West Coast conference to target cost-cutting

American Health Consultants, the leading provider of same-day surgery information and publisher of Same-Day Surgery newsletter, will host a West Coast conference titled Same-Day Surgery: Innovations to Control the Dollar. The conference will be held Nov. 2-4 at the Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA, and will offer 16.3 CE credits.

The conference will cover complications of endoscopic surgery, partnerships with patients, innovations in gynecology and eye surgery, reprocessing of devices, cost analysis of endoscopic and open procedures, partnering with industry, reimbursement through ambulatory patient groups, documentation, reuse of single-use devices, risk management, preoperative assessment, discharge planning, and cost-cutting success stories.

For more information or to register, contact customer service at (800) 688-2421 or (404) 262-7436. Fax: (800) 850-1232 or (404) 262-7837. E-mail: custserv@ahcpub.com.

Getting Started: A Beginner’s Guide to Freestanding Ambulatory Care Accreditation — Oct. 20, Portsmouth, NH; Nov. 20, Richmond, VA; Dec. 11, Los Angeles. Portsmouth conference sponsored by the New England Healthcare Assembly. For more information, contact Pamela Neff, Marketing Manager, New England Health-care Assembly, P.O. Box 7100, Portsmouth, NH 03802-7100. Telephone: (603) 422-6104. Fax: (603) 422-6101. Brochure Fax Library: (603) 422-6160 — request brochure 724.

The Richmond conference is sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Research and Education Foundation. Contact: Carol Y. Brown, P.O. Box 31394, Richmond, VA 23294. Telephone: (804) 965-1280. Fax: (804) 965-1353. Los Angeles conference sponsored by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Contact: Joint Commission, One Renaissance Blvd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. Telephone: (630) 792-5800. Fax: (630) 792-5858.

Freestanding Ambulatory Care Accredi-tation: Standards and Survey — Oct. 20-21, Portsmouth, NH; Nov. 20-21, Richmond, VA; Dec. 11-12, Los Angeles. Sponsored by the New England Healthcare Assembly (NEHA) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health-care Organizations. For more information, contact Pamela Neff, Marketing Manager, NEHA, P.O. Box 7100, Portsmouth, NH 03802-7100. Telephone: (603) 422-6104. Fax: (603) 422-6101. Brochure Fax Library: (603) 422-6160 — request brochure 725.

The Richmond conference is sponsored by the Virginia Hospital Research and Education Foundation. Contact: Carol Y. Brown, P.O. Box 31394, Richmond, VA 23294. Telephone: (804) 965-1280. Fax: (804) 965-1353. The Los Angeles conference is sponsored by Joint Commission. Contact: Joint Commission, One Renaissance Blvd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. Telephone: (630) 792-5800. Fax: (630) 792-5858.

Hospital-Sponsored Ambulatory Care Accreditation: Standards and Survey Process — Oct. 23- 24, San Francisco, and Nov. 17-18, Jamesburg, NJ. San Francisco conference sponsored by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. For more information, contact: Joint Commission, One Renaissance Blvd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. Telephone: (630) 792-5800. Fax: (630) 792-5858.

The Jamesburg conference is sponsored by the New Jersey Hospital Association/Health Research Education Trust (HRET). For more information, contact: Marianne M. Meyer, Program Director of Continuing Education, ew Jersey Hospital Association/HRET, 760 Alexander Road, P.O. Box 1, Princeton, NJ 08543-0001. Telephone: (609) 275-4150. Fax: (609) 275-4271.

Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Facial Plastic Surgery Symposia with Live Surgery Observa-tion — Nov. 8-11, Santa Barbara, CA. Sponsored by Gregory S. Keller, MD. For more information, contact: Julene Cray, Aesthetic Laser Consultants, 1278 Glenneyre, Suite 39, Laguna Hills, CA 92651. Telephone: (714) 348-8807.

Gastroenterology Managed Care Endoscopic ASCs — Creating Success — April 2-4, Knoxville, TN. Sponsored by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and The Endoscopy Center. For more information, contact, Marilyn Bartling, GI Practice/ EASC Course, P.O. Box 59002, Knoxville, TN 37950-9002. Telephone: (423) 558-0634. Fax: (423) 588-2126.