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Address the issues most important to your practice within just one weekend. The program is full of solutions for you, from preconferences and roundtable discussions to special tracks and more.

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Thursday, January 28
CT Session Speaker

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. EBPOM Masters Course
Separate registration is required.
  A Perioperative Care Practicum

Friday, January 29
CT Session Speaker

8:30 - 9 a.m. Sunrise Sessions with Corporate Sponsors  

9 a.m. AAE Preconference Steve Comess, BSN, MHSA;
Kristen Adams;
Patrick Allaire, MD, FASA
Building Resilient Operations for Critical Times
Learning Objectives

10 a.m. AAE Preconference Stephen Comess, BSN, MHSA;
Patricia McCausland, JD
A Legal Update on COVID Related HR Changes
Learning Objectives

10 a.m. - Noon Fundamentals Preconference Jeffrey Plagenhoef, MD, FASA;
Jeffery Vender, MD, FCCP;
Randall Clark MD, FASA
Leadership and Professionalism

10 - 11:30 a.m. Panel  Tom Whalen, MD, MMM, FACHE Everything I Needed to Know About Leadership and Relationships That Was NOT Taught Me in Residency

11 a.m. AAE Preconference James Lineberger, MHA, PhD, FACHE, FACMPE;
Kate Fowler, CPA, FACHE;
Peter DiDio, CPA, FACHE;
Owen Dahl, MBA, FACHE
When Your Dollars and Cents Get Infected
Learning Objectives

Noon TableTalk Networking

1 p.m. AAE Preconference Cynthia Roehr, CPA,CMPE;
Vicki Myckowiak, JD;
Barry Mathis
Security Breach: You've Now Lost Your Practice. Why?
Learning Objectives

1 p.m. Snap Talk Aalok Agarwala, MD, MBA, FASA;
Emily Methangkool, MD;
Grant Lynde, MD, MBA;
Della Lin, MD, FASA;
Amy Lu, MD;
Monica Harbell, MD, FASA;
Building a Comprehensive Departmental Quality and Safety Program – What Do I Need to Know?

1 - 3 p.m. Fundamentals Preconference Aaron West, MD, MBA;
John P. Lawrence, MD., M.Ed.;
Michael Simon, MD, MBA, FASA
OR Management 101- What is Your Groups Value Proposition?

2 p.m. AAE Preconference Amanda Dennis;
Manuel Bonilla. MS
What's The New Normal? State of the Industry (2-2:30 pm)
Learning Objectives
2:30 p.m. James Lineberger, MHA, PhD, FACHE, FACMPE;
Laurie Baedke, FACHE, FACMPE
Resilient Leadership: The Role of Well-being Professional Performance (2:30-3 p.m.)
Learning Objectives

 2 p.m. Panel Cynthia Roehr, CPA, CMPE;
Patrick Allaire, MD, FASA;
Philip Richardson, MD, MBA, FASA
Aligning Your Personal Financial Goals with Your Group's Practice Structure

3 p.m. AAE Preconference Lauren Wolfe, MHA;
James Lineberger, MHA, PhD, FACHE, FACMPE;
Kristen Adams
Optimizing Remote Culture and Productivity
Learning Objectives

3 - 5 p.m. Fundamentals Preconference Donald Arnold, MD, FASA;
Sharon Merrick, MS, CCS-P;
Judith Jurin Semo, Esq., JD
The Devil's in the Details

3 p.m. Snap Talk Jonathan Gal, MD, FASA;
Gordon Morewood, MD, FASA;
Steven Schulman, MD, MHA, FASA
Donna Kucharski, MD, FASA;
Patrick Allaire, MD, FASA
Anesthesiologists Participation in the Different Types of Alternative Payment Models
3 p.m. Panel Shena Scott, MBA, FACMPE;
Genie Blough, MBA, FACMPE;
Judith Semo, Esq, JD
Human Resources Toolkit: What You Need to Succeed

4 p.m. AAE Preconference Genie Blough, MBA, FACMPE;
Cynthia Roehr, CPA, CMPE;
Joanne Conroy, MD
Organizational Resilience: Stories from the Front Lines
Learning Objectives

5 p.m. AAE Preconference   Roundtables (8 Zoom Breakout Rooms) 2 sessions of roundtables - 30 minutes each
Academic / Recruiting Strategies / Hot Topics / Pain Management Services / Revenue Cycle Management / HR Issues / New to Anesthesia and Peer Networking

5 - 7 p.m. Fundamentals Preconference Matthew Popovich, PhD;
Spiro Spanakis, DO;
Mark Deshur, MD, MBA, FASA
Quality in Your Practice


Saturday, January 30
CT Session Speaker

9:30 - 10 a.m. Sunrise Sessions with Corporate Sponsors

10 a.m. Main Conference Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. Keynote Presentation: Becoming a Value Based Leader

11 a.m. Main Conference Beverly K. Philip, MD, FACA, FASA ASA President's Address

11 a.m. Residents & Fellows Track Mark Hudson, MD;
Edward Yaghmour, MD, FASA
Finding and Getting the Job You Want

Noon TableTalk Networking

1 p.m. Main Conference Beverly K. Philip, MD, FACA, FASA;
Randall Clark, MD, FASA;
Michael Champeau, MD, FASA;
Jeff Mueller, MD, FASA;
Paul Pomerantz, FACHE;
Manuel Bonilla, MS
Town Hall - Hot Topics and Current Challenges
Main Conference - Small to Medium Groups Keith Chamberlin, MD, MBA, FASA;
Judith Semo, Esq., J.D.;
Will Latham, MBA
Herding Cats: Practical Governance for Anesthesiology Groups
Main Conference - Pain Timothy Deer, MD Influence and Thought Leadership in Pain

1 - 3 p.m. Residents & Fellows Track Judith Semo, Esq, JD;
Christopher Troianos, MD, FASE, FASA;
Sharon Merrick, MS, CCS-P;
James Mesrobian, MD, FASA
Transitioning into Practice

2 p.m. Main Conference Matthew Popovich, PhD;
Sharon Merrick, MS, CCS-P
Quality Payment
Main Conference - Small to Medium Groups Shena Scott, MBA, FACMPE;
Genie Blough, MBA, FACMPE
The Ten Biggest Mistakes Your Small to Medium Sized Group Practice Can Make
Main Conference - Pain
Future Proofing A Pain Practice
Lori Marshall, MD, FASA Optimizing Your Exposure: Social Media for the Pain Practitioner
Ramana Naidu, MD Maximizing the Value of Clinical Staff & Administration
Shalini Shah, MD
What's New in Pain?
Dawood Sayed, MD Making Pain Profitable

3 p.m. Main Conference Moeed Azam, MD, MBA;
Sherif Zaafran, MD, FASA;
Randall Clark, MD, FASA;
John Azzariti Jr, MD;
Thomas Oliverson, MD
Business Risk - A Legislative Perspective: Collaboration from Private and Academic Practices, and Professional Societies
3 p.m. Main Conference - Small to Medium Groups Tom Miller, PhD, MBA;
Patrick Allaire, MD, FASA;
Philip Richardson, MD, MBA, FASA
Small to Medium Group Survey
3 p.m. Main Conference - Pain
Future Proofing A Pain Practice
    Timothy Beacham, MD, FASA Starting a Successful Pain Practice
    Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PhD Integrating Research into Pain Practice
    Ike Eriator, MD, MPH, BS, MB Creating Success in Academic Pain Medicine Research
    Sharon Merrick, MS, CCS-P Common Questions in Coding/Billing Pain Medicine

4 p.m Main Conference Amr Abouleish, MD, MBA, FASA;
Mark Hudson, MD;
Ron Harter, MD, FASA
Your Hospital Hired Consultants to Look at Your Staffing Costs. Now What?
4 p.m Main Conference - Small to Medium Groups Judith Semo, Esq., JD;
Stephen Comess, BSN, MHSA;
Keith Chamberlin, MD, MBA, FASA
Financial Implications of COVID, Managing Expenses and Bankruptcy
4 p.m Main Conference - Pain   Q&A with panel presenters

5 to 6:30 p.m. Main Conference   Round Table Discussions

Sunday, January 31
CT Session Speaker

9 a.m. Main Conference Stanley Stead, MD, MBA, FASA Where Do We Go From Here? Preparing the Practice of Anesthesiology for the Next Normal

10 a.m. Main Conference Keya Locke, MD, MBA;
Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, FASA;
Zachary Deutch, MD, FASA
The Color of Normal-Racism is a System, Not an Event

10 a.m. - Noon Residents & Fellows Track Cynthia Roehr, CPA, CMPE;
Cale Kassel, MD, FASA;
Amr Abouleish, MD, MBA, FASA;
Chris Long
Financial Planning for Young Physicians

11 a.m. Main Conference Michael Murray, MD, PhD;
Jens Krombach, MD, MHA;
Richard Dutton, MD, MBA, FASA
Emergency Preparedness in Your Department

Noon TableTalk Networking

1 - 3 p.m. Main Conference John P. Lawrence, MD., M.Ed.;
Brian Parker, MD;
Michael Green, DO, MBA, FASA
Lessons Learned from the COVID Crisis
  Panel Elizabeth Rebello, MD, FASA;
Crystal Wright, MD, FASA;
Edward Mariano, MD;
Antonio Hernandez Conte, MD, MBA, FASA
Diversity –
Representation, Sponsorship, Mentorship
Panel Samuel Wald, MBA, MD, FASA;
Mary Dale Peterson, MD, MHA, FACHE, FASA;
Paul Pomerantz, FACHE
Panel Shena Scott, MBA, FACMPE;
Ronald Harter, MD, FASA;
Lori Marshall, MD, FASA;
Mahesh Vaidyanathan, MD
Generational Gap/Burnout

1- 3 p.m. Residents & Fellows Track D. Matthew Sherrer, MD, MBA, FASA;
Mark Deshur, MD, MBA, FASA;
Keya Locke, MD, MBA
Future of Anesthesia

3 p.m. Main Conference   Closing Remarks

Practice Management 2021 Conference Learning Objectives

  1. Identify Values-Based Leadership and apply the principles in your leadership journey
  2. Describe business risks from the legislative arena and how to mitigate them
  3. Discuss the current state of Racial Disparity and the potential for an equitable future
  4. Determine the unique issues and potential solutions of Small to Medium Group Practices
  5. Describe how to optimize your Pain Practice
  6. Discuss the impact that COVID has had on anesthesia practices and develop strategies for future success