ASC Medical Directors & Leaders Summit

This in-person meeting is tailored to physicians, AHPs, Medical Directors, and Administrative staff who practice in Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Please reach out to the SAMBA Executive Office at with any questions.

January 13-14, 2023

Caesars Palace Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Registration Fees
Members: $400.00
Non-Members: $500.00


Thursday, January 12

Reception with ASCA

Friday, January 13

8:00am to 8:05am – Welcome (Dawn Schell, MD & Steven Butz, MD, SAMBA-F)

8:05am to 9:15am – General Leadership (Moderator: Simon Lee, MD)

  • Change Management – Michael Guertin, MD, MBA, CPE, FASA
  • Conflict Resolution – Kathy Williams Beydler, RN, MBA, CNOR, CASC
  • Culture/Engagement – Steven Butz, MD, SAMBA-F

9:15am – 9:45am – Break

9:45am – 11:00am – Quality (Moderator: Simon Lee, MD)

  • Outcomes and Performance Measures – Jarrett Heard, MD
  • Credentialing and Effective Peer Review – Steven Butz. MD, SAMBA-F

11:00am to 1:00pm – Lunch on Own
11:30am to 12:30pm – Optional Lunch Symposium Hosted by Pacira (NON-CME)

1:00pm to 2:15pm – Management (Moderator: Arnaldo Valedon, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F, MBA Candidate 2023)

  • Real World Issues and Solutions for Medical Directors – Arnaldo Valedon, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F, MBA Candidate 2023

2:15pm – 2:45pm – Break

2:45am to 4:00pm – Financial (Moderator: Arnaldo Valedon, MD, FASA, SAMBA-F, MBA Candidate 2023)

  • Blending Medicine & Finance / Ethics – William Prentice
  • Maximizing ASC Billing – John J. Goehle, MBA, CPA, CASC
  • Value-Based Care – Kara Newbury, JD
Saturday, January 14

8:00am – 9:15am – Legal (Moderator: Simon Lee, MD)

  • Future of Independent Anesthesia Practice – Judith Jurin Semo, JD

9:15am – 9:45am – Break

9:45am to 11:00am – Legal (Continued) and Expanding Services

  • Safer Harbor Law / Stark Law – Judith Jurin Semo, JD
  • Employment Law / Termination / HR – Judith Jurin Semo, JD


The meeting will be held at the Caesars Palace Las Vegas. You can book your lodging at Caesars Palace Resort using the link Rates are $255 (+ tax) per night* for a single or double. In-room Internet access is included for two devices. Access to the fitness center is also included. Rates are guaranteed until December 21, 2022.

*The rate of $255 includes a $44.22 daily resort fee.

The SAMBA ASC Medical Directors and Leaders Summit is being held concurrently with ASCA’s 2023 Winter Seminar. For more information on the ASCA 2023 Winter Seminar, visit