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NYSSPA 2018 CME Conference

Thursday, October 4, 2018 to Sunday, October 7, 2018
Hilton Albany
Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY  12207

Laura Newcomb
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Or At Event
Event registration is required for conference attendance. Promotional materials of any kind are not permitted in the lecture halls or any other designated CME space and must be confined to the exhibit hall. Due to the professional nature of this conference no one under the age 18 will be admitted to the learning areas or exhibit hall.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until September 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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NYSSPA Main CME Conference Program



NYSSPA 2018 CME Conference



Thursday, October 4, 2018


8:00am-4:30pm                                                                                              Governor  C

CDE Tract - Certified Diabetes Educator Workshop                                                                     


8:00-9:00am                                                                                                   Governor D

PANRE Tract - Psychiatry  for the Non-Psychiatrist – Sara Aoun, MS, PA-C         


8:00-9:00am                                                                                                   Governor E   

Hot Topics Tract - Emerging Therapies for Structural Heart Disease – Satish Madiraju, MD, FACC, FSCAI                                                                                     


8:00-8:30am                                                                                                   Governor A

Workshop - Breakfast/Registration - Reimbursement/Coding    


8:30 – 12:00pm                                                                                              Governor A

Workshop – PA Reimbursement/Coding Workshop – Pam D’Apuzzo, CPC, ACS-EM, ACS-MS, CPMA                                                   


9:00am-10:00am                                                                                             Governor D

PANRE Tract – Urology for The Non-Urologist   – Maureen Regan, MBA, PA-C, FACHE                                                                


9:00am-10:00am                                                                                           Governor E

Hot Topics Tract – Shoulder Resurfacing – A Minimally Invasive Alternative to Total Shoulder Replacement – Dr. Joseph Zimmerman





10:30am-11:30am                                                                                          Governor D

PANRE Tract – Back To Basics Nephrology– Mary Ellen Dean                                                                         


10:30am-11:30am                                                                                          Governor E

Hot Topic Tract - What to Expect During An Interaction with OPMC – Thomas Gallo, PA-C, JD      



11:30am-12:30pm                                                                                       Governor D

PANRE Tract - Neurology for the Non-Neurologist – Cynthia Zink                                                                            


11:30am-12:30pm                                                                                       Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - Human Trafficking  - Hiding in Plain Sight – Dr. Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH         



Lunch on Your Own


12:00pm-4:30pm                                                                                          Governor A

Workshop – PA  Reimbursement/Coding Workshop


1:30-8:00pm                                                                                                 Governor B

NYSSPA BOD Meeting                                                                              


1:30pm-2:30pm                                                                                            Governor D

PANRE Tract – Bare Bones Orthopedics– Pam Gregory-Fernandez                                                                  


1:30pm-2:30pm                                                                                            Governor E

Hot Topic Tract - Update in Stroke – Valerie Philips                                                              



PANRE Tract – Back to Basics Obstetrics– Elizabeth Salzar, PA-C                                                                       


2:30-3:30pm                                                                                                 Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - New Frontiers In Interventional Radiology: Prostate Artery Embolization, Bariatric Embolization, and Hepatic Radioembolization – Jason Hoffman, MD              





4:00-5:00pm                                                                                                  Governor D

 PANRE Tract – Back to Basics Gynecology– Elizabeth Salzer, PA-C                                                          


4:00pm-5:00pm                                                                                            Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - Resources for Patients with Low Vision – Cheryl Lawyer                           


5:00-6:00pm                                                                                                 Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - The Multi-Disciplinary PERT: A New Strategy of Care for the Acute PE – Dr. Abisse


6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sponsored Dinner Lecture TBD



Friday, October 5, 2018



Breakfast – DepoMed Opiods  



Exhibitors & Poster Session


8:00am-9:00am                                                                                           Governor A

Leader Tract - Intro to American College of Heathcare Executives: The Path to Healthcare Leadership – Torres


8:00am-4:30pm                                                                                            Governor C

Workshop  CDE– TBD                                                                                          


8:00am – 9:00am                                                                                         Governor D

PANRE Tract – Dizzying Cardiology ( Afib/sycope/Cardiac Imaging/labs) – Dr. Giovannone                                  


8:00 – 9:00am                                                                                              Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - LifeStyle Interventions & Compliance: Diabetes and Obesity Mgmt – Ellen Mandel, PA-C, RDN, CDE                                                                                                        


9:00am – 10:00am                                                                                       Governor A

Leader Tract - The Path to Executive Hospital Leadership: Patient Room to Board Room – Joseph Moscola, PA-C, MBA                                                                                                        


9:00am – 10:00am                                                                                      Governor D

PANRE Tract – Achy Breaky Heart - Congestive Heart Failure/Myocardial Infarction – Shannon North and Gina Pontrelli                                       


9:00am – 10:00am                                                                                      Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - MCI – Brandon Godbout, MD                                                                                   



Break with Exhibitors and Posters


10:30am – 11:30am                                                                                     Governor A

Leader Tract - Trends in Desired Competencies and Credentials for Emerging Health Care Leaders – Brian Nickerson, PhD                                                                                            


10:30am-11:30am                                                                                       Governor D

PANRE Tract – We’ve Got The Beat  - EKG/ Rhythm Disorders – Brandon Godbout, MD                                


10:30am-11:30am                                                                                       Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - TBD                                                                                                


11:30am -12:30pm                                                                                      Governor A

Leader Tract - Succeeding at Care Coordination in Emerging Population Health Frameworks – Maria Bassso Lipani, LCSM                                                                                     


11:30am -12:30pm                                                                                      Governor D

PANRE Tract -  Congenital Heart Disease/Valve Disorders – Satish Madiraju, MD, FACC, FSCAI      


11:30am -12:30pm                                                                                      Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - ID Potpourri – Dr. Brian McDermott, DO                                   


12:30pm-2:00pm                                                                                          Hudson Ballroom   

Legislative Lunch                                                   


2:00pm-3:00pm                                                                                           Governor B

Educator Tract - Curricular Innovations that  Inspires Social Change - Mary Springston, MS. ED, PA-C, Elizabeth Mercer, MSPA                                                                


2:00pm-3:00pm                                                                                           Governor D

PANRE Tract – 1-2 Punch, High BP & High LDL - Hypertension/Hyperlipidemia – Dawn White, DHSc, PA-C                                     


2:00pm-3:00pm                                                                                           Governor E or A

Hot Topics Tract - The State of Healthcare, A NYS Perspective – James Clancy, Sr VP, State Policy – HANYS    


3:00pm-4:00pm                                                                                           Governor B

Educator Tract - Clinical Site Visits: A Reflective Approach to Student Learning and Faculty Teaching - Agnes Compagnone, MS, PA-C                                                           


3:00pm-4:00pm                                                                                            Governor D

PANRE Tract –  Infections and Cancers of The Lungs Pulmonology Review - TBD


3:00pm-4:00pm                                                                                           Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - Medical Management of Transgender & Gender Diverse Patients Across the LifeSpan – Diane Bruessow, PA-C                                               


4:00pm-5:00pm                                                                                           Governor B

Educator Tract – Faculty Networking Forum – Susan Cappelmann & Carina Loscalzo                                              


4:00pm-5:00pm                                                                                           Governor D

PANRE Tract – I Can’t Breathe – Obstructive & Restrictive Pulmonology Review - TBD


4:00pm-5:30pm                                                                                           Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - Autism – Denise Rizzolo, Kelly Porta, Amy Roberts                             


5:00pm-6:00pm                                                                                           Governor E

Hyperbarics – Dr. Gorenstein                                                               



TBD – Dinner Sponsored



Saturday, October 6, 2018



5K Fun Run – Streets of Albany



Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors



Exhibitors & Poster Session


8:00am-8:30am                                                                                           Governor A

Pre PA Tract - Registration – Pre PA Workshop                                           


8:30am-12:00pm                                                                                         Governor A

Pre PA Tract - Pre PA Workshop                                                                  

8:30am-9:30am                                                                                           Governor B

Student Tract - Contract Negotiation/Interview Skills – David Jackson, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

8:30am-9:30am                                                                                           Governor D

PANRE Tract – Top Down Gastroenterology GERD/Barrett's Esophagus – William Gusten, MD

8:30am-10:30am                                                                                         Governor E

Hot Topics Tract -  Conflict Resolution Skills for Healthcare Providers - 

Steven Goodstein RN, MS

9:30am-12:00pm                                                                                         Governor C

Workshop - BLS Update Workshop -  Mike McEvoy PhD,RN,CCRN,NRP

9:30am-10:30am                                                                                         Governor B

Student Tract -  Cover Letter/Resume/CV Writing – Brian Glick, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM                                                                                    Governor D

PANRE Tract – Bottom UP Gastroenterology - Diarrhea/Constipation/Ulcerative Colitis/Chrohn's  - Zachary Feinberg

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM                                                                                    Governor E

Hot Topics Tract -  Conflict Resolution Skills for Healthcare Providers - Zachary Feinberg


Break with Exhibitors

11:00am-12:00pm                                                                                       Governor B

Student Tract -  How to Survive PA School Q&A -  Kaitlyn Fiorini, Gina Abdulahad, Laura Buchwald

11:00am-12:00pm                                                                                       Governor D

PANRE Tract – Dermatology for The Non-Dermatologist -  Danielle Johnston PA-C

11:00am-12:00pm                                                                                       Governor E

Hot Topics Tract -  Uncommon Treatment for Common Illnesses - Patrick Bafuma PA-C

12:00pm- 1:30pm                                                                                        Hudson Ballroom

Membership Luncheon

1:30pm-2:00pm                                                                                           Governor AB

Medical Jeopardy Registration

1:30pm-2:30pm                                                                                           Governor D


1:30pm-2:30pm                                                                                           Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - Clearing Up Atopic Dermatitis: Identification, Assessment and Treatment – Denise Rizzolo

1:30pm-5:30pm                                                                                          Governor C

Workshop - ACLS Update Workshop - Mike McEvoy PhD,RN,CCRN,NRP, 

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM                                                                                       Governor AB

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

2:30pm-3:30pm                                                                                            Governor D

PANRE Tract - Hematology Fundamentals  -  Katherine Kunstel MMSc, PA-C

2:30pm-3:30pm                                                                                            Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - MSSNY - Preventing Pre-Diabetes - Pat Clancy Sr VP - MSSNY


Break with Exhibitors

4:00pm-5:00pm                                                                                            Governor D

PANRE Tract – Primary Care ENT -  Dr. Kaufman

4:00pm-5:00pm                                                                                            Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - Fecal Transplant/Treatment of C. Diff - Dr Metwally

5:00pm-6:00pm                                                                                            Governor E




8:00pm-12:00am                                                                                         Hudson Ballroom

Gala Dinner

Sunday October 7, 2018

8:30am-10:30am                                                                                         Governor C

Workshop - Suturing Workshop

8:30am-9:30am                                                                                            Governor D

Sugar, Sugar…and HgbA1C! (PANRE) - Diabetes Mellitus - Dawn White DHs, PA-C, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clarkson University PA Program

8:30am-9:30am                                                                                            Governor E

Ultrasound Guided Fluid Management  - Patrick Bafuma

9:30am-10:30am                                                                                         Governor D

PANRE Tract - Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal & Pituitary Disorders -Mirela Bruza-Augutis 

9:30am-10:30am                                                                                         Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - Optimal Team Practice - Maureen Regan, MBA, PA-C, FACHE

11:00am-1:00pm                                                                                         Governor C

Workshop - Ultrasound Workshop - Patrick Bafuma

10:30am-11:30am                                                                                       Governor D

PANRE Tract – Newborns-College PediatricbReview – Cheryl Glick, PA-C, DFAAPA

10:30am-11:30am                                                                                       Governor E

Hot Topics Tract - TBD

11:30am-12:30pm                                                                                       Governor C

PANRE Tract - Out of Sight - Ophthamology Review– TBD

11:30am-12:30pm                                                                                       Governor D

Hot Topics Tract - TBD

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