Registration

 

 

Registration Fee Early Rate
Before February 24
February 24
Through On-Site
Full Price $1,005 $1,105
Affiliate Discounted Price $845 $945
Member Discounted Price* $845 $945
   2nd+ Attendee Discounted Price $745 $845
Guest $195
Corporate Registration Fee Corporate Rate
Before January 1
January 1
Through On-Site
Corporate Member Discounted Price $695 Member Discounted Price*


What’s included in your full conference attendee registration
• ASCA 2018 Syllabus in electronic format
• All general sessions and breakouts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
• Entrance to the Social Event on Friday
• Entrance to the ASC industry’s largest exhibit hall, with more than 150 companies
• Exhibit Hall receptions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings
• Breakfast on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
• Refreshment breaks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
• Lunch on Thursday and Friday

 

Pre-Meeting Workshops Price Member Discounted Price

Wednesday, April 11
7:15am - 4:40pm

Faculty:
John Goehle, MBA, CPA, CASC
Consultant, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies

Mary Ryan, BSN, MBA, CASC
Administrator, Tri-State Surgery Center

Debra Stinchcomb, RN, BSN, MBA, CASC
Consultant, Progressive Surgical Solutions

Location: Coming Soon

 

Description: If you are planning to take the CASC (Certified Administrator Surgery Center) exam or want a review of the key areas of ASC administration that will help you keep your skills current, this course is for you. Designed for those with ASC experience and knowledge, this course will provide an in-depth review of the key topics in the five content areas of the CASC exam: regulatory and legal issues, finance, delivery of patient care, quality management and human resources. Each content area will be covered by expert faculty with extensive experience in ASC management. Actual test questions will not be provided.

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018:

   9:00am–9:10am
      Review AM Break

   11:40pm–12:30pm
      CASC Review Lunch

   2:45pm–2:55pm
      CASC Review PM Break

$625 $415

Wednesday, April 11
8:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty:
Ray Grundman, MSN, MPA, FNP-BC, CASC
Vice President & General Manager, AAAHC

Cheryl Pistone, RN, MA, MBA
AAAHC

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Coming Soon

 

Description: Consider the many benefits accreditation offers your ASC and get real-world advice on how to achieve and maintain it. Discuss essential components of accreditation, including continuous quality improvement, patient and employee safety, and infection prevention and control. Look closely at the steps your ASC needs to take to make sure it measures up, and learn how to avoid the top ten deficiencies found during recent accreditation surveys.

$315 $195

Wednesday, April 11
8:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty:
Jay Afrow
The Joint Commission

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Coming Soon

 

Description: Review the process for successfully completing a Joint Commission accreditation survey, including preparing for the survey, participating in on-site survey activities and following up after the on-site survey visit. Examine the challenges that can occur and suggestions for helping the process proceed smoothly. A question and answer segment will focus on participants’ key concerns and questions that can arise during the Joint Commission accreditation process.

$315 $195

Wednesday, April 11
8:00am - 12:00pm

Faculty:
William Lindeman, AIA
WEL Designs PLC
William Phillips, AIA
WEL Designs PLC

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Coming Soon

 

Description: Join two nationally recognized Life Safety Code experts for a comprehensive two-part program that will give you an in-depth understanding of the current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations governing all ASC physical environments and the organization and processes needed to meet the operational requirements for risk assessments, inspection, testing and maintenance.

Part I, held Wednesday morning, focuses on key changes in the NFPA codes and sections, training and documentation requirements, and construction and operational considerations surrounding construction type, fire protection, vertical openings, egress, hazardous areas, risk assessments, medical gases and more.

Other aspects of the new requirements will be covered during Part II, the afternoon workshop.

Note: This is Part I of a two-part program. Separate registration is required for Part II.

$315 $195

Wednesday, April 11
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Faculty:
William Lindeman, AIA
WEL Designs PLC
William Phillips, AIA
WEL Designs PLC

Location: Coming Soon

Content Area: Coming Soon

 

Description: Join two nationally recognized Life Safety Code experts for a comprehensive two-part program that will give you an in-depth understanding of the current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations governing all ASC physical environments and the organization and processes needed to meet the operational requirements for risk assessments, inspection, testing and maintenance.

Part II, held Wednesday afternoon, focuses on design, construction and operational considerations surrounding electrical systems, interior finishes, fire alarms, fire separation, smoke compartments, portable fire extinguishers, emergency planning, building services, vertical conveyors, smoking policy, and finishes and decorations.

Other aspects of the new requirements will be covered during Part I, the morning workshop.

Note: This is Part II of a two-part program. Separate registration is required for Part I.

$315 $195

 

 

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Discounts

Multi-Attendee Discount: ASCA’s facility members who send more than one employee can enjoy additional savings by clicking on the "Register Group" button. Pay full price for the first registrant and $100 less for the second or more. This discount only applies to ASCA facility members, and to be eligible for the discount, all registrants must be employed by the same ASC. All registrations must be received at the same time, received from the same address and covered under one payment.

Corporate Member Discounts: ASCA’s corporate members are eligible for a $150 per person discounted fee on group registrations of at least ten people, as well as a 10% discount on all pre-meeting workshop fees. Please note that all other fees (guest registrations, additional tickets to food functions, etc.) are not discounted and must be registered for separately by the attendee. The registration deadline to receive these discounts is December 31, 2017. If you have any questions, please email Liz Perkins at lperkins@ascassociation.org.

Member Discounts: ASCA members can take advantage of the lowest registration fees available. If your facility is not currently a member but would like to join to take advantage of the reduced fees, please contact ASCA's Membership Department.

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Family-Guest Policy

Family-Guest registration is reserved for family members of the full conference registrant who are not involved in the health care industry in any way. Family-Guests cannot attend educational sessions and are ineligible to receive continuing education credits. This fee allows the family member access to the Exhibit Hall, including Wednesday and Thursday night receptions, wellness events, continental breakfasts, lunch on Thursday and Friday’s Celebration Luncheon as well as the Social Event. ASCA reserves the right to review the registrations of all family-guests for eligibility. Any registrant that falls outside of our policy will have to either register under the appropriate rate or will be refunded.

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Syllabus

In our continuing efforts to be environmentally friendly, we are providing conference attendees with a digital copy of the syllabus. Please remember that you will have the opportunity to view, download and print the handouts before and after the meeting since they will be made available on the ASCA 2018 Mobile App. Presentations will also be available in the Resource Library in the ASCA 2018 Community on ASCA Connect.

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Substitutions

Can’t attend? Someone from your facility can come in your place. Substitutions can be made through February 23 for an administrative fee of $25. After that date, a $50 administrative fee will be charged. All requests must be made in writing and sent via email without payment to the Meetings Department: registration@ascassociation.org. Once received, the substitution will be made and a balance will be generated. Payment information can be provided over the phone at 703.836.5904

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Cancellations

All cancellation requests must be submitted via the Online Cancellation Form.

Through December 31, refunds are given minus a $50 administrative fee. From January 1 through February 28, refunds will be given minus a $150 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after February 28. If you registered as part of a group with the multi-attendee discount, the refund will be made on the lowest registration fee paid minus the administrative fee. If the entire group must cancel, one cancellation request per person is required.

Please note: No refunds are issued for the following items: pre-meeting workshops or additional tickets purchased for the luncheon and social event.

No refunds will be given after February 28.

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Viewing/Adding/Changing Existing Registration

Online: If you would like to view your registration, print a receipt, add a guest, workshop, or buy additional tickets to the Social Event or Celebration Luncheon, you can do this online. Just log in to ASCA Connect using your email address and last name (case-sensitive; use upper-case first letter). Choose "My Profile" at the top of the page, then click the pencil button next to "Contact Details" under your profile picture, then "My Transactions." Next to ASCA 2018, click "View/Edit” and then choose the "Edit Badge," "Add Workshops and Tours," “View/Print Receipt” or the “Add Guest” option.

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Financial Aid

Seed Money for Growth (SMFG) Foundation Grants Available

A limited amount of funding is available through the SMFG Foundation for employees of freestanding ASCs who wish to attend ASCA 2018. The funding is intended to supplement assistance already approved by an employee’s organization. For example, SMFG would consider approval of partial registration fees if transportation and/or lodging are already available to the employee.

Click here to download an application. The deadline to submit your application is March 1.

For further information, please contact the Scholarships Team at the Arizona Community Foundation via email at scholarship@azfoundation.org or 602.381.1400. Please be sure to mention SMFG in your inquiry, and best of luck!

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Wellness Events

NEW! Bootcamp: This year, ASCA has added a dynamic Bootcamp workout that will get your body moving and energized prior to the first Friday morning session. ASCA's Bootcamp is for all ages and fitness levels! This 60 minute session will begin April 13 at 6:30 am.

Pedometer Challenge: Keep on walking! The average conference-goer takes more than 8,200 steps per day while attending sessions, walking the exhibit hall, networking and socializing. Make every step count by wearing your free ASCA 2018 pedometer.

PRIZES: While everyone wins with ASCA’s wellness program, prizes will be awarded to the first five attendees who achieve 40,000 steps and check in at the ASCA 2018 attendee registration desk.

Register for the ASCA 2018 Bootcamp today.

 

Register Now!

 

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ASCA 2018 Community

Your conference registration automatically subscribes you to the ASCA 2018 Community, available November 2. This is a great place to begin discussions that can be continued in Boston, ask speakers about their presentations and even find a friend to share a ride! To visit the community, just go to ASCA Connect and log in. Use your email address and password. (Note: If this is your first time logging in, your initial password is your last name, case sensitive. If you receive an error message or need assistance with this, please support@ascassociation.org.)

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