Main Conference

ASA PM17 Main Conference January 26 to 28 2018
January 26-28, 2018
Hyatt Regency New Orleans | New Orleans, LA

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2018 is the only conference developed by anesthesia practice leaders of all sizes, which means every session addresses challenges you are facing and provides you with actionable insights you can immediately implement. With almost 100 educational sessions, eight pre-conferences, a special Residents & Fellows Track, advocacy updates and panel discussions, this year’s meeting is designed to help your team navigate for success.

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
Who should attend?
  • Physician anesthesiologists and other anesthesia clinicians
  • Anesthesiology practice leaders
  • Practice presidents
  • Quality Assurance (QA) directors
  • Department chiefs
  • AA&E members
  • Hospital and health care organization leaders
  • Residents and Fellows
  • Billers and Coders
Conference Highlights
  • Keynote: Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A., is the Associate Dean for Research Information Technology and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Kheterpal will discuss critical strategies for using data to collaborate and improve care.
  • Important state and federal advocacy updates.
  • Intimate roundtable discussions to engage with speakers. View the 2018 roundtable agenda.
  • Resident track featuring educational lectures, panel discussions and expert one-on-one critiques.
Keynote Address

Kheterpi Sachin

Sachin Kheterpal, M.D., M.B.A.
From Big Data to Small Decisions: Using Data to Collaborate and Improve Care
Associate Dean for Research Information Technology and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Business School Lecturer

David Lubarsky

David Lubarsky, M.D., M.B.A.
The Impact of Financial Incentives and Behavioral Economics on Decision-Making by Patients and Providers
Chief Medical and System Integration Officer 
University of Miami Health System, Miami, FL 

What you’ll learn:

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

  • Identify how big data can improve care delivery across the organization.
  • Discuss the latest developments of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH).
  • Describe how metrics can be used to improve operational efficiencies.
  • And much more!

With programming for physician leaders, executives, practice administrators, residents and fellows, and billers and coders, this meeting offers something for everyone.

ASA Meeting agenda   View 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Main Conference: 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

AAE pre-conference: 
Climate Change: Anesthesia Practices are Feeling the Heat too!
Qualifies for ACMPE credits

Pre-conference 1:
Fundamentals of Practice Management
: 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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

Pre-conference 3:
: Achieving Operational Excellence:  7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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

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

Pre-conference 6:
The Health Care Hurricane: Safe Flying Lessons
: 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Pre-conference 7:
Bigger is Not Always Better: Tools for the Viability of Small to Medium Group Practices: 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


Claim credit for PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2018

The PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2018 deadline for claiming credit for this live activity is December 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m. CT.


View the PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2018 Abstracts  


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:

Amr Abouleish, M.D., M.B.A.
Commercial Interest: ECG Consultants
Relationship: Consulting Fees

Randall Clark, M.D.
Commercial Interest: Philips Healthcare of Japan, GE
Relationship: Honoraria, Equity Position

Mark Deshur, M.D., M.B.A.
Commercial Interest: Kronos
Relationship: Consulting Fees

Will Latham
Commercial Interest: Latham Consulting Group
Relationship: Ownership, Consulting Fees

Asa Lockhart, M.D., M.B.A.
Commercial Interest: Golden Caduceus Consultants
Relationship: Ownership

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


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