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Monday, April 23
9:00 – 10:45 am

Keynote Presentation

Connect and Be Heard: Make a Difference in Health Care with Social Media

Kevin Pho, MD

Dr. Kevin Pho is a board-certified internal medicine physician and founder of KevinMD, social media’s leading physician voice. He has been named the web’s top social media influencer in health care and medicine. The New York Times called KevinMD “a highly-coveted publishing place for doctors and patients.” Forbes called KevinMD a “must-read health blog.” And CNN named @KevinMD one of its five recommended Twitter health feeds. He is also co-author of the book, Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices. Dr. Pho received his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and practices primary care in Nashua, New Hampshire.


Monday, April 23
11:15 am – 12:15 pm

A. Cultivating Candidate Relationships: The Next Phase in the Evolution of Physician Recruitment

Anthony Gentile, MS, Managing Partner, Katon Direct

Session Description
In-depth look into how the dynamic between candidates and employers has changed, and how you can leverage this knowledge to win the war for top talent. This breakout session will help you jumpstart your recruitment marketing efforts and provide tips for engaging candidates throughout their journey.


B. Mayo Clinic Transformation: Geographic to Specialty Recruitment Model

Marissa Anderson, FASPR, PHR, Physician Recruiter, and Becky Schulte, MBA, PHR, Physician Recruiter, Mayo Clinic

Session Description
Mayo Clinic embarked on a transformation to change its recruitment model from geographic to specialty-based. This presentation will discuss the journey, including why the change was made, the benefits, and how success was achieved. A case study approach will be used to provide practical examples of the process and outcomes.


C. Key Strategic Trends Impacting Health System Decision-Making

Elisa Arespacochaga, VP, AHA Physician Alliance; Akin Demehin, Director, Policy, American Hospital Association

Session Description
The past few years have been tumultuous for most health care organizations. Payment models, competition, regulatory changes, clinical advances, digital and information technology, and workforce trends have created the need for rapid transformation in every area of health care delivery and management. Layer on uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act and health care leaders have a lot to be aware of this year.


D: Innovation Theater (25 minutes each)

Streamline and Simplify Your Locums Process
Aaron Paul, CEO of LocumsMart

Session Description
Did you know there is a free and time-saving way to manage vendors? Learn how you can centralize the management of vendor firms and automate the processes of staffing requests and provider bids. This step-by-step demonstration of the technology available to you will allow you do to just that. Learn how to access decision support tools to select the best candidates and reduce administrative costs and time.

Credentialing Made Easy
Matthew Bennett, VP CompHealth Locum Tenens & Allen Kram, FASPR, ASPR Vendor Relations Chair

Session Description
Recruiters spend a lot of time and effort identifying a physician for a needed position only to have all that energy come to a halt when the credentialing process begins. Credentialing is a common pain point and bottleneck in getting a physician able to work. New, in 2018, ASPR and CompHealth are partnering to determine precisely what those pain points are. You will not want to miss this briefing as we share our initial results, and solicit your feedback to determine best practices that will help you quickly and adequately credential physicians in your work setting.


Monday, April 23
1:45 – 2:45 pm

A. Maximization of a CRM System to Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness

Jolynn Brink, FASPR, Physician Recruiter, Aurora Health Care

Session Description
One of the best ways to maximize efficiency and increase your recruitment return on investment is through the effective implementation of a CRM system. This presentation will provide insight into both the business case for purchasing a CRM system as well as how to select one. For those already utilizing a CRM, this presentation will offer insight into how to optimize your system.


B. Transforming Management Engagement in Recruitment

Candace Fitzgerald, FASPR, Physician and Advanced Provider Recruiter, and Kris Yoder, Manager of Physician and Advanced Provider HR Services /Provider Recruitment, Indiana University Health Arnett

Session Description
Better understand the reality of your hiring managers and their perception of recruitment. Improve your work relationships and coaching skills with management. Engage your managers to “wow” your candidates at interview. Assist in a rewarding onboarding experience, and increase retention. You will take back practical tools to your organization to orient and prepare your managers to fully engage in recruitment.


C. A Prescription for Comprehensive Reform

Shane Foreman, MSA, Founder & CEO, and Ron Flower, Director, 3d Health

Session Description
The Affordable Care Act led to historic gains in health insurance coverage by extending Medicaid coverage and providing marketplace subsidies. Under the law, the number of uninsured non-elderly Americans decreased from 44 million in 2013 to 28 million as of the end of 2016. Repeal efforts threaten the insurance coverage gains from the implementation of the ACA. This session will outline the eight necessary ingredients for true health care reform across the U.S.


D: Innovation Theater (25 minutes each)

No Login Required: Identify The Physicians Reading Your Job Posts
Christopher Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, DMD Connects

Session Description
Imagine if you could identify physicians and other health care professionals whenever they come to your website without requiring a login and reach out to them. Access to medical website data not only takes the guesswork out of your digital communications and health care recruitment initiatives, but gives you the opportunity to target and engage with the best prospects to fill vital clinical roles. DMD’s audience identity manager platform identifies your medical website visitors and can help you reach them with a personalized and relevant email.

The Brave New World of Physician Recruitment

Eric Martin, Manager of Sales & Client Relations, PracticeLink, Ltd., and Ken Allman, Founder and CEO, PracticeLink, Ltd.

Session Description
Work is changing. The way we talk about work must change. Learn about timely data from the PracticeLink system on the behavior of job-seeking physicians and industry trends. Up-to-date information includes the most difficult to recruit and in-demand specialties through a demonstration of new products available through PracticeLink. This session will teach techniques you can employ immediately without adding any tools to your current recruitment toolbox to see a higher return on your marketing efforts, even in the midst of an explosion of new technologies impacting recruitment.


Monday, April 23
3:15 – 4:30 pm

A. Creating a Virtual Presence with Social Media for Networking and Recruiting

Charlene Plotycia, Physician Recruiter, and Terri Houchen, Physician Recruiter, The University of Kansas Health System

Session Description
Social media has been increasingly utilized by organizations to build followers who match their culture and have an interest in their activities. This breakout session will provide you with tools to familiarize active and passive job seekers with your organization’s culture, vision, and activities to support it.


B. Personality Testing as a Tool in Physician Recruitment and Development

Kathy Jordan, Founder & CEO, Jordan Search Consultants, and Leslie Jebson, Administrator, Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialties, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Session Description
The pressure to hire the right physicians and physician leaders who will stay and thrive in their jobs has never been more intense. How can health care organizations ensure they are selecting the right candidates? This interactive session explores the value of personality testing in health care hiring, and provides actionable insights into utilizing the emerging trend to improve recruitment and hiring processes, and identify future physician leaders.


C. How Do We Survive in a Shrinking System?

Sarah Krueger, LMSW, Physician Recruiter, MidMichigan Health and Craig Hunter, Senior Vice President, Coker Group

Session Description
The physician shortage is here and it is real. As physician and APP recruiters, we face this shortage on a daily basis. Along with that also comes the shrinking of hospital systems nationwide. Many smaller hospitals are being partnered or bought by other health systems. This presentation will provide knowledge and tools that will allow you to stand out as a strong and valuable asset to health care.


D: Innovation Theater (25 minutes each)

FMVMD™: Revolutionizing Health Care Valuations

Chris Carnahan, President & Founder, Carnahan Group

Session Description
FMVMD™ — powered by Carnahan Group — is a physician compensation fair market valuation platform that utilizes risk continuum modeling to reduce the turnaround times and costs of compliance. Don’t miss this live demonstration! Our web-based platform provides a faster, more efficient, and cost-effective valuation process. Our platform instantly analyzes clinical, medical director, on-call, and academic compensation based on historical factors, productivity, proposed hours, and total compensation. FMVMD™ ensures maximum compliance and protection against physician compensation stacking issues. It is available 24/7, includes over 260 specialties (inclusive of mid-level providers), and is the most sophisticated platform of its kind.

The Digital Hiring Revolution: How Tech is Solving Clinician Shortages

Dr. Alexi Nazem, Co-founder and CEO of Nomad Health

Session Description
Join Dr. Nazem, the co-founder and CEO of Nomad Health, for a discussion about solving critical clinician shortages using modern technology. Nomad is the first online marketplace that directly connects clinicians and employers for jobs.

We’ll discuss:

  • How can technology solve clinician shortages?
  • How can recruitment teams increase quality hiring, without increasing costs?
  • What is the future of healthcare staffing?

Tuesday, April 24
9:15 - 10:15 am

Keynote Presentation

What to Do When There’s too Much to Do

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE

Funny, engaging, and full of real-life strategies that work, Laura will change mindsets and attitudes so your team can maximize productivity, strengthen performance, and get the job done right. Her presentations help audiences improve output, increase speed in execution, and save time in the office. Laura is a high-energy, high-content speaker who educates, entertains, and motivates professionals to deliver bottom-line results.

Look at your to-do list. It’s ridiculous. You can’t get all that done. As a skeptical audience member once told author Laura Stack before a presentation, “I don’t want to hear a productivity consultant telling me to do more with less. I want to do less and achieve more.” That’s exactly what Laura offers in this presentation.


Tuesday, April 24
10:45 - 11:45 am

A. The More Recruiting Changes, the More it Stays the Same

David Townsend, Director of Sales, Doximity Talent Finder

Session Description
Technological changes have created an entirely new world of physician recruiting. While these changes may make it seem like recruiting is a much different game than it was 20 years ago, much of it remains the same. We’ll cover the major changes and the current tech-driven strategies for sourcing physicians. We’ll show how traditional recruiting techniques not only fit within these strategies but make them stronger.


B. Transforming Your Evaluation Process

Pam Snyder, BBA, FASPR, Director Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting, and H. Timothy Ewing, Ph.D., VP Talent Management and Inclusion, Baystate Health

Session Details
To mitigate bias in recruitment, organizations are moving toward competency and evidence-based recruitment. This presentation will provide education on unconscious bias and will provide you with insights to create an evaluation process that unites the organization’s mission, competencies, and Behavioral Event Interviewing (BEI). We will also share learning insights and deployment and training plans along with tools and tactics to lay the foundation for organizational success.


C. Leading Through Conflict: Staying Cool and Effective Through the Toughest Situations

Debra Zabloudil, FACHE, CAE, President and CEO, The Learning Studio, Inc.

Session Description
Where there are people, there is conflict. Without some conflict, individuals, teams, and organizations would not grow and flourish. Effective conflict resolution skills are essential to maintain the health and viability of an organization or department. Understanding the root of conflict, how to turn conflict into a constructive dynamic, and to lead through it is an art, and one that is essential for any leader or manager.


Tuesday, April 24
3:00 – 4:00 pm

IGNITE

Join your colleagues on a unique adventure in live speaking as they take their best shot at educating and entertaining you. Speakers are strictly limited to ten minutes and no more than 20 slides — this fast-paced session is sure to get you thinking!


Wednesday, April 25
7:30 – 8:30 am

Open Forum Coffee with the Experts

These open forum discussions will be interactive, bringing together conference attendees on timely topics specifically for the recruiting professional.


Wednesday, April 25
9:00 – 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

Brad Nieder

“The Healthy Humorist®” — Brad Nieder, MD, CSP* — is a doctor, funny speaker and clean comedian. He’s not just another mildly amusing corporate humorist. He’s really funny. Described as “Jerry Seinfeld with an M.D.,” Dr. Brad was infected with the comedy bug while watching Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show monologues from the foot of his parents’ bed.

After completing his internship and getting his medical license, Dr. Brad realized there was a serious nationwide shortage of funny doctors. So he began his unconventional medical practice of delivering his unique brand of health care humor around the country to corporate audiences, convention crowds and conference attendees. Physicians, nurses, bankers, teachers — indeed people from all industries — have benefited from the doctor comedian’s medical humor.


Wednesday, April 25
10:15am – 11:15 am

Plenary Presentation

AMA Advocacy Update

Richard Deem, SVP Advocacy

With a new Medicare payment system in place this year, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) health care technology could be a physician’s best friend — if it is designed in a way that works in everyday clinical practice. The question is: What are those things that take away from a physician’s ability to provide that care to patients? As VP of Advocacy for the American Medical Association, Richard Deem has an up-to-the-minute update for you on this and other critical issues impacting how the physicians you are recruiting will be able to practice in 2018 and beyond.


Fellowship Modules

Associate/101 Training

Program Description:
This daylong program is the first in a three-part series leading to earning your credential as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR). The program will provide a foundation for new physician recruiters and serve as a refresher for seasoned recruiters.


Sunday, April 22
8:00 am – 4:45 pm

Getting Organized for Recruiting

Scott Lindblom, FASPR, Vice President Clinical Talent Acquisition, U.S. Anesthesia Partners

Session Description:
Learn what tools and processes you need to get organized for successful physician recruitment. Discussion includes position justifications, manpower plans, recruitment committees, and tools for sourcing and screening candidates.

Speaker Bio:
Scott M. Lindblom has over 30 years of experience working in physician and provider recruitment, retention and relations. Scott led the implementation and development of two successful recruitment programs based at Fairview Hospital and Healthcare Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dean Health System in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2014, Scott successfully led the integration of the physician and provider recruitment teams into a system-wide function at SSM Health. In January 2017, Scott joined U.S. Anesthesia Partners as Vice President of Clinical Talent Acquisition to lead and develop their national recruitment program. As an active member and Fellow (FASPR) of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR), Scott presents regularly for the ASPR 101 and 201 Educational Forums. Scott served for eight years on the ASPR Board of Directors and two years as President of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. Scott served as Co-Chair of the ASPR Strategic Planning and Bylaws Committee from 2000 to 2009. In 2012, Scott received the ASPR Outstanding Service Award for dedication and diligence as a leader of ASPR. In 2013, Scott received the ASPR Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of a distinguished career and commitment to the field of Physician and Provider Recruitment.


The Magic of Sourcing

Marjorie Creagh, FASPR, CMSR, Director of Clinician Recruitment and Credentialing, DaVita Medical Group

Session Description:
Review cutting-edge sourcing methodologies including databases, mailings, print ads, Internet postings, social media, and much more. Understand how current physician training trends and demographics impact your marketing efforts.

Speaker Bio:
Marjorie Creagh has worked in health care for almost 20 years. She is the Director of Clinician Recruitment for JSA/DaVita Healthcare Partners in Florida. She previously was Director of Physician Recruitment at American Hospital in Dubai, and Manager of Physician Recruitment at Lake Health in Ohio. She also worked as a Financial Counselor for a hospital system in Texas and was an international flight attendant for American Airlines based in New York, Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago.

Marjorie was one of the first Fellows at ASPR and is a re-certified Fellow and a member of the Fellowship Committee. She is also a certified LEAN recruiter and a Recertified Medical Staff Recruiter.

She was born and raised in the Netherlands, has 2 amazing sons, holds a Bachelor’s Degree and is currently finishing her MBA in health care administration.


The Magic of Sourcing, Part Deux: Social Media

Steve Jacobs, FASPR, Manager of Physician Recruitment, WellSpan Health

Session Description:
This presentation assesses the mobile capacity of an organization’s website and the strategy of building, integrating and maintaining a social media presence for the purposes of sourcing candidate and disseminating information regarding positions.

Speaker Bio:
Steve Jacobs has been a manager and director of physician recruiter for the past 14 years. He started his career as a physician recruitment consultant in 2003 before moving to an in-house position in 2008. Currently, Steve is a physician recruiter for WellSpan Health in York, PA. Over the years Steve has consulted with large hospitals, multi-specialty groups, single specialty practices and clinic systems throughout the U.S. His skill set includes physician recruiting, compensation analysis, immigration visa processing, contracting, social media, onboarding, retention, recruiting consultation, process analysis, medical staff development, and succession planning. In 2008 Steve became a member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters and achieved lifelong fellowship certification as an ASPR fellow in 2011. He is a co-chair of the ASPR Fellowship Committee and is one of the members responsible for writing questions for the 201 module of the original fellowship exam and is now involved in the subsequent re-write of the module. Steve contributes articles to the ASPR Journal and has written on topics ranging from interviewing to social media. Steve sits on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic Recruiters Association (MAPRA) as a member at large and as a member of its membership committee. He is also involved in the inaugural mentorship program MAPRA has put together for its members. Steve has presented a variety of social media topics over the years — notably at ASPR in New Orleans last year, PracticeMatch in New Orleans and Miami, MRRN in Lansing, MI, ASPR in Los Angeles and the Physician Recruitment & Retention Summit in Philadelphia. Steve has a Bachelor's degree in psychology from UC Irvine in Irvine, CA and a Master's degree in clinical psychology from Alliant University in San Diego, CA.


Screening Candidates: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Mike Griffin, FASPR, SPHR, Clinician Recruiter, Sound Physicians

Session Description:
Understand how comprehensive screening, credentials verifications, and background investigations can help ensure a successful match and reduce turnover. Learn to screen candidates and identify red flags throughout the recruitment process.

Speaker Bio:
Michael Griffin is a Clinical Recruiter for Sound Physicians, a Performance Management Company operating 200 Hospitalist programs in 32 states in addition to Intensivist, Post Acute,Transitional Care and Emergency Medicine programs. He has a successful 30-year track record in health care human resources and physician recruitment. Mike has developed and managed multiple recruitment departments for health systems, health plans, hospitals, and academic medical centers. He is a Past President of ASPR, and member since 1991 serving on the board of directors, education, marketing, strategic planning and website committees. He is currently Co-Chair of the ASPR Fellowship Committee. His educational background includes a Master's in Health Services Administration. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a FASPR. Notable accomplishments include the development of three physician recruitment departments, and recruitment in all specialties including Physician and Administrative leaders.


Impressive Interviews: Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Christine Bourbeau, FASPR, Director, Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center

Session Description:
Create personalized and positive interview experiences for your candidates! Session focuses on pre-interview planning and itinerary development to address the professional and personal needs of the physician and their family.

Speaker Bio:
Christine Bourbeau is the Director of Physician Recruitment at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. She has over 30 years of experience working in the health care marketplace. For the past 20 years, she has successfully recruited health care professionals for Connecticut area hospitals. Christine has also been instrumental in the development of in-house recruitment and liaison programs.

As a former member of the Board of Directors for ASPR, she has been instrumental in the development and growth of the organization and has acted as the co-chairperson for the Educational Committee. Christine is also the founder and former President of the Northeast Physician Recruiters Association (NEPRA). Christine is a Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), which exemplifies commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.


Physician Immigration Primer

Robert Aronson, Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Session Description:
Discover how you can employ Foreign Medical Graduates. Learn about J1 and H1B visas and get practical advice on how to make immigration work to assist your recruitment program.

Speaker Bio:
Bob is a shareholder of the firm and a member of the leadership team of the Immigration Group at Fredrikson & Byron. He is a prolific author and engaging speaker on immigration matters, having authored over 70 articles and spoken at innumerable national and regional meetings, workshops, and conferences. He has a national reputation as a leader in his professional field as evidenced by various major professional accomplishments, including: Fulbright Fellow at the law schools of Harvard and Moscow State University; Editor-in-Chief of The Physician Immigration Book (ILW: 2011-2012 Edition), which is the most authoritative treatise on immigration matters for international physicians; legal advisor on the advisory body to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in its study on appropriate immigration policy for international physicians; founder and first chair of the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Taskforce, which is comprised of professionals in the law seeking more favorable policies and programs to address the country’s physician shortage situation; and recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award of the Indiana University School of Law.


Establishing a Recruitment Budget

Christy Ricks, MHA, FASPR, Senior Director, Physician Recruitment, LifePoint Health

Session Description:
Learn how to develop a realistic physician recruitment budget and how to determine your recruiting costs per physician hired. Understand variations in expenses between rural/urban and primary care/specialty recruitment.


Diplomate/201 Training

Program Description:
This daylong program is the second in a three-part series leading to earning your credential as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR). This program will build upon your knowledge base gained in the 101 Module and provide additional knowledge and expertise in the field of physician recruitment, onboarding, and retention.

Saturday, April 21
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Provider Compensation and Incentive Plans

Scott Lindblom, FASPR, Vice President Clinical Talent Acquisition, U.S. Anesthesia Partners

Session Description:
Learn how to use compensation surveys and understand current trends in compensation plans. Understand how physician compensation and incentive plans are influenced by practice type and characteristics.

Speaker Bio:
Scott M. Lindblom has over 30 years of experience working in physician and provider recruitment, retention and relations. Scott led the implementation and development of two successful recruitment programs based at Fairview Hospital and Healthcare Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dean Health System in Madison, Wisconsin. In 2014, Scott successfully led the integration of the physician and provider recruitment teams into a system-wide function at SSM Health. In January 2017, Scott joined U.S. Anesthesia Partners as Vice President of Clinical Talent Acquisition to lead and develop their national recruitment program. As an active member and Fellow (FASPR) of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR), Scott presents regularly for the ASPR 101 and 201 Educational Forums. Scott served for eight years on the ASPR Board of Directors and two years as President of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. Scott served as Co-Chair of the ASPR Strategic Planning and Bylaws Committee from 2000 to 2009. In 2012, Scott received the ASPR Outstanding Service Award for dedication and diligence as a leader of ASPR. In 2013, Scott received the ASPR Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of a distinguished career and commitment to the field of Physician and Provider Recruitment.


Advanced Practice Provider Recruitment

Lynne Peterson, FASPR, Director, Physician Advanced Practice Recruitment, Fairview Health Services

Session Description:
Obtain knowledge on demographics, licensing, and scope of practice of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Nurse Midwives. Learn about effective sourcing and compensation trends for advanced practice provider recruitment.

Speaker Bio:
Lynne Peterson is the Director of Physician Recruitment for Fairview Health Services an integrated health system located in Minnesota. Lynne and her team also work closely with Fairview’s academic partner, the University of Minnesota, assisting the University with recruitment needs for Advance Practice Providers and Fairview related Academic Physician positions. Lynne has been in the Physician Recruitment industry since 1991 and joined the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters in 1995. During Lynne’s time as a member of ASPR, she has had an impressive background of service to ASPR as past Secretary of the Board, former Co-Chair of Strategic Planning and Bylaws committees and by participating in the Education and Benchmarking committee over the years. She was also Co-Chair of the Fellowship committee, which advanced the organization’s educational opportunities and certification process for our members. She currently holds the position of VP of Governance on ASPR’s Board of Directors.


The Offer: Selling it — Closing it — Keeping it Closed

Marci Jackson, FASPR, Physician Recruitment Manager, Marshfield Clinic

Session Description:
Discover how to manage expectations and what’s important in negotiation and reaching consensus. Understand agreements including letters of intent, offer letters, contracts and the components of these agreements.

Speaker Bio:
Marci Jackson, FASPR, is currently the Physician Recruitment Manager at Marshfield Clinic, a 700+ physician multispecialty group in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Marci has over 20 years’ experience in physician recruitment, with both non-profit and for-profit clinics in Nevada, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Marci has served as member at large on the Board of Directors, as well as treasurer, vice-president and president of ASPR. She is past co-chair of the Fellowship Program Committee, and still serves as a lead for testing, has served on the Education Committee since 1995, as well as other committees, and serves as faculty in the ASPR Fellowship program.


Relocation Policies: Rules of the Road

Christine Bourbeau, FASPR, Director, Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center

Session Description:
Understand the critical components of a relocation policy and procedure and receive templates to create your own. Gain knowledge on IRS regulations and which relocation expenses are tax deductible.

Speaker Bio:
Christine Bourbeau is the Director of Physician Recruitment at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. She has over 30 years of experience working in the health care marketplace. For the past 20 years she has successfully recruited health care professionals for Connecticut area hospitals. Christine has also been instrumental in the development of in-house recruitment and liaison programs.

As a former member on the Board of Directors for ASPR she has been instrumental in the development and growth of the organization and has acted as the co-chairperson for the Educational Committee. Christine is also the founder and former President of the Northeast Physician Recruiters Association (NEPRA). Christine is a Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), which exemplifies commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.


Onboarding: Welcome to the Team!

Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, CMSR, Director, Physician Integration, Duke Health

Session Description:
Learn what components are required and how to implement an effective physician orientation and onboarding program. Receive valuable forms including orientation checklists, evaluation surveys, and physician exit interview surveys.

Speaker Bio:
Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, is the Director of Physician Integration/Onboarding at Duke. She has 20 years of recruitment experience in both the in-house and contingency arenas. She has been a member of ASPR for ten years and is currently serving as ASPR Secretary and on the Ethics committee.


Retention Matters

Laura Screeney, FASPR, CMSR, Director, Physician Recruitment, New York-Presbyterian

Session Description:
Obtain practical advice and examples on developing a retention program for your organization. Review physician satisfaction and causes of physician turnover. Learn what benefits are important to physicians.

Speaker Bio:
Laura Screeney, FASPR, is the Director of Physician Recruitment for New York-Presbyterian. Laura was invited to develop an in-house physician recruitment program in early 2016, which would serve as a strategic partner with both the medical group and the academic centers. The strategic alliance will assist the main academic campuses, and the regional hospital network, provide high quality health care to patients throughout the NY metropolitan area. With roots dating back to 1771, New York-Presbyterian is one of the most comprehensive health care delivery systems in the U.S. New York City-based New York-Presbyterian is routinely recognized as a leader in medical education, research and clinical care.

Prior to her role at New York-Presbyterian, Laura was responsible for the development and direction of in-house Physician Recruitment programs for health care organizations from coast to coast: HIP Health Plan, Kaiser Permanente, Lifetime Health Medical Group, Atlantic Health System, the Alaska Native Medical Center, the U.S. Army at Fort Huachuca, AZ and Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ).

As a charter member of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (www.aspr.org), a faculty member of the ASPR fellowship program, past Chair of both Education and JASPR Committees, and past ASPR President, Laura has played an integral role as an industry leader in both ASPR and the in-house physician recruitment industry.


Physician Recruitment 301 Module

Program Description:
This daylong program is the third and final in a three-part series leading to earning your credential as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR). The program will provide higher level education and build upon the knowledge gained in the earlier sessions. Becoming credentialed as a FASPR demonstrates a commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.

Sunday, April 22
8:00 am – 4:45 pm

Physician Contracts and Stark/Anti-Kickback Regulations

Mills Fleming, Hunter Maclean

Session Description:
Understand the Physician Self-Referral Law ("Stark") and Federal Anti-Kickback Statute. Gain an understanding of the key regulatory bodies and applicable sanctions and penalties for violations.

Speaker Bio:
Mills Fleming chairs Hunter Maclean’s health care law practice group and has particular expertise in legal and regulatory issues affecting physician recruiting, employment and fraud and abuse compliance. Mills is a past president of the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the health law section of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association.

Mills is included in the most recent editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA and received an “AV-Preeminent” (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubble. He has also been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as a “Legal Elite”.

He writes and speaks frequently on health care law issues and is co-editor of the Georgia Hospital Association’s Hospital Law Manual (5th edition). He also published an article on the final HIPAA privacy rules for the American Bar Association’s American Law Institute and authored the chapter “New Government Scrutiny Demands New Strategies for Health Care Clients” for the book Health Care Law Enforcement and Compliance (2011). He co-authored Community Health Needs Assessment Requirements for Tax-Exempt Hospitals (May 2015) for the American Health Lawyers Association, a national trade group which represents over 10,000 health care attorneys in the U.S.

Mills graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in 1986 and a J.D. in 1989. He began his legal career at Hunter Maclean, served for three years as general counsel with a large hospital system, and returned to Hunter Maclean in 1995. In 2016, the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism and the State Bar of Georgia honored Mills with the Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service. Since 1998, this award has been presented to honor lawyers and judges in Georgia who have made significant contributions to their communities and demonstrate the positive contributions of members of the Bar beyond their legal or official work.


Medical Staff Development Plans

David Andrick, FASPR, CMSR, FMSD, Director of Physician Recruitment/Relations, Wilson Health

Session Description:
Learn why medical staff development plans are important, what qualitative and quantitative data are needed, what key elements are required, and how to develop a plan for your organization.

Speaker Bio:
David Andrick is the Director of Physician Recruitment & Relations for Wilson Health where his primary responsibility is the development of a medical staff development plan and the execution of that plan as it pertains to physician recruitment for Wilson Memorial Hospital. David was involved in developing the WMH hospitalist program and is the Administrative Director of the Wilson Health Sports Medicine program for Wilson Health.

Prior to joining the staff at Wilson Health, David served as Executive Director of Physician Services for Mercy Health Partners-Western Ohio (MHP), working from the regional office in Springfield, Ohio. He had management responsibility for MHP Primary Care Network, as well as physician recruitment responsibilities for two acute care hospitals.

While at MHP, David developed a practice management company that allowed physicians and hospitals to collaborate on bringing together a full range of practice management services to private practice office-based physicians in a three-county area.

David brought a unique perspective to MHP, having considerable experience marketing medical management and practice management systems to private practice office-based physicians. He joined the administrative staff of MHP after spending ten years with their competitor, Community Hospital in Springfield, Ohio as the VP of Physician Services, where his major responsibilities were the development and execution of a five-year physician recruitment plan, as well as all physician relations and retention activities. There he coordinated a series of Practice Management seminars for physicians and office staff and successfully recruited over 60 physicians in nine years.

He has been a frequent speaker for the American Academy of Medical Management (AAMM), Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR), The Forum for Healthcare Strategists and the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA). His comprehensive experience in medical staff development, practice management, and physician relationships has served him well as a member of the Advisory Board of the American Academy of Medical Management, and allowed him to be appointed to the first edition of “Who’s Who” in Health Care. David is a Past President of The Ohio Network of Physician Recruiters (ONPR).


Utilizing Benchmarks to Optimize Operational Efficiency

Adam Ullman, FASPR, CMSR and Suzanne Anderson, FASPR, CMSR, Associate Director, Medical Staff Recruitment, Duke Medical Staff

Session Description:
Discover how to track, use, and interpret benchmarking metrics to improve efficiency in your recruitment department. Use data to justify your role and supply meaningful data to your C-Suite.

Speaker Bios:

Suzanne Anderson is Director of Medical Staff Recruitment at Duke Medicine. Originally from Ohio, Suzanne received her BS in marketing from The Ohio State University. Suzanne has worked in the physician recruitment and staffing industry since 1984. Her experience spans multiple venues including locum tenens, contract management, and several business start-ups including building her own hybrid recruitment consulting firm which she ran for over a decade. Suzanne joined Duke in 2006 and enjoys the opportunities and challenges that come with recruiting for a large academic medical center. Suzanne has been a member of ASPR since 2009. She is a Fellow of ASPR and Project Lead on the Benchmarking Survey.


Immigration: In-Depth Legal Hows and Whys

Robert Aronson, Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Session Description:
Obtain an in-depth understanding of visas, H1B caps and exemptions. Learn about pathways and best options to obtain permanent residence including Labor Certifications and National Interest Waivers.

Speaker Bio:
Bob is a shareholder of the firm and a member of the leadership team of the Immigration Group at Fredrikson & Byron. He is a prolific author and engaging speaker on immigration matters, having authored over 70 articles and spoken at innumerable national and regional meetings, workshops, and conferences. He has a national reputation as a leader in his professional field as evidenced by various major professional accomplishments, including: Fulbright Fellow at the law schools of Harvard and Moscow State University; Editor-in-Chief of The Physician Immigration Book (ILW: 2011-2012 Edition), which is the most authoritative treatise on immigration matters for international physicians; legal advisor on the advisory body to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in its study on appropriate immigration policy for international physicians; founder and first chair of the International Medical Graduate (IMG) Taskforce, which is comprised of professionals in the law seeking more favorable policies and programs to address the country’s physician shortage situation; and recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Award of the Indiana University School of Law.


Benefits: Terms, Trends, and Tips

Scott Manning, FASPR, SPHR, Director, HR & Provider Recruiting, Physician Recruitment, District Medical Group (DMG)

Session Description:
Review physician benefits including retirement plans, medical coverage, disability coverage, life insurance, liability insurance, long term care, PTO, and CME. Understand physician priorities and current and future trends.

Speaker Bio:
Scott Manning is the Chief Human Resource Officer for District Medical Group in Phoenix, AZ. Scott has successfully navigated a dual career track which includes 25+ years of experience in both his fields of expertise. He has achieved professional certification as both a FASPR and an SPHR. He is a charter member of ASPR and has held multiple leadership roles including a 3-year term as President and 7 years on the ASPR Board. He has been a frequent speaker/contributor at ASPR conferences and in the Fellowship program.


Human Resources for Provider Recruitment

Scott Manning, FASPR, SPHR, Director, HR & Provider Recruiting, Physician Recruitment, District Medical Group (DMG)

Session Description:
Comprehensive review of Affirmative Action, employment law, and potential litigation. Discuss harassment, discrimination, wrongful discharge, negligent referencing, and inappropriate interviewing. Learn about regulatory agencies, compliance reviews, and potential penalties.

Speaker Bio:
Scott Manning is the Chief Human Resource Officer for District Medical Group in Phoenix, AZ. Scott has successfully navigated a dual career track which includes 25+ years of experience in both his fields of expertise. He has achieved professional certification as both a FASPR and an SPHR. He is a charter member of ASPR and has held multiple leadership roles including a 3-year term as President and 7 years on the ASPR Board. He has been a frequent speaker/contributor at ASPR conferences and in the Fellowship program.


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