2017 Compliance & Ethics Institute Session Previews


By Doug Stupca
SCCE/HCCA Social Media Coordinator

The 2017 Compliance & Ethics Institute is just a month away. With over 100 different sessions to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which sessions and speakers will be the best for you. Luckily several speakers have created previews to their sessions! Here is a small collection of them to help guide you:

Keynote Address – Easiest Catch: Don’t be Another Fish in the ’Net’

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 8:30 – 9:30 AM

You’ve read the headlines. Unfortunately, the question now is not if your information is going to be accessed or stolen, but when. Perhaps surprisingly, neither companies nor their employees are immune to these attacks. In fact, organizations of all sizes are at increased risk for security breaches.

To inform the attendees of current developments in the digital underground as well as provide realistic advice for cyber protection, Mark Lanterman will be discussing recent high profile cyber-crime events, including breaches impacting retailers, banks, and government agencies. Mark will also discuss particularly dangerous types of threats that might affect us such as phishing, data breaches, the Dark Web and the Internet of Things.

  • Mark Lanterman, Chief Technology Officer, Computer Forensic Services

Session 701 Don’t Buy Trouble in M&A Transactions:  Effectively Managing Ethics & Compliance Risk During the Deal

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

Governments, including the United States, consider M&A compliance due diligence an essential part of an effective compliance program.  If your company ever considers growth through acquisition or merger, the long-term success of that deal often depends on the effectiveness of the compliance due diligence done both before and after closing.  Don’t buy trouble – attend this session and learn practical steps for compliance due diligence so that your next deal doesn’t become your last.

  • Kasey T. Ingram, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, ISK Americas Incorporated

Session P15: IT for Non-IT Compliance Professionals

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

So much of what we do is dependent on data, which helps us get information, which then develops into knowledge that we need to perform our job related tasks and duties.  By developing a basic understanding of how data flows within the organization through its IT infrastructure from Point A to Point Z and all of those points in between, a compliance professional develops a perspective of IT that can help develop more effective workflows, data gathering procedures, and a greater insight into possible options to perform more effective, data driven auditing and monitoring activities.  The challenge is when do compliance professionals have the opportunity to develop a higher level of understanding and familiarity of IT?  Session P15 provides one such option in an interactive format which includes participation from the attendees as we all move forward in developing a better appreciation for the IT function that we all depend on within our respective organizations on any given day.

  • Frank Ruelas, Facility Compliance Professional, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Dignity Health

Session 607: How to prove your program works

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

You do a ton of work as a compliance professional—but can you prove that it makes a difference?

Traditional measures just tell you what people think (like employee surveys) or what you do relative to other programs (like best practices). To get a seat at the table, however, you need to be able to show that what you do gets results, and that those results make business sense.

In this interactive session, we’re going to walk through how to do that. We’ll work out how to measure results and build a bottoms-up business case for your initiatives, discussing a framework and doing a live example.

  • Ricardo Pellafone, Founder, Broadcat
  • John Partridge, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Session 310:  The Risks in Assessing Risk

Monday, October 16, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

A great deal of behavioral economic and other research has revealed that we humans are nowhere near as good at assessing risk as we think.  Worse, little things can seriously affect our ability to understand risk.  Come to this session to learn how our understanding of risk could go very wrong, and how to avoid the common mistakes that could derail your risk assessment.

  • Adam Turteltaub, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and International Programs, The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association.

Session 805 US Government Contracting Compliance: Managing Supply Chain Ethics and Compliance Risk for the World’s Single Largest Buyer

Tuesday October 17, 2017, 3:45-4:45 PM

The Federal Government awards contracts for goods and services exceeding $500 billion annually, procuring everything from office supplies to complex weapons systems. Infrastructure and other spending initiatives will draw new companies into this already enormous market, and while it is a market with great financial potential, it is a heavily regulated market, fraught with penalties, requirements, and consequences for the unwary contractors. Learn about significant ethics and compliance risks for Government contractors, how these key clauses differ from commercial work, and how you can avoid the traps that befall many new – and experienced – government contractors each year.

  • Glenn Sweatt, CCEP, Counsel Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Richard Oliver, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

The 2017 Compliance & Ethics Institute will be held October 15 – 18 in Las Vegas, NV. Details here.


  1. Thanks Doug for posting these…I am really looking forward to anyone who feels they could use a little IT IQ enhancement.

    I really am interested in the session by Brenda Manning on Tuesday.

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    Unfortunately, I will be leaving the CEI on Monday to head to HCCA’s clinical practice conference to speak on malware and ransomware on Tuesday…no one can argue that HCCA/SCCE provides a good number of opportunities for people to learn from one another!

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