Annual Education Conference

Each year, MNASCA hosts an Annual Education Conference. This conference is intended to connect leaders in the ASC industry with key stakeholders and partners in the health care community. This 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.



2019 Annual Conference

Thursday, October 24th - Friday, October 25th, 2019

Marriott Minneapolis Southwest
5801 Opus Pkwy | Minnetonka, MN 55343


This is a two-day event with a number of excellent speakers and sponsorship opportunities. Confirmed topics and speakers include:

 Patient Care Today, Paul Batz, CEO and Founder, Good Leadership Enterprises

Additional Sessions

ASCA Update, Steve Miller, COO, ASCA

AORN Updates: Surgical Attire and Surgical Smoke Safety, Andi Dewes, AORN

The New AAMI ST79 and its Impact on Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Silas McAghon, Clinical Specialist, 3M

Health Care Safety for ASCs, Eric Hart, MEHS, GSP, Loss Prevention Representative, SFM Mutual Insurance

Exploring How Goodness Pays for You, Heather Wray-Isquierdo, Senior Coaching Associate, Good Leadership Enterprises

Health Professionals Services Program - Alternative to Discipline for Health Care Professionals, Tracy Erfourth, Health Professionals Services Program (HPSP)

Panel on Recruiting and Retaining Surgical Technologists in your Organization

HCA-Infections: Can the Anesthesia Provider be at Fault?, Dr. Richard Prielipp, M.D., MBA, FCCM, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota

2019 Work Comp ASC Payment System/DLI Study on ASC Payment System Under Work Comp, Lisa Wichterman & David Berry, MN Department of Labor and Industry

Changes in Pharmaceutical Waste Management, Joshua Burman, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Active Shooter - Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security

See the agenda HERE! More excellent speakers are being confirmed! 

For questions contact Rachel Stuckey at 651-556-9205 or [email protected].


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