Register Today for the Purchasing and Inventory Management Seminar in Las Vegas (Oct. 12)

August 14, 2013

Learn how to jump-start or fine-tune your ASC's materials management during ASCA’s Purchasing and Inventory Management Seminar in Las Vegas, October 12. Seven expert speakers will provide detailed, timely and concentrated information on ASC purchasing and materials management, all in a single day. Whether you are new to ASC purchasing or an experienced materials manager, you are sure to walk away with valuable insight.

The sessions will focus on contracting best practices, finding savings, recognizing the value of case costing and supply chain communication within your facility, choosing and developing relationships with vendors, and tips and traps of contract negotiations.

Scheduled presenters include:

  • Arthur E. Casey, CASC — senior vice president of business development at Outpatient Healthcare Strategies

  • Melody Clarke, RN — vice president of clinical services, Surgical Investors and Advisers

  • Amy Gagliardi — vice president of supply chain, Regent Surgical Health

  • Chris Klassen — vice president of s4 and Supply Chain, Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Tim Merchant — vice president of reprocessing sales, MEDISISS Medline

  • Brooke Simmons — director of materials management at USPI

"This seminar is a great place to get ideas and best practices to help ASCs and their materials managers manage supply costs and supply chain," says Gagliardi. "It also presents a terrific opportunity to create a network for the sharing of ideas after the program's conclusion. And for those people just entering a purchasing or materials management position, the seminar can be thought of as a mentorship that will serve to help get you to where you need to be in your position."

ASCA’s Purchasing and Inventory Management Seminar is part of a four-day program taking place October 9–12 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. Registrants can participate in one or more seminars, enroll in ASCA's Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) Review Course and/or take the CASC exam. Register only for those offerings that best meet your needs. Learn more and register today.

Need a few more reasons to attend? Earn continuing education credits for administrators (AEU) and nurses (CEU). Discounts and benefits are available for early registration, multi-attendee registration and multi-seminar sign-ups.

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