Conference Archives

2022 Annual Conference Materials:

Objective Statements for CE Credits

AEU/IPCH Credit Content Breakdown

Reducing Risks of HAIs by Identifying Effective IPC Measures

Kristi Juaire, Minnesota Department of Health

Supply Chain Management via Preference Card Optimization

Dr. Pearce McCarty III, DOCSI

Announcement on Future Education Sessions

Laura Meinke, Education Subcommittee

The Lumberjack: Energizing and Engaging Your Team

Holly Huso, Founder, The Haymaker Sales and Leadership

2022-2023 Salary Survey Announcement

Ann Bares, Altura Consulting Group

Panel: Public Policy, CANDOR, and Legislative Update

Nels Dyste, Vice President, Dyste Williams; Doug Mason, Director of Claims, COPIC ;Thomas Poul, Legislative Attorney, Messerli & Kramer P.A.; Dave Renner, Director of Advocacy, Minnesota Medical Association

Robotics Panel (Orthopedics) – How to Start a Robotics Program

Dr. Andrew Mulder, Orthopedic Surgeon, St. Cloud Orthopedics; Dr Der-Chen T. Huang, Orthopedic Surgeon, TRIA Orthopedic Center; Megan Lauersdorf, RN BSN, TRIA Orthopedic Center Woodbury OR Leader

The Importance of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging in ASCs

Lor Lee, Senior Director and Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, SCA Health

Choosing Meaningful QAPI Studies: Four That Work, One to Avoid

Maura Cash, HST Pathways

AAAHC Survey Panel

Mary Haugen, Director of Nursing, TRIA Orthopaedic Center; Garret Hilgendorf, Administrator of Mankato Surgery Center; Laura Reinke, Director of Health Care Design, MNGI; Emily Bernardy, Executive Director, Two Twelve Surgery Center; Kari Scholz, QI/PACU Manager, St. Cloud Surgical Center

Burnout: Walking Back From the Edge

Dr. Nadine Maurer, MD, TRIA Orthopedics Park Nicollet Health Services


2021 Annual Conference Materials:

Objective Statements for CE Credits

AEU/IPCH Credit Content Breakdown 

Verbal De-escalation, Implicit Bias, and Threat Assessment

     Cassey Hoeschen, Methodist Park Nicollet

Ransomware Attacks: Will Your Center be the Next Victim?

     Gary Salman, Black Talon Security (full slideshow is not available)

ASC and Hospital Drug Diversion

     Dennis Wichern, DEA Agent (retired)

Exploring Work/Life Blending in a COVID World with the 7Fs

     7Fs Worksheet

     Krista Porvaznik, Sr. Executive Coach, Good Leadership Enterprises

Using Survey Data to Make Compensation Decisions

     Ann Bares, Partner, Altura

Panel: Effective Communication across Surgical Center Teams - Your Role in Preventing Malpractice Claims

     Sarah Hoffman, Attorney and Shareholder, Bassford Remele

     Susan Sgambati, Medical Director, COPIC

Infection Prevention for ASC Construction 

     Lori Groven, MSPHN, RN, CIC Senior Infection Preventionist, TRIA Orthopedics

ASCA Update: 2021-2022 Overview of New Medicare Changes, Legislation, and the ASC Marketplace

     Bill Prentice, CEO, ASCA

Panel: Infection Prevention and Control for ASCs and Regulatory Implications (2 slideshows)

     Maria King, Regional Executive Operations Manager, MDH

     Denice Tracy, Nurse Specialist, Infection Control Assessment and Response Program, MDH

Sterilization Quality Control for the ASC

     Kayla Ostrander, Application Engineer, 3M

Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory Update for Minnesota ASCs (3 slideshows)

     Michael Glover, Shareholder, DeWitt Law

     Dave Renner, Director of Advocacy, MN Medical Association

     Tom Poul, Legislative Attorney, Messerli Kramer PA


2020 Annual Conference Materials:

Thursday 10/22:

Objective Statements for CE Credits

AEU/IPCH Credit Content Breakdown

Commissioner Malcolm's Opening COVID Presentation

Is Your MN ASC Ready for a DEA Inspection?

AORN's Surgical Attire Guideline Update

Creating a Leadership Culture

Changes in Minnesota Pharmaceutical Waste Management

Friday 10/23:

AAAHC Accreditation Preparation Update

MDH COVID-19 Panel Presentation

Fostering Resiliency: How to Pivot During the Pandemic

ASC Quality Collaboration

Managing COVID-19: Past, Present, and Future Implications for ASC Infection Prevention


2018 Annual Conference 

Presentation/Materials Packet

Objective Statements


2016 Annual Education Conference

2015 Annual Education Conference