VAPA 2017 Summer CME Conference

Sunday, July 23 to Friday, July 28, 2017

Catherine Pearman, MPAS, PA-C

Catherine Pearman, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a 1999 graduate of the Wake Forest University PA Program and obtained her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska in 2007. In 2006, she joined the faculty of the Eastern Virginia Medical School PA Program. Catherine is currently full time faculty as an Associate Professor, and previously had the role of Associate Director of Clinical Education. Catherine clinically practices Emergency Medicine, which she has done for the past ten years, and has prior experience in Family Medicine and Orthopedics.
July 23, 2017, 12:30 pm
July 25, 2017, 3:30 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.
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: The 4 P's of Splinting & Casting
July 23, 2017, 12:30 pm

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.
July 23, 2017, 2:45 pm
July 27, 2017, 11:15 am
July 27, 2017, 2:30 pm

Andrew Iwanik, MBA, MPH

PA Reimbursement: Topics of Regional Interest, How AAPA is Helping PAs and What's New and Exciting!
July 24, 2017, 9:00 am
ADVANCE PAY WORKSHOP: PA Reimbursement Policy Workshop
July 25, 2017, 3:30 pm

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).
Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder
July 24, 2017, 10:15 am

Anna Sprunger, PA-C, MPAS

Food Allergy: What Every Pediatric PA Should Know
July 24, 2017, 11:15 am

Felasfa Wodajo, MD

Dr. Wodajo obtained his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and attended medical school at the University of California at San Francisco. He trained in Orthopedic surgery at Howard University after which he completed a two year fellowship in Orthopedic Oncology at Washington Hospital Center, both in Washington DC. His practice is dedicated exclusively to the treatment of benign and malignant in musculoskeletal tumor in adults and children. He holds the following titles of Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, VCU School of Medicine, Inova Campus and Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital. His office is in Fairfax, Virginia.
Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
July 24, 2017, 1:30 pm

Nisha McKenzie, PA-C

Long Acting Reversible Contraception: Practical Considerations
July 24, 2017, 2:30 pm

Stuart Henochowicz, MD

Dr. Henochowicz completed a combined B.S.-M.D. program in 1981, earning a B.S. degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude from C.U.N.Y. Brooklyn College and an M.D. degree from S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical School. Dr. Henochowicz received an MBA in the Business of Medicine program at Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Henochowicz is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology. He is a former chief medical resident at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He did his fellowship in Allergy/Immunology at the National Jewish Center and the University of Colorado. He is a former Assistant Clinical Professor at U.M.D.N.J. in New Brunswick, N.J. and a former Senior Staff Attending at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Henochowicz is Clinical Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at Georgetown University Medical School. He is in private practice at Internal Medicine and Allergy Associates, which is an official teaching site for the medical school. The practice is a teaching site for The George Washington University and James Madison University Physician Assistant schools. Dr. Henochowicz is a former President of the Greater Washington Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society. Dr. Henochowicz is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). He is the Governor of the Virginia chapter. Dr. Henochowicz is married and has four children. He is proud to be Naomi's grandfather. Two more are on the way.
Urticaria and Angioedema
July 24, 2017, 3:30 pm

James Cannon, DHA, MBA, PA-C, DFAAPA

James Cannon, DHA, PA-C, DFAAPA of Chesapeake, Va., is the chair elect of the NCCPA and was elected to the board in 2008 where he has served in various roles including treasurer, secretary and committee chair. He Is a commander in the U.S. Coast Guard and director of field operations over seeing the non-clincial operations of 45 clinical sites across 13 regions, and managing an annual budget in excess of $400 million. As a certified PA and psychiatry CAQ holder, he clinically practices in substance and Tele-psychiatry in addition to adjunct teaching at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction in Minneapolis, MN. James is also clinically active in a small Chesapeake, VA wellness practice where he works part-time on a clinical team with his supervising physician. He is married to Jina Cannon, a pediatric emergency nurse and has a daughter in attending college in Texas.
Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practices, Changing Lives
July 25, 2017, 8:00 am
Adult ADHD, is it really that Common?
July 25, 2017, 11:30 am

Christine Hollenbeck, PA-C

Diabetes Update
July 25, 2017, 10:30 am

Patricia Jennings, DrPH, PA-C

Doctor Patricia Jennings is a professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. She has been a faculty member in Physician Assistant Education since 1996 and was the Association of Physician Assistant Programs Master Teacher of the Year in 2010. In 2011, she received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Doctor Jennings was awarded a certificate in Physician Assistant Studies from Duke University and earned her doctorate degree in Public Health from the University of Kentucky. Doctor Jennings practices as a physician assistant in the STD clinic at the Norfolk Department of Health. She is affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control as a trainer for the southeast and Atlantic regions STD Prevention and Training Center.
CDC STD Treatment Guidelines with 2015 Changes
July 25, 2017, 1:30 pm

Paul Doghramji, MD

Designing Effective Depression Interventions in Real-World Primary Care Settings
July 25, 2017, 3:30 pm

Joshua Sill, MD

Dr. Joshua Sill is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, in Norfolk, VA. He is the Pulmonary Section Chief and Director of the region's only pulmonary and critical care fellowship program. He has been integrally involved in the COVID-19 preparations for Sentara and EVMS. He works in the designated COVID-19 ICU at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Prior to coming to EVMS, Dr. Sill spent 11 years in the US Air Force, working in the School of Aerospace Medicine. While there he taught in numerous courses including the Department of Defense's Pandemic Influenza and Biological Warfare Preparedness Coarse. He is currently involved in several ongoing research projects and clinical trials related to COVID-19.
Asthma Therapy
July 25, 2017, 4:30 pm

Kimberly Dempsey, EdD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Kimberly Dempsey is the Associate Director and Associate Professor at the Eastern Virginia Medical School PA Program. She has authored Dermatology chapters in The PA PANCE Review book Pearls of Wisdom and the online PANCE Review course PAEasy. Kimberly has lectured at several state PA conferences and most recently at the AAPA Impact 2014 conference.She has worked clinically in Pediatric Dermatology at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA since 2004.
"All These Rashes Look the Same!": A guide to Assist the PA in Distinguishing Between Rashes That Present Similarly
July 26, 2017, 7:30 am

Edward Koch, MD

Hormone Replacement Therapy Update 2017
July 26, 2017, 8:30 am

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
July 26, 2017, 10:00 am
Wilderness Medicine & Global Health
July 27, 2017, 3:30 pm

Walter Whitley, OD, MBA

Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies
July 26, 2017, 10:00 am

Norman Le Furge, PA-C

When to Refer Spinal Conditions to the Spine Surgeon
July 26, 2017, 11:00 am

Sara Nicely, DHEd, PA-C

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I graduated from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2002, and received a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2007. I am currently enrolled in the Doctor of Health Education program at A.T. Still University, and the focus of my dissertation has been on increasing the oral health curriculum provided to the PA students. I am currently an Assistant Professor for the PA program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and I work clinically for the Surgical Critical Care Service at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. My interest in oral health began when I attended a meeting of the Virginia Oral Health Coalition and learned of the efforts in place to increase access to oral care in the state. These efforts focused on locating appropriate dental care for patients , educating medical providers to appropriately assess and refer patients for oral disease, and developing collaborative relationships between medical and dental providers, educators, insurances providers, and the government.
My Patient is BLEEDING! What Should I Do?
July 26, 2017, 1:30 pm

Dave Levin, MD

The Future of Healthcare IT
July 26, 2017, 2:30 pm

David Paulk, PA-C, EdD, DFAAPA

David Paulk is Professor & Founding Director of the PA Program at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin College. He completed PA School at Alderson-Broaddus University in West Virginia, and holds a Master's from West Virginia University & a Doctorate from Rutgers University. He is co-author of the Physician Assistant Review Guide, published by Jones and Bartlett currently undergoing 2nd edition revision and is one of the contributors to the 7th edition of The Resident's Guide to Ambulatory Care. Dr. Paulk is the only PA chosen by the CDC for the panel developing consensus guidelines for the acute diagnosis & management of mTBI in children & adolescents. He has been actively involved in child abuse recognition and advocacy for over 17 years. He was also a whitewater raft guide in West Virginia for over 25 years which makes his move to Virginia a homecoming. David says he is attached at the hip to his hiking partner and “baby,” a 100-pound Chesapeake Bay retriever.
Communicating with a Difficult Patient
July 26, 2017, 3:45 pm
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Update
July 27, 2017, 9:00 am

Kapil Kapoor, MD

Dr. Kapoor is a Retinal Surgeon and Ocular Oncologist, and has been practicing in Coastal Virginia for 7 years. He completed medical school at The Ohio State University, followed by an ophthalmology residency at University of Texas/MD Anderson, and a fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He now serves as Associate Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School and Director of the Wagner and Kapoor Research Institute, where he conducts over a dozen clinical trials aimed at novel sight-saving therapies.
New Perspectives in Diabetic Retinopathy
July 27, 2017, 8:00 am

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.
All Bleeding Eventually Stops: Evaluation and Management of Epistaxis
July 27, 2017, 10:15 am

Shea Dempsey, DMSc, PA-C

Stroke: Fast Facts
July 27, 2017, 1:15 pm

David Spiegel, MD, FAPA

Bipolar Disorder for the Primary Care Physician/Clinician
July 27, 2017, 2:30 pm

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?"
Post-Laminectomy/Failed Back Syndrome
July 28, 2017, 7:00 am

W. Travis Kirby, MPAS, PA-C

Mr. Travis Kirby, MPAS, PA-C is a graduate of Clemson University and the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University PA program. He is currently an assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School Masters of Physician Assistant Program. He is a Tidewater native, and spent 8 years in Emergency medicine prior to practicing in Gastroenterology for the past 10 years. He is currently employed by Colonial Gastroenterology Associates in Newport News and Williamsburg, Virginia.
“On the Loose Again”: Clinical Approach to Chronic Diarrhea
July 28, 2017, 8:00 am

Christopher Dawson, MD

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: A Forgotten Cause of Lower Back Pain
July 28, 2017, 9:00 am

Amanda Collins, PA-C

Culturally Responsive Care
July 28, 2017, 10:00 am