VAPA 2016 Fall CME Conference

Speakers
Saturday, November 5 to Sunday, November 6, 2016

Patti Aldredge, MSN, ANP-BC

ADVANCE PAY WORKSHOP: Lumps and Bumps: benign vs. malignant
November 6, 2016, 7:45 am

Terry Arnold, PA-C

Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Disease
November 5, 2016, 10:00 pm

Jasmohan Bajaj, MD

Lunch Session: Strategies for Improving Long-term Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy: Assessing Therapies for Secondary Prophylaxis
Biography
Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MBBS, MD, MS, FACG,AGAF, FAASLD Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Virginia Commonwealth University and McGuire VA Medical Center Richmond, Virginia Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MBBS, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Virginia Commonwealth University and McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, VA. He is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and American College of Gastroenterology. He is also a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Bajaj earned his MBBS from Delhi University at Maulana Azad Medical College. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Delhi University at Maulana Azad Medical College and internal medicine residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn. He furthered his medical training with a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, then went on to earn an MS in epidemiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Active in research, Dr. Bajaj has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator for numerous clinical trials in areas such as hepatic encephalopathy, chronic liver disease and microbiome. Dr Bajaj's research has been funded through the NIH, US Veterans Affairs and American College of Gastroenterology. His work has been published in Nature, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, among others. Dr Bajaj is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology and was on the editorial board for Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Liver International. Dr. Bajaj frequently presents his work on hepatic encephalopathy and chronic liver disease nationally and internationally at meetings, grand rounds, and symposia and is a member of the Hepatic Encephalopathy Guidelines Writing Committee. He is also a member of several medical associations, including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, and the American College of Gastroenterology. Dr Bajaj is the Chairperson for the North American Consortium for Study of End-stage Liver Disease and the President-Elect for the International Society for the Study of Hepatic Encephalopathy and Nitrogen Metabolism.
November 5, 2016, 12:00 pm

Brad Boyette, MPA, PA-C

Brad Boyette graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School with his MPA degree in 2002. From 2002 to 2011 he worked full-time for a general surgery practice and moonlighted in the emergency department. During that time he was on the community faculty at EVMS and precepted PA students from multiple programs. Currently, Brad is a full-time healthcare consultant and continues to work part-time in the emergency department.
ADVANCE PAY WORKSHOP: Suturing Basics
Biography
Brad Boyette graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2002 and began his career in general surgery the same year. For the next 10 years Brad spend the majority of his time assisting in the OR in his surgical practice as well as doing most in-office and floor procedures. He has taught suturing and surgical procedures at EVMS and for the VAPA multiple times in the past. He left general surgery in 2011 to pursue a full-time career in healthcare consulting but continues to moonlight in the emergency department. In 2017 he will be joining the full-time MPA faculty at EVMS.
November 6, 2016, 10:00 am

Amanda Collins, PA-C

CME Planning Committee
November 5, 2016, 6:00 am
Head Injury Diagnosis and Treatment
November 5, 2016, 1:00 pm

Jessica Gandhi, PA-C

Mouth to Rectum and a Little In Between: A GI update
November 5, 2016, 4:30 pm

Vic Goradia, MD

How to Diagnose and Treat Common Knee and Shoulder Conditions
Biography
Based in RICHMOND, Dr. Goradia is a nationally known expert in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine with a focus on shoulder and knee conditions. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.
November 5, 2016, 11:00 am

Pete Gruca, MA, PA-C

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ADVANCE PAY WORKSHOP: Making Clinical Decisions Based on Common Radiographic Abnormalities
Biography
I have been a PA for the past 17 years practicing orthopedic surgery both in private practice and in the hospital setting. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, I spent 11 years as a Certified Athletic trainer for many levels of athletics including High School sports, Division 1 A Football, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Olympic Training Center and the NFL with the New England Patriots. My family moved from New England just last year from Connecticut to join HCA at Henrico Doctors Hospital. In Richmond, I am involved in developing a PA program for orthopedic surgery and trauma with 2 local campuses.
November 6, 2016, 10:00 am

Consuelo Haymore, LCSW, CAADC

Demystifying Substance Abuse
Biography
Ms. Haymore received her undergraduate degree from Bowie State University located in Bowie Maryland. She then studied at the University of Maryland Baltimore with an MSW/Mental Health MACO concentration. She has worked at Fort Belvoir in the Army Substance Abuse Program since 2012. She is married with 3 kids aged 23, 8, & 7. She currently resides in Northern VA but came to the area from California originally. When asked about what she likes to do in her spare time, she responded: Who has spare time with little kids!
November 5, 2016, 2:00 pm

Sean Robinson, DHSc, PA-C

ADVANCE PAY WORKSHOP: EKG Interpretation
Biography
Sean Robinson is director of didactic education for the PA program at the George Washington University in Washington DC. His clinical background is in interventional cardiology and urgent care and he currently works clinically part time in interventional radiology in Arlington VA. His teaching background is in cardiology, electrocardiography, and other areas of general medicine and he has taught 12-lead ECG courses for PA students for the last 7 years.
November 6, 2016, 7:45 am

Rose Rutherford, PA-C, MPA

I have been a PA for 10 years, I am currently working in Emergency Medicine, and have previously worked in Family Practice and Urgent care. I have recently received a masters in medical ethics and look forward to integrating it into my clinical practice.
CME Planning Committee
November 5, 2016, 6:00 am
Head Injury Diagnosis and Treatment
November 5, 2016, 1:00 pm

Benjamin Seeman, DO

Conquer Pain, Enjoy Life
Biography
Since November 1, 2008, Interventional Spine & Pain Management has used an innovative, caring and professional approach to tailor treatments to the individual needs of each patient. The multiple divisions offered at the practice, Physical Therapy, Bracing, Spinal Injections, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Pain Psychology and other services, all assist in customizing a treatment plan for each individual. The main goal is to treat each patient's unique pain by tending to their injuries, and getting them to a point where they are functional and living a happy pain free life. Dr. Benjamin Seeman, Founder and Owner of Interventional Spine & Pain Management, started his education at the University of Georgia, majoring in Pre-Med and Psychology. He then attended the Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine, where he found his calling and interest in Spinal Care, and received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree. He later attended Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, where he completed his training and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency, followed by his Interventional Pain Fellowship. Dr. Seeman works alongside a great team of healthcare providers and support staff who strive each day to treat patients like family and help them in their journey to conquer pain. He hopes to continue building his practice adding services and non-surgical methods to the practice to continue giving his patients, and future patients, more options to meet their needs and overcome their pain.
November 5, 2016, 3:30 pm

Shivanjali Shankaran, MD

Zika Virus Update
Biography
I am an assistant professor in infectious diseases at Eastern Virginia Medical School where I have been for 4.5 years. I completed my ID fellowship at VCU. My areas of interest are antibiotic stewardship, infections with multi drug resistant organisms and tropical infectious diseases
November 5, 2016, 8:30 am

Jeffrey Sicat, MD

Obesity Medicine
Biography
Jeffrey Sicat, MD FACE is the founder and medical director of Virginia Weight and Wellness, in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Sicat received his undergraduate degree from Williams College in Massachusetts and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine where he remained to complete his Internal Medicine residency and then subspecialty fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. He is dual board certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Sicat is a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and serves on the board of trustees of the Obesity Medicine Association. Dr. Sicat has widely presented at numerous national, state, and local medical conferences including the Obesity Medicine Association, the nation's leading conference for the advancement of clinical obesity. He has an active practice in obesity medicine and endocrine-related disorders. He is a passionate clinician and educator. At Virginia Weight & Wellness, he and his team build upon science-based knowledge of obesity medicine and partner with patients to build effective, patient-centered, and lasting approaches to weight and health.
November 5, 2016, 7:30 am

Rathi Thyagarajan, PA-C

CME Planning Committee
November 5, 2016, 6:00 am

Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA

- Graduate of George Washington University's PA Program - Practicing Endocrinology since 1996 with Diabetes and Thyroid Associates in Fredericksburg, Virginia. - Past President and founding member of the American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants. - Developer and Chair of the first and only national PA NP endocrine summit called the Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit (MEDS). - He is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Clinician Reviews magazine. - Clinical Instructor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences PA Program - Adjunct Clinical Professor, James Madison University's PA program
Hypercalemia and Hyperparathyroidism, "lifting the fog of confusion"
Biography
Biography for Introduction Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA • Graduate of George Washington University's PA Program • Practicing Endocrinology since 1996 with Diabetes and Thyroid Associates in Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Past President and founding member of the American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants. • In 2011 Developer and Chair of the first and only national PA/NP endocrine bi-annual summit called the Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit (MEDS). • Clinical Instructor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences PA Program • Adjunct Clinical Professor, James Madison University's PA program • Extensive experience as a developer and presenter on many endocrine topics and symposia at the State and National level. * Publications in JAAPA, Advance for PA's and Clinician Reviews and he is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Clinician Reviews magazine
November 5, 2016, 10:00 am