VAPA 2018 Fall CME Conference

Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 4, 2018

Kelly Crown, PA-C

Kelly Crown is a Pediatric Orthopedic Physician Assistant who lives in Reston, Virginia. Kelly completed her undergraduate education at Marquette University in Exercise Science and her Master's degree, at Drexel University. She has over 7 years of general orthopedics experience. With over 4 of those years dedicated solely to pediatric orthopedics. Kelly has worked at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia since March 2018 as a part of their Orthopedic Surgery Team where she treats kids in both a clinical and surgical setting.
The limping child. The good, the bad and the DO NOT MISS.
November 3, 2018, 7:30 am

Otto Louis-Jacques, MD

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Children
November 3, 2018, 8:30 am

Christina Dwyer, J.D.

Avoiding an unwelcome invitation: Top malpractice and Board issues facing Physician Assistants
November 3, 2018, 10:00 am

Scott Baute, PA-C

Scott Baute is a physician assistant who has been in the field of cardiology for 8 years with 7 of those years at George Washington University Hospital where he was the lead cardiology APP for the last three. He continues to work at George Washington but his full time role is at the National Institutes of Health performing research on low magnetic field strength MRIs. Before going into cardiology, he was a physician assistant in interventional radiology as well as outpatient internal medicine.

He has given lectures in cardiology at previous VAPA and AAPA conferences. He also regularly teaches physician assistant students and previously to nurses, medical students, and internal medicine residents.
Atrial Fibrillation: An Overview and Emerging Treatments
November 3, 2018, 11:00 am

Sheila Hautbois, PA-C, MPH, CHES®

From Knowledge to Implementation: Strategies for Increasing Patient's Participation and Success with Behavior Change
November 3, 2018, 1:00 pm

Robert Gardella, MD

Practical Suicide and Violence Risk Assessment
November 3, 2018, 2:00 pm

Harold Felton, PA-C, DHEd

Migraine Headaches
November 3, 2018, 3:30 pm

Maggie Connealy, PA-C

Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Emergencies
November 3, 2018, 4:30 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
November 4, 2018, 7:45 am

Sara Nicely, DHEd, PA-C

Sara Nicely graduated from Roanoke College with a degree in Biology and Medical Technology in 2000. She then received her PA degree from Jefferson College of Health Sciences (now Radford University) in 2002, and she earned a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2007. She advanced her education by earning the Doctor of Health Education degree at A.T. Still University in 2015. The focus of her dissertation was on developing an oral health curriculum for PA students.

Sara is now the Department Chair and Program Director for the Department of PA Studies at Radford University on the Radford University Carilion campus in Roanoke. She has worked in education since 2010. Sara's clinical background is in surgical fields, and she still works in Surgical Critical Care at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital one day per week.

Sara assumed the role of President-Elect for VAPA in 2020, and she looks forward to contributing to professional advancements in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has developed a passion for the education and support of the PA profession and feels it important that all PAs know the history of the profession and the work that still needs to be done to allow all PAs to practice at the top of their education and licensure.
Suturing Workshop - Techniques for Superficial and Deep Closures
November 4, 2018, 8:00 am

Shea Dempsey, DMSc, PA-C

Dr. Dempsey is the founding program director for the Doctor of Medical Science program at Shenandoah University After completing an emergency trauma fellowship, he has worked in emergency medicine for over a decade and has a certificate of added qualifications in emergency medicine. Shea has also worked in PA education for the past 9 years and has taught various topics within the Division of Physician Assistant Studies and Division of Physical Therapy with focus on anatomy, critical care, respiratory, cardiology and ultrasound topics. Shea practices clinically full time at a critical access emergency department in which he precepts several PA students supporting them to build their clinical skills and hone their critical thinking. Shea has been able to combine his passion for teaching, medicine, and travel by leading many medical mission trips.
Workshop: Introduction to Basic Bedside Ultrasound
November 4, 2018, 10:00 am

Janice Benton, RDMS, AB/OB/GYN

Workshop: Introduction to Basic Bedside Ultrasound
November 4, 2018, 10:00 am