The 2015 ASPR Annual Conference, held in
Orlando, Fla., was a great success! More than
450 attendees and over 300 exhibitors were
present at this year’s conference. Thank you to
all who attended and supported this event!
The conference kicked off with the ASPR
Fellowship Programs. The Physician
Recruitment 101, 201 and 301 modules were
offered Saturday and Sunday prior to the
conference. These modules, and subsequent
exams, lead members to become certified as
Fellows of the Association of Staff Physician
Monday morning began with Eric Wahl who
delivered his keynote, UNthink: Rediscover
Your Creative Genius. The Monday breakout
sessions were amazing.
After a day filled with educational content, everyone enjoyed a fun-filled social event at Universal CityWalk. Attendees enjoyed singing
karaoke, rocking along with a live piano, sipping
drinks and chatting with friends on the outdoor
patios and eating a great selection of dining cuisine.
Tuesday morning began with a variety of
roundtable sessions, which provided an excellent way for attendees to network with
colleagues while discussing issues that might not
otherwise be addressed in the breakout sessions.
Topics like “Using Locum Tenans,” “Challenges
and Opportunities for Multispecialty Groups,”
and “Spousal and Family Engagement” gave
participants plenty of fresh ideas to take back to
Tuesday also included the ASPR Annual
Business Meeting where Debbie Gleason,
FASPR, President, (staff representative title),
provided members with key highlights on
programs and activities accomplished by the
ASPR Board of Directors and Committees.
Board members, committee co-chairs and
committee members were recognized for their
hard work and dedication.
The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented
to Robin Schiffer. Robin was honored with the
Outstanding Service Award for her hard work
and contributions to ASPR.
The final day of the conference started with
Quint Studer’s presentation, A Culture of High
The ASPR Chapters each held business
meetings over the course of the annual
conference. Academic Inhouse Recruiters
(AIR), Onboarding and Retention (OAR),
the Northwest Staff Physician Recruiters
(NWSPR), the Southeast Physician Recruiters
Association (SEPRA) and the Texas Association
of Staff Physician Recruiters (TexASPR) all
conducted productive meetings.
Enormous thanks go out to the ASPR
Education Committee Co-Chairs – Robin
Schiffer, FASPR, from MedCentral Health System (Mansfield, Ohio) and Jennifer Barber
from OSF (Peoria, Ill.) – for orchestrating such
an amazing conference!
A huge thank you also goes out to the entire
Education Committee including: Barbara
Antczak, Deborah Atkins, FASPR, Lauren
Beckstrom, FASPR, Crystal Bridges, Judy
Brown, FASPR, Brandi Brumlow, Amy Burns,
FASPR, Kamala Carlberg, DASPR, John
Cerniglia, DASPR, Gina Coliano, AASPR,
Dave Dertien, AASPR, Madalyn Dosch, Vicki
Finnell, FASPR, Janet Frongillo, Bridgett
Gawlik, FASPR, Emily Glaccum, FASPR,
Debbie Gleason, FASPR, Kathy Gresham,
DASPR, Elaine Haskell, Joelle Hennesey,
FASPR, Marci Jackson, FASPR, Chris Jones,
Allen Kram, FASPR, Logan Lewis, Barbara
Mahar, Scott Manning, FASPR, Charlene
Plotycia, DASPR, Carol Rash, AASPR,
Christine Ricks, FASPR, Morgan Strausbaugh,
Angela Van Ginkel, Jeannie Virden, FASPR,
and Erin Webb.
The teamwork of this amazing group of
people is appreciated by all who attended the
conference! Thank you!
Mark your calendars for the 2016 ASPR
Annual Conference, May 14-18, 2016 in New
Orleans, La. We hope to see you there!