Annual Education Conference

Thank you for making the 2020 virtual conference a SUCCESS! 


Each year, MNASCA hosts an Annual Education Conference. While this year's virtual conference looked quite different from previous years, the event still achieved its mission to connect leaders in the ASC industry with key stakeholders and partners in the health care community.
The annual conference provides our members with continuing education so that they can stay current on key topics and issues affecting ASCs. From legislative overviews to briefings on staffing your center, we offer a wide range of topics to interest everyone in the ASC.


2020 Annual Conference Summary

The 2020 Conference took place entirely online October 22nd - 23rd

Number of Attendees: 101


  • Commissioner Jan Malcolm, MN Department of Health
  • Dennis Wichern, DEA Agent
  • Lisa Spruce, Director of Evidence Based Perioperative Practice, Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses
  • Amy Klugherz, Primary Consultant at Forward BPC
  • Josh Berman, Hazardous Waste Inspector, MPCA
  • Dr. David Shapiro M.D., AAAHC Board Member and Officer
  • COVID-19 Panel: MN Department of Health staff 
  • Dr. Jon Sikorski, Health and Pain Psychologist
  • Rachel Uzlik, VP of Quality, Revo Health
  • Lee Anne Blackwell, VP of Clinical Services, Practice Partners in Health Care

An Incredible Thank You to our 2020 Conference Sponsors:

  • Revo Health
  • Stryker
  • TIDI Products
  • Mohagen Hansen
  • HST Pathways
  • Meline
  • Arthrex
  • Henry Schein
  • Zimmer BioMet
  • Surgical Information Systems
  • Paragon 28


Link to Conference Agenda

Link to All Conference Materials/Powerpoints

The MNASCA conferences bring together the right mix of people from the ASC industry and are
very useful for networking and the latest on regulatory hot topics/changes.  The high quality
of the speakers and seniority of other attendees are essential for gathering information and
discussing issues we are faced with each day. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful and
successful conference.
– Kari Scholz, RN, BSN 
                                                               Quality Improvement Team Leader, St. Cloud Surgery Center

For questions contact Shiloh Larson at 651-556-9205 or [email protected]