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May 05 - 07 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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2014 ASA Legislative Conference - Tentative Agenda

2014 ASA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE – MAY 5 – 7, 2014 - JW MARRIOTT, WASHINGTON, D.C.


Directly sponsored by the American Society of Anesthesiologists

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

AMA Credit Statement
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.


TENTATIVE PROGRAM SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

1 p.m.
REGISTRATION OPENS (Grand Registration A)

2 – 3 p.m.
NEWCOMERS’ SESSION AND STATE AFFAIRS PROGRAM

Advocacy Overview: Federal and State Advocacy 101 (Grand Ballroom)
Nora Matus
Director of Congressional and Political Affairs 
ASA Advocacy Division

Jason Hansen, M.S., J.D. 
Director of State Affairs
ASA Advocacy Division

3 – 5 p.m.
Interactive State Advocacy Workshop
"State Topics Panel and Interactive Session"

Moderator:
John F. Dombrowski, M.D.

Panelists:
Randall M. Clark, M.D. - "Opt-Outs"
Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, M.D. -”Prescriptive Authority"
The Honorable Sam L. Page, M.D. - "AA Licensure"

"Advocacy Skills Panel and Interactive Session”

Moderator:
Jerry A. Cohen, M.D.
ASA Past President

Panelists:
The Honorable John M. Zerwas, M.D.
ASA Immediate Past President

“A Texas Legislator's Perspective on Effective Advocacy and Lobbying”
Tom M. George, M.D.
Former Michigan State Senator

“A Michigan Legislator's Perspective on Effective Advocacy and Lobbying”
Kenneth Elmassian, D.O.
Past President, Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists and Michigan Medical Society

A Medical Society President's Perspective on Synergy Between State Professional Organizations”

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
WELCOME RECEPTION (Capitol Ballroom)

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

7 a.m.
REGISTRATION OPENS (Grand Registration A)

7 – 7:45 a.m.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Grand Foyer)

7:45 a.m.
CONVENE (Grand Ballroom)
Welcoming Remarks and Announcements
Jane C.K. Fitch, M.D.
ASA President

Erin A. Sullivan, M.D.
Chair, ASA Committee on Governmental Affairs

SESSION #1 - AWARDS PROGRAM

8 – 8:30 a.m. 
TBD

8:30 - 9 a.m.  
Excellence in Government Award (Grand Ballroom)
“For Exemplary Contributions to the Medical Specialty of
Anesthesiology, its Practitioners and Patients”
To Be Announced
SESSION #2 – LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS PROGRAM

9 - 10 a.m.  

Federal Affairs Briefing (Grand Ballroom)
Manuel E. Bonilla, M.S.
Chief Advocacy Officer
ASA Advocacy Division

10 - 10:30 a.m.
TBD

10:30 - 11 a.m.
The Honorable Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN-01)
Co-Chair, House Doctors Caucus


11 - 11:30 a.m. 
The Honorable Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01)
Member, U.S. House of Representatives
(CME Credit TBD)


SESSION #3– LUNCHEON PROGRAM

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
2014 Elections: Politics in the Crystal Ball
Larry Sabato, Ph.D.
Founder, “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” and
Director, University of Virginia Center for Politics


SESSION #4– POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS PROGRAM

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Kate Goodrich, M.D., MHS
Director, Quality Measurement and Health Assessment Group
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
(CME Credit TBD)


2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
"When Seconds Count" Presentation 

3:30 - 3:45 p.m. 
BREAK

3:45 - 4 p.m.  
Bertram W. Coffer, M.D.
Excellence in Government Award (Grand Ballroom)
“For Exemplary Contributions to the Medical Specialty of
Anesthesiology, its Practitioners and Patients”

4 – 4:45 p.m. 
“SGR Overview and Update”
Stanley W. Stead, M.D., M.B.A.
ASA Vice President for Professional Affairs
(CME Credit TBD)

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.       
“Perioperative Surgical Home Update”
Daniel J. Cole, M.D.
ASA First Vice President
(CME Credit TBD)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
ASAPAC DONOR THANK YOU RECEPTION (Capitol Ballroom)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014

7 a.m.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Grand Foyer)

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Program Speakers TBD

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
The Honorable Ann Kirkpatrick
Member, House Veterans Affairs Committee
U.S. House of Representatives

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Program Speakers TBD

10:15 a.m.
Session Concludes

Attendees Travel to Capitol Hill for Visits
(NOTE: Based upon the availability of speakers, as well as the ongoing development of the 2014 ASA Legislative Conference program, all content is subject to change. Issue documents will be posted as soon as possible)