VAPA 2017 Fall CME Conference

Saturday, November 4 to Sunday, November 5, 2017

Christina Gardner, DHSc, PA-C

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The Urgent Care and Primary Care Approach to the Pediatric Fever
November 4, 2017, 7:30 am

Alexandra Nassif, PA-C

The Urgent Care and Primary Care Approach to the Pediatric Fever
November 4, 2017, 7:30 am

Connie Brooks, FNP

The Urgent Care and Primary Care Approach to the Pediatric Fever
November 4, 2017, 7:30 am

Bre Juda, NP

Radiology for the Non-Radiologist
November 4, 2017, 8:30 am

Greg Bull, PA-C

Radiology for the Non-Radiologist
November 4, 2017, 8:30 am

Curtis Winiger, DNP

Radiology for the Non-Radiologist
November 4, 2017, 8:30 am

Steve Andrews, PA-C

The Acute Hypoxic Patient
November 4, 2017, 10:00 am

David Sullivan, PA-C, MHS

David J. Sullivan, MHS PA-C
Associate Faculty at Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Research Assistant at Carilion Clinic

Was a Paramedic in NC for 20+ years including time as a training officer, flight paramedic and director of a regional transport service.

Graduated from JCHS PA program in 2002
has been working at Carilion Clinic 12 years in Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology departments.
A Big Heart By Any Other Name Is Still Cardiomyopathy
November 4, 2017, 11:00 am

Anthony Miller, M.Ed., PA-C

Update on PA Education
November 4, 2017, 12:00 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
Tick-Borne Illnesses
November 4, 2017, 1:00 pm
Advance Pay Workshop: Wilderness Medicine Hiking Workshop
November 5, 2017, 8:00 am

Jessica Gandhi, PA-C

Mouth to Rectum & A Lot in Between: GI Update
November 4, 2017, 2:00 pm

Robert Hadley, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Robert D. Hadley is a faculty member at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences PA Program. He has been involved in PA education since 1997, when he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina PA program. He has been at JCHS for the past 5 years. Dr. Hadley has practiced in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Urgent Care. He currently practices part time in the Carilion Community Care Clinic in addition to his duties at JCHS, where he teaches Clinical Medicine and the application of Evidence-Based Medicine. Dr. Hadley's interest in diabetes stems from his love of pathophysiology, and his years in Internal Medicine at at time when options for treating diabetes were rapidly expanding. In addition to his interests in medicine and PA education, Dr. Hadley has held several positions within national PA organizations, and he enjoys carpentry, computers and web design, and horse training.
High Value Care
November 4, 2017, 3:30 pm

Caroline Sisson, MMS, PA-C

Sleep Apnea: The Unwanted Bedfellow
November 4, 2017, 4:30 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.
Advance Pay Workshop: The 4 P's of Splinting
November 5, 2017, 7:45 am