Main Conference

ASA PM17 Main Conference January 27 to 29 2017
January 27-29, 2017
Gaylord Texan Resort | Grapevine, TX

Connect and interact with leaders in anesthesia as they share insights and critical skills and strategies that will optimize your practice’s performance and help you stay at the forefront of anesthesia practice management.

Claim credit

The deadline for claiming credit for this live activity is December 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. CT.


View the PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2017 Abstracts  

Highlighted Topics
  • Update on Perioperative Surgical Home
  • Updates on QCDR Reporting and MACRA
  • Town Hall with ASA Leadership/Executive Committee
  • Physician Engagement: What It Is and How to Create It
  • Benchmarking: What is It and How to Do It
  • Contract Challenges: How to Deal with an RFP or Offer of Employment
Conference Highlights
  • Keynote: Lisa Bielamowicz, M.D., Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer at the Advisory Board will outline critical strategies for aligning physician anesthesiologists and health systems
  • Important state and federal advocacy updates
  • Intimate roundtable discussions to engage with speakers
  • Residents & Fellows Track featuring educational lectures, panel discussions and expert one-on-one critiques
Keynote Address

Keynote Address by Lisa Bielamowicz MD Practice Management 2017

Lisa Bielamowicz, M.D.
Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer at the Advisory Board
Critical Changes, Critical Strategies

Business School Lecturer

Business School Lecturer Danny Silverman MD Practice Management 2017

Daniel Silverman, M.D., MPA
Daniel Silverman & Associates; Morgan Executive Development Institute (MEDI) CMO and Executive Coach
How Great Doctors Become Great Leaders: The What, How and Why of Intentional Leadership



Who should attend?
  • Physician Anesthesiologists and Other Anesthesia Clinicians
  • Anesthesiology Practice Leaders
    • Practice Presidents
    • QA Directors
    • Department Chiefs
  • AAA Members
  • Hospital and Health Care Organization Leaders
What you’ll learn:

Upon completion of this continuing medical education activity, you will be able to:

  • Identify the current state of U.S. health care and what the future of health care may look like
  • Describe alternative payment models, including bundled payments and their impact on anesthesia practice
  • Identify the latest developments of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH)
  • Discuss strategic planning that aligns hospitals and anesthesia practices
  • Discuss how MACRA will affect payment and quality reporting
  • Identify the important changes in billing and payment

ASA Meeting agenda  Download the Agenda [PDF]


Accreditation and Designation Statement

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologist designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pre-conference 1:
Basics in Practice Management
: 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Pre-conference 2:
Building Effective Leadership
: 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Pre-conference 3:
LEAN Management in Health Care
: 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Pre-conference 4:
Developing Your Value Proposition: How Quality Creates Value
: 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Pre-conference 5:
Billing, Coding and Compliance
: 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Pre-conference 6:
Building Blocks for Practice Transformation: Physician/Administrator Teams
: 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Disclosure Policy

The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.



The following individuals have disclosed relevant financial relationships:


Speaker Name

Commercial Interest


Mark Deshur, M.D.

Western Medical Inc.





Zeev Kain, M.D. MBA

Edwards Life Sciences

Consulting Fees


Infinity Health





Eugene Viscusi, M.D.

Cara Therapeutics Inc.

Consulting Fees



Funded Research


Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Consulting Fees


The Medicines Company

Consulting Fees, Honoraria





Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Funded Research


Salix Pharmaceuticals

Consulting Fees, Honoraria


Trevena Inc.

Consulting Fees

 Wilton Levine, M.D.  Codonics Royalties
   Western Medical Royalties

All other faculty, planning committee members and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.




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