VAPA 2017 Summer CME Conference

Speakers
Sunday, July 23 to Friday, July 28, 2017

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
Biography
Joel Bashore is the Chief PA in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Carilion Clinic in Southwest Virginia, managing over 30 PAs and NPs at Carilion's six hospitals. He has been with Carilion for the last nine years and before that he spent twenty-four years and multiple deployments in the United States Navy as a corpsman and PA
July 27, 2017, 10:15 am

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
Biography
Dr James Cannon, MS, DHA, MBA, PA-C, DFAAPA, of Chesapeake, Va., practices psychiatry, hospital, and addiction medicine. James received his PA training and Masters of Science from the Arizona School of Health Sciences/A. T. Still University. He additionally holds a Masters of Business Administration and a doctorate in health care administration. He is a certified PA and with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Psychiatry. In addition to authoring numerous articles in medical journals and books, James works with numerous professional groups, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Association of PAs in Psychiatry. Currently serving on numerous boards that include of the Virginia Association of PAs , PAs for Tomorrow, the Boards of Trustees of A.T. Still University as the only non-physician/dentist director, for the founding school of Osteopathy and South Hampton Memorial Hospital. James and his wife reside in Chesapeake, VA with two dogs while his daughter attends college in Texas.
July 25, 2017, 8:00 am
Adult ADHD, is it really that Common?
Biography
Dr James Cannon, MS, DHA, MBA, PA-C, DFAAPA, of Chesapeake, Va., practices psychiatry, hospital, and addiction medicine. James received his PA training and Masters of Science from the Arizona School of Health Sciences/A. T. Still University. He additionally holds a Masters of Business Administration and a doctorate in health care administration. He is a certified PA and with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Psychiatry. In addition to authoring numerous articles in medical journals and books, James works with numerous professional groups, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Association of PAs in Psychiatry. Currently serving on numerous boards that include of the Virginia Association of PAs , PAs for Tomorrow, the Boards of Trustees of A.T. Still University as the only non-physician/dentist director, for the founding school of Osteopathy and South Hampton Memorial Hospital. James and his wife reside in Chesapeake, VA with two dogs while his daughter attends college in Texas.
July 25, 2017, 11:30 am

Amanda Collins, PA-C

Culturally Responsive Care
Biography
PA Collins has been working in the medical field for twenty years. She began her career in medicine as an diagnostic imaging technician for the United States Air Force. She was selected to attend the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Ft Sam Houston, TX where she earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. After completing her training Amanda provided care to over 1200 beneficiaries in the national capital region as a Family Medicine PA at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling. Amanda has also worked in Urgent Care and Operational Medicine during her tenure in the USAF. She has served as a Delegate at Large, Vice-President and President of the Virginia Academy of PAs. Her goal is to help improve the opportunities for PAs across the state.
July 28, 2017, 10:00 am

Christopher Dawson, MD

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: A Forgotten Cause of Lower Back Pain
Biography
Dr. Christopher Dawson is a Pain Treatment Specialist in Newport News, Virginia. He is board certified in Pain Medicine as well as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Prior to medical school, Dr. Dawson practiced for three years in rural West Virginia as a Physician Assistant. Dr. Dawson's special interest is sacroiliac joint dysfunction, in his belief the most commonly overlooked cause of low back pain. Please welcome Dr Christopher Dawson.
July 28, 2017, 9:00 am

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
Biography
Kimberly Dempsey is an Associate Professor and Program Director at the Eastern Virginia Medical School Physician Assistant Program. A native of Virginia, she received her BS degree in Biology at Old Dominion University and completed her Master of Physician Assistant degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Education at Nova Southeastern University. Kim is a passionate educator who has taught at local and state nursing conferences and at state and national PA conferences. She has also been a contributing author for PA board review books and online PANRE reviews. She worked clinically in Pediatric Dermatology at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, VA.
July 26, 2017, 7:30 am

Shea Dempsey, DMSc, PA-C

Stroke: Fast Facts
Biography
Shea Dempsey practices emergency medicine at a critical access ED in Woodstock, VA. After graduating from Shenandoah University's PA program, he completed a post-graduate fellowship in emergency medicine. He is also an adjunct professor with Shenandoah University, and teaches emergency medicine, neuro, ortho, ultrasound, and critical care. When he's not working, he takes advantage of the Shenandoah Valley's many wineries, breweries, and hiking trails.
July 27, 2017, 1:15 pm

Paul Doghramji, MD

Designing Effective Depression Interventions in Real-World Primary Care Settings
Biography
Paul Doghramji, MD, FAAFP is currently senior family practice physician at Collegeville Family Practice, and the Medical Director of Health Services at Ursinus College, both in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. He is also an Attending Physician in family practice at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He is past present co-chair for the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep and Health Safety Course and is on the board of directors of the National Sleep Foundation. Dr. Doghramji received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1982. He then completed his residency in family practice at Chestnut Hill Hospital in 1985. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians which awarded him Fellowship Degree in 2005. He is also member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. He has received the American Medical Association's Physician Recognition Award 8 times, in every qualifying year; the last time was 2011. Dr. Doghramji has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Medicine, Current Medical Research and Opinion, and Postgraduate Medicine, as well as numerous websites on topics such as sleep disorders, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, biology of leg disorders, depression, chronic pain, health literacy, and diabetes. He is also co-author of the textbook, Clinical Management of Insomnia, recently out in its second edition.
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
Biography
I have worked for Carilion Clinic for the past 33 years with the last 23 years being in Orthopedics specializing in casting and splinting.
July 23, 2017, 12:30 pm

Stuart Henochowicz, MD

Stuart Henochowicz, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P. 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. He received an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 2005. Dr. Henochowicz is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology. He is a former chief medical resident at the Washington Hospital Center. He did his allergy training 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 currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at Georgetown University Medical School. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the George Washington University Physician Assistant program, and an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor with the James Madison University Physician Assistant program. Dr. Henochowicz is married and has four children.
Urticaria and Angioedema
Biography
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. He completed a residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C., in 1985. Dr. Henochowicz completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the National Jewish Center and University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, in 1987. He received an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 2005. Dr. Henochowicz is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at Georgetown University Medical School. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the George Washington University Physician Assistant program, and an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor with the James Madison University Physician Assistant program.
July 24, 2017, 3:30 pm

Christine Hollenbeck, PA-C

Diabetes Update
Biography
Christine Hollenbeck has been a Physician Assistant since the fall of 2012, when she graduated with a Masters' of Medical Science from Salus University. She spent her initial years practicing in Urgent and Primary care before transitioning to Endocrinology, where she currently practices in Alexandria, VA. She serves as secretary on the VAPA board, and was treasurer for 2.5 years prior to this. She has been on 2 recent mission trips, one to Nicaragua to teach hygiene and disease transmission, and provide a water pump with Living Water International, and one to the Dominican Republic to help run a clinic alongside other PAs and PA students with Students without Borders. She has plans to serve in Rwanda for a medical mission in 2018. When she is not working, she is usually running or walking around a nearby lake, teaching Sunday school to 3 year-olds, or spending time with friends.
July 25, 2017, 10:30 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
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP:Wilderness Medicine
Biography
Randy currently practices emergency medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. He is also the PA/NP Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at Carilion Clinic. His did his undergraduate work at Virginia Tech, His PA at Eastern Virginia Medical School and Doctorate in Health Sciences at A.T. Still University. He is an assistant professor at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in the PA program and an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine department of interprofessionalism He serves on the Board of Directors for the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine. He is a core instructor for Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine. He is a member of the National Ski Patrol and a river guide for Ace Whitewater in WV. He is an Advanced Wilderness Life Support instructor, Outdoor Emergency Care instructor and certified Level 3 River Safety and Rescue Instructor.
July 26, 2017, 10:00 am
Wilderness Medicine & Global Health
July 27, 2017, 3:30 pm

Andrew Iwanik, MBA, MPH

PA Reimbursement: Topics of Regional Interest, How AAPA is Helping PAs and What's New and Exciting!
Biography
Andrew Iwanik is the Senior Manager, Reimbursement Advocacy for the American Academy of PAs. He researches PA reimbursement policies of private and public third-party payers and disseminates his findings to PAs, billers and other interested parties. He also reviews state laws for PA reimbursement implications and sends relevant laws to state chapter leaders who may consider recommending amendments. Prior to joining AAPA, he analyzed substance abuse prevention research in support of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's Needs Assessment Initiative; conducted imaging instrumentation market research; was Deputy Project Director for CDC's National Inventory of Clinical Laboratory Testing Systems; and monitored research projects at American Medical Laboratories.
July 24, 2017, 9:00 am
ADVANCE PAY WORKSHOP: PA Reimbursement Policy Workshop
Biography
Andrew Iwanik is the Senior Manager, Reimbursement Advocacy for the American Academy of PAs. He researches PA reimbursement policies of private and public third-party payers and disseminates his findings to PAs, billers and other interested parties. He also reviews state laws for PA reimbursement implications and sends relevant laws to state chapter leaders who may consider recommending amendments. Prior to joining AAPA, he analyzed substance abuse prevention research in support of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's Needs Assessment Initiative; conducted imaging instrumentation market research; was Deputy Project Director for CDC's National Inventory of Clinical Laboratory Testing Systems; and monitored research projects at American Medical Laboratories.
July 25, 2017, 3:30 pm

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
Biography
Doctor Patricia Jennings has been a faculty member in Physician Assistant Education since 1996 and was the Association of Physician Assistant Programs (APAP) Master Teacher of the Year in 2010. She retired from full time faculty employment in 2014 and currently is affiliated with EVMS as community faculty. 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 mid-Atlantic regions' STD Prevention and Training Center.
July 25, 2017, 1:30 pm

Dan Jerrems, PA-C

Dan Jerrems’ Bio: After St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, Dan went to the Johns Hopkins School of Health Services for his PA training. He’s a past president of the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants and one of his proudest achievements was helping push through legislation that gave PAs in Maryland the authority to write prescriptions. Over a 35 year career, Dan has worked in general surgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, environmental medicine, pain medicine and OB/GYN. For the past five years he’s been with the Scoliosis and Spine Center at St. Joseph Medical Center north of Baltimore where he has a busy office practice and first assists in spine surgery. His talk today is about managing back pain and when to refer to a specialist. Please welcome Dan Jerrems…
Post-Laminectomy/Failed Back Syndrome
Biography
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 eight years of which as a spine specialist, currently with LifeBridge Neurosurgery in Baltimore, Maryland.
July 28, 2017, 7:00 am

Kapil Kapoor, MD

New Perspectives in Diabetic Retinopathy
Biography
Dr. Kapil Kapoor is a practicing vitreoretinal surgeon and ocular oncologist, partner at the Wagner Macula & Retina Center in Virginia Beach, and assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School. After completing his medical training at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, he did his retina fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
July 27, 2017, 8:00 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
Biography
Mr. Travis Kirby completed his undergraduate studies at Clemson University and his physician assistant training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University. He practiced in Emergency medicine for 10 years before migrating to a career in Gastroenterology. He is currently employed by Gastrointestinal and Liver Specialists of Tidewater in Newport News, Virginia and is currently an assistant professor in the Masters of Physician Assistant Program @ Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.
July 28, 2017, 8:00 am

Edward Koch, MD

Hormone Replacement Therapy Update 2017
Biography
Dr. Koch is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who is currently working in the OB/GYN Department of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He was in practice for 41 years in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. He holds faculty positions at the WRNMMC and George Washington University Medical Center, his alma mater. He is the immediate past President of the Medical Society of Virginia and supports collaborative practices.
July 26, 2017, 8:30 am

Norman Le Furge, PA-C

When to Refer Spinal Conditions to the Spine Surgeon
Biography
Norman LeFurge presently holds the position of Chief PA Division of Neurosurgery and Associate Director Dept. of Physician Assistant services at New York- Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital since 2005. Norman graduated with a B.S. from Stockton University in Pomona New Jersey in 1994. He went to PA school at Bayley Seton Hospital in Staten Island New York and graduated in 1997. He then did a post graduate PA surgical fellowship at Sister's of Charity Medical Center St. Vincent's Campus Staten Island New York in 1998. He continued there on staff as senior surgical PA/ Post graduate clinical instructor until 2002. He then practiced emergency medicine at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey until 2005. Norman has served in the United States Army Reserve medical corp as a PA from 2000-2010 and is a veteran of 2 deployments; Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom . He presently resides in Staten Island where he enjoys quality family time with his wife and three children.
July 26, 2017, 11:00 am

Dave Levin, MD

The Future of Healthcare IT
Biography
Dave Levin, MD is a physician executive with over 25 years of experience in healthcare information systems, clinical operations and enterprise strategic planning. Prior to co-founding Sansoro, he served as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS), where he led the Clinical Systems Office. Dr. Levin has founded several healthcare IT startups and served as an advisor to many more. He is a nationally recognized speaker and has appeared in academic, industry and consumer media. He currently serves on multiple industry and private equity advisory boards and non-profit governance boards.
July 26, 2017, 2:30 pm

Nisha McKenzie, PA-C

Long Acting Reversible Contraception: Practical Considerations
Biography
Nisha has been practicing since 2002. Her specialty is gynecology and female sexual medicine. She completed the University of Michigan Sexual Health Program as a sex educator and counselor and since then has attained certification as a sexuality counselor as well as become an ISSWSH Fellow. In early 2017 she founded both the Center for Women's Sexual Health in Grand Rapids, MI as well as the Great Lakes Sexual Health Alliance with a focus on educating medical and mental health providers regarding sexual health.
July 24, 2017, 2:30 pm

Sara Nicely, DHEd, PA-C

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?
Biography
Sara Nicely, DHEd, PA-C received her PA degree from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2002. Dr. Nicely's clinical background is primarily surgical, having been employed in rural general surgery clinics in Virginia and West Virginia as well as serving on the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care services at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH). Sara entered the field of academia in June 2010. Over several years she transitioned to the position of Program Director and was promoted to Associate Professor at Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Dr. Nicely continues to practice clinically on the Surgical Critical Care team at CRMH.
July 26, 2017, 1:30 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
Biography
Dr. Paulk has been a PA for over 32 years and a PA educator for over 20 years. He was Founding Director of the PA Program at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University. He stepped down July 1 in order to devote more time to his first love - teaching. He remains at the University as Professor and Associate Director. He completed his PA program at Alderson-Broaddus University in West Virginia, holds a master's from West Virginia University, and a doctorate from Rutgers. He is co-author of the PA Review Guide, and a chapter author in the 7th edition of The Resident's Guide to Ambulatory Care. Dr. Paulk serves as the only PA on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) expert panel who recently developed the first ever consensus guidelines for the acute diagnosis & management of mTBI in children & adolescents. He was also appointed by the Director of the CDC to serve on the special emphasis panel charged with evaluation of applicants for funding of the development and evaluation of sports concussion prevention strategies.
July 26, 2017, 3:45 pm
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Update
Biography
Dr. Paulk has been a PA for over 32 years and a PA educator for over 20 years. He was Founding Director of the PA Program at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University. He stepped down July 1 in order to devote more time to his first love - teaching. He remains at the University as Professor and Associate Director. He completed his PA program at Alderson-Broaddus University in West Virginia, holds a master's from West Virginia University, and a doctorate from Rutgers. He is co-author of the PA Review Guide, and a chapter author in the 7th edition of The Resident's Guide to Ambulatory Care. Dr. Paulk serves as the only PA on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) expert panel who recently developed the first ever consensus guidelines for the acute diagnosis & management of mTBI in children & adolescents. He was also appointed by the Director of the CDC to serve on the special emphasis panel charged with evaluation of applicants for funding of the development and evaluation of sports concussion prevention strategies.
July 27, 2017, 9:00 am

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.
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: PANRE Review Course
Biography
Catherine Pearman is a local practicing PA and educator. A graduate of Wake Forest University's PA Program, Cathy has primarily worked in Emergency Medicine, with a recent transition to Urgent Care Medicine. Until this past January, Cathy was a full time faculty member of the Eastern Virginia Medical School's PA Program, achieving the level of Associate Professor. During her work at EVMS, she assisted in the graduation, career, and PANCE preparation of many students, which she attributes to gaining the information she will share today. She is now the Team Coordinator for APCs in the Sentara Medical Group Urgent Care Division, a division that is made up of physicians and over 20 APCs, with four APC-only staffed clinics.
July 23, 2017, 12:30 pm
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: PANRE Review Course
Biography
Catherine Pearman is a local practicing PA and educator. A graduate of Wake Forest University's PA Program, Cathy has primarily worked in Emergency Medicine, with a recent transition to Urgent Care Medicine. Until this past January, Cathy was a full time faculty member of the Eastern Virginia Medical School's PA Program, achieving the level of Associate Professor. During her work at EVMS, she assisted in the graduation, career, and PANCE preparation of many students, which she attributes to gaining the information she will share today. She is now the Team Coordinator for APCs in the Sentara Medical Group Urgent Care Division, a division that is made up of physicians and over 20 APCs, with four APC-only staffed clinics.
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
Biography
Dr. Reha is a board certified urologic surgeon in Woodbridge, VA who has been practicing for 29 years. In addition to his private practice, he has been an active advocate for organized medicine. He has served as Speaker and President 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 serves 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 arts 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, his Residency in Surgery/Urology at Georgetown University and an MBA from Strayer 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). Dr. Reha has previously presented at VAPA Annual Summer CME Conferences on Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, Hematuria, and MSV Legislative Issues.
July 24, 2017, 10:15 am

Joshua Sill, MD

Asthma Therapy
Biography
Dr. Joshua Sill is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, in Norfolk, VA. He is the Pulmonary Section Chief and Associate Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center. He is active in both the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He is the director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program and a faculty member for the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Sill joined the faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2013, after serving 11 years in the U.S. Air Force. He spearheaded the successful creation of the institution's Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. He is involved with institutional oversight of Graduate Medical Education Programs at EVMS. He is on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine and planning committee for the Mid Atlantic Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium. Dr. Sill has multiple publications and has lectured at many regional, national, and international conferences. He also teaches in numerous simulation based training courses at the local and national level. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He has additional training and certifications in Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Sill remains quite active in clinical medicine and is also involved with several ongoing research projects. Current research interests include asthma, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, the obesity-hypoventilation syndrome, sleepiness and pulmonary physiology.
July 25, 2017, 4:30 pm

David Spiegel, MD, FAPA

Bipolar Disorder for the Primary Care Physician/Clinician
Biography
o Dr. Spiegel joined EVMS in 2001 after almost a decade in private practice. He obtained his medical degree from SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn, where he first gained an interest in cognitive therapy for anxiety disorders. Dr. Spiegel then completed his psychiatry residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Hershey-Penn State. His areas of interest include behavioral treatments for geriatrics and the interface between cognitive therapy and psychopharmacology for anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Spiegel is a clinical supervisor for psychiatry residents and psychology interns and presents to community mental health professionals.
July 27, 2017, 2:30 pm

Anna Sprunger, PA-C, MPAS

Food Allergy: What Every Pediatric PA Should Know
Biography
Mrs. Anna Sprunger has been practicing at Children's National Medical Center as Pediatric Allergy/Immunology PA since 2009. She is a Member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Mrs. Sprunger lives in Germantown, Maryland with her husband and four young children.
July 24, 2017, 11:15 am

Daniel Thibodeau, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA

Daniel Thibodeau MHP, PA-C, DFAAPA is associate professor for the Physician Assistant program and Director of Clinical Education Recruitment and Support 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 the clinical assessment of the patient, clinical procedures, and clinical medicine lectures. He has worked with several national organizations, including being former chair of the board for the American Academy of Physician Assistants, a member of 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. Mr. Thibodeau is currently part of the AAPA's Educational Advisory Board as well as the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction work group of the AAPA.
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP:EKG Interpretation
Biography
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 the clinical clinical medicine lectures 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 15 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 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. Mr. Thibodeau is a native of Virginia, and resides in Norfolk with his wife and four children. He is an active member of the Norfolk Sertoma Club, as well as an advisory board member to the Hampton Roads Salvation Army Area Command, and volunteers with other local and international organizations.
July 23, 2017, 2:45 pm
Dyslipidemia
Biography
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 the clinical clinical medicine lectures 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 15 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 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. Mr. Thibodeau is a native of Virginia, and resides in Norfolk with his wife and four children. He is an active member of the Norfolk Sertoma Club, as well as an advisory board member to the Hampton Roads Salvation Army Area Command, and volunteers with other local and international organizations.
July 27, 2017, 11:15 am
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: EKG Interpretation
Biography
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 the clinical clinical medicine lectures 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 15 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 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. Mr. Thibodeau is a native of Virginia, and resides in Norfolk with his wife and four children. He is an active member of the Norfolk Sertoma Club, as well as an advisory board member to the Hampton Roads Salvation Army Area Command, and volunteers with other local and international organizations.
July 27, 2017, 2:30 pm

Walter Whitley, OD, MBA

Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies
Biography
Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO serves as the Director of Optometric Services and Residency Program Supervisor at Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk, Virginia where his practice encompasses ocular surface disease, glaucoma, surgical co-management, clinical research and the supervision of an extensive referral network. Dr. Whitley is a nationally recognized author and lecturer on topics ranging from ocular disease, surgical co-management, pharmaceuticals and practice management topics. He serves as Co-Chief Medical Editor for Advanced Ocular Care and contributing editor for the Review of Optometry and Optometry Times.
July 26, 2017, 10:00 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
Biography
Dr. Felasfa M. Wodajo graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  He then went on to earn his medical degree from University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Wodajo has completed an internship in General Surgery at George Washington University and a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Howard University Hospital.  His fellowship in Orthopedic Oncology was completed at the Washington Cancer Institute at Washington Hospital Center.   Board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Wodajo has dedicated his career to Musculoskeletal Oncology.  Most recently, he served as the Medical Director of Musculoskeletal Oncology at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington before returning to INOVA Fairfax Hospital.  In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Wodajo has dedicated himself to teaching others.  He has acted as a mentor in the Zimmer Minority Summer Intern Program, which promotes diversity and multiculturalism in the field of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wodajo has also held teaching positions at Virginia Commonwealth, Georgetown and Howard Universities, and has been a consultant for the National Cancer Institute.  He continues to serve as the Course Director for the Washington Orthopedic Pathology Review, a program focused on educating Orthopedic residents in Musculoskeletal Pathology. Throughout his career, Dr. Wodajo has received numerous honors, including the Alvin H. Crawford Mentorship award, an annual recognition given to an Orthopedic Surgeon who has excelled in educating others.  He has also been consistently named as a Top Doctor in both the Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine.  Dr. Wodajo is a published author, and he serves as Oncology Editor for Orthopedic Clinics of North America, a quarterly journal.  He is an accomplished leader for various medical committees and currently holds memberships in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Association, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, and the Connective Tissue Oncology Society.
July 24, 2017, 1:30 pm