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Author: Sharon Hollett
Date: June 2021
From: ORNAC Journal(Vol. 39, Issue 2)
Publisher: Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada
Document Type: Article
Length: 681 words
Lexile Measure: 1370L

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My first ORNAC National Conference was in Winnipeg in 2003. I was very new to perioperative nursing and was amazed to see the great number of delegates that attended. The speakers and topics were informative. The vendor hall was interactive and felt huge. Networking and making new alliances from across Canada was so valuable. And the fun that we had after hours! Every two years, for decades, ORNAC members from across Canada have gathered together to celebrate our profession. But this year conference was remarkably different. I am proud to say ORNAC's first ever virtual conference was a resounding success!

It is no easy task to change the format of a conference, in the middle of planning, from an in person event to a high quality online virtual one. But our National Conference Planning Committee did exactly that. Work is already underway for ORNAC's 28th National Conference in 2023. Everything learned during this event will help with future conference planning.

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