Spring Meeting

2014 Spring Meeting

Click Here for our 2014 ASAHP Spring Meeting: Program at a Glance!

March 20th – 21st, 2014

Where:  The Westin Buckhead – Atlanta
3391 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Theme: “Connecting the Dots: Higher Education Reform and Employer Needs in Allied Health”

The 2014 ASAHP Spring Meeting will focus on the intersection of employer needs and higher education – what are employers seeking from our graduates and how can we can better prepare them for practice settings?

Presentations will be made by senior corporate leaders from the rehab community actively recruiting and hiring allied health graduates for clinical practice settings. Professor Bridgett Piernik-Yoder will share with us the results of her extensive research regarding “on boarding” new graduates into practice to better inform our institutions on how we can better assist our students making this transition.

In order to assist both employers and our students, we also need to understand the federal agenda for higher education, including the Administration’s ongoing legislative and regulatory agenda and the prospects and anticipated direction of the re authorization of the Higher Education  Act. Lee Foley of Capitol Hill Partners, a noted federal expert in higher education issues for over three decades, will brief us on the expectations and latest developments in higher education reform and what they mean for allied health programs moving forward.

We will also be joined by Patricia Simone, M.D. of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to discuss CDC’s overall agenda and its intersection with allied health, along with a popular speaker on leadership issues, Rob Williams of Georgia State University as well as continue our collaborative effort to move our association’s strategic plan forward.

We look forward to seeing you in March!

Keynote Speakers:

  • “Leadership of Multi-Disciplinary Teams in Higher Education and Health Care”
    by: Rob Williams

    Senior Fellow
    The Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
    Georgia State University
  • “Challenges and Needs of Employer Community in its Healthcare Workforce”
    by: Jason Zachariah
    Senior Vice President
    Hospital Rehabilitation Services
  • “New Allied Health Graduates ‘On-Boarding’ into Practice Settings”
    by: Bridgett Piernik-Yoder
    School of Health Professions
    University of Texas Health Sciences Center – San Antonio, Texas
  • “Prospects for Higher Education Reform in Washington and Potential”
    Impact on Allied Health Education

    Lee Foley
    Capitol Hill Partners
  • Patricia M. Simone
    Acting Director
    Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)
    Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS)
    Center for Disease Control 

Strategic Plan Initiatives:

Attendees will be asked to continue to work collectively to actualize the five key areas of ASAHP’s recently adopted Strategic Plan. Your input will be essential in helping ASAHP refine its vision and assist in your efforts as leaders in allied health.

Strategic Areas Include:
Innovation & New Services
Alliances & Partnerships
Marketing Promotion, & Growth