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December 4, 2012

2013 ASPR Monthly Webinars Announced

ASPR Annual Conference Moving to May in 2015

JASPR Feature: Onboarding and Retention – Key Areas of Focus Gleaned from 2012 ASPR Annual Conference

Get a Jump-Start on Fellowship Certification: 101 Available On-Demand

Unethical Behavior of Vendors: What You Can Do

2013 ASPR Monthly Webinars Announced

The ASPR Monthly Webinar Series is free for ASPR members!

The 2013 ASPR Monthly Webinar Series has been confirmed and the webinars are now available for registration. We’ve had close to a “full house” for each of our sessions, but don’t forget that all of the webinars are available on-demand as well. The webinars will be helpful in not only remaining up to date with current trends and best practices, but also in maintaining your CE requirements for your FASPR recertification.

The following webinars are scheduled for 2013. You may register any time for these free webinars through the calendar of events.


Our Fragile, Fragmented Physician Workforces:  Trends for 2012 and Beyond
Speaker: Kurt Mosely, Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Merritt Hawkins
Details and Registration

“Communication Magic”: How to Erase Conflicts and Confrontations in Recruitment—And in Your Life!
Speaker: Judy Rosman, JD, President, RosmanSearch, Inc.
Details and Registration
Successful E-Mail & Direct Marketing Methods
Speaker: Terry Nugent, Executive Vice President, MMS, Inc.
Details and Registration
Hiring the Right Physician for your Healthcare Organization
Speaker: Jason Crepeau, Sr. Solutions Consultant, HealthcareSource
Details and Registration
Advancing Your Onboarding Efforts
Speakers: Allison McCarthy, Principal, Barlow/McCarthy; Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, Associate Director, Physician Integration, Duke Medical Center; Gina Truhe, AASPR, Director of Physician Recruitment and Onboarding, Eos Medical Group
Details and Registration
How to Recruit Physicians Using Social Media
Speakers: Ronit Tyagi, President & CEO, and Danielle Smith, Social Media & Public Relations Specialist,
Details and Registration
LEAN Recruiting: Successful Physician Search, for Less
Speaker: Steve Marsh, Managing Partner, The Medicus Firm
Details and Registration
Setting up Successful Physician Employment Models – Effective Strategies for Employing and Retaining Physicians
Speakers: Craig Fowler, Vice President of Training, Recruiting and Public Relations, Pinnacle Health Group
Details and Registration
Move over GenX Physicians, make room for GenY!
Speaker: Ashok K. Tyagi, D.O, MBA, Founder,
Details and Registration
Understanding Physician Credentialing, Compliance and Screening
Speaker: Raymond Jacobs, Chief Innovation Officer, Verisys Corporation
Details and Registration
Diversity, Inclusion & You: Understanding Your Role in this Strategic Initiative
Speakers: Stephanie Huckel, Diversity Specialist, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Shawn Kessler, Senior Strategist, ab+c, Frank Gallagher, Interim Director, Office of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruitment, Baystate Health 
Details and Registration

Visit the Education Section of the ASPR website to learn more and register today!

Don’t forget that all past webinars are available for free on-demand!

ASPR Annual Conference Moving to May in 2015

ASPR has some exciting news to share! Based on member feedback and input from the Education Committee, the ASPR Board of Directors has supported a change in the date of the Annual Conference from August to May beginning with the conference scheduled for 2015. The date of the meeting may flex depending on the dates of the Mother’s Day and Memorial Day holidays and will fall between the two.

The decision to move the conference date was not made in haste. Over a period of several months, the Board evaluated the logistical and financial impact of the change in date from August to May in order to come to this decision. Scheduling issues related to the physician recruitment cycle, summer vacations, school schedules, and location options played into the decision. Other factors including the timing of physician specialty and regional recruitment conferences were taken into consideration as well. All of the regional recruitment groups and vendors that host conferences during the spring have been contacted and aware of this upcoming change.

The following are dates and locations for the upcoming ASPR Annual Conferences:

August 10-14, 2013 – Tucson, AZ
August 23-27, 2014 – Minneapolis, MN
May 16-20, 2015 - TBD
May 14-18, 2016 – TBD

We hope that this scheduling change for the Annual Conference will allow even more of our members to attend and take full advantage of this cutting-edge educational opportunity! If you have any questions, please contact ASPR Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, FASPR, at

JASPR Feature: Onboarding and Retention – Key Areas of Focus Gleaned from 2012 ASPR Annual Conference

By Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, CMSR, Associate Director, Physician Integration, Duke Medicine, Durham, NC

Donna EcclestoneNow that the conference is over, I find myself thinking about what I learned and setting goals for 2013. As keynote speaker Cy Wakeman suggested, it was time for me to ask, “what can I do next to add value?” The following are some key areas to focus on:

Change and communication go hand in hand

At Duke, we are going through myriad changes with the introduction of Epic, embracing new business models, and opening three new buildings, followed by the relocation of multiple clinics. It’s an onboarding nightmare! Just when I thought I had it all figured out — the settings, the contacts, and the orientation — plans changed! What is the key to staying sane? Good communication, being proactive, and building good relationships. Stay alert to what is happening within your organization and share that information with new physicians and those involved with their onboarding. Education and communication is what onboarding is all about!

Read more: Onboarding and Retention


Get a Jump-Start on Fellowship Certification: 101 Available On-Demand

There are in-house physician recruiters — and then there are in-house physician recruitment professionals who are certified Fellows of ASPR. What’s the difference? Plenty.

As a certified Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), you demonstrate to your peers, employer and physicians your commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment. Through our educational program, you’ll gain the knowledge, understanding and tools to attract, recruit and retain physicians who are valuable assets to your organization.

Get a jump start on the Fellowship program before the Annual Conference by taking the Physician Recruitment 101 Module via the on demand webinar series. Get your Associate level under your belt and be prepared to take Physician Recruitment 201 at the Annual Conference in Tucson!

Unethical Behavior of Vendors: What You Can Do

Have you encountered unethical behaviors with a vendor? If the vendor does business with ASPR as an exhibitor, sponsor, advertiser, or Corporate Contributor, there may be something that we can do to address the situation. ASPR now has an Ethics Committee that is tasked with addressing unethical behaviors of ASPR vendors based on the ASPR Vendor Ethics Policy.

The ASPR Vendor Ethics Policy sets expectations and standards for Vendor Partners doing business with ASPR. ASPR expects each of its Vendor Partners to operate and act in full compliance with this Ethics Policy and all applicable laws and regulations.

The ASPR Ethics Committee has received and addressed two complaints since its inception, both regarding Vendor Partners’ staff representing themselves as physicians (or a dentist in one case) in provider databases. Both Vendor Partners received warnings and have assured ASPR that this type of behavior is considered unacceptable within their organizations and will not occur again.

If a Vendor Partner is found to have consistently violated the policy or found to have made an egregious violation, they could lose their ability to conduct business with ASPR. That means they may no longer be able to exhibit at the Annual Conference, advertise, or participate in the Corporate Contributor program.

If you encounter unethical behavior of a Vendor Partner, ASPR encourages you to first attempt to resolve your concern directly with the vendor prior to submitting a complaint to the ASPR Ethics Committee. If a satisfactory resolution is not obtained, a formal complaint may be filed with the ASPR Ethics Committee. ASPR Members, or anyone with information relevant to a possible violation of this policy, may file a complaint with the Ethics Committee by completing a Vendor Ethics Violation Form.
Important Dates
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Call for Presentations Deadline
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ASPR Monthly Webinar Series: Our Fragile, Fragmented Physician Workforces: Trends for 2012 and Beyond
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