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The 1st annual UW Compliance Resource Summit is a free, full-day compliance training open to University employees whose work involves compliance and risk management. This gathering will provide the opportunity to connect with colleagues and share perspectives, best practices, challenges and solutions that can be used to manage risk in the workplace. Sessions will focus on real life situations, providing attendees with useful information and tactics that can be employed right away.


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Richard Cordova

Executive Director, Internal Audit















































































Compliance Resources Summit - Agenda

Alder Hall Auditorium

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Presented by COFi


Your Host: Richard Cordova, Executive Director of Audits


Building Compliance:

It’s A Team Effort








Planning Team Member

9:00 to 9:15




9:15 to 9:30

The Kick-Off

Rolf Johnson, Chief of Staff, Office of the President


9:30 to 9:35

Overview of Agenda, Housekeeping

Richard Cordova


9:35 to 10:25

Reviewing Game Films: Case Studies of External Investigations at UW.  How did it roll out, how we responded during the investigation and what did we learn from it.


Lynette Arias

Director, Office of Sponsored Programs/ Assistant Vice Provost for Research, Office of Research

Jude Van Buren

Director, Environmental Health and Safety


10:25 to 10:40

Time Out: Break

Compliance Babies 


10:40 to 11:05

The Game Plan:  Planning for success – build an effective Compliance Program using 8 fundamental strategies.


Sue Clausen

Chief Compliance Officer, UW Medicine/ Assoc. VP for Medical Affairs, UW

Jane Yung

11:05 to 11:15

Time Out: Resource Snippet #2

The Compliance “Matrix”


11:15 to Noon

Spring Training: Practice your game plan!  Learn from a rookie (Safety of Minors Program) and an old pro (Billing Compliance Program).

Amanda Paye

Title IX/ADA Coordinator

Lisa Westlund

Compliance Officer,

UW Medicine


Scott Desmond

Noon to 12:45

Halftime: Lunch on Your Own

Compliance Rap: No Sleep Until Encryption


12:45 to 2:00

Teamwork: A Panel Discussion:  Practitioner’s Perspectives – how we work as a team toward compliance with limited resources while balancing competing priorities.

Tara Aal

Director of Compliance & Privacy, School of Dentistry

Donna Devine

Director, Dept. of Medicine

Norm Beauchamp

Professor and Chairman, Radiology

Jane Yung, Noella Rawlings

2:00 to 2:10

Time Out: Resource Snippet #3

Office of Risk Management – Compliance Education


2:10 to 2:50

Game Day:  The regulators are here!  Gain inside information about regulatory investigations and on-site reviews from former federal investigators.  Learn how you can have a winning performance.


Emily Cameron

Lenny Sanchez

Compliance Specialists,

UW Medicine

Sue Clausen

2:50 to 3:00

Two-Minute Warning:  Open forum and wrap-up


Richard Cordova


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