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2014 ASPR Annual Conference Session Proposal Form
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August 23-27, 2014
Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN

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Complete the session proposal form

Thank you for responding to the 2014 ASPR Call for Presentations. In order to ensure a balanced conference program, all submissions are reviewed and evaluated by the ASPR Education Committee.

What We Are Looking For

Annual Conference breakout sessions are designed to provide strategies, practical tips, and tools for improving processes and operations within the physician recruitment and retention profession. ASPR has found that the most well-received breakout sessions have an interactive component, so we encourage you to develop presentations that do not rely solely on a lecture. In addition to question-and-answer portions, speakers should consider methods to engage the attendees or promote lively participation.

Presenters will be allotted approximately 60 minutes per session, inclusive of speaker introduction and Q&A. Breakout sessions are categorized according to Learning Tracks. Below are some suggested topics within each of the Learning Tracks, but other topic submissions are encouraged. Please note that some of the topics listed below are covered in the ASPR Fellowship Certification Program and/or webinars. ASPR is looking for in-depth discussion and presentation on these topics to expand upon that learning versus general overviews.

  • Marketing/Sourcing
    • Branding Concepts and Strategies
    • Multimedia advertising – practical application, how to write ads and emails
    • Screening methodologies that result in high quality providers
    • Building relationships with residency programs
    • Recruiting on a shoe string budget
    • Utilizing green technology for recruitment – video interviewing, smartphones, skype, etc
    • Social Media – specific and concrete examples of how to effectively use social media for recruitment (this is not intended to be a general overview – it must provide specific ‘how to’s)
    • Understanding generational differences in the physician workforce and applying that knowledge when sourcing and onboarding candidates
    • Immigration Topics:
      • Update on current issues – beyond the basics
      • Immigration check lists for employers
      • Options on how to handle an H1B candidate in their 6th year
    • Containing locum tenens costs
    • Mid-level recruiting – recruitment trends, when and where does it make sense to add a mid-level
  • Trends in Healthcare/Health Policy
    • Telemedicine trends – is telemedicine a solution for hard to recruit positions? How is telemedicine being used, pros and cons to both the providing and receiving organizations, financial and recruitment implications, etc.
    • Trends with utilization of contract groups (Hospitalists, Emergency Medicine, etc.)
    • Rural community centers and critical access hospital recruitment
    • Issues and trends for multi-specialty groups
    • Concierge medicine trends
    • Quality issues:
      • Understanding credentialing
      • Understanding and utilizing physician score cards
      • HCAHPS and value based purchasing – how scores and transparency impact reimbursement for physicians and hospitals
    • Future trends with physician employment model components (move from volume to value) including benefits and signing incentives
    • Medicare trends – landmines of today and tomorrow, compensation and reimbursement trends
    • Stark law updates
    • Accountable Care Organizations:
      • Partnership arrangements for multi-specialty groups and hospitals in lieu of ACOs
      • Surviving the transition to an ACO
      • ACOs – success stories, what does the future hold?
    • Obamacare & Healthcare Reform – Impact on the future of healthcare
  • Adding Value… "Other Duties as Assigned”
    • Physician recognition strategies
    • On-boarding and retention programs and strategies
    • Physician mentoring programs – templates for success, resources, success stories – coaching
    • Physician engagement strategies
    • Physician coaching topics such as:
      • Coaching for recruitment – tips on coaching hiring practices and/or administration to improve chances for successful recruitment
      • Tools to evaluate physicians and how to give them feedback
    • Medical staff development planning – practical applications, templates, resources, "how to’s”, tips on how to select a consultant
    • Leadership development topics such as:
      • Time management – practical tips and resources for balancing multiple projects and roles
      • Applying Lean Six Sigma principles to physician recruitment; specific examples of successful application of these principles
    • Loan forgiveness programs including all of the following:
      • Understanding what types of programs are being offered and the financial impact on physicians receiving loan forgiveness funds (i.e. tax implications, etc.)
      • Presentation should include federal, state (learning how to identify available programs), and organizational programs (examples of program structures; how much over how long, who receives the funds, contractual commitments, etc.)
    • How do we interpret statistical data – compensation and productivity surveys/data

The Review Process

Proposals will be reviewed by ASPR’s Education Committee. When selecting topics and speakers, ASPR’s Education Committee will be asking the question, "How can ASPR members use this information when they return to their jobs after the conference?” Throughout the evaluation process, reviewers will use the following criteria:

  • Practical applications of material
  • Relevance to physician recruitment or retention
  • Timeliness and innovation of topic
  • Specificity of content
  • Clarity of objectives
  • Overall quality and focus
  • Sophistication level of subject matter
  • Expertise of presenter(s)
  • Level of commercial bias

How to Submit

  • Proposals must be submitted online via the ASPR website.
  • Proposals must be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern) Friday,December 6, 2013.
  • Receipt notification will be sent via email.
  • Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by March 1, 2014.
  • ASPR programs are noncommercial forums therefore direct promotion of products and services is prohibited.

Note: Presenters that are NOT conference exhibitors will receive a stipend of $500 (for one presenter only); travel expenses will not be reimbursed. ASPR member presenters will also receive a free conference registration.


Please feel free to contact ASPR Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, FASPR, with any questions at or at 800-830-ASPR.

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