Yearly Events and Conferences

This is where you will find information about the annual events and conferences that our Regional Sales Managers will be attending.

We hope to see you at one of these great events.

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2019 OASCA Annual Conference & Trade Show

September 12 & 13, 2019 – Embassy Suites Washington Square

Opening Day – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

  • 8:30am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast & Registration
    • Columbia River Ballroom
  • 9:00am – 10:00am 2019 Oregon ASC Association Update
    • Chris Skagen, JD, Executive Director
    • Simon Schwartz, Associate Director
    • Doug Riggs, Lobbyist, N
    • Deschutes River Ballroom
  • 11:00am – 11:30am Exhibit Hall Morning Break
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm Marketing Essentials: The Yelp Effect on ASC Business
    • Jack Roldan, Owner, SeeDeep Consulting
    • Trista Sandoval, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Pinnacle III
    • Deschutes River Ballroom
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch with Sponsors
    • Columbia River Ballroom
    • BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS TO WIN PRIZES
    • OASCA will be offering 2 door prizes (one each day) and will randomly draw a business card from a sponsor booth.
    • **Must be present to win – past door prizes include, TVs, bluetooth speakers & headphones, iPads, etc.**

Breakout Sessions:

  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm Track A: Updates to AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice (Part 1)
    • Byron Burlingame, MS, RN, BSN, CNOR Senior Perioperative Practice Specialist, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
    • Metolius River
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm Track B: HR Practices & Standards in a Successful Surgery Center
    • Rita Hernandez Figi, COO, MedHQ
    • Crooked River
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm Track A: Updates to AORN Guidelines for Perioperative Practice (Part 2)
    • Byron Burlingame, MS, RN, BSN, CNOR Senior Perioperative Practice Specialist, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
    • Metolius River
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm Track B: Building a Community of Resources: Utilizing Your Surroundings, Relationships, & Network to Your ASC’s Advantage
    • Ryan Grimm, Director of Surgical Services, The Portland Clinic
    • Tim McCauley, Materials Manager, Bend Surgery Center
    • Evan Cairns, Director – Northwest Region, McKesson
    • Crooked River
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm 2019 Happy 1/2 Hour Sponsor Break
    • Columbia River Ballroom
    • Join vendors in the exhibit hall for a glass of wine or beer before our last session of the day
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm The Fickle Brain: How Cognitive Biases Undermine Our Critical Thinking
    • Richard Grenhart, Psy.D. – The Psychology of Leadership, Grenhart & Associates, LLC Clinical, Forensic and Executive Service
    • Deschutes River Ballroom
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm 2019 Opening Night Reception
    • Columbia River Ballroom
    • **Must be present to win – past door prizes include, TVs, bluetooth speakers & headphones, iPads, etc.**

Final Day FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

  • 7:00am – 8:00am Hot Breakfast & Registration
    • Columbia River Ballroom
  • 8:00am – 9:00am 2019 ASCA CMS Update
    • Kara Marshall Newbury, Regulatory Counsel, ASC Association
    • Deschutes River Ballroom
  • 9:00am – 10:00am Innovation, Technology and the Bottom Line:
    • How Are ASCs Utilizing Modern Tech to Their Advantage
    • Tom Hui, CEO & Founder, HST Pathways
    • Deschutes River Ballroom
  • 10:00am – 10:45am Exhibit Hall Morning Break
    • Columbia River Ballroom
  • 10:45am – 11:45am Tackling Patient Compliance with DVT Prophylaxis
    • Richard Parker, CEO, Midwest Medical
    • Deschutes River Ballroom
  • 11:45am – 1:00pm Exhibit Hall Lunch
    • Columbia River Ballroom
    • **Last chance to win sponsor booth prizes and OASCA Door Prize*
  • 1:00pm – 2:30pm Active Shooter Preparation & Resource Development: Surgery Center Key Vulnerabilities & What To Do
    • Edward Colson, Principal, Ready Northwest
    • Deschutes & Columbia River Ballrooms

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