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Resident Track

This program uses didactic lectures, panel discussions, discussion tables and expert one-on-one critiques to provide the basics for an effective transition from resident to practicing physician.  Designed for anesthesiology residents transitioning into practice, this track covers essential elements of practice management not covered in most residency programs.


At the conclusion of the Resident Track, participants should be able to:

  • Define key considerations for successfully entering today's job market.
  • Differentiate ancillary services and ways to meet hospital needs for these services.
  • Identify essential elements of negotiating and contracting.
  • Explain the fundamentals of physician payment, hospital and medical staff relations, and compliance.

Credit Designation

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
 5:15 - 5:30 p.m. Announcements and Welcome -
Practice Management General Session
James R. Mesrobian, M.D.
 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Keynote address:  Surgical Practice in a Value-Based System -
Practice Management General Session
Frank G. Opelka, M.D., FACS
 6:30 - 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
 7:00 - 7:15 a.m. Announcements and Welcome - 
Practice Management General Session
James R. Mesrobian, M.D.
 7:15 - 8:00 a.m. ASA President's Address -
Practice Management General Session
Jane C.K. Fitch, M.D.
 8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Move to Resident Track Room
 8:05 - 8:10 a..m. Welcome to Resident Track
Lars E. Helgeson, M.D.
  Clinical Practice After Residency
Gold Line
 8:10 - 8:40 a.m. Transitioning From "Resident" to "Staff"
Erica Stein, M.D.
 8:40 - 9:05 a.m. AAs, CRNAs and Medical Direction
John H. Stephenson, M.D.
 9:05 - 9:30 a.m. Hospital and Medical Staff Relations
Asa C. Lockhart, M.D., M.B.A.
 9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
  What About "My" Job?
Gold Line
 9:45 - 10:10 a.m. Do's and Don'ts For Your Job Interview and CV?
David A. Cross, M.D.
 10:10 - 11:00 a.m. Employment Contracts and Pearls
Judith Jurin Semo, J.D. 
 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Anesthesia Job Market and Practice Models
Howard M. Greenfield, M.D. 
 11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Announcement of FAER Practice Management Poster Awards
and Presentation by Resident Winner -
Practice Management General Session

Frank A. Rosinia, M.D.
Denham S. Ward, M.D., Ph.D. 
 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Hall
  Finance and More
Gold Line
 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Where Does the Money Come From?
Sharon K. Merrick, M.S., CCS-P 
 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Risk Management
Apama Ananth, M.D. 
 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. QI Nutshell
Robert S. Lagasse, M.D.
  Panel:  Added Value for Your Group
Gold Line
 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Acute / Chronic Pain Service
Doris K. Cope, M.D., M.S.

Don J. Daniels, M.D.

PAT/PACU/OR Management
Linda B. Hertzberg, M.D.

ICU, Airways, and Codes
James G. Ramsay, M.D.

 3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Conclusion
Lars E. Helgeson, M.D. 
 3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Break in Exhibit Hall
  Table Discussions:  Practice Management General Discussions
Gold Line
 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussions
Four 30-minute timed sessions

  SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014
Practice Management General Sessions
Gold Line
 6:30 - 7:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
 7:00 - 7:15 a.m. Announcements
James R. Mesrobian, M.D. 
  Roundtable Update From ASA Staff
Gold Line
 7:15 - 8:00 a.m.  Washington DC Update
Manuel E. Bonilla, M.S. 
 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Anesthesia and Pain Medicine:  Payment and Practice in 2014
Sharon K. Merrick, M.S., CCS-P 
 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  Regulatory Update
Maureen Amos, M.S. 
 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Break
  The Changing Face of Compensation:  Value-Based Payment Models
Gold Line
Moderator:  James R. Mesrobian, M.D.
 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Making Co-Management Agreements Work for Anesthesiology
Michael P. Schweitzer, M.D., M.B.A. 
 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Shared Risk:  Putting a Dollar Value on Quality and Patient Experience
Howard M. Greenfield, M.D. 
 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Structuring and Managing Bundled Payments
Marc L. Leib, M.D. 
 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Questions and Answers

Resident Track


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