May 8 – 10, 2019


Albany Marriott, Wolf Road, Albany NY




PRE-CONFERENCE – Wednesday, May 8, 2019:


 6:00 – 7:00 PM          Preparing for NAMSS Certification
                                                Moderated by:   Terry LaValle, CPMSM, NYSAMSS Education Chair
                                                                           Venetta Lewis, CPCS, NYSAMSS Secretary


 7:00 – 9:00 PM         Welcome Reception and Conference Bag Pickup


DAY 1 – Thursday, May 9, 2019:


 7:00 – 8:00 AM         Conference Bag Pickup / Breakfast


 8:00 AM                     Welcome and Opening Remarks
                                                Mark Hirschhorn, CPCS, NYSAMSS President


 8:15 AM                     2019 Joint Commission Updates      (Click HERE to download Presentation)
                                                Laurel McCourt, MD     (Click HERE for Bio)


10:30 AM                    Plays Well With Others
                                                Tami West, PhD    (Click HERE for Bio)
                                                    Author and Speaker


11:30 – 12:30 PM       Lunch/Networking


 12:30 PM                  Credentialing Tips Panel    
                                                Neritan Mani, MD     (Click HERE for Bio)
                                                    Assoc. Medical Director, White Plains Hospital
                                                Steven Meixler, MD     (Click HERE to download Presentation)     (Click HERE for Bio)
                                                    Medical Director, Westmed Medical Group
                                                Robert Carhart, MD     (Click HERE for Bio)
                                                    Credentials Chair, SUNY Upstate Medical Center
                                                Vivenne Beckford     (Click HERE to download Presentation)     (Click HERE for Bio)
                                                    Director of Credentialing, MetroPlus Health Plan


 3:00 PM                  Enrollment/Delegated Credentialing     (Click HERE to download Presentation)
                                                Amy Neihaus, MBA, CPMSM, CPCS     (Click HERE for Bio)
                                                    Credentialing/Medical Staff Services Consultant


 5:00 PM                    Q & A / Wrap-up


DAY 2 – Friday, May 10, 2019:


 7:30 – 8:30 AM        Conference Bag Pickup / Breakfast


 8:30 AM                    NYSAMSS Annual Meeting / Installation of NYSAMSS Board of Directors
                                                (Click HERE to download Annual Reports)
                                                Mark Hirschhorn, CPCS, NYSAMSS President


 9:00 AM                    Integrating Medical Staffs      (Click HERE to download Presentation)
                                                Michael Callahan, Esq.     (Click HERE for bio)
                                                    Sr. Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP


11:00 AM                  NYS Department of Health Updates     (Click HERE to download Presentation)
                                                Paula Breen     (Click HERE for bio)
                                                   Deputy Director, NYS Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct


12:30 PM                  Q & A / Wrap-up


NAMSS CEU’s:  Three day total of 12 CEU’s has been approved by NAMSS.


                                                             Member       Non-Member
                          Both Days:                   $375                $475
                          Thursday Only:            $200                $250
                           Friday Only:                $175                $225


       Registration fee includes:  Program attendance, conference materials and all food/refreshment breaks.  A $195 cancellation fee per individual will be charged if registration is can­celed less than one (1) week prior to the program.  No cancellations will be accepted on the day of the program.  Substitutions will be accepted.




       To download a paper brochure with registration form, CLICK HERE.
                         Mail registration form and check to:
                                 789 Pre-Emption Road #300
                                 Geneva, NY  14456
       To register on-line with credit card, CLICK HERE.    (NOTE:  Problems registering when utilizing FireFox and Internet Explorer have been reported.  It is recommended that you use Chrome for best results.)




All registrations will be verified by confirmation letter.  If confirmation has not been received prior to the Conference, please call 315-787-4170 or e-mail .


Albany Marriott Hotel Rate:   $139 per night (plus tax)
      Phone Reservations:  Call 800-443-8952, using reservation code MSS
     On-Line Reservations:  CLICK HERE
     Reservation Deadline:  4/24/2019




Topics, speakers and times may be subject to change without prior notice.


Photographs may be taken during the Conference and may appear on Social Media.  By registering for the Conference, permission to use the registrant’s photograph is given.


The content and opinions expressed by the speakers are not necessarily those of the New York State Association of Medical Staff Services.


Conference Room temperature will be set at 70 degrees.  It is suggested that attendees dress in layers for comfort.  For the enjoyment of all participants, please make sure to turn your cell phone to vibrate.