AAE Conference

Session Description: Threats and opportunities facing anesthesia are growing exponentially. Learn how to thrive amidst these pressures and take advantage of market opportunities.

AAE Preconference: Accountability, Sustainability and Success in a Time of Change
January 17, 2020

Genie G. Blough, M.B.A., FACMPE Stephen E. Comess, B.S.N., M.H.S.A.

Moderators: Genie G. Blough, M.B.A., FACMPE, and Stephen E. Comess, B.S.N., M.H.S.A.

Who Should Attend:

  • Anesthesia administrators
  • Executives and physician anesthesia leaders

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify environmental threats and opportunities.
  2. Formulate strategies for maximizing the professional capital in your practice.
  3. Describe action steps and sustainability strategies to assure your practice is being accountable to outside parties, maximizing rewards from payers and stipends, and ensuring future success.
  4. Develop a plan to identify, develop and support the leadership and culture your practice needs to sustain its ongoing place in the health care of your community.


Friday, January 17, 2020
Time Title Speaker
6:30 – 7 a.m. Continental Breakfast
6:45 – 7 a.m. Introduction and Welcome Genie G. Blough, M.B.A., FACMPE
7 – 8 a.m. The New Health Care Environment Manuel E. Bonilla, M.S., and James D. Grant, M.D., M.B.A., FASA
8 – 9 a.m. The Life-Work Balance – Intergenerational Challenges – Solutions Across the Years Ashley Caplan, M.D., and Sean Clifford, M.D.
9 – 9:30 a.m. Break
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Anesthesia & Pain: Do They Belong Together? Amanda Dennis, M.S., CMPE, and Lauren Wolfe, M.H.A.
10:15 – 11 a.m. Legal Marijuana and New HR Challenges Joan C. McKenna, J.D.
11– 11:30 a.m. Discussion Tables  
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch with Exhibitors
1 – 2 p.m. Driving Accountability with Quality Metrics: Improving Performance and Reducing Cost Stephanie Sibal, M.S.N., RN, HCAP, James Lineberger, Ph.D., FACMPE, and Janeen Richins, M.D.
2 – 3 p.m. Thinking Outside the Box:  Maximizing Scarce Resources with Creative Scheduling Shena Scott, M.B.A., FACMPE
3 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Developing Leaders Kenneth Hertz, FACMPE
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Expert Panel – All Presenters Moderator: Stephen Comess, M.H.S.A.
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall


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