VAPA 2019 Summer CME Conference

Speakers
Sunday, July 21 to Friday, July 26, 2019

Scott Baute, PA-C

Atrial Fibrillation: An Overview and Emerging Treatments
Biography
Scott is physician assistant the George Washington University Hospital and has been practicing cardiology for the last four years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2011 and previously worked in interventional radiology and urgent. He also teaches physical exam and gives cardiology lectures to first year PA students. He has a particular interest in atrial fibrillation and heart failure.
July 22, 2019, 11:15 am

Cynthia Calixte, M.D., M.P.H.

AAPA Clinical Case Challenge Series: Reproductive Health Care: Conversations for Clinicians and Their Patients
Biography
Dr. Calixte received her M.D. from The State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center Downstate. She completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Maryland, and received her Masters of Public Health from the City University of New York (CUNY)Health Policy School of Public Health. She completed a Reproductive Research Fellowship (Empire Clinical Research Program) at the Institute for Family Health. She is currently practicing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
July 22, 2019, 2:30 pm

Scott Clingan, MSHS, PA-C

Controlled Substance Documentation: Requirements & Recommendations
Biography
Scott completed PA studies with academic distinction from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2002, and earned a master of science in health sciences degree in clinical management and leadership from the George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences in 2012. | From 2002 to 2009, he worked in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and orthopaedic spine surgery. In 2010 to 2012, he joined a renowned multidisciplinary pain management and research center, all in Winston-Salem, NC. After relocating to Hampton Roads in 2012, he was PA for a multi-location pain management center, where in 2013 through 2016, he became practice administrator. Returning to full-time clinical medicine in 2016 through present, he works in interventional pain at Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Chesapeake. | He is a charter member of the Pain Society of the Carolinas, and since 2010, he has been extensively involved in the annual meeting and scientific sessions as faculty and Program Committee member. He presented on numerous topics pertaining to opioid and controlled substance prescribing, patient compliance, and documentation.
July 24, 2019, 2:30 pm

Elizabeth Collumb, MD

Anxiety Disorders
Biography
Dr. Collumb joined the faculty of Eastern Virginia Medical School in January 2018, after almost 15 years of practice in San Diego, California. She completed her medical school and residency training at the University of California at San Diego. She was a founding partner in a private practice psychiatry group, and has consulted to assertive community treatment (ACT) and forensic programs. She has also worked to integrate mental health care into primary care clinics. Dr. Collumb is a clinical supervisor for psychiatry residents, medical students, and physician assistant students at EVMS.
July 26, 2019, 8:00 am

Shea Dempsey, DMSc, PA-C

WORKSHOP: Introduction to Basic Point of Care Ultrasound
Biography
Shea 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. Dr. Dempsey is also an adjunct professor with Shenandoah University where he 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 21, 2019, 2:30 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.
My Skin Is So Itchy, I Must Have Scabies: The Differential Diagnosis of Pruritic Rashes
Biography
Kim is the Program Director of the Eastern Virginia Medical School PA Program and has been involved in PA education for over 12 years. She is a 2003 graduate of the EVMS PA Program and recently received her Doctorate of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University. She practiced in pediatric dermatology at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Norfolk, Va. Kim is a national speaker on dermatology and has authored the Dermatology sections of the Pearls of Wisdom PA Exam Review book and the online question bank, PAEasy.
July 24, 2019, 1:30 pm

Harold Felton, PA-C, DHEd

Pins and Needles: An Approach to Evaluation
Biography
Harold Felton, DHEd, PA-C is the PA program director at Mary Baldwin University. He has been a PA for 39 years and worked in neurology for over 20 years. He is also a retired US Army Colonel.
July 25, 2019, 10:15 am

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.
WORKSHOP: The 4 P's of Orthopedic Splinting
July 24, 2019, 3:45 pm

Jeanine Gargiulo, PA-C

WORKSHOP: Examination of the Knee
Biography
Jeanine is a Virginia native who has been a PA for 11 years and graduated from Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania. She is currently at the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic in Alexandria, VA focusing on total joint replacement. The Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute also gives her the opportunity to participate as an investigator in research studies while the fellowship at the clinic allows her to work with and help train 4 new joint fellows each year. She is passionate about being an active volunteer member of Operation Walk Virginia and has participated in four medical mission trips abroad. In addition to the typical OR and clinical duties, she is a faculty consultant for Ethicon, giving continuing education lectures on wound closure techniques. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and teaching fitness classes at her local gym.
July 21, 2019, 12:30 pm

Brett Gordon, MS, PA-C

Overview of Bariatric Surgery
Biography
Brett graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Sciences as the president of his class in 2003. Upon graduating, he began his career as a general and bariatric surgical physician assistant in Newark, Delaware working for the Christianna Institute of Advanced Surgery. In 2004 Brett went to work for the Pinehurst Surgical Clinic and helped Moore Regional hospital and PSC to obtain their first Center of Excellence Designation. Brett had gastric bypass surgery in 2005. With a starting weight of just over 300lbs, Brett has lost a little over 100lbs. This gives Brett an incredible, unique insight into his specialty as both a patient and caregiver. He has Worked in Cary at the Bariatric Specialists of North Carolina and in 2018 relocated to Norfolk Va where he currently practices as a bariatric PA for Bon Secours Surgical Specialists.
July 25, 2019, 1:15 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.
Asthma Management 2019
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. 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 the 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 Governor-Elect of the Virginia chapter. Dr. Henochowicz is married and has four children. He is proud to be Naomi's grandfather.
July 23, 2019, 12:30 pm

Randy Howell, DHSc, PA-C

Image of Randy Howell
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
WORKSHOP: Wilderness Medicine Top 10/Hemorrhage Control in the Wilderness
Biography
Randy currently practices Emergency Medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. He is the PA/NP Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at Carilion Clinic. He is 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, he then 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 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 professional river guide. He is an Advanced Wilderness Life Support instructor, Outdoor Emergency Care instructor and certified Level 4 Swiftwater Rescue Instructor. He has lectured and given workshops in Wilderness Medicine at the state, regional, national and international level.
July 21, 2019, 2:30 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.
STD Medical Update
Biography
Doctor Patricia 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. 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. She retired from full time faculty employment in 2014 and currently is affiliated with EVMS as community faculty. 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 24, 2019, 11:00 am

John Lynch, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Travel Medicine
Biography
Mr. Lynch travelled extensively during a 30 year career in the Federal Government. He currently works in a family practice setting in Hampton Roads. He is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
July 24, 2019, 3:45 pm

Ajay Manhapra, M.D.

Conundrum of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain: Simple Dependence to be Managed or Addiction to be Treated?
Biography
Dr. Manhapra is an Internist/Addiction Medicine specialist with clinical practice and scholarly activities focused on recovering patients with severe disabling chronic pain and multimorbidity including medication dependence and addiction, who have failed multiple other pain specialty care modalities. He is currently working on developing models of care in chronic pain that can be adapted to resource-poor primary care settings easily.
July 25, 2019, 2:30 pm

Lori McVay, DMSc, PA-C, CPAAPA

Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Mitral Valve Disease
Biography
Dr. Lori McVay received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and health science from James Madison University, Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Shenandoah University, and Doctor of Medical Science degree from the University of Lynchburg where she was a member of the inguinal class. Dr. McVay has also received training in cardiac device technology at the Arrhythmia Technologies Institute and is currently completing additional leadership training through Medaxiom. Dr. McVay practices full time at Stroobants Cardiovascular Center in Lynchburg VA, a Watson top 50 cardiovascular hospital. There she is the lead of the structural heart center where she oversees the TAVR, TMVR, mitral clip, ASD, and PFO closure program. Dr. McVay also has clinical experience in hospital medicine, general cardiology, and electrophysiology. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. McVay serves as the director of clinical practice improvement, president of the medical staff APP committee, APP chair to the medical executive committee, as well as sits on the interprofessional continuing education committee, and is the Lynchburg regional coordinator for VAPA. Dr. McVay is also part-time faculty at the University of Lynchburg PA medicine program where she facilitates problem-based learning as well as assists with the cardiology module and summative phase. She also routinely precepts PA students and serves as an attending for doctoral PA fellows. In addition to being a member of AAPA and VAPA, she is also a member of the American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. McVay has also completed research in the use of Protocols in Anticoagulation Management to Achieve Optimal Dosing. Dr. McVay has been recognized by the AAPA for her work precepting with the CPAAPA designation as well as by the University of Lynchburg class of 2018 with the outstanding preceptor award. Upon completing her doctorate Dr. McVay was awarded the Stroobants cardiovascular center professional achievement award. Dr. McVay has a special interest in PA leadership and advocacy.
July 23, 2019, 4:00 pm

Barbara Morrison, PA-C, RYT-200

Image of Barbara Morrison
WORKSHOP: Yoga & Self-Care: Rediscovering the Joy of Practice
Biography
I began practicing as a PA in 1991 after completing my training at Long Island University/Brooklyn Hospital and have worked in the inner city, rural emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine and in Haiti and Honduras. Initially in search of family/work balance, juggling full time work and 2 young children while my husband was in graduate school, I began taking yoga classes at our local gym. Over the years it became more than a delicious stretch and calming exercise in the face of joys, sorrows, loss, and cross country moves. Principles of yoga philosophy have expanded my ability to address health and balance in a broader way both personally and professionally. In 2014, I completed my initial 200-hour teacher training and offer vinyasa flow, yin and restorative at various locations. My approach to teaching seeks to balance softness and strength in each pose. Currently I am completing my Advanced Teacher Training and work full time in Internal Medicine, love to travel globally and share yoga's benefits anyway I can.
July 24, 2019, 3:45 pm
Mindfulness for Health Care Providers: How Do We Avoid Burnout?
Biography
I began practicing as a PA in 1991 after completing my training at Long Island University/Brooklyn Hospital and have worked in the inner city, rural emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine and in Haiti and Honduras. Initially in search of family/work balance, juggling full time work and 2 young children while my husband was in graduate school. I began taking yoga classes at our local gym. Over the years it became more than a delicious stretch and calming exercise in the face of joys, sorrows, loss, and cross country moves. Principles of yoga philosophy have expanded my ability to address health and balance in a broader way both personally and professionally. In 2014, I completed my initial 200-hour teacher training and offer vinyasa flow, yin and restorative at various locations. My approach to teaching seeks to balance softness and strength in each pose. Currently I am completing my Advanced Teacher Training and work full time in Internal Medicine, love to travel globally and share yoga's benefits anyway I can.
July 24, 2019, 7:30 am

David Munter, MD, MBA

Dr. Munter is a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at EVMS here in Norfolk, Virginia and works with Emergency Physicians of Tidewater. He is a retired Navy Captain, and is a nationally recognized expert in the area of GI Foreign Bodies, on which he will be speaking to us today. He has written over 17 textbook chapters on this topic including 4 editions of Roberts and Hedges Procedures in Emergency Medicine, and his on-line chapters on this topic, based on number of hits, rate as some of the most popular of any on-line texts. He has presented several times at the AAPA national conference including this topic. He also has worked with the National Board of Medical Examiners for the national licensing exam for physicians for over 15 years. Please welcome Dr. Munter.
Opiate Addiction: Treatment Options for a National Crisis
Biography
David W. Munter, M.D., MBA, FACEP Dr. Munter is currently practicing Emergency Medicine, wound care, hyperbaric medicine and now addiction medicine. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, served 26 years in the Navy, was the founder of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at NMC Portsmouth, the head of all Emergency Medicine in the Navy and also served in a wide variety of academic and leadership positions. Since leaving the Navy, he worked in Emergency Medicine for 14 more years, and tried to retire again but found himself busier than ever when friends asked him to help out in the wound care clinic, and several years ago, to help out with addiction patients, which has rapidly ballooned due to the huge numbers of patients in our community direly in need of help.
July 26, 2019, 9:00 am

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.
WORKSHOP: Suturing Techniques for Superficial and Deep Closures
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 23, 2019, 3:30 pm

Keith Nichols, M.D., RPVI

Venous Insufficiency: What Is It and Why Do We Care?
Biography
• Venous and lymphatic specialist, with 16 years' experience in the diagnosis and minimally-invasive treatment of venous diseases • Lead Physician, Center for Vein Restoration in Suffolk and Virginia Beach locations • Former ER Physician - Founded and managed the Family Life Services Free Medical Clinic in Martinsville, Virginia. • Has served as operational medical director for Piedmont Area EMS, Stone Ambulance Service and Martinsville Speedway. • Member of the American College of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, Society for Vascular Ultrasound • Registered Physician Vascular Interpreter (RPVI) • Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
July 26, 2019, 7:00 am

Philip O'Donnell, M.D., FACP

WORKSHOP: ECG Review Utilizing Clinical Cases: Beyond the Interpretation
Biography
Graduated for Medical College of Virginia in 1976. Residency at MCV then 2 yrs at Walter Reed. Have been practicing Cardiology in Winchester VA since 1982. I have been medical director of Shenandoah University PA program since 2010
July 21, 2019, 12:30 pm
WORKSHOP: ECG Review Utilizing Clinical Cases: Beyond the Interpretation
Biography
See above
July 23, 2019, 3:30 pm
Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease including the new ACC/AHA guidelines for Cholesterol Management
Biography
See above
July 22, 2019, 3:30 pm

Lauren Paluch, PA-C

Bathing in Hand Sanitizer: Topics in Pediatric Infectious Disease
Biography
Lauren Paluch is a Physician Assistant practicing in the Tidewater area. She received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio in Zoology. She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School's PA program and graduated in 2014 and subsequently completed a one-year fellowship in emergency medicine. She has been working in a pediatric urgent care for the past four years. She has helped develop a fellowship for advanced practice clinicians wishing to gain more experience in pediatric urgent care medicine and currently acts as the assistant director of the program.
July 25, 2019, 11:15 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.
ENT Urgencies: Recognition and Management
Biography
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. She practiced Family and Emergency Medicine until 2006. In 2006, she joined the faculty of the Eastern Virginia Medical School PA Program. Catherine worked as full time faculty as an Associate Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School for nine years during which she also clinically practiced Emergency Medicine. She continues as community faculty with EVMS. Cathy has since transitioned to Otolaryngology with Chesapeake Bay ENT/Virginia Sinus Center, for whom she is the primary PA in the Suffolk Office.
July 25, 2019, 8:00 am

Kevin Rebeck, PA-C

Current Guidelines for Treatment of DVT/PE
Biography
Graduate from: University of California, Davis, followed by two year MD fellowship in Cardiology with extensive Basic & Clinical Cardiac research. Extensive backround in: Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, & Vascular surgery. AAPA Liaison to NIH & National High Blood pressure Education Program & co-author of JNC-7 HTN Guild lines. Lecture's Nationally & Internationally on all Cardiovascular topics. On Sentara Board for DVT/PE Protocols.
July 22, 2019, 1:30 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).
Office Evaluation of Male with Low Testosterone, Erectile Dysfunction, or Peyronie's Disease
Biography
Dr. Reha is a board certified urologic surgeon in Woodbridge, VA who has been practicing for 30 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 is a Virginia Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) and is the State Advocacy Network Chair 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. Dr. Reha has previously presented at the VAPA Annual Summer CME Conference on Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, Evaluation of Microscopic Hematuria, Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder, Diagnosis/Treatment of Urological Stone Disease, and gave the MSV Legislative Update.
July 26, 2019, 10:00 am

Beth Smolko, DMSc, MMS, PA-C

AAPA: Perspectives on the PA Profession
Biography
Beth Smolko was elected to AAPA Board of Directors in 2016 following many years of service in the House of Delegates. She served in multiple leadership positions at the Association of Family Practice PAs (AFPPA), including their board of directors and as their representative to national discussions on Hepatitis C at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the White House. Smolko resides in Frederick, Maryland where she serves as the founding program director at Frostburg State University. Smolko has previously worked with students as a guest lecturer at the George Washington University PA program and enjoyed serving as a clinical preceptor to PA, nursing, and medical school students for many years. Prior to her work at Frostburg, she served as senior PA at Lockheed Martin's Gaithersburg Clinic, combining her skills in medicine and health care operations to improve the health and wellness of the corporate community. Smolko's passion for effective and compassionate patient care led her to found a nonprofit called The Heart of Medicine which is dedicated to delivering primary care to poor and underserved communities. As president, she coordinates volunteer medical trips for health care professionals, including leading teams of volunteers to deliver health care to 200-plus patients in mobile clinics and non-traditional health care settings in Haiti. Smolko earned a Bachelor of Arts in biology from St. Mary's College of Maryland, a Master of Medical Science in PA Studies from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona and a Doctor of Medical Science degree from the University of Lynchburg. She has also earned Six Sigma Greenbelt certification and is a nationally certified health coach (NSHC).
July 23, 2019, 8:00 am

Kim Snow, PA-C

Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain in Athletes and Treatment Options
Biography
I have an undergraduate degree from Villanova University in Psychology in 2005 and then graduated from Drexel's PA Program in 2008. I initially worked in Emergency Medicine after graduating from school for four years and have been working in Orthopedics since 2012. I currently work in an Orthopedic Urgent Care setting. I'm originally from Pittsburgh, PA but have lived in Northern VA since 2010 with my husband and 4 children.
July 24, 2019, 10:00 am

Richard Szucs, M.D.

Making Change Happen: Advancing Patient-Centered Health Care in Virginia
Biography
Richard Szucs, MD of Richmond, is a practicing radiologist with over 20 years of radiology experience. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Richmond area including Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center. After graduating from the Jefferson Medical College, he completed a rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and a diagnostic radiology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Medical College of Virginia. He is Board certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and a fellow of ACR and the Society of Abdominal Radiology. He is a past President of the Richmond Radiological Society, the Virginia chapter of the ACR and the Richmond Academy of Medicine. He is presently the Vice-President of Commonwealth Radiology and past President of the Medical Executive Committee where he continues to serve on the executive committee of the medical staff and other hospital committees.
July 22, 2019, 10:15 am

Michelle Touw, PA-C

Michelle Touw graduated from Midwestern University PA program in 1997. She started working in Community Health and HIV care as part of the National Health Service Corps. She has been working in HIV care since 2001 starting at University of FL/ Jacksonville and Since 2010 at the C3ID clinic at EVMS.
Clostridium Difficile- UPDATE
Biography
I have been a PA with EVMS ID since 2010 and have been rounding at Lake Taylor Hospital since 2012 where C. Diff has been one of the most common infections we are asked to evaluate.
July 24, 2019, 8:30 am

Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA

- Graduate of George Washington University's PA Program - Practicing Endocrinology since 1996 with Diabetes and Thyroid Associates in Fredericksburg, Virginia. - Past President and founding member of the American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants. - Developer and Chair of the first and only national PA NP endocrine summit called the Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit (MEDS). - He is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Clinician Reviews magazine. - Clinical Instructor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences PA Program - Adjunct Clinical Professor, James Madison University's PA program
AAPA Clinical Case Challenge Series: Managing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Emerging Concepts
July 22, 2019, 9:00 am
Thyroid Pearls for Primary Care - Nodules, Hyper and Hypothyroidism
July 22, 2019, 8:00 am

Peggy Vollstad, PA-C

Pediatric Neurosurgery Basics
Biography
Peggy Vollstad is a Pediatric Neurosurgical PA at the Inova Children's Hospital in Fairfax Virginia. Her duties include surgical first assist, preoperative and post-operative management in the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit and hospital wards as well as in the outpatient clinic setting for postoperative care and clinic follow up. Peggy works together with Dr. Leon Moores and they are responsible for the pediatric population of Northern Virginia who require neurosurgical care, including brain and spinal cord masses, trauma, hydrocephalus, malformations and cranial facial abnormalities. In addition the team also sees patients prenatally who have neurosurgical defects which may require surgery or follow up neurosurgical care shortly after birth. Peggy earned her bachelors of science at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and then completed her Masters of Science at Colorado State University. She started her career in research as a cardiovascular physiologist and then went on to the Physician Assistant Program at the Yale School of Medicine, completing a Medical Master's of Science with a subspecialty in surgery. She was trained Neurosurgically by Dr. Langham Gleason of Boston Children's Hospital and worked together with him in Texas as an adult and pediatric neurosurgery PA specializing in brain and minimally invasive spine surgery. In 2007 the family moved to Norway where she worked as the neurosurgery research coordinator for multiple studies at the Oslo University Hospital. Following this role, she worked for Medtronic Europe and had the pleasure of assisting several Scandinavian spine programs in becoming more familiar with minimally invasive spinal surgery. During her time in Norway she also helped to develop the first Neurosurgical program in the country of Malawi, in conjunction with the Malawi School of Medicine and Malawian Ministry of Health. This program continues to serve over 15 million Malawians today. In 2013 she moved back to the United States and served as a clinical research manager for Medtronic USA, responsible for initiating and managing multiple international research projects which spanned from India to Switzerland, and throughout multiple sites in the United States. She is thoroughly enjoying her current role as the PA for pediatric neurosurgery at INOVA Children's Hospital since 2016. She lives in Northern Virginia with her two children, husband and their dog, Jasper.
July 25, 2019, 9:00 am

Walter Whitley, OD, MBA

Top 10 Ocular Diagnosis You Don't Want To Miss
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 CollaborativeEYE and contributing editor for the Review of Optometry.
July 23, 2019, 1:30 pm

Bradley Williams, PA-C

Atypical Hip Pain
Biography
Born and raised in central Pennsylvania. After graduating high school he joined the United States Army and served as a Medic with 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey, Korea. He would then complete his service with the 1st Cavalry division at Fort Hood, Texas. Brad attended Pennsylvania State University, Williamsport campus and would go on to Gannon University and complete his studies in Physician Assistant. He moved to Roanoke Virginia in 1997. He practiced in cardiothoracic surgery until 2003. At that time he joined Roanoke Orthopaedic Center which merged with Carilion Clinic in 2010. He is the director of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Carilion Clinic. He is currently the deputy editor of the Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants which is published by The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
July 23, 2019, 9:00 am

Kim Zuber, PA-C

The most common cause for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is Diabetes. As these patients increase in number and complexity, management of these patients requires every PA to have a working knowledge of both Diabetes and CKD. Join Kim Zuber, PAC of the National Kidney Foundation as she updates us on the new International Glycemic Guidelines for CKD for diagnosis and management released in late 2012.
The ABC's of CKD
Biography
Kim Zuber, PA-C tried to retire after 35 years of PA practice but instead spends her time traveling and teaching 'all things kidney' with over 130 oral presentations, 48 peer-reviewed articles and 5 guest editorships. She graduated from UCSD with a bachelor's in molecular biology and chemistry, picked up a teaching credential at San Diego State University and taught high school for many years. Deciding that medicine had to be easier than teaching teenagers, Kim attended the St. Louis University PA program. She has been involved in the kidney community for the last 25 years picking up Renal Professional of the Year 2014 for her work. She is an AAPA Distinguished Fellow and was selected as Outstanding PA of the Year in 2014.
July 23, 2019, 10:30 am
Kidneys Gone Bad: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
Biography
Kim Zuber, PA-C tried to retire after 35 years of PA practice but instead spends her time traveling and teaching 'all things kidney' with over 130 oral presentations, 48 peer-reviewed articles and 5 guest editorships. She graduated from UCSD with a bachelor's in molecular biology and chemistry, picked up a teaching credential at San Diego State University and taught high school for many years. Deciding that medicine had to be easier than teaching teenagers, Kim attended the St. Louis University PA program. She has been involved in the kidney community for the last 25 years picking up Renal Professional of the Year 2014 for her work. She is an AAPA Distinguished Fellow and was selected as Outstanding PA of the Year in 2014.
July 23, 2019, 2:30 pm