Schedule of Events*

 Thursday, April 11, 2019

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Roundtable Discussions

Academic Practice
Hospital-based Practice
Private Practice
  • Small (1-5 Surgeons)
  • Medium (6-10 Surgeons)
  • Large (10+ Surgeons)
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm New Members / First Timers Meet and Greet
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception
Friday, April 12, 2019
7:15 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors
8:00 am - 8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks / Vendor Introductions
8:15 am - 9:15 am Tim Roberts Annual Keynote Address
Jack Uldrich, Futurist - Sponsored by
9:15 am - 9:35 am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
9:35 am - 10:15 am General Session I - Physician Burnout
Dr. Gary Simonds, Carilion Clinic
10:15 am - 11:15 am General Session II - Recent Advances in the Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives
Movement: Implications for Neurosurgery
Dr. Neil Martin, Geisinger Health System
11:15 am - 11:30 am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
11:30 am - 12:30 pm General Session III - NERVES Survey Results
Mike Heaton, Partner, Katz, Sapper & Miller
12:30 pm - 1:35 pm Lunch and NERVES Business Meeting
1:35 pm - 1:45 pm Break
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm General Session IV - Washington Update
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Breakout Sessions I
  1. Kim Pollock, Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc., Utilization of Mid-level Providers (NP, PA) and Coding/Reimbursement Implications 
  2. Jay Hammerquist, Evolve Partners - Improving the Bottom Line through Employee Engagement
  3. Member Panel - Academic Practice Interests
  4. Gavin O'Connell, Concentric Consulting - Contract Negotiation
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm Break
4:10 pm - 5:10 pm Breakout Sessions II
  1. Jerry Rupp, Fusion5 - Bundled Payments
  2. Member Panel - APP Discussion
  3. Nate Moore, Moore Solutions Inc. - Practice Analytics
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Dinner and Entertainment at Hotel
Saturday, April 13, 2019
7:45 am - 8:30 am Breakfast and Networking with Exhibitors
8:30 am - 9:30 am General Session V - Distance Medical Care
Dr. Peter Rasmussen, Cleveland Clinic
9:30 am - 10:00 am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:00 am - 11:00 am General Session VI - Cybersecurity
Chris Swecker, Former FBI Criminal Chief and Cybersecurity Expert - Sponsored by
11:00 am - 12:00 pm General Session VII - Coding Update & Hot Topics Kim Pollock, Karen Zupko & Associates, Inc.
*Subject to change