Grand Rounds Audio Conferences

Grand Rounds Audio Conferences

GRAND ROUNDS AUDIO CONFERENCE SERIES: 2023 Back to the Basics and Fast Forward to the Future

Please join us for Grand Rounds 2023!  Twelve audio conferences spread over the course of the year, with the goal of providing focused, manageable bites of education for Medical Staff leaders and those who support them. This year’s series has been designed with two goals in mind.  First, a number of “Back to the Basics” segments will provide a foundation for those who may have missed out on comprehensive leadership training over the past few years due to circumstances out of their control (Pandemics! Full EDs! Full ICUs! Staff shortages!  Travel restrictions!).  We know from experience that an excellent Medical Staff culture is built on the backs of leaders who are well-prepared and supported in their roles.  So, it’s important for the full leadership team to receive “basic training” from the get-go.  It’s the keystone for many years of successful (dare we say, fulfilling?) leadership to come.  If some or all of your leaders have fallen behind on their training – or could simply use a refresher on the tools of the trade for effective Medical Staff leadership – the “Back to the Basics” segments should be just the thing! The 2023 Grand Rounds series also includes a number of “Fast Forward to the Future” segments dedicated to current events, hot topics, and the evolution of the hospital Medical Staff.  After all, even during tough times, we know that MSSPs, CMOs, Chiefs of Staff, and other members of the primary leadership team are looking to make progress.  Time for a Medical Staff Bylaws update?  The August installment of Grand Rounds will provide suggestions for new and revised Bylaws language, based on the many lessons we learn throughout the year as a result of our ongoing work with numerous Medical Staffs (and we’ll throw in some discussion of legal and accreditation changes too!). Also keep an eye on the June 2023 installment of Grand Rounds, where we will discuss the rapid evolution of Advanced Practice Clinicians (generally, advanced practice nurses and PAs), honing in on the wide range of methods we see employed across the country to address the appropriate scope of practice for APCs within an acute care environment, the supervision and collaboration requirements and monitoring, upskilling and “on the job training” efforts, the Joint Commission’s revised use of terminology for LIPs, and more. The 2023 lineup includes:
  • January 24: Back to the Basics: The First 31 Days in Office
  • February 7: Back to the Basics: Why (and How) Do We Credential?
  • March 7: Back to the Basics: The Progressive Steps Continuum
  • April 4: Back to the Basics: Documenting Progressive Steps and Other Credentialing and Peer Review Activities
  • May 2: Fast Forward to the Future: Coordinating, Combining, and Unifying Medical Staff Functions
  • June 6: Fast Forward to the Future: Advanced Practice Professionals (APPs) - To Infinity and Beyond
  • July 11: Fast Forward to the Future: Moonlighting Residents and Fellows
  • August 8: Fast Forward to the Future: Medical Staff Bylaws Update
  • September 5: Back to the Basics: Focus on Fundamental Fairness
  • October 3: Fast Forward to the Future: Got Staffing Problems? Don’t Hesitate to Get Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Under Control
  • November 7: Fast Forward to the Future: How Physician Leaders Can Decrease MSSP Burnout
  • December 5: A Year in Review: Highlights from the 2023 Health Law Express - Lessons Learned

Upcoming Audio Conferences/Grand Rounds

Previous Audio Conferences

For Hospital and Medical Staff leaders unable to tune in “live,” HortySpringer is pleased to offer recordings of our past audio conferences for sale.
Please note that these audio conferences include previously-recorded content.  Due to the nature of audio recordings, these items are not updated.


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Audio Conferences/Grand Rounds Registration: $250 and includes:

      • 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit*
      • 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credit*
      • One MP3 recording to share with your staff throughout the year
      • Three additional phones lines. You may purchase additional lines for $50/line, per audio conference.

Can’t make the live audio conference? No problem! We offer single MP3 recordings for $250/audio conference.

Want the entire 2023 Grand Rounds AC Series?
If you would like to purchase the entire 2023 Grand Rounds audio conference series, we’re happy to offer you a special rate of $1,850 to include all 12 episodes (one per month). Please contact our office for more information.

*Not all audio conferences will be approved for continuing medical education credits.

Education Credit

The majority of our audio conferences qualify for Continuing Education Credit (participation only).

Instructions on how to obtain your Continuing Education certificate for audio conferences will be e-mailed to the contact person for your organization at the conclusion of each audio conference.

Category 1 CME

Joint Provider Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and HortySpringer Seminars.  The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NAMSS Continuing Education Credit

This course has been approved for National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) continuing education credit and NAMSS hereby awards 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credits for participation in this activity.  Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.

HortySpringer Audio Conference Disclaimer

The information presented during an audio conference and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing contained therein is to be considered as the rendering of legal advice for specific cases or circumstances.

No one should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information presented during an audio conference without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer practicing as permitted by applicable laws, regulations or rules of professional conduct. No attorney-client relationship is formed by registration for an audio conference or the use of the supplementary materials.