As an ASC nurse leader, your operational responsibilities are diverse. This program* will focus on the areas where you can grow as a leader, improve your processes and efficiency, maintain compliance in an ever-changing and highly regulated environment, and better support your team.

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*This program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 17435 for 13 CE Contact Hours. This program is approved for 13 hours of AEU credit and 1 hour of IPCH credit by BASC Provider #1016. Certificates of completion will be provided for all eligible attendees.

April 27, 2023 :
7:00am - 8:00am

Check In & Breakfast

Check in for the conference and mingle with peers over breakfast.

8:00am - 9:30am

KEYNOTE | Blaze Your Brain: How to Turn Negative Thoughts into Positivity, Bigger Action and Better Results

  • Jessica Rector  

To keep up with the evolving world around you, you can’t keep thinking the same way you’ve always thought. In this presentation, explore the mindset that keeps you from embracing change and leading better. You have 60,000 thoughts a day, and research shows 80% are negative. With uncertainty, the unknown, and change thrust upon you, these thoughts come in the form of doubt, worry, and stress and are linked to a poor attitude, an increase in errors, and declining interaction. The right mindset, however, will help you communicate more effectively, solve problems faster, and improve team engagement. Jessica guides you through her five-step process to identify your exact negative thoughts and turn them into actions that will change how you work, lead, and live. In today’s changing economy, it’s imperative to know how to change your thoughts, change your outcomes and fire up your power within.

9:30am - 9:45am


9:45am - 11:00am

The Great Resignation | the Data, the Shortage, and What You Can Do About It

  • Heather Lambert  

"The Great Resignation" has impacted the healthcare industry in a drastic way. ASCs in particular continue to face unprecedented staffing challenges. In this session, we will examine the current data on recruitment and resignation rates. We will also share proven ways to retain your great employees without burning them out. Finally, we will discuss strategies for attracting new talent.

11:00am - 12:00pm

Best Practices for Inventory Management

  • Nancy Stephens   Vanessa Sindell  

Building on previous and popular financial sessions, this course will dive into the inventory management and controls within an ASC’s supply chain - a responsibility that directly impacts the financial health and profitability of your facility. You will learn the key elements of inventory controls, case costing, accounting best practices, planning inventory levels, accurate inventory reporting, and KPI metrics associated with inventory management.

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 2:00pm

Nurse to Nurse: Cracking the Code on Life Safety Code Inspections, Testing, and Maintenance

  • Apryl McElheny  

For nurses, by nurses. Let's demystify Life Safety Code compliance and crack the code together. This session will introduce you to foundational Life Safety concepts and delve into the specifics that surveyors are focused on, including testing, inspection, and maintenance records. We will introduce you to the Life Safety Code compliance calendar, a tool designed to keep you on track and in compliance, no engineering degree required!

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Human Resources from a Legal Perspective | Effective Workplace Investigations

  • Annie Lau  

Every employer will need to conduct a workplace investigation at some point, and an effective investigation can make the difference between a litigation-free resolution and a painstakingly long, costly, lawsuit. We will cover an overview of workplace investigations, highlighting best practices and common mistakes, witness interviewing, and other important steps.

3:00pm - 3:15pm


3:15pm - 5:00pm

WORKSHOP | Insights Discovery™

  • Courtney Leonis  

The success of any business is built on the performance of its people. Understanding yourself better leads to more easily adapting and connecting with others…which creates a workplace where innovation, creativity and productivity thrive. Insights Discovery™ is a simple and accessible 4 color model that can help you achieve this. You will have the opportunity to identify the combination of color energies that creates your unique personality and learn how to recognize them in others.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Vendor Networking Reception

Come socialize with peers, engage with faculty and network with industry vendors over appetizers and beverages. Enter for a chance to win cash prizes!

April 28, 2023 :
8:00am - 10:00am

WORKSHOP | How to Be the Leader You'd Want to Follow and Create a High-Performing Organization that Excels Even Amid Crisis

  • Stephen Harden  

The "pressure test" of the COVID pandemic has spawned numerous performance initiatives to mend the stress fractures the crisis revealed. Many have failed and are doomed to fail for two reasons. First, the people in the organization don't want to follow those leading the initiative. Second, leaders can’t or won't address the underlying organizational culture. This workshop will provide you with the proven methodology leaders can use to prescriptively and intentionally create trust among their team and produce a high-performing culture that will support all their improvement initiatives even amid a crisis.

10:15am - 11:45pm

Building your Executive Presence

  • Heather Lambert  

How do you show up to your team, coworkers, and patients? Often cited as an indefinable quality, “Executive Presence” is the collective term used to describe the skills necessary for leaders to instill confidence and credibility in others. Leadership or Executive Presence is the missing link between merit and success. Utilizing three pillars: gravitas, communication, and professional image - a high level of Executive Presence will allow you to carry a room and still be your authentic self. Explore what Executive Presence is, why you need it, and most importantly how to get it.

11:45am - 12:45pm


12:45pm - 1:45pm

Best Practices for Effective and Compliant Quarterly Meetings

  • Debra Stinchcomb  

As the nurse leader of an ASC, do you struggle to plan, coordinate, and facilitate quarterly meetings? Are committee members and physician owners engaged? Does your agenda include all required items? In this session, we will cover the essential and required elements of both Governing Body and Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) meetings, when to schedule them, who should be there, what to discuss and how to facilitate them more effectively.

1:45pm - 2:45pm

Infection Control Hot Topics

  • Crissy Benze  

Infection Control is a crucial pillar of patient safety in the ASC. In this session, we will test your knowledge on the most important principles and guidelines as well as common issues and pitfalls regarding infection prevention and control in a dynamic and interactive way. Topics will include your Infection Control program, risk assessment, decontamination and sterilization processes and much more.

2:45pm - 3:00pm


  • Regina Boore   Courtney Leonis