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2023 Fall Seminar

  • December 18, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress, Austin, Texas; in Trustee #203 *OR* virtual


  • SPECIAL Discounted registration for members of the Austin Chapter. Lunch provided to in-person participants.
  • SPECIAL Discounted registration for members of the Austin Chapter attending *Virtually*
  • Discounted fee for virtual attendance by non-member.
  • Discounted fee for in-person attendance. Lunch provided for in-person participants.
  • This type of registration is only available for students who are current members of the Austin Chapter of the ACFE.

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2023 Fall Seminar - REGISTER NOW

REGISTRATION is OPEN for our Fall Seminar, to be held on the campus of St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress (Trustee Hall #203). Refer to your Registration Confirmation (sent via email) for parking requirements. You must pre-register your vehicle to avoid a ticket. 

Description:   Multiple sessions will be presented for a total of 6 CPE hours, including Fraud Ethics (2 hrs), for a low cost of only $100 per registrant plus lunch is provided for in-person participants.  Share this information with a colleague so they can attend, too!  Sessions will cover the topics described below.

Agenda, Speakers & Topics:  [All times are approximate.]

~8:00-8:30a  Welcome & Announcements (with Coffee & Networking)

~8:30-9:30a "The History of Fraud" by Trevi Kelley - You may think you know a lot about the history of fraud and the likes of Charles Ponzi, Bernie Madoff, Jeff Skilling, and Sam Bankman-Fried).  But, do you know just how far back fraud began and the types of fraud committed long-long ago? 

~9:45-11:45  "Generative AI (Chat GPT & More):  I Told You So" by Zach Kelley - In May of this year, the speaker warned us that we had about a year to get up to speed on GAI.  It has been less than a year and if you have waited to take action to get training for yourself, your employees &/or  your clients...the train has pulled out of the station.  Multiple recent events and software developments are dramatically changing our professional and personal lives.  The speaker will update us on these and how we will be impacted.

~11:45a-1pm  Lunch 

--> 1:00-2:00p "Healthcare Fraud, Waste & Abuse: Challenges, Risks &  Recommendations by Donald Eaton, CFCS, CFCI, CCI, CAMS-RM, CFE - Recent trends prove that criminals are well aware that today's healthcare system is ripe for abuse.  From lack of security for payments to providers ill-equipped to stop abuse.  This presentation explores the foundation of the healthcare industry while exploring pervasive issues of fraud, waste & abuse that are pervasive throughout this sector.

 ~2:00-4:00p  "Establishing an Atmosphere of Accountability & Ethics" (counts for 2 hours of Fraud Ethics per ACFE) with Erin Anker, CFE, CPA; Gregg Waddill, JD, MPH, CFE; Briesen Cooper, CPA; moderated by Carolyn Conn, CFE, CPA - Panelists will discuss a spectrum (ranging from exemplary to almost deplorable) work environments and how they encourage &/or discourage accountability and ethics.

Learning Objectives - After attending these sessions, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how fraud evolved throughout history
  • Describe the current state & exponentially-changing capabilities of GAI and how they are impacting accounting and fraud examination
  • Develop methods to prevent & detect fraud, waste & abuse in the healthcare sector.
  • Recommend strategies to encourage accountability & ethical decision-making.
Recommended CPE credit & Field of Study:  6 total CPE hours (including 2 hours of Fraud Ethics) & field of Specialized Knowledge

Refund, Cancellation & No-Show Policy: Refunds of fees paid for internet-based sessions may be provided only if registrant contacts Austin ACFE within 24 hours of the start time of the session & documents an emergency or similar event that prevented participation. For in-person events, registration cancellations and refund request must be made by contacting Austin ACFE within 5 calendar days from the start time of the session.  Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to events will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.  Contact must be made via email to:

In the event a registrant does not show up to an event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, the registrant will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Austin ACFE reserves the right to bar from future events registrants who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

For events provided by the Austin chapter at no cost to registrants, there will be no refunds.

Complaint Resolution Policy:  Any concerns or complaints about registration for an event must be made within 14 calendar days of the event (with the event date counting as day 1) in writing to:  

NASBA Registry: The Austin Area chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Non-profit Status:  The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) organization with the IRS.

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