Schedule

PSPA CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 2018

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 Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10:00 am – 5:00 pm PSPA Board of Directors Meeting – Open to all PSPA members
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PSPA Board of Directors Luncheon
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm PSPA Conference Committee and Volunteer Dinner Meeting 


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration
7:30 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcome from our PSPA President
Katie Kugler, MEd, PA-C
9:00 am – 10:00 am General Session:  Approach to Pediatric Behavioral Health
Speaker:  Justine Samanas, PA-C
10:00 am – 11:00 am General Session:  Differential of Cough
Speaker:  Dan Pavlik, PA-C
11:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session:  Role of Biologics in Rheumatology
Speaker:  Shannon Diallo, PA-C
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Lecture:  Differential of Throat Pain
Speaker:  Katie Kugler, PA-C
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Break
1:45 pm – 4:30 pm Leadership Forum
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm General Session:  Sickly Hearts:  A Look at Endocarditis
Speaker:  Alan Heckman, PA-C
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm General Session:  Transition of Care
Speaker:  David Beck, PA-C
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm General Session:  Distinguishing the Erythemas
Speaker:  Amanda Murphy, PA-C
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm General Session:  Demystifying the Dizzy Patient
Speaker:  Bre Lynn Myers, AuD, PhD
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Radius Health Product Theater Dinner:  Considerations in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at High Risk for Fracture

Pre-registration required.

Speaker:  Jacqi Kernaghan, MS, PA-C
The presentation will discuss osteoporosis and illustrate the clinical profile of an anabolic agent to reduce fracture risk in patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis at high risk for fracture.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

6:45 am – 4:00 pm Registration
6:45 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am – 9:00 am Workshop:  Wilderness Medicine
Presenter:  Lindsey Reed, PA-C
7:00 am – 9:00 am Workshop:  Basic Laser-Guided EKG Interpretation
Presenter:  Alan Heckman, PA-C
8:00 am – 9:00 am General Session:  Differentials of Esophageal Disease
Speaker:  Jackie Borst, PA-C
9:00 am – 10:00 am General Session:  Human Trafficking in Our Neighborhood
Speaker:  Nani Cuadrado, PA-C
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
11:00 am- 12:00 pm General Session:  Differentials of Shoulder Pain
Speaker:  Gregory Carolan, MD
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Lecture:  Biases in Healthcare:  A Review of the Evidence
Speaker:  Annie Madden, PA-C
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm General Session:  Autoimmune Neuromuscular Disorders
Speaker:  Megan Widener, PA-C
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Exhibit Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm General Session:  2-Sweet?  An Update on Treatments and Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes
Speaker:  Melissa Brown, PA-C
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm General Session:  Heart Murmur Review
Speaker:  Beth Adams, DO
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Workshop:  Common Radiologic Diagnoses in ER, Urgent Care, and Primary Care
Presenter:  Lorraine Novinger, PA-C
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Workshop:  Mastering Sports Med Exam Maneuvers
Presenter:  Gregory Carolan, MD
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm 19th Annual PAC Silent Auction and Party!

Join us for a casual evening, complete with food, drinks and dancing. This event gives us a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues. Beautiful donated items will be on display for you to bid on – something for everyone! The Silent Auction benefits the Physician Assistant Political Action Committee. Student PAs must bring picture identification (driver’s license) to be able to purchase alcoholic beverages. Light fare will be served.


Friday, October 19, 2018

6:45 am – 4:00 pm Conference Registration
6:45 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall – Exhibits are Open
7:00 am – 9:00 am Workshop:  Art of Suturing
Presenters:  Lane Bower, PA-C and Matthew Wetherhold, PA-C
7:00 am – 9:00 am Workshop:  Joint Injections
Presenters:  Rebecca Harris, PA-C and Jane Arenas, PA-C
7:00 am Fun Run – Please meet by the grand staircase near Registration.
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Exhibit Hall is open.
8:00 am – 9:00 am General Session:  Oncologic Emergencies:  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Speaker:  Carol Mackenzie Jackson, PhD, PA-C
9:00 am – 10:00 am General Session:  What’s New in Pulmonary Pharmacology?
Speaker:  Rachel Bednarek, RPh
10:00 am – 11:00 am Exhibit Break
11:00 am- 12:00 pm General Session:  Complications of Pregnancy
Speaker:  Kathy Ehrhardt, PA-C
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PSPA Membership Luncheon – Open to All Conference Attendees
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Short Break
2:15 pm – 4:30 pm Faculty Forum: Recovery After Campus Tragedy
Moderator: Lori E. Swanchak, PhD, PA-C
Presenters: Lori Swanchak, PhD, PA-C; Marie Bonavoglia, PhD, PA-C; Abbey Davis, MPAS, PA-C
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm General Session:  Innovations in Interventional Cardiology
Speaker:  Nainesh C. Patel, MD
2:15 pm – 4:30 pm Student Forum – Track One for first year students
2:15 pm – 4:30 pm Student Forum – Track Two  for second year students
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm General Session:  Understanding Adrenal Disease
Speaker:  Amanda Seymour, PA-C
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Workshop:  Recognizing and Responding to Children at Risk:  Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Education
Presenters:  Q. Thomas Novinger, MD, FAAP, MBA and Sarah Stiff
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Workshop:  Advanced EKG Interpretation and Treatment
Presenter:  Alan Heckman, PA-C
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm General Session:  Evaluation of Hematuria
Speaker:  Whitney Nolan, PA-C
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Doors open to Challenge Bowl participants, award winners and their families 
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Doors open to general audience for refreshments.
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Student Awards Ceremony and Student Challenge Bowl.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast Lecture:  Pulmonary Nodules:  Diagnosis and Management
Speaker:  Amber O’Brien, PA-C
8:00 am – 9:00 am General Session:  Strep Sequela
Speaker:  Nicole Ardis, PA-C
9:00 am – 10:00 am General Session:  Peripheral Neuropathies
Speaker:  Laura Fierke, PA-C
10: 00 am – 11:00 am General Session:  Nutritional Health
Speaker:  Elizabeth Smith, MPH, RD
11:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session:  Managing Menopause
Speaker:  Rachel Ditoro, PA-C
12:00 pm Last Chance Raffle!
Attendees present are eligible to participate in a raffle for a chance to win free tuition to the 2019 October PSPA 44th Annual Fall Conference at the Lancaster Marriott.

 

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