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DBA 2017 Membership & DBA Annual Meeting (June 8-11, 2017) - Empowering Your Practice

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Registration Type Price Fee Quantity
DBA 2017 annual practice membership   more info $499.00 $0.00
Annual Meeting INCLUDES 1 year DBA   more info $1,495.00 $0.00
Residents registration AND 1 year DBA   more info $999.00 $0.00
MD + Administrators Mtg AND DBA   more info $1,999.00 $0.00

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 Sedona is internationally recognized for the captivating splendor of its world-famous red rock vistas, hiking among the region’s amazing geology, and experiencing the spiritual interaction with vortexes.   In this enchanting and inspirational venue, the first annual Dermatology Business Accelerator (DBA) conference welcomes you.     Check out    Concierge Angela Aldatz will assist you prior to arrival and during your stay.  A block of rooms is reserved at this flagship Marriott property and the conference rate will be honored if you choose to extend your stay.

Empowering YOUR Practice - Interactive workshop sessions will address the challenges you face in your practice. Unparalleled networking opportunities facilitate discussion and sharing of best practices. There will be an icebreaker networking reception (attendace is highly encouraged) to kickoff the event on Thursday, June 8th from 6 to 8pm.  Sessions begin at 8am Friday and run all day until a 5:30pm wine tasting reception and dinner overlooking red rock vistas. Saturday we break at noon to afford you an afternoon of leisure - golf, hiking, off-road rock crawling and more.  Sunday concludes with constructing your customized execution plan to implement the ideas and concepts from the conference.   Plan to leave Sedona by noon.  Concierge can be reached at 928-325-0055 ext 515.

Some of the topics covered at the meeting will include:
1. Leadership - staff engagement, motivation, empowerment
2. Brand Equity - build the brand equity value of your practice including an integrated approach to marketing, communications, brand image, brand loyalty and social media 
3. Recruiting - a case study in hiring a key employee.  Eliminate the risk of hiring the wrong person - and make every new hire a winning contributor to the culture of your team.
4. Finance - particular attention to financing fixed assets/real estate; a deep dive into Return on Investment and developing/launching a new treatment or service line.
5. Delegating - Mind mapping, project leadership, delegation, building a high performance team that functions perfectly without you needing to be directing every step of the way
6. Perfect Partners - in partnership with your administrator, build a seamless, loyal and trusting environment for staff engagement and a ‘winning’ culture.  

2017 membership to the DBA community for your whole practice is included at no additional charge with any full registration.  (Membership alone is $499 annually)  
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, expand dialogue, and increase networking when your administrator joins you.
Register today to reserve your spot, since enrollment is limited. Room block will be held until May 1, 2017.    

Attendees may book their reservations directly with the hotel by calling 928-325-0055 or through      Concierge Angela Aldatz ext. 515 or

go to  for a complete annual meeting program and timetable

   -  Ashish C. Bhatia, MD, Jeffrey T.S. Hsu, MD, and David J. Waldron
                   (faculty bios are posted below and on



What are my transportation options?
From Phoenix SkyHarbor airport, rental cars and shuttles are available.  
Arizona Shuttle
Angel 1 Tours Executive Shuttle 
Private aircraft may land at Sedona Airport   Call 928-282-4487 for details

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
See Dermatology Business Accelerator website for a complete meeting program and timetable.   Send your question via email to

What's the refund policy?
Registration fees less $50 processing are refundable with 35 day advance written notice. No refunds within 30 days. 
DBA reserves the right to cancel within 6 weeks of conference date (Registrants will receive a full registration refund). DBA is not responsible for any charges associated with any canceled flights or hotel rooms.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes, you may substitute a practice administrator or physician.  Notify us at

Is there a discount if multiple persons from the same practice attend?
You will save over $900 when both a physician and practice administrator from the same practice attend.

Is there a discount if I join DBA and register for meeting at the same time?
You entire practice will enjoy a complimentary 2017 DBA membership if any one of you register for the meeting.

Who will assist with reservations for leisure activities for myself or my family? 
A fitness center and pool are on site.  Rely on the expertise of Head Concierge Angela Aldatz for bookings and reservations to help create a memorable experience for yourself and family members.  The list of things to do is endless at this most magical and mystical location.  Her phone ext is 515 at 928-325-0055; email is

Does the hotel provide a shuttle for dine-around restaurants?
Yes, the Marriott offers a free shuttle to many area restaurants. 

Does the hotel charge for internet usage?
High speed internet is available free of charge.


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Marriott Sedona Courtyard
4105 West Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336


Dermatology Business Accelerator


Dr. Bhatia is a board certified dermatologist with extensive experience in practice and leadership development.  He is the co-founder of the Chief Academy, a leadership and management program developed for rising chief residents to prepare them for managing their peers, staff and attending physicians. Dr. Bhatia is the Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at DuPage Medical Group, a 550+ physician directed medical group.  There, he founded the Department of Clinical Research, which now performs clinical trials in over 14 specialties.  He enjoys staying active in academic medicine and publishes extensively while serving as a Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia earned his Bachelors of Arts degree at Illinois Wesleyan University where he studied both biology and business administration.  He earned his Medical Doctorate degree from Northeastern Ohio University’s College of Medicine where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  He completed his residency in Dermatology at the Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University where he was selected to serve as chief resident.  He went on to complete a fellowship in Mohs & Reconstructive Surgery, Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery at SkinCare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, MA, where he trained under the direction of the top dermatologic surgeons from Harvard Medical School and Boston University Medical School.  He also served as a clinical research fellow, participating in the clinical trials of many devices and drugs used in practice today.  Dr. Bhatia continues to be active in numerous medical societies and is considered a thought leader across several medical and surgical specialties.  

JEFFREY T.S.HSU, MD, FAAD                                                                                           

Dr. Jeffrey T.S. Hsu is a Board Certified dermatologist with expertise in neurotoxins, laser surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, leg vein treatments, soft tissue augmentation, and scar revision.  Dr. Hsu specializes in minimally invasive techniques for facial and body rejuvenation. Dr. Hsu graduated with distinction from Stanford University where he earned the coveted President’s Award for academic achievement.  He received his medical degree from University of California at Los Angeles, earning top honors along the way.  He then completed an internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Dermatology at the Mayo Clinic.  He pursued further training by completing a Laser and Cosmetic Surgery fellowship in Boston, Massachusetts under the direction of faculty from Harvard University and Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu is also passionately involved in teaching and academic pursuits.  He has already co-authored three widely used textbooks; the


latest publication is the Manual of Dermatologic Therapeutics 8th Edition, published in 2014.  He is the author of numerous scientific articles in leading dermatology journals and is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences to teach other physicians the newest techniques and his latest scientific discoveries.  Dr. Hsu is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago.


David launched as a niche boutique consulting business in 2007 to help healthcare clients in four key areas:  (1) supporting strategic planning to improve business practice results, (2) developing 'engaged leaders" focusing on patient experience implementing AIDET tools, (3) leading turnaround management initiatives, and (4) balance sheet management using sophisticated investment decision support tools. He recently completed a three year interim leadership contract with DuPage Medical Group, a 650 physician multi-specialty group in the Chicago suburbs, where as Executive Director, he had responsibility for radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, biomedical engineering and transcription with approximately 450 staff and where he more than doubled profitability.  That was followed by a one year engagement to develop and facilitate a Leadership Development program for more than 120 Directors, Managers and Supervisors from across all primary care, specialty care, ancillary services and administration departments.  David created and continues to facilitate the Executive Leadership and Mentoring program for AHRA – the Association for Medical Imaging Management.  Launched in 2011, this 12 month program is designed for senior diagnostic imaging leaders from across the USA.  More than 150 leaders have participated in this program.  David launched and built a $100 million nationwide healthcare financing division for LaSalle Bank, Chicago. Previously he has more than 30 years’ experience in senior leadership positions with Coulter in hematology and both GE and Picker International in diagnostic imaging, as well as in banking and financial services. His international experience includes working in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America.




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