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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
NYSSPA 2017 CME Conference 
NYSSPA Celebrates 50 Years of PA: Healthcare Delivery, Advocacy, and Leadership



Thursday, October 12, 2017

NYSSPA Committee Meetings 

NYSSPA BOD Meeting 

Workshops 

BCLS/ACLS Recertification Workshop - David Lau, PA-C, DFAAPA,  Austin Epstein, MS, PA-C   *Additional Registration Fee Required

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Basic Cardiac Life Support 

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Advanced Cardiac Life Support 

10:00 am – 6:00 pm BCLS/ACLS 

1:00pm - 5:30pm 

Buprenorphine Waiver Training:  Half and Half – Caroline Rath, MPH, PA-C - Moderator

2:00-5:30pm

Practical Tips for Bone Marrow Biopsies and Lumbar Punctures – Jeremy Heinrich, PA-C, DFAAPA and John Katsetos, PA-C *Additional Registration Fee Required

MAIN PROGRAM

Friday, October 13,  2017

8:00-9:00am                          

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors & Posters                                  

9:00-9:15am

Welcome and Orientation

Tracy Jackson, MA, PA-C, NYSSPA President                                              

9:15-10:15am

General Session Keynote  - Gail Curtis, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

AAPA President & Chair of the Board                                                 

10:15-10:30am Break with Exhibitors & Posters

10:30am-12:30pm 

Plastic Surgery Suturing for the Non-Plastics PA - Eden Reis, PA-C & Jennifer Oliver, PA-C

10:30am-11:30am 

Track 1: A Public Health Approach to The Opiod Crisis: How PA's Can Make a Difference

 – Caroline Rath, MPH, PA-C

Track 2: Renal & Other Related Toxic/Metabolic Emergencies – Michael Hu, PA-C

Track 3: Is Clinical Education for Me? - Danielle Varney, MPAS, PA-C

11:30-12:30pm

Track 1: Historical Clues, Physical Signs, Lab Diagnosis and Treatment of Anogenital and Systemic STDs – Speaker TBD

Track 2: Thinking of the Unthinkable: The Ultimate Response to a Mass Casualty Incident - Brandon Godbout, MD

Track 3: Per Diem or Regular Employment, What is Right for Me? - David Jackson, MPAS, DHSC, PA-C

12:30-2:00pm

Lunch on Your Own                                

2:00 – 3:00pm

Track 1: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Preventation: Risk Stratification and Management in Young Women – Speaker TBD

Track 2: Novel Therapies for Mitral Regurutation - Michael Querijero, PA-C

Track 3: Improving Your Prognosis - Tom Gallo, JD, PA

3:00 – 4:00pm 

Track 1: Zika Virus: What You Need to Know – Nina Ahmad, MD and Amanda Stolz, MSPH

Track 2: Acute Abdomen - Adrian Llewellyn, MPAS, PA-C

Track 3: Substance Abuse in Health Care Providers – James Follette, MD, MSPH, DABA, DABAM, FASAM               

4:00 – 5:00pm

Track 1: COPD: GOLD Update - Bethany Dunn, PA-C

Track 2: Pediatric Emergencies: A Primer for the Frontline Practitioner – Alyssa Quinlan, PA-C

Track 3: Building 50 Years of Innovation in PA Education: What’s Next? – William Kohlhepp, DHS, PA-C

5:30—7:00pm

Alumni Reception                                                      

7:00-11:00pm

50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Saturday, October 14, 2017                     

7:00-8:00am                                                              

Continental Breakfast 

8:00-8:15am

Orientation & Updates, Special Recognition                                

8:15-9:15am 

General Session: Legislative Update

State of PA Practice in New York State - David Jackson, MPAS, DHSC, PA-C

9:15 -9:30am

Break 

9:30-10:30am 

Track 4: Use of Empathy to Increase Efficiency and Patient/Provider Satisfaction -  James Bell, MPAS, PA-C

Track 5: Taking a Sexual History and Behavioral Risk Assessment – Speaker TBD

Track 1: The Drama & Trauma of Pediatric Sports Medicine - Shelby Edwards, DHSc, PA-C

Track 2: Pediatric Sepsis: The Good, The Bad, The Future - Ed Conway, Jr, MS, MD                  

10:30-11:30am 

Track 4: Interactive Learning in the PA Curriculum - Louise Lee, EdD, MHA, PA-C, Stacey Singer-Leshinsky, M.S., PA-C 

Track 5: Post- Exposure Prophylaxis - Lorraine Sanassi, PA-C, DHSc

Track 1: Jazzy Cases of Tick-borne Illnesses, Mary Flanagan-Kundle, MS, PA-C

Track 2: Emergent Evaluation of Dizziness - Norman McCulloch, PA-C
Track 3: Update from NCCPA - It's Not Just About PANRE - Dawn Morton Rias, EdD, PA-C

11:30-11:45am

Break 

11:45am-12:45pm 

Track 4: Foundational Concepts of Debriefing - Gregory Welsh, MS, PA-C

Track 5: Ventilators in the Critically Ill: A Simplistic Approach to a Complicated Issue - Frank Acevedo, MS, PA-C

Track 1: Recognition & Management of Geriatric Depression - Shinu Kuriakose, DHSc,  PA-C

Track 2: Breast Surgery - Elizabeth Horowitz, MS, MPH, PA-C                             

12:45-2:00pm

Membership Luncheon 

2:00-3:00pm 

Track 4: Faculty Forum: Survival Tips for PA Educators - Susan Cappelmann, MS, PA-C & Carina Loscalzo, MS, PA-C

Track 5: The Benign Pelvis - Heather Isola, PA-C

Track 1: Diabetes Management: Beyond Metformin - Audrey Smith, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Track 2: Orthopedic Emergencies – Jeena Kokura, PA-C, MA              

3:00-3:30pm

Break 

3:30-4:30pm

Track 5: Pressure Injury Care for the Primary Care Provider - Lou Kaplan, PA-C, CWS, WCC

Track 1: Red Flags or Late Bloomer: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Denise Rizzolo, PhD, PA-C

Track 2: Vasoactive Medications & Shock – Matt Lazar, PA-C and Revathi Nair, PA-C

Track 3: Pearls to Pass the PANRE: Test Taking Strategies – Dwayne Williams, PA-C

4:30-6:00pm

Dinner on Your Own

6:00-9:30pm

Medical Jeopardy – David Jackson, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

10:00-11:00pm

Post Medical Jeopardy Reception

Sunday, October 15, 2017

9:00-10:00am 

Track 1: Arm Your Aging Patient's with Fall Prevention Tips & Tools - Pam Gregory-Fernandes, MS, PA-C

Track 2: Transgender Surgery, Lee Zhao, MD, MS

10:00-10:15am

Break

10:15-11:15am 

Track 1: Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy - Elyse Watkins, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Track 2: Prostate Cancer in 2017: An Update on Screening and Treatment Options for the Newly Diagnosed and Recurrent Prostate Cancer Patient - Anthony Corcoran, MD, FACS

11:15am-12:15pm 

Track 1: The Identification & Treatment of Cardiac Arrythmias - Stacey Singer-Leshinsky, M.S., PA-C

Track 2: Bariatric Surgery – Eva Schneider, PA-C, MBA             

12:15-12:30 pm

Closing Remarks



Track 1 PC/IM
Track 2 Surgery/ICU/EM
Track 3 Professionalism
Track 4 Educator
Track 5 Back To Basics


Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits - Category 1
The New York State Society of Physician Assistants utilizes the ACCME standards for programs of the AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants) in order to provide CME to participants.
NYSSPA takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of the CME Activity. This program is approved for 27.5 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. 
Each PA should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. This program is planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for commercial support of Live Programs.

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NYSSPA Candidate Eligibility

Declaration of Candidacy Deadline:  February 28, 2017

Deadline for Membership Voting Eligibility: February 28, 2017

Deadline for Receipt of Campaign Material: March 10, 2017

Distribution of Balloting Materials and posting of
Platform Statements to website: March 21, 2017

Deadline for Request of Late Issue Ballots: April 24, 2017

Ballots Due at NYSSPA office: May 5, 2017

Election Committee Report Announcing Election Results: May 9, 2017

Elected begin new term of office: July 1, 2017

For more information please contact the elections committee chair
Mindy Shaw, MS, PA-C at shawmindy@hotmail.com

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