VAPA 2018 Summer CME Conference

Sunday, July 22 to Friday, July 27, 2018

Daniel Thibodeau, DHSc, MHP, PA-C, DFAAPA, AACC

Daniel Thibodeau MHP, PA-C, DHSc 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.

Mr. Thibodeau is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School, completing his Doctor of Health Sciences in 2021. 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 on 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.

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 community, currently serving as an advisory board member to the Hampton Roads Salvation Army Area Command, and volunteers with other local and international organizations.
July 22, 2018, 12:30 pm

Kim Ford, OT-C lll

Kim Ford is currently the Orthopedic Technician Team Lead for Carilion Clinic Orthopedics. He has been with the Carilion Health System for 30 years and has been working with the Orthopedic Department for the past 20 years doing casting, splinting, and bracing.

He is currently over all of Carilion's Orthopedic Clinics and works 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. He is also very active in teaching casting and splinting classes for any interested Orthopedic practices.
WORKSHOP: The 4 P's of Splinting
July 22, 2018, 12:30 pm

Jason Grahame, MPA, PA-C

Jason Grahame graduated from Cedarville University in 1999 with a degree in Athletic Training. After completing his master's degree as a Physician Assistant at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2003, he has worked in orthopedics with Dr. Kevin Bonner at the Jordan-Young Institute, located in Virginia Beach. He currently serves as full time faculty in the EVMS PA program and as the Director of Admission, in addition to a reduced clinical schedule at Jordan-Young. He lives in Chesapeake with his amazing wife Charity and their children.
WORKSHOP: Musculoskeletal Physical Exam-Shoulder
July 22, 2018, 2:30 pm

Randy Howell, DHSc, PA-C

Randy currently practices Emergency Medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. He is the PA/NP Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at Carilion Clinic, and an associate director of the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at Carilion Clinic.

He started practice in rural, underserved primary care with the National Health Services Corps, and worked in orthopedic surgery prior to transitioning to Emergency Medicine.

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 in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Radford University Carilion, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Innovation and Implementation Science at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

He serves on the Board of Directors for the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine. He is a core instructor for Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine.
WORKSHOP: Wilderness Medicine Top 10!
July 22, 2018, 2:30 pm
Trauma Management in the Wilderness
July 25, 2018, 2:30 pm

Kurtis Elward, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Rising to a Position of Strength: Keeping Physicians at the Heart of Medicine
July 23, 2018, 8:00 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).
Diagnosis/Treatment of Urological Stone Disease in Outpatient Setting
July 23, 2018, 9:00 am

Philip O'Donnell, M.D., FACP

Prevention and Treatment of Heart Disease: What's New and What's Not
July 23, 2018, 10:15 am
Understanding Heart Failure: It's All About the Squeeze
July 24, 2018, 9:00 am
WORKSHOP: ECG Review Utilizing Clinical Cases: Beyond the Interpretation
July 24, 2018, 3:30 pm

Diane Bruessow, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA

Medical Management of Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients Across the Lifespan: Considerations for the Primary Care Provider
July 23, 2018, 11:15 am

Cynthia Romero, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Cynthia Romero was appointed Virginia's Health Commissioner in January, 2013. She is the principal public health advisor to the Governor, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, the Virginia General Assembly and the Board of Health.
Prior to her appointment as Virginia's Health Commissioner, Dr. Romero was Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Quality and Medical Affairs for Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Dr. Romero was in private practice for 16 years at Romero Family Practice with her mother as her partner and her father as her office manager. Her parents retired in 2010. Dr. Romero continued to see patients in the office until her appointment on January 29.
She served as President of the Philippine Medical Association of Southeastern Virginia, Inc., the Tidewater Academy of Family Physicians, the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, the Norfolk Academy of Medicine and in 2011, she was the President of the Medical Society of Virginia.
How Providers Help Improve the Health of their Communities
July 23, 2018, 1:30 pm

David Cattell-Gordon, M.Div., MSW, LCSW

Applied Transformation: The Emerging Role of Telehealth in Healthcare Delivery
July 23, 2018, 2:30 pm

Jennifer Groves, PA-C, MPAS

Knee and Ankle Disorders
July 23, 2018, 3:30 pm

Erika Francis, MSPAS, PA-C

Opportunities Abound - Future PAs Need You
July 24, 2018, 8:00 am

Morgan Nowak, PA-C, MS

Opportunities Abound - Future PAs Need You
July 24, 2018, 8:00 am

Stephanie Bernard, PA-C, RD, MMSc

Opportunities Abound - Future PAs Need You
July 24, 2018, 8:00 am

Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA

Scott Urquhart is a graduate of George Washington University's PA Program, and has been practicing Endocrinology for 25 years with Diabetes and Thyroid Associates in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

He is a Past President and founding member of the American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants, and founder and Chair of the biannual Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit (MEDS).

He is a distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of PA's, a Clinical Instructor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences PA Program, and an Adjunct Clinical Professor at James Madison University's PA program.

His publications have appeared in JAAPA, Clinician Reviews, Diabetes Spectrum, and Clinical Diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes: “A Gluco-centric/Patient-centric Approach to Treatment”
July 24, 2018, 10:30 am

Madison Brown, MPA, PA-C

Brain Matters: Concussion Evaluation and Management of the Student Athlete
July 24, 2018, 11:30 am

Daniel Acevedo, PA-C, MSPAS, CCD

Fragility Hip Fractures: A Review of the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Low Energy Hip Fractures in Osteoporotic Patients
July 24, 2018, 1:30 pm

Rachel Carlson, EdD, MSBS, PA-C

Dr. Rachel Carlson, is the Program Director and Associate Professor for the Shenandoah University Physician Assistant Program in Winchester, VA where she has been a faculty member for 11 years. She is also a clinically practicing PA in family medicine for an employee-based health clinic. She is a past VP, Secretary, and Chief Delegate for the VAPA. She currently serves as the AAPA Board Advisor to SAAAPA as well as Chair of the Virginia Physician Assistant Advisory Board.
PANRE Review
July 24, 2018, 2:30 pm
PANRE Review
July 24, 2018, 4:00 pm

Greg Thomas, PA-C Emeritus, MPH

A PA for more than 40 years, Greg Thomas currently serves as Director of PA Relations with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Previously, he worked for nearly 20 years with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), most recently as Senior Vice President of education, membership, and resource development.

Greg received his PA education at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and a masters degree in public health with focus on health care administration from the University of Texas School of Public Health also in Houston, TX.
Update from NCCPA: Positive Changes to Certification Maintenance
July 25, 2018, 7:30 am

Scott Clingan, MSHS, PA-C

Drug Toxicology Testing & Interpretation: Is There A Discrepancy?
July 25, 2018, 8:30 am

Jenny Roberts, MS, MPA, PA-C

Sepsis: Before & After
July 25, 2018, 10:00 am

Tess Cox, PA-C, MSHS

Using Brief Therapy to Move Patients Forward
July 25, 2018, 11:00 am
WORKSHOP: Using Brief Therapy to Move Patients Forward
July 25, 2018, 2:30 pm

Trina Young Greer, Psy.D.

Using Brief Therapy to Move Patients Forward
July 25, 2018, 11:00 am
WORKSHOP: Using Brief Therapy to Move Patients Forward
July 25, 2018, 2:30 pm

Kimberly Dempsey, EdD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Kimberly Dempsey is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Physician Assistant Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She practiced clinically at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Pediatric Dermatology. She has served on advisory boards for developing PA programs and currently serves on the advisory board for the Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences. She is also the founding Program Director for the Doctor of Medical Sciences Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Dr. Dempsey is a graduate of the Eastern Virginia Medical School PA Program and completed her Doctorate of Education in 2019 at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Dempsey enjoys lecturing nationally on dermatology and has worked with the American Academy of Physician Assistants on enduring Dermatology CME projects.
Clearing Up Atopic Dermatitis: Identification, Assessment and Treatment
July 25, 2018, 1:30 pm

Scott Saffold, MD

Balloon Sinus Dilation: A Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Sinusitis
July 25, 2018, 3:45 pm

M. Parish Malone, MPA, PA-C

Balloon Sinus Dilation: A Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Sinusitis
July 25, 2018, 3:45 pm

Alexis Britton, PA-C

Balloon Sinus Dilation: A Paradigm Shift in the Treatment of Sinusitis
July 25, 2018, 3:45 pm

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.
2018 Colorectal Cancer Update: Screening Guidelines and Identifying Patients with Hereditary CRC Syndromes
July 26, 2018, 8:00 am

Harold Felton, PA-C, DHEd

Memories-Dementia Types and Treatment
July 26, 2018, 9:00 am

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.
Interstitial Lung Diseases
July 26, 2018, 10:15 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.
Low Back Pain: Update on Evaluation and Treatment
July 26, 2018, 11:15 am

Don Solimini, PA-C, MHA, DFAAPA

Mr. Solimini has been a practicing PA for 42 years, working clinically in Neonatology & Pediatrics for the majority of those years. He has been Director of Didactic Education @ Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences for the last 5 years; and hopefully with COVID not getting in the way - hoping to retire by December!
A Shot of Prevention - Vaccine Hesitancy
July 26, 2018, 1:15 pm

Andrew Gray, MPA, PA-C

Andrew C. Gray MPA-PA-C
EVMS PA Class of 2011
Senior PA with Medical Center Radiologist in interventional radiology department and outpatient vein center.
Time Out - PA Procedures
July 26, 2018, 2:30 pm

Walter Whitley, OD, MBA

Ocular Pharmacology Updates from Primary Care
July 26, 2018, 3:30 pm

Grace Jordan, PA-C

Ms. Jordan completed her MPA at EVMS in 2008. She earned a Master of Arts degree in humanities in 1988 and a PhD in Urban Studies in 1997, both from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. She received her BA from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1985.
In 2008, after graduation, she joined Sentara Medical Group Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In 2013,she transitioned to SMG Neurology and sees patients in her outpatient clinic as well as hospital patients. She works at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
The Role of Comorbidities in Diagnosing and Treating People with Epilepsy and Seizures
July 27, 2018, 7:00 am

Carly Varela, MD

Dr. Carly R. Varela is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia, Inova L. J. Murphy Children's Hospital in Falls Church, VA and Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC.

Dr. Varela received her medical degree at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her pediatric residency and was subsequently selected as Chief Resident at Yale New Haven Hospital followed by her subspecialty training in pediatric hematology/oncology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Varela was awarded fellow teacher of the year at CHOP and has subsequently received numerous teaching awards.

Dr. Varela's areas of expertise include the evaluation and management of patients with disorders of hemostasis, thrombosis, and solid tumors. She is a member of the Renal Tumor Committee for the Children's Oncology Group, where she is leading the development of a clinical trial for patients with metastatic Wilms tumors. Dr. Varela is also a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor with a special interest in promoting wellness for health care providers and patients.
Hematology and Pediatric Oncology
July 27, 2018, 8:00 am

Carly Skinner, FNP-BC, AAHIVS

Biomedical Interventions for Prevention of HIV Infection
July 27, 2018, 9:00 am

Anthony Miller, M.Ed., PA-C

Anthony A. Miller (Tony) is a Distinguished Professor and former director, Division of Physician Assistant Studies at Shenandoah University. He has over 42 years' experience in PA education and has held educational leadership positions including Associate Dean, School of Allied Health and Founding Chair, Department of PA Studies at the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo). He has been a leader for state and national physician assistant professional associations including the President of the Physician Assistant Education Association) and President of the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants. He chaired the APAP Degree Task Force that in 2000 recommended PA education be delivered at the graduate level. He is currently a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education and the AAPA's Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives.

Professor Miller was a trustee for the PA Foundation and former member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants' Leadership Advisory Commission, and the AAPA Education Council. He currently serves as board member the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation. Miller consults with New England Journal of Medicine Group on clinical reasoning related to their web-based clinical problem solving Healer product. He consults with educational institutions across the United States on matters of curriculum development, evaluation, and accreditation as well as PA program development. From 2012 through 2016, Mr. Miller served as the Chief Policy & Research Officer for the Physician Assistant Education Association based in Washington, DC.

He has created and lead several faculty development workshops for new faculty and emerging leaders in PA education. In October 2000, Mr. Miller received the Association of Physician Assistant Programs' Master Teacher Award. He has many scholarly articles and presentations including chapters in PA books. He was an editor of Lange's Q&A Physician Assistant Examination for editions two through six. He is one of the founders of the national student challenge bowl.
Physician Assistant Doctorate: A Ticket to Autonomy?
July 27, 2018, 10:00 am