day challenges and discuss solutions.  Here is your chance to ask the hard questions, get real answers that will assist you with cost-effective efficiencies in your OR.

Cost-Saving Features: We understand that spending 3 or more days away from the OR can be expensive, so we’ve worked to bring you savings wherever possible.

  • Group Discounts: When more than one person from the same facility registers for the conference and exhibition, each additional registrant will receive 10% off their package.
  • Hotel Discount: OR Manager Conference has secured a discounted hotel rate at the Gaylord Palms for its attendees.
  • Airline Discounts: OR Manager Conference has secured several discounts on participating airlines.  Visit our Hotel and Travel page to learn more.

Sample Trip Report: Create a trip report after the conference. This report should discuss the sessions you have attended and how you will apply those concepts to your operating room. Once your supervisor sees how much you have learned during the week and how it can be applied in your facility, they will be more likely to send you to a conference again. Click here for a sample trip report that may be used when presenting your request.

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Who We Are

Welcome to the PACU Manager Summit!

The PACU Manager Summit is where leaders of the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) network, learn and grow their leadership careers. In conjunction with the OR Manager Conference, this executive conference is hosted at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA on September 17-20, 2019.

For 31 years the OR Manager Conference has been the #1 perioperative leadership conference. Built on the educational content each month in the OR Manager newsletter, the conference focuses on the issues that OR managers, directors, business managers, and other leaders of the surgical suite face every day, from leadership to business acumen to innovative technologies. OR Manager recognizes the importance of the recovery room and its collaboration with the OR to ensure patient safety, quality, and efficiency. Not to mention, in a ‘do more with less’ era, many leaders are tasked with oversight of the OR and PACU.

The PACU Manager Summit…

Join PACU leaders from across the nation for three days of intense educational workshop and breakout sessions, as well as keynote presentations in the Big Easy! Earn your CEs while networking with your peers and with solution providers from exhibitors offering the latest technologies and solutions to meet your needs. You will receive the same high-quality education designed specifically for managers and above that is tailored to the PACU, including:

  • Perioperative Crossroads: Fostering the “One Team” Philosophy to Improve the Patient Experience
  • AMA (Ask Me Anything): Words of Wisdom From PACU Leaders
  • Break Loose From OR Holds: Confronting Throughput Challenges in Your PACU
  • What’s Shocking the PACU? Providing Safe Patient Care for Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • MH SWAT Team: The Unassuming Threat of Malignant Hyperthermia Inside and Outside of Surgical Services
  • Be a Bridge Builder: Close the Knowledge Gap of Who You Report To


This is THE conference that will enable you to take your career to the next level.

Plus, with a joint exhibit hall, select networking functions and keynotes, you will be able to meet OR and ASC managers attending the OR Manager Conference.

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Contact Us

Registration, General Questions and Customer Service

Phone: 800-550-2880 or +1-301-354-2100

Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

Nancy Iannotta

Sales Representative

Marketing and Public Relations

Pepper Coe

Senior Marketing Manager

Conference and Speaking Opportunities

Jane E. Kuhn, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

Education Coordinator

Conference and Speaking Opportunities

Taylor McCarthy

Show Manager

Operations and Logistics

Jessica Davis, CEM, CMP

Operations Director

Operations and Logistics

Ashlyn Geoffrey

Operations Coordinator

General Information

Kristy Keller

Brand Director, OR Manager

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Quick Info

Ernest N.Morial Convention Center
New Orleans

September 18-20, 2019

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

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