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

Thursday, October 12, 2017
NSSPA Committee Meetings 
Pre-Conference Workshops
1:00-5:00pm BLS/ACLS - David Lau, PA-C, Austin Epstein, PA-C *Additional Registration Fee Required

1:00-5:00pm Burprenorphine Waiver Training: Half and Half - Caroline Rath, PA-C, MPH *Offered to NYSSPA Members Only

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

Friday, October 13,  2017

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors & Posters 
Welcome and Orientation
Tracy Jackson, NYSSPA President
General Session Keynote Speaker
10:15-10:30am Break with Exhibitors & Posters

Track 1: A Public Health Approach to the Opiod Crisis: How PA's Can Make a Difference -Caroline Rath
Track 2: Renal & Other Related Toxic/Metabolic Emergencies - Michael Hu, PA-C
Track 3: Is Clinical Education for Me? - Danielle Varney, MPAS, PA-C

Track 1: Historical Clues, Physical Signs, Lab Diagnosis and Treatment of Anogenital and Systemic STDs
Track 2: Thinking of the Unthinkable: The Ultimate Response to a Mass Casualty Incident - Brandon Godbout, MD
Track 3: State of PA Practice in New York State - David Jackson, MPAS, DHSC, PA-C

Lunch on Your Own  
2:00 – 3:00pm
Track 1: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention: Risk Stratification and Management in Young Women
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, PA-C
Track 3: Substance Abuse in Health Care Providers - James Follette, MD

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

Alumni Reception 
50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Continental Breakfast 
Orientation & Updates, Special Recognition
General Session: Legislative Update
9:15 -9:30am

Track 4: Building on 50 Years of Innovation in PA Education: What's Next - Wiliam Kohlhepp, DHS, PA-C
Track 5: Taking a Sexual History and Behavioral Risk Assessment
Track 1: The Drama & Trauma of Pediatric Sports Medicine - Shelby Edwards, PA-C
Track 2: Pediatric Sepsis: The Good, The Bad, The Future - Ed Conway, Jr, MD

Track 4: Interactive Learning in the PA Curriculum - Louise Lee, EdD, PA-C 
Track 5: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis - Lorraine Sanassi, PA-C
Track 1: Tickborne Illnesses, Mary Flanagan-Kundle, PA-C
Track 2: Emergent Evaluation of Dizziness - Norman McCuloch, PA-C

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

Membership Luncheon 

Track 4: Faculty Forum: Survival Tips for PA Educators - Susan Cappelmann, MS, PA-C & Carin Loscalzo, MS, PA-C
Track 5: The Benign Pelvis - Heather Isola, PA-C
Track 1: Diabetes Management: Beyoud Metformin - Audrey Smith, PA-C
Track 2: Orthopedic Emergencies - Jeena Kokura, PA-C


Track 5: Pressure Injury Care for the Primary Care Provider - Lou Kaplan, PA-C
Track 1: Autism - Denise Rizzolo, PhD, PA-C
Track 2: Vasoactive Medications & Shock - Matt Lazar, PA-C and Revathi Nair, PA-C

Dinner on Your Own
Medical Jeopardy
Post Medical Jeopardy Reception

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Track 1: Arm Your Aging Patient's with Fall Prevention Tips & Tools - Pam Gregory-Fernandes, MS, PA-C
Track 2: TBD


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

Track 1: The Identification & Treatment of Cardiac Arrythmias - Stacey Singer-Leshinsky, M.S., PA-C
Track 2: Bariatic Surgery - Eva Schneider, PA-C

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 21 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

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