MasterClass: Trust, Change Management and Building for the Future

Friday, October 8, 2021 | 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. PDT | Room 15AB Mezzanine | San Diego Convention Center

Medical school and residency prepare us for so much of what we need to succeed in our medical specialty but where do we learn to communicate with our leaders, lead teams, negotiate and influence outcomes in the workplace?

The ASA-ACHE MasterClass is designed to give you the skills you need to be an effective and respected team leader and powerful advocate for your practice and the specialty.

Based on needs and interests expressed by physician survey data, this session seeks to provide team solutions via presentations, interactive discussions and case-based strategies that will engage attendees.  This Masterclass session can improve your personal performance which can positively impact patient care outcomes and organizational interactions.

Target Audience

The session is designed for Physician Leaders (Emerging and Practicing), Executive Administrators (Hospital and Private Practice) and Physician-Executive Dyads. 


Early Bird Registration: $950.

Registration: $1,050.

Register for MasterClass education. Please note, you’ll be taken through the annual meeting registration process where you can elect to sign up only for MasterClass or add it onto your annual meeting registration.

Agenda and Faculty

ACCME Accreditation and Designation Statements

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

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACHE Accreditation and Designation Statement

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) awards 2.0 hours (Michael Frisina’s Section) of ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. To qualify for ACHE Education Credits, the attendee must attend the entire session.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is a Qualified Education provider with the American College of Healthcare Executives. By attending the MasterClass offered by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, participants may earn up to 2.0 ACHE Qualified Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation.

Statement of Need

The American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American College of Healthcare Executives surveyed members and have identified several opportunities in key areas for leadership development. Attendees will engage in a variety of sessions that will allow them to explore and challenge their understanding of Trust, Change Management, and Building for the Future.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of strategies commonly used to facilitate change management in your practice.
  • Structure a change initiative within your organization.
  • Cite the three core attributes of trust.

Target Audience

This session is designed for Physician Executives, Physicians aspiring to Executive level positions, Physician Administrators, Physician-Executive Dyads and Practice Administrators.

Planner, Faculty and Staff Disclosure

The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an ACCME-defined commercial interest; therefore no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose and there is no potential for conflicts of interest.

Disclosure Policy

The American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American College of Healthcare Executives 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 accredited 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.

Faculty and Staff

Jeffrey Vender, MD


Michael Frisina, PhD


Christopher Glover, MD


Laura Diaz Berenstain, MD


Anita Halvorsen


Patricia Bonsu


David Bartholomew


Susan Carlson


Michelle Adams


Kara Ferguson


Instructions on How to Receive Credit

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™

To receive credit, participants must sign-in to the ASA Education Center, review the meeting information and complete the evaluation. Further instructions will be emailed by ASA to each participant prior to and after the activity.

ACHE Face-to-Face and Qualified Education Credit

A code will be provided at the end of the program by ACHE for the attendee to register their attendance and receive the ACHE Face-to-Face education credit on their MYACHE account. ACHE Qualified Education credit may be self-reported by the attendee in their MYACHE account.


The information provided at this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Program Contact: [email protected]