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2010 Conference
October 20-22, 2010
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, SC

    Conference Schedule:

    Thursday, October 21

    7:30a.m

    Registration; Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors


    9:00a.m.

    Welcome


    9:15a.m.

    Keynote: Be a Torchbearer for Change
    Hugh Gouldthorpe

    This session is all about seeking the new, thinking outside the box, and reaching new heights. The status quo is just that and if you live with what you’re successful with today, you risk becoming obsolete tomorrow. It’s really about daring to be different.


    10:30a.m.

    Break


    10:45a.m.

    Concurrent Sessions:
    Novice: Physician Preference
    Barbara Strain

    Physician Preference Items (PPI); what are they, when to develop a strategy, how to organize an analysis, and identifying who your clinical and executive champions are.

    Advanced: Cutting Through the Hype! Using Evidence to Optimize Patient Outcomes and Minimize Costs
    Wini Hayes

    Discuss and illustrate with current examples the use of evidence (Health Technology Assessment [HTA] and Comparative Effectiveness Research [CER]) within value analysis, health technology acquisition, and physician preference item management. Provide frameworks for the effective utilization of HTA and CER findings.


    11:45a.m.

    Lunch with Exhibitors (included)


    1:15p.m.

    Concurrent Sessions:
    Novice: Value Analysis Primer
    Cindy Christofanelli

    Participate in a candid expert review of the principles of value analysis for the newly initiated clinical value analysis team member. Learn the impact of metric and methods integrated with clinical practice.

    Advanced: Allograft Tissue: Rules and Regulations for the Surgical Team
    Kevin Williams-Dering

    This seminar briefly overviews "the types of allograft tissues regularly used in surgery. Pertinent federal agencies, professional associations, and accrediting bodies that affect allograft programs are summarized, with emphasis on The Joint Commission. The effect of current TJC standards on the hospital requirements for tissue storage, documentation, and tracking are detailed, illustrated by examples of procedures and record keeping forms.”


    2:15p.m.

    Panel: Trends and Trouble within Value Analysis
    Cindy Christofanelli, Laurie Jonsson, Tanya Rice

    How evidence-based data, infection control, new guidelines and regulations can expedite or impede the practice of Value Analysis.


    3:15p.m.

    Break with Exhibitors


    3:30p.m.

    AHVAP President’s Address and Business Meeting (members only)


    4:30p.m.

    Vendor Showcase


    5:30p.m.

    Reception


    6:30p.m.

    Awards & Recognitions


    7:30p.m.

    Adjourn


    Friday, October 22

    8:00a.m.

    Continental Breakfast


    9:00a.m.

    Going Green in Health Care
    Rozi Arends

    A down-to-earth way to build recycling programs in a health care system.


    10:00a.m.

    Break


    10:15a.m.

    Value Analysis and Communication with the C-Suite
    Tony Montagnolo

    Communication is a key to success in professional life. Poor communication hinders the effectiveness of otherwise great work Communicating complicated, technical information to experts is difficult in and of itself, but communicating effectively with an often nontechnical C-suite presents an even bigger challenge. Yet, without effective communication to management, the impact of high-quality value analyses may be lessened or lost.


    11:15a.m.

    AHVAP Maturation Survey - What’s in it for you?
    Cindy Christofanelli

    This session will provide a review of the AHVAP maturation survey.


    12:15p.m.

    Wrap Up


    12:30p.m

    Adjourn


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