VAPA 30th Annual CME Conference

Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27, 2012

Eva Perdahl, MD, PhD

CME Breakfast: Coagulopathies
July 23, 2012, 7:00 am
July 23, 2012, 4:30 pm

Hugh Bryan, MD

Update on Medicine in the Commonwealth
July 23, 2012, 9:00 am

Ann Hughes, BSN

Update on Medicine in the Commonwealth
July 23, 2012, 9:00 am

Stephanie Radix, JD

Key Elements of Modern PA Practice Act
July 23, 2012, 10:30 am

David Johnson, MD

Pediatric Overuse and Sports Injuries
July 23, 2012, 11:30 am

Susan Pharr, RDH, MPH

Bright Smiles for Babies
July 23, 2012, 1:30 pm

Randy Howell, DHSc, PA-C

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Carilion Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine- 2012-Present Fellowship Director/Physician Assistant Evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in the Emergency Department. Develop, lead and sustain the fellowship in Emergency Medicine for PAs and NPs. Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Health Sciences' PA Program-2012-Present Develop and deliver clinical and didactic learning experiences in the classroom and community. Develop and implement a course devoted to critical thinking and clinical integration. Snowshoe Mountain Resort Ski Patrol-2009 Maintain a safe, environment for guests to enjoy their mountain experience. Respond to emergency calls on the mountain and administer prehospital medical care in the field under Outdoor Emergency Care guidelines. Medical Society of Virginia-2012 American Academy of Physician Assistants- 2003 Wilderness Medical Society -2003 Coalition for Outdoor Medicine Physician Assistants -2003 Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants -2002 Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery -2006 Virginia Orthopaedic Society 2007 Appalachian Center For Wilderness Medicine 2007 Carilion Clinic Operations and Finance Committee 2011-Present Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants: House of Delegates 2011 Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants: Director at Large- 2007, 2009-Pesent Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants: Public Relations Chair- 2008-2009 Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine: Board of Directors-2008-Present Jefferson College of Health Sciences: PA Advisory Board -2007- Pre
Where the Wild Things Are - Wilderness Medicine from Bee Stings to Bear Attacks
July 23, 2012, 2:30 pm

Jon Almquist, ATC, VATL

When is a Concussion Just a Concussion
July 23, 2012, 3:30 pm

Wendy Phillips, PA-C

Diabetes Mellitus
July 24, 2012, 8:00 am

Daniel Thibodeau, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA

Daniel Thibodeau MHP, PA-C is an associate professor for the Physician Assistant program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He clinically practices in cardiology and also has clinical experience in emergency medicine as well as cardiac surgery. Graduating in 1996, he holds a Masters of Health Professions and his certificate of the physician assistant program from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Thibodeau also holds two undergraduate degrees, one in Physical Education with a concentration in sports medicine from Radford University and a second baccalaureate in biology from Old Dominion University. His faculty duties are focused around clinical medicine lectures, cardiovascular medicine and EKG interpretation. Mr. Thibodeau also participates in activities with medical students, and is also an administrator for the school. Mr. Thibodeau has been lecturing nationally for greater than 20 years on a variety of topics, and the bulk of his presentations are related to cardiovascular medicine and professional workforce issues. He has worked with several national organizations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American College of Physicians Foundation national steering committee on the Initiative on Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention, and was also part of the ACPF national steering committee on Acute Coronary Syndrome. He is also a former president of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants. Mr. Thibodeau is a native of Virginia, and resides in Williamsburg, VA with his wife and four children. He is an active member of the Norfolk Sertoma Club, as well as an advisory board member and vice chair to the Hampton Roads Salvation Army Area Command, and volunteers with other local and international organizations.
Ischemic Heart Disease
July 24, 2012, 9:00 am
A-Fib: New Therapies for an Old Problem
July 24, 2012, 11:30 am

Paul Szczybor, PA-C

Lytes Out - When Electrolytes become Dangerous
July 24, 2012, 10:30 am
Septic Shock
July 24, 2012, 2:30 pm

Alan Abrams, PA-C

Colorectal Cancer Screening
July 24, 2012, 1:30 pm

Clifton Sheets, MD.

Low Testosterone
July 24, 2012, 4:00 pm

Joel Bashore, PA-C, MPAS

Joel Bashore graduated from the US Navy/George Washington University PA Program in 1995 and spent 13 of his 24 years in the Navy as a PA in a variety of settings and locales: the USS Theodore Roosevelt, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, the Naval Hospitals in Rota, Spain and Sigonella, Italy and a combat tour as medical officer for Provincial Reconstruction Team - Asadabad, Afghanistan in 2007. After retiring in 2008 he accepted a position as a PA in the Carilion Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine here in Roanoke. Since 2012 he has been the Manager for the department's 30 PAs and NPs in all 6 of their EDs. He is also a clinical instructor in emergency medicine in the PA program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences.
CME Breakfast: Medical Mythbusting
July 25, 2012, 7:00 am
Approach to the ED Patient
July 25, 2012, 1:30 pm
Advanced Wound Care Treatments
July 25, 2012, 3:00 pm

John Bielinski, MS, R-PAC

Emergency Neurology
July 25, 2012, 8:00 am
Medical Errors - Thinking that's Stinking
July 26, 2012, 8:00 am

Tricia Marriott, PA-C, MPAS

BIO Tricia Marriott is a 1986 graduate the Yale School of Medicine PA Program. She has been a hospital based PA for most of her career, first in Emergency Medicine, and then Orthopaedics. In January 2009, Tricia joined the AAPA staff as the Director of Reimbursement Advocacy and is now the AAPA Director of Regulatory and Professional Advisory Services. She continues to practice clinically part-time with the Yale Medical Group Department of Orthopaedics. Please welcome Tricia.
Dollars and Sense - Calculating PA Productivity
July 25, 2012, 9:00 am
The Ins and Outs of PA Reimbursements
July 25, 2012, 3:00 pm
Strategies to Support Successful Surgical Outcomes
July 26, 2012, 9:00 am

Gregory Morell, PA-C

Evaluating and Treating of Lower Back Pain in the Primary Setting
July 25, 2012, 10:30 am

Kenneth Harbert, Ph.D.,MCHES, PA-C

Assessment and Management in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
July 25, 2012, 11:30 am

Tom Mingin, BS, EMTP

ACLS Review- Part 1**Requires registration for Part 2!**
July 25, 2012, 1:30 pm
ACLS Review - Part 2 **Requires registration for Part 1!**
July 26, 2012, 1:30 pm

Kim Ford, OT-C lll

My name is Kim Ford and I am currently the Orthopedic Technician Team Lead for Carilion Clinic Orthopedics. I have been with the Carilion Health System for 30 years and have been working with the Orthopedic Departmentfor the past 20 years doing Casting,splinting and bracing. I am currently over all of Carilions Orthopedic Clinics and work with Jefferson College of Health Sciences and their Physician Assistant program providing a casting/splinting beginner course and as as clinical instructor during the students Orthopedic rotation. I am also very active in teaching casting and splinting classes for any interested Orthopedic practices.
Splinting and Casting 101
July 25, 2012, 3:00 pm

Michael Calvin, PA-C

July 25, 2012, 4:00 pm

John Harrington, MD

CME Breakfast: Autism
July 26, 2012, 7:00 am

Joann Bodurtha, MD

Understanding the PA Role in Genetics
July 26, 2012, 10:30 am

Joe Gilboy, PA-C

MRSA - What Every PA Needs to Know
July 26, 2012, 11:30 am
Community Acquired Pneumonias - What's New and Usefull for PAs
July 26, 2012, 4:00 pm

Patrick Killeen, MS, PA-C

Chapter Lecture Series: Smiles For Life
July 26, 2012, 1:30 pm

Betty Swap, MSN, RN, CWOCN

Dressing for Success - Wound Care Basics
July 26, 2012, 3:00 pm

George Sarris, MD

EKG Review
July 26, 2012, 3:00 pm

Jeff Hinshaw, MS, PA-C, NREMT-P

The Sports Physical and Sudden Death: Concepts, Conundrums and Consternation
July 26, 2012, 3:00 pm
In Flight Medical Emergencies
July 27, 2012, 8:00 am

Portia Tomlinson, PA-C

Portia Tomlinson graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine PA Program. she has been a practicing PA for over 35 years and has been with Carilion Clinic Neurosurgery since 2004. She is a distinguished fellow of the AAPA and was named VAPA PA or the year in 2014 and Provider Exxcellence Advanced Care Provider of the year for Carilion Clinic in 2014.
CME Breakfast - Osteoporosis
July 27, 2012, 7:00 am

William Reha, MD, MBA

Dr. Reha is a board certified Urologic Surgeon in Woodbridge, VA who has been practicing for 27 years. In addition to his private practice, he has been an active advocate for organized medicine and for the MSV. He has served as Delegate, Director, Vice-Speaker, Speaker, and President-Elect of the MSV. Additionally, he has served as President of the Potomac Hospital Medical Staff, Prince William County Medical Society, and the Virginia Urological Society. On a National Level he has served as an Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) and is a State Society Network Representative for the American Association of Clinical Urologist (AACU). He is a Medical Society of Virginia Foundation (MSVF) Claude Moore Physician Leadership Institute Fellow and the recipient of the MSV 2009 Clarence A. Holland Award, which is presented annually to a Virginia physician for outstanding contributions promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health through political service. Dr. Reha received his Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Binghamton University, his Medical Degree from New York Medical College and a MBA from Strayer University. He completed his residency in Surgery/Urology at Georgetown University. Dr. Reha also serves on the Board of Trustees at Strayer University and was recognized by Strayer in 2005 as the Outstanding Alumni Award winner. He also serves as a Delegate for The National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP).
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms - Is it all BPH?
July 27, 2012, 9:00 am

Dan Jerrems, PA-C

Dan is a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland and got his PA training at Johns Hopkins University. He is a past president of the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants and was instrumental in getting legislation passed through the Maryland General Assembly giving PAs the right to prescribe. Dan has worked in a variety of clinical settings, the last eleven years of which as a spine specialist, currently with LifeBridge Neurosurgery in Baltimore, Maryland. Dan became curious as to the scientific basis for the claims made by various diet proponents and so will be talking today about "low carb, low fat, paleo, keto, plant-based: what do the studies show?"
Spine Anatomy and Causes of Neck Pain
July 27, 2012, 10:00 am

Rod Dillman, HDJN Law Firm

ROD DILLMAN is a Director in HDJN Law Firm's Virginia Beach office, and is licensed to practice law in Virginia and North Carolina. Mr. Dillman has been recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine in its Rising Stars edition in the area of "personal injury defense: medical malpractice" in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. His selection involved the invitation of more than 18,000 Virginia lawyers to participate in the nomination process. Only 2.5% of the total lawyers in Virginia are selected as Rising Stars. Much of his practice involves representing and advising healthcare providers and other professionals. He has also handled defamation lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, contract disputes and collections matters. He has represented hospitals in petitions for guardianship, conservatorship, and judicial authorization for medical consent. He has experience in assisting professionals under investigation by state agencies, including the Virginia Department of Health Professions and the Virginia Department of Professional Regulation. Mr. Dillman provides risk management to businesses of all types, and general healthcare law counsel to his healthcare clients. ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS University of Virginia, B.A., 1998 Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2001 HEALTHCARE CLIENTS BY SPECIALTY Long Term Care Acute Care Rehabilitation Centers Dentists Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Physicians Surgeons Nurses PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Virginia State Bar North Carolina State Bar Virginia Beach Bar Association Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association American Health Lawyers Association Associate - l'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court PUBLICATIONS "Pay attention to warning signs: Accepting difficult patients for treatment can lead to trouble, much unhappiness" The Bulletin, December 2007 (co-authored with Elizabeth Franklin). "Don't Get Killed by the Dead Man's Statute," Virginia Medical Law Report, May 2007 (4 M.L.R. 45, 55). PRESENTATIONS "Medical Malpractice," presented to the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, Virginia Beach, Virginia - July 21, 2011 "Legal Issues in Pain Management," presented to Riverside Medical Group, Williamsburg, Virginia - April 30, 2011 "Documentation: Legal Prospective on Best and Worst Case Scenarios," presented at the Mid-Atlantic Neonatal and Perinatal Summit - December 5, 2008 "Medical Malpractice: An Overview" - Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia - November 18, 2008 "Lecture entitled, "Legal Pearls for Nursing Practice," presented at the 12th Annual Neonatal and Perinatal Perspectives conference, put on by the Eastern Virginia Medical School; November 16, 2006." "Advance Directives" - at Oakdale Heights Senior Living in Virginia Beach, Virginia - October 3, 2006
Medical Malpractice: Avoiding Pitfalls, Dodging Traps
July 27, 2012, 11:00 am