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The 5th Annual Ellison Pierce Symposium
Positioning Your ORs For The Future
April 30 - May 2, 2009

*
Denotes risk management session
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
6:00 - 8:00pm
Registration
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THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
7:00 - 7:45am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:45 - 8:00am
Welcoming Comments
Keith P. Lewis, R.Ph., M.D.
8:00 - 8:30am
Preventing OR Disasters Before They Happen *
Rafael Ortega, M.D.
8:30 - 9:00am
Total Hospital Transparency *
Paul Levy, C.E.O.
9:00 - 9:30am

A CEO's Perspective on Safety *
Timothy J. Babineau, M.D.

9:30 - 10:00am
Etiquette-Based Medicine
Michael W. Kahn, M.D.
10:00 - 10:15am
Questions & Answers
10:15 - 10:30am
Break
10:30 - 11:00am
Dealing With the Difficult Practitioner
Ronald Schouten, M.D.
11:00 - 11:45am
Achieving Excellence in Patient Care
Maureen Broms, M.S., R.N.
Diane Gulczynski, M.S., R.N., C.N.O.R.
11:45am - 12:00pm
Questions & Answers
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Breakout Session #1: Setting the Tone in the OR
(optional – additional registration required - $75)

Maureen Broms, M.S., R.N.
Diane Gulczynski, M.S., R.N., C.N.O.R.
Michael W. Kahn, M.D.
Ronald Schouten, M.D.
1:30 - 2:00pm
Health Care Politics
Stephanie S. Lovell
2:00 - 2:30pm
Never Events and Malpractice in 2009 *
William McDonough, M.P.A.H.
2:30- 3:00pm
The Joint Commission Has Arrived
Denise J. Mehegan, R.N., C.P.H.Q., C.R.M.
3:00 - 3:15pm
Questions & Answers
3:15 - 3:30pm
Break
3:30 - 4:00pm
Bringing the 6 Core Competencies Into the OR
Ruben J. Azocar, M.D.
4:00 - 4:45pm
Is It OK to Proceed? *
Keith P. Lewis, R.Ph., M.D.
4:45 - 5:00pm
Questions & Answers

5:00pm

Adjourn

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FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009
7:00 - 7:45am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:45 - 8:00am
Welcoming Comments and Announcements
8:00 - 9:00am
The Full Circle: Open vs. Block Scheduling
James Petros, M.D.
Keith P. Lewis, R.Ph., M.D.
9:00 - 9:30am
Optimizing Your OR Scheduling and Volume
Ann K. Edwards
9:30 - 10:00am
Strategies for "Oversite" of Your ORs
Paul Hendessi, M.D.
10:00 - 10:15am
Questions & Answers
10:15 - 10:30am
Break
10:30 - 11:00am
Crew Resource Management
Mauricio Gonzalez, M.D.
11:00am - 11:50am
The How To's of Managing Flow and Variability
Eugene Litvak, Ph.D.
11:50am - 12:00pm
Questions & Answers
12:00 - 1:30pm
Lunch
12:00 - 1:30pm
Breakout Session #2: Maximizing Your OR Efficiency
(optional – additional registration required - $75)

James Petros, M.D.
Eugene Litvak, Ph.D.
Ann K. Edwards
Keith P. Lewis, R.Ph., M.D.
1:30 - 2:00pm
Taking the Risk Out of High-Risk OB *
Linda J. Heffner, M.D., Ph.D.
2:00 - 2:30pm
Ethnic Variability in the Treatment of Pain
Rafael Ortega, M.D.
2:30- 3:00pm
The Importance of Physician Collaboration
Kenneth H. Cohn, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
3:00 - 3:15pm
Questions & Answers
3:15 - 3:30pm
Break
3:30 - 4:00pm

Cardiac Surgeons and Cardiologists Working Together in the OR
Robert S. Poston, M.D.

4:00 - 4:30pm
Responsible Applications of Surgical Innovations
Michael Stone, M.D.

4:30pm

Adjourn

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SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2009
7:00 - 7:45am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:45 - 8:00am
Welcoming Comments and Announcements
8:00 - 8:30am
The All-Inclusive Universal Protocol *
Lisa O'Connor, R.N., B.S.N., M.S., NEAA-BC
8:30 - 9:00am
Evidence-Based Perioperative/Targets for All
David B. McAneny, M.D., F.A.C.S.
9:00 - 9:30am
Cost Conainment Strategies
Masai Sung
9:30 - 10:00am
The Musts of Designing ORs of the Future
Martin Batt, AIA, RIBA
10:00 - 10:15am
Questions & Answers
10:15 - 10:30am
Summary
10:30 - 11:00am
The Ether Monument: A Story of Beauty and Controversy (documentary)
Rafael Ortega, M.D.
11:15 - 11:30am
Walking Tour to the Ether Monument

12:30pm

Adjourn

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Denotes risk management session
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