AORN Reports 2008 Congress Attendance Figures


June 12, 2008

June 12, 2008 – In its post-congress report, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 55th annual congress in Anaheim, CA drew 6,445 nurse registrants.

AORN said this is up 2.9 percent from the 6,261 who attended the 2007 Congress in Orlando, FL. This year 611 companies were represented on the exhibit floor.

Congress 2008 Attendees by type:

3,087 Managers

593 Educators

160 Students

379 Other/Unidentified

2,078 Staff Nurse

349 Exhibit Floor Only

Attendees by practice:

3,494 General Surgery

2,647 Gynecology

1,698 Ophthalmology

1,926 Otorhinolaryngology

2,900 Orthopedic

1,284 Cardiothoracic

2,148 Vascular

1,670 Neurosurgery

1,709 Ambulatory In Hosp

667 Ambulatory Free Stand

2,472 Urology

2,098 Plastic Recon

691 Oncology

1,649 Podiatry

994 Trauma

1,895 Management

Of the registered attendees, 4,967 opted to receive mail for from congress exhibitors pre- and post- event, which is 77 percent of all attendees.

The 56th Annual AORN Congress is planned for March 15-19, 2009, in Chicago. Housing reservations for the 2009 congress opens Friday, July 11.

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