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Apr 2018


Sheraton Chicago Hotel 301 East North Water Street Chicago , Illinois 60611
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ASPR 25th Annual Educational Forum 2018 - Association of Staff Physician Recruiters






$845 - $1,820


Event Overview:

ASPR is the leading authority on physician recruitment and retention. The organization’s focus is to support and enhance the careers of in-house physician recruitment professionals. The ASPR Annual Conference is the organization’s premier event!

Attend the ASPR Annual Conference to learn the most up-to-date industry tools and trends available to help recruit, onboard, and retain physicians and advanced practice providers in your community. The Conference offers invaluable opportunities to network with your colleagues from across the US and Canada.

Use the links on the right to access the current and most recent ASPR Annual Conference brochures, view the schedule for the main conference and Fellowship programs, and register for the conference.

Exhibitors and Sponsors can use these links to access the Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus, register for booths or sponsorships, and see who is exhibiting and sponsoring at the current and recent conferences.

Who Should Attend?

If you’re involved with in-house physician recruitment, onboarding, and/or retention in any capacity, this conference is for you. Topics are geared toward all levels of experience and involvement. From administrators to coordinators, if you’re involved the physician recruitment/retention process, you’ll find the ASPR Annual Conference invaluable!

About ASPR:

ASPR was founded and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1990. The Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) is a professional organization exclusively for in-house physician recruitment professionals. ASPR is the leading authority on physician recruitment,onboarding, and retention. The organization’s focus is to support and enhance the careers of in-house physician recruitment professionals.

ASPR is comprised of approximately 1,400 in-house physician recruitment professionals employed directly by hospitals, clinics, physician practices, academic medical centers, and managed care organizations from across the United States and Canada.

ASPR aims to empower physicians and other healthcare providers to make direct contact with in-house physician recruitment professionals.

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit


Apr 21   

Physician Recruitment 201 Module

7:15 am - 1:00 pm

Fellowship 201 Registration

7:15 - 7:45 am

Continental Breakfast

7:45 - 8:00 am


8:00 - 9:15 am

Provider Compensation and Incentive Plans
Scott Lindblom, FASPR, Vice President Clinical Talent Acquisition, U.S. Anesthesia Partners

9:15 - 9:30 am

Networking Break

9:30 - 11:00 am

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

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

The Offer: Selling it — Closing it — Keeping it Closed
Marci Jackson, FASPR, Physician Recruitment Manager, Marshfield Clinic

12:15 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 2:15 pm

Relocation Policies: Rules of the Road 
Christine Bourbeau, FASPR, Director, St Francis Hospital & Medical Center

2:15 - 2:30 pm

Networking Break

2:30 - 3:45 pm

Onboarding: Welcome to the Team! 
Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, CMSR, Director, Physician Integration, Duke Health

3:45 - 5:00 pm

Retention Matters 
Laura Screeney, FASPR, CMSR, Director, Physician Recruitment, NewYork-Presbyterian

5:00 pm

Meeting Adjourns

Apr 22   

7:15 am – 5:00 pm


7:15 - 7:45 am

Continental Breakfast

7:45 - 8:00 am


Physician Recruitment 101 Module

8:00 - 9:30 am

Getting Organized for Recruiting
Scott Lindblom, FASPR, Vice President Clinical Talent Acquisition, Provider Recruitment, U.S. Anesthesia Partners

9:30 - 10:30 am

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

10:30 - 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 - 11:30 am

The Magic of Sourcing - Part Deux - Social Media
Steve Jacobs, FASPR,
 Manager of Physician Recruitment, WellSpan Health

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Screening Candidates: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Mike Griffin, FASPR, SPHR,
 Clinician Recruiter, Sound Physicians

12:30 - 1:15 pm


1:15 - 2:15 pm

Impressive Interviews: Rolling out the Red Carpet
Christine Bourbeau, FASPR,
 Director, St Francis Hospital & Medical Center

2:15 - 3:30 pm

Physician Immigration Primer
Robert Aronson, 
Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

3:30 - 3:45 pm

Networking Break

3:45 - 4:45 pm

Establishing a Recruitment Budget
Christy Ricks, MHA, FASPR, 
Senior Director, Physician Recruitment, LifePoint Health

4:45 pm

Meeting Adjourns

Physician Recruitment 301 Module

8:00 - 9:15 am

Physician Contracts and Stark/Anti-Kickback Regulations
Mills Fleming,
 Hunter Maclean

9:15 - 10:30 am

Medical Staff Development Plans
David Andrick, FASPR, CMSR, FMSD, Director of Physician Recruitment/Relations, Wilson Health

10:30 - 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 am- Noon

Utilizing Benchmarks to Optimize Operational Efficiency 
Adam Ullman, FASPR, CMSR and Suzanne Anderson, FASPR, CMSR, Associate Director, Medical Staff Recruitment, Duke Medical Staff

Noon - 12:45 pm


12:45 - 2:00 pm

Immigration: In-Depth Legal Hows and Whys 
Geoff Leibl,
 Attorney, Leibl & Kirkwood

2:00 - 3:45 pm

Benefits: Terms, Trends, and Tips
Scott Manning, FASPR, SPHR, Director, HR & Provider Recruiting, PHysician Recruitment, District Medical Group (DMG)

3:45 - 4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:00 - 4:45 pm

Human Resources for Provider Recruitment
Scott Manning, FASPR, SPHR,
 Director, HR & Provider Recruiting, PHysician Recruitment, District Medical Group (DMG)

4:45 pm

Meeting Adjourns

4:45 - 5:45 pm

New Member and First-Time Attendee Social

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Apr 23   

6:00 - 8:00 am

5K Walk/Run

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:45 am

Welcome and Keynote
Keynote Presentation: Connect & Be Heard: Make a Difference in Health Care with Social Media 
Kevin Pho, MD

10:45 - 11:15 am

Networking and Exhibit Viewing

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Breakout Tracks

A: Cultivating Candidate Relationships: The Next Phase in the Evolution of Physician Recruitment
Anthony Gentile, MS, Managing Partner, Katon Direct

B: Mayo Clinic Transformation: Geographic to Specialty Recruitment Model
Marissa Anderson, FASPR, PHR, Physician Recruiter, and Becky Schulte, MBA, PHR, Physician Recruiter, Mayo Clinic

C: Key Strategic Trends Impacting Health System Decision-Making
Elisa Arespacochaga, VP, AHA Physician Alliance; Akin Demehin, Director, Policy, American Hospital Association

D: Innovation Theater (25 minutes each)

Streamline and Simplify your Locums Process
Aaron Paul, CEO of LocumsMart
Credentialing Made Easy 
Matthew Bennett, VP CompHealth Locum Tenens & Allen Kram, FASPR, ASPR Vendor Relations Chair

12:15 - 1:45 pm

Lunch & Exhibit Viewing

12:15 - 1:45 pm

Chapter and Regional Group Officer Luncheon (invite only)

1:45 - 2:45 pm

Breakout Tracks

A: Maximization of a CRM System to Increase Efficiency and Effectiveness 
Jolynn Brink, FASPR, Physician Recruiter, Aurora Health Care

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

C: A Prescription for Comprehensive Reform
Shane Foreman, MSA, Founder & CEO, and Ron Flower, Director, 3d Health

D: Innovation Theater (25 minutes each)

No Login Required: Identify The Physicians Reading Your Job Posts
Christopher Lee, Chief Commercial Officer, DMD Connects
The Brave New World of Physician Recruitment
Eric Martin, Manager of Sales & Client Relations, PracticeLink, Ltd & Ken Allman, Founder and CEO, PracticeLink, Ltd

2:45 - 3:15 pm

Networking & Exhibit Viewing

3:15 - 4:15 pm

Breakout Tracks

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

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

C: How Do We Survive in a Shrinking System?
Sarah Krueger, LMSW, Physician Recruiter, MidMichigan Health and Craig Hunter, Vice President, The Coker Group

D: Innovation Theater (25 minutes each)

FMVMD™: Revolutionizing Healthcare Valuations
Chris Carnahan, President & Founder, Carnahan Group

The Digital Hiring Revolution: How Tech is Solving Clinician Shortages
Dr. Alexi Nazem, Co-founder and CEO of Nomad Health

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Chapter Meetings

7:00 - 10:00 pm

Evening Celebration at Lucky Strike

Apr 24   

7:30 - 9:00 am

Chapter Meetings

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 am

Welcome and Keynote
Keynote Presentation: What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do 
Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE

10:15 - 10:45 am

Networking and Exhibit Viewing

10:45 - 11:45 am

Breakout Tracks

A: The More Recruiting Changes the More it Stays the Same 
David Townsend, Director of Sales, Doximity Talent Finder

B: Transforming your Evaluation Process
Pam Snyder, BBA, FASPR, Director Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting, and H. Timothy Ewing, Ph.D., V.P. Talent Management and Inclusion, Baystate Health

C: Leading Through Conflict: Staying Cool and Effective through the Toughest Situations
Debra Zabloudil, FACHE, CAE, President and CEO, The Learning Studio, Inc.

11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Lunch & Exhibit Viewing

1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Closes (Exhibitors tear down 1:30 – 4:30 pm)

1:45 - 2:30 pm

Meeting of the Membership

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Refreshment Break

3:00 - 4:00 pm

IGNITE Sessions

4:15 - 5:30 pm

Chapter Meetings

Apr 25   

7:30 - 8:30 am

Coffee with the Experts

8:00 am - Noon


8:00 - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 am

Keynote PresentationLaughter is the Best Medicine
Brad Nieder

10:00 - 10:15 am

Refreshment Break

10:15 - 11:15 am

Keynote Presentation: AMA Advocacy Update 
Richard Deem, SVP Advocacy

11:15 am

Adjourn — Thank you for coming!

Keynote Speakers

Kevin Pho


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.

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.

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 healthcare 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.


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