Featured Speakers

Thursday, April 18
General Session (8:00am–10:00am)


  Tom Morris, Ph.D, the "World's Happiest Philosopher"

Tom Morris, Ph.D, is a philosopher who helps to change lives and revolutionize business practices. He is the author of the highly acclaimed and best-selling leadership classic If Aristotle Ran General Motors and is known for bringing the insights of the great thinkers into the drama of everyday life with high energy and good humor. As a public philosopher and advisor to the corporate world, Morris’ audiences have included such organizations as Toyota, Merrill Lynch, Verizon, IBM, Coca Cola, The US Air Force, NBC Sports, the American Heart Association and more. Morris holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and religious studies from Yale University and served for 15 years as a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Morris is now chairman of the Morris Institute for Human Values and blogs regularly at The Huffington Post. His latest book is Twisdom (Twitter Wisdom): A Philosopher Ponders Life in 140 Characters or Less.

Friday, April 19
Celebration Luncheon, Sponsored by Surgical Care Affiliates (12:00pm–2:00pm)


  Dan Thurmon

Dan Thurmon's message and philosophy can be summarized by the title of his book, Off Balance On Purpose. He believes that we will never achieve "perfect balance" and should, instead, learn to embrace uncertainty and initiate positive changes that lead to growth. Dan will uniquely convey how we can go beyond the pursuit of "success" and enhance our life experiences and professional endeavors with purposeful, positive contributions. 

Saturday, April 20
Closing Session (10:00am–12:00pm)


  US Representative Richard Neal (D-MA)

Rep. Neal, a thirteen-term representative from Massachusetts, has played a critical role in shaping America’s health care delivery system. As a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Neal will be in the center of upcoming discussions over deficit reduction as well as entitlement and tax reform. During the ASCA 2013 Closing Session, Rep. Neal will share his insights on the challenges ahead and how the ASC community can prepare to meet those challenges.


  Tonya Reiman, America’s Body Language Expert

More than 75% of our communication comes from body language, but do you know how to use it to your advantage in your personal and private life and how to determine what others are saying by the body language they use? Tonya Reiman is a Fox News Channel contributor, a WPIX Channel 11 Reporter and one of Dr. Drew's Official LifeChangers. She has also authored three books: The Power of Body Language, The YES Factor and The Body Language of Dating. Learn what your body language is telling others and take home ideas that will help you gain the advantage in negotiations, to deliver a diagnosis or to read what an applicant is really saying in a job interview. We all use body language but using it our advantage is when it becomes a skill.