Professional Development Forum – Wednesday, October 27, 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Erin Colello, PA-C
Amy Haller, PA-C
Kevin Hickman, PA-C
This year’s Professional Development Forum will focus on Onboarding topics including developing a successful orientation program, credentialing, and privileging, finding a mentor and being a supportive and effective mentor. We will have presentations and a panel discussion with PA leaders to discuss these topics with plenty of time for questions and answers. Whether you are a new grad looking to learn how to make the most out of your orientation or a seasoned PA interesting in investing in future PAs, this forum will have something for you!
Education Forum – Thursday, October 28, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The PSPA is incredibly excited that this year Michel Statler, board president of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), will be hosting our first ever educational forum geared towards PA faculty, preceptors, students interested in leadership and education, and practicing PAs. This year’s topic will not only be in person at the PSPA Annual Conference 2021 but also be simulcast/recorded. The focus of this year’s session will be on leadership and wellness, a topic that is so important during the new challenges we have found ourselves facing in medicine.
Student Forum – Saturday, October 30, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12-1PM: Proven Strategies for Passing PANCE
Speaker: Scott Massey PhD, PA-C, Vice Chair of Research, Associate Professor Physician Assistant Studies Hybrid Program University of Pittsburgh, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- initiate active learning methods to enhance performance on the PANCE
- conceptualize and develop a study plan to strategically prepare for the PANCE
- incorporate learning resources to gauge preparedness to take the PANCE
1-2PM: Why is Cultural Competence as Important as Clinical Competence?
Speaker: Kathryn Reed MS, PA-C, EMT-P, RYT, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Define racism, health disparities, stereotyping, and implicit bias as they relate to healthcare and healthcare providers
- Discuss the role that provider bias, racism, and stereotyping have in shaping healthcare experiences and trends
- Offer examples of how providers can actively work to identify, acknowledge, and adjust their biases/behaviors to improve patient care and outcomes, specifically in minority populations
2-3PM: Tips for Licensure: “I graduated! Now what?”
Speaker: Zachary T. Weik MHS, PA-C, Assistant Professor Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program, email@example.com
- Describe the differences between certification, licensure, and credentialing as they relate to the PA profession
- Explain the process of navigating the state medical board system to obtain a medical license
- Identify the steps necessary to obtain a written agreement
3-4PM: The Trans Experience
Speaker: Maddox Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Defining & understanding transgender & associated terms
- Identifying barriers to gender affirming care in medicine
- Successfully implementing appropriate & respectful behavior toward trans individuals
4-5PM: Interview Skills and Writing a CV
Speakers: Jolene Bohensky MS, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Physician Assistant Studies, email@example.com
Nichole Daher, MS, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Physician Assistant Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Identify the basics of the interviewing process and describe what is included in an effective interview
- Understand the purpose of a Curriculum Vitae and the vital components of writing an effective CV
- Discuss and implement key job interview techniques through the use of vocabulary and concepts in relation to one another to effectively prepare for and participate in interviews
WELCOME PARTY AND SILENT AUCTION!
Thursday, October 28, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Take a break from the water park and come enjoy catching up with friends and colleagues. Dance, partake in some great food, and win door prizes. Get an extra chance to win a door prize by wearing your favorite animal print or safari outfit. There will also be many wonderful items to bid on during the Silent Auction which benefits the PSPA PAC. And if you are too tired to come dance, you can still place bids remotely from your room on your phone!
Looking forward to another fun party!!
20th ANNUAL PSPA FUN RUN AND WALK – Supports the Host City Charity – The Kindness Project
Friday, October 29, 7:00 am
Are you ready to get out in the sun and run? Then join your colleagues for the 20th Annual PSPA Fun Run and Walk. Runners and walkers will meet in the convention center lobby by registration. The entry fee is $15 for onsite attendees and includes a commemorative t-shirt. Registration is available online or on the registration form.
Friday, October 29, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Practicing PAs, students, and PA Faculty are invited to participate in a poster presentation in the exhibit hall on Friday, October 29th from 10:am – 11:00 am. Primary authors must be PSPA members, and an author must either be present during the exhibit hall hour or upload a 1-2 minute video presentation of their poster to the PSPA virtual platform. If you are interested in submitting a poster presentation, more details can be found on the Call for Posters web page. Poster abstracts are due by August 1, 2021. If you have questions or would like to submit an abstract, contact Mary Allias MPAS, PA-C at email@example.com.
STUDENT AWARDS CEREMONY AND STUDENT CHALLENGE BOWL
Friday, October 29, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Gather four of your fellow students, make a team and encourage your friends, family, and faculty to come cheer you on. Registered teams must participate in the Host City Charity Contest. Contact Natalie Schwer to register your team at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to download the registration form and fax to (724) 836-4449.