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ASPR Weekly

June 25, 2013

ASPR Annual Conference Accommodations Update

ASPR Annual Conference Sneak Peek: Fellowship Programs

Tracking Continuing Education Credits in your ASPR Profile

JASPR Feature: “Nice Bike!” Making Meaningful Connections

Want to Develop Your Leadership Skills?

ASPR Annual Conference Accommodations Update

We’d like to provide you with an update regarding hotel availability for the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference. The room block at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort has reached capacity on most nights. ASPR has made arrangements with the Starr Pass Golf Suites as well as the Marriott Tucson University Plaza for additional accommodations. Transportation will be provided from both locations.

The room block at Starr Pass Golf Suites includes standard studio rooms ($110/night plus taxes) as well as one bedroom suites ($130/night plus taxes). The Starr Pass Golf Suites are located on the JW Starr Pass Resort property, just one mile from the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, with shuttle transportation offered regularly between the two. The Starr Pass Golf Suites offers a restaurant, pool, and gym and is the site of the clubhouse for the resort. If you’d like to reserve a room at the Starr Pass Golf Suites please call 520-670-0500 or reserve online.

The room block at the Marriott Tucson University Plaza includes a standard room rate of $149/night plus taxes. The hotel is located in downtown Tucson, just 10 minutes from the airport and within walking distance of over 30 restaurants, shops, museums, and the University of Arizona. This hotel also offers a pool and gym onsite. ASPR has arranged for ample transportation to and from the conference site (just a 15 minute ride). This hotel offers the best of both worlds – easy access to the downtown amenities with free and convenient transportation to the conference programs and events! If you’d like to reserve a room at the Marriott Tucson University Plaza please reserve online.

Hotel availability at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort may change between now and the conference, so please check in with them from time to time to see if rooms have become available. Please also note that the Resort Fee at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort has been waived per our contract. If you are charged this fee, please remind the hotel representative that our room block has eliminated that fee for our attendees.

If you have any questions or run into any issues booking your room for the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference, please contact Carissa Broderick at We look forward to seeing you in Tucson!

ASPR Annual Conference Sneak Peek: Fellowship Programs

2013 ASPR Annual ConferenceASPR is pleased to offer the ASPR Fellowship Certification Program in conjunction with our 2013 ASPR Annual Conference in Tucson. The Physician Recruitment 201 Module will be offered on Saturday, August 10 and the Physician Recruitment 101 and 301 Modules will be offered on Sunday, August 11. The ASPR Fellowship Certification Program consists of three Modules with corresponding exams leading to the Certification as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR). The ASPR Fellowship Certification Program is the most comprehensive authoritative resource for individuals seeking to develop and test their skills and knowledge in the physician recruiting profession.

Physician Recruitment 101/Associate Module

  • Getting Organized for Recruiting
    Learn what tools and processes you need to get organized for success.
  • The Magic of Sourcing
    Review cutting-edge physician sourcing methodologies.
  • Screening Candidates: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Learn effective screening techniques.
  • Impressive Interviews: Rolling Out the Red Carpet
    Create positive physician interview experiences!
  • Immigration Primer
    Make immigration work to assist your recruitment program.
  • Establishing a Recruitment Budget
    Learn how to develop a physician recruitment budget.

Physician Recruitment 201/Diplomate Module

  • Provider Compensation & Incentive Plans
    Understand current trends in compensation.
  • Advanced Practice Provider Recruitment
    Learn effective sourcing for advanced practice providers.
  • The Offer: Selling it – Closing it – Keeping it Closed
    Discover how to manage expectations and what’s important in negotiation.
  • Relocation Policies: Rules of the Road
    Understand the components of a relocation policy.
  • Onboarding: Welcome to the Team!
    Implement an effective physician onboarding program.
  • Retention Matters
    Obtain practical advice on developing a retention program.

Physician Recruitment 301/Fellow Module

  • Physician Contracts and Stark/Anti-Kickback Regulations
    Understand the Physician Self-Referral Law (“Stark”) and Federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
  • Medical Staff Development Plans
    Learn about Medical Staff Development Plans.
  • Utilizing Benchmarks to Optimize Operational Efficiency
    Discover how to track, use, and interpret benchmarking metrics.
  • Immigration: In-depth Legal Hows and Whys
    Obtain an understanding of visas, H1B caps, and exemptions.
  • Benefit Plans: Terms, Trends, and Tips
    Review physician benefit plans and understand physician priorities.
  • Human Resources for Provider Recruitment
    Gain skills in employment law, regulatory agencies, and potential litigation.

Reserve your seat at the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference held August 10-14 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Register by July 17th for early bird discounts! 

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Tracking Continuing Education Credits in your ASPR Profile

Did you know that you can track your continuing education (CE) credits in your My ASPR Profile? Any educational programs offered by ASPR that you’ve attended are all automatically tracked in your Professional Development Portal in your My ASPR profile including the annual conference and webinars (both live and on demand). You are also able to upload information for non-ASPR CE credits that you’ve obtained from another accredited program or organization.

Not only do you have access to a full listing of your ASPR CE credits in your profile, you can also print CE certificates for the programs you’ve attended. CE certificates will be available within two business days of the conference or webinar that you attended. Fellowship certificates will be available within one month of passing your exam.

You can view your CE credits, upload CE credits, download your CE record, or print your CE and Fellowship certificates in the Professional Development Portal using the instructions below.  

Instructions for accessing your Professional Development Portal:

  1. Log into your membership portal at
  2. Select the Professional Development link at the top right
  3. Review the items on the list for a quick record of your attendance and credits
  4. Select the white paper icon next to the session to print a full certificate
  5. Select the white paper icon at the top of the list to print an unofficial summary of CEs

Instructions for uploading non-ASPR CE credits:
We recommend that you upload any accredited non-ASPR CE credits you’ve earned to your Professional Development Portal so that you have all of your CE information located in one place. It also assists for those who are seeking Fellowship recertification as it facilitates a quick and easy recertification application. To add your non-ASPR CE credits, please follow these simple steps (note, please add only non-ASPR credits):

  1. Log into the ASPR site
  2. Select the Professional Development portal from the portal page
  3. Select the link Add My Credits
  4. Fill out all required fields, attach any documents, and save

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Jessica

JASPR Feature: “Nice Bike!” Making Meaningful Connections

“Nice Bike!” Making meaningful connections

By Mark Scharenbroich, author and speaker

Mark ScharenbroichMark Scharenbroich will be a keynote speaker at the ASPR 2013 Annual Conference in Tucson in August. Scharenbroich is an award-winning author of the book, Nice Bike – Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life. He is in demand as a keynote speaker and is an Emmy award winner. He has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame. Watch a clip of Mark’s presentation at Plan to attend his one-of-a-kind presentation at the annual conference and see how he lends his “Nice Bike” concept to the profession of physician recruitment!

Read more in the Spring issue of JASPR

Want to Develop Your Leadership Skills?

The ASPR Volunteer Development Program is designed to help match members to volunteer opportunities and to provide professional development resources to members to prepare them for leadership roles within their organization, ASPR, and our industry.

ASPR’s Volunteer Development Portal is a place where you can volunteer for projects that fit your interests, expertise, and schedule. You will also find a wealth of information to help you develop your leadership skills to help you excel as a leader in your organization, in ASPR, and in the physician recruitment and retention industry.

Check out the Volunteer Opportunities job board to see what short term and long term projects are available that you might be interested in getting involved with. Add your name to the Volunteer Match database and tell us what your interests and skills sets are so that we can contact you if a new opportunity arises that matches what you’re looking for.  Visit the Professional Development Resources section to get suggestions on books to read, webinars to watch, and other resources to help you further your professional development.

Here is a peak at what the Volunteer Development Portal looks like:

You can find the Volunteer Development Portal in the Member Resources section of the ASPR website. We invite you to check it out today!

Important Dates
Webinar: How to Recruit Physicians Using Social Media
View details and register online
Webinar: LEAN Recruiting: Successful Physician Search, for Less
View details and register online
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Early Bird Deadline
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Begins

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