VAPA 2019 Summer CME Conference

Sunday, July 21 to Friday, July 26, 2019

Philip O'Donnell, M.D., FACP

WORKSHOP: ECG Review Utilizing Clinical Cases: Beyond the Interpretation
July 21, 2019, 12:30 pm
Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease including the new ACC/AHA guidelines for Cholesterol Management
July 22, 2019, 3:30 pm
WORKSHOP: ECG Review Utilizing Clinical Cases: Beyond the Interpretation
July 23, 2019, 3:30 pm

Jeanine Gargiulo, PA-C

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Jeanine Gargiulo is a northern Virginia native who attended Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physician Assistant Science degrees. Jeanine is a VAPA member who has been working at the Anderson Orthopedic Clinic focusing on hip and knee replacement and revision surgery since 2009. She is an active volunteer member of Operation Walk Virginia and has traveled with the team on 4 medical mission trips. Jeanine also participates in clinical research studies in conjunction with the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and teaching fitness classes at her local gym.
WORKSHOP: Examination of the Knee
July 21, 2019, 12:30 pm

Shea Dempsey, DMSc, PA-C

WORKSHOP: Introduction to Basic Point of Care Ultrasound
July 21, 2019, 2:30 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
WORKSHOP: Wilderness Medicine Top 10/Hemorrhage Control in the Wilderness
July 21, 2019, 2:30 pm

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
Thyroid Pearls for Primary Care - Nodules, Hyper and Hypothyroidism
July 22, 2019, 8:00 am
AAPA Clinical Case Challenge Series: Managing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Emerging Concepts
July 22, 2019, 9:00 am

Richard Szucs, M.D.

Making Change Happen: Advancing Patient-Centered Health Care in Virginia
July 22, 2019, 10:15 am

Scott Baute, PA-C

Atrial Fibrillation: An Overview and Emerging Treatments
July 22, 2019, 11:15 am

Kevin Rebeck, PA-C

Current Guidelines for Treatment of DVT/PE
July 22, 2019, 1:30 pm

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

AAPA Clinical Case Challenge Series: Reproductive Health Care: Conversations for Clinicians and Their Patients
July 22, 2019, 2:30 pm

Beth Smolko, DMSc, MMS, PA-C

AAPA: Perspectives on the PA Profession
July 23, 2019, 8:00 am

Bradley Williams, PA-C

Atypical Hip Pain
July 23, 2019, 9:00 am

Kim Zuber, PA-C

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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 200 oral presentations, 55 peer-reviewed articles and 7 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.
The ABC's of CKD
July 23, 2019, 10:30 am
Kidneys Gone Bad: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)
July 23, 2019, 2:30 pm

Stuart Henochowicz, MD

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 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 the Governor of the Virginia chapter. Dr. Henochowicz is married and has four children. He is proud to be Naomi's grandfather. Two more are on the way.
Asthma Management 2019
July 23, 2019, 12:30 pm

Walter Whitley, OD, MBA

Top 10 Ocular Diagnosis You Don't Want To Miss
July 23, 2019, 1:30 pm

Sara Nicely, DHEd, PA-C

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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
July 23, 2019, 3:30 pm

Lori McVay, DMSc, PA-C, CPAAPA

Evaluation and Management of the Patient with Mitral Valve Disease
July 23, 2019, 4:00 pm

Barbara Morrison, PA-C, RYT-500

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Barbara practices internal medicine and has an undergraduate degree in psychology. After 2 decades of working in inner city settings, emergency medicine, famiiy medicine, yoga taught me a way to juggle family, work and multiple moves away from home. Training as a yoga teacher has been a valuable tool for both self care and I am honored to share these practices with others in the hope that we can learn to move through life's challenges with more grace and kindness while staying fit and grounded.
Mindfulness for Health Care Providers: How Do We Avoid Burnout?
July 24, 2019, 7:30 am
WORKSHOP: Yoga & Self-Care: Rediscovering the Joy of Practice
July 24, 2019, 3:45 pm

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
July 24, 2019, 8:30 am

Kim Snow, PA-C

Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain in Athletes and Treatment Options
July 24, 2019, 10:00 am

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
July 24, 2019, 11:00 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.
My Skin Is So Itchy, I Must Have Scabies: The Differential Diagnosis of Pruritic Rashes
July 24, 2019, 1:30 pm

Scott Clingan, MSHS, PA-C

Controlled Substance Documentation: Requirements & Recommendations
July 24, 2019, 2:30 pm

John Lynch, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Mr. Lynch travelled extensively during a 30 year career in the Federal Government. He currently works in a family practice setting in the Tidewater area. He holds a master of science degree in biosecurity and emergency planning from Saint Louis University and is currently a PA Fellow in Lynchburg University's Doctor of Medica Science Program. Mr. Lynch is a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine and a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Travel Medicine
July 24, 2019, 3:45 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.
WORKSHOP: The 4 P's of Orthopedic Splinting
July 24, 2019, 3:45 pm

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
July 25, 2019, 8:00 am

Peggy Vollstad, PA-C

Pediatric Neurosurgery Basics
July 25, 2019, 9:00 am

Harold Felton, PA-C, DHEd

Pins and Needles: An Approach to Evaluation
July 25, 2019, 10:15 am

Lauren Paluch, PA-C

Bathing in Hand Sanitizer: Topics in Pediatric Infectious Disease
July 25, 2019, 11:15 am

Brett Gordon, MS, PA-C

Overview of Bariatric Surgery
July 25, 2019, 1:15 pm

Ajay Manhapra, MD

"Dr. Ajay Manhapra completed his medical school training at Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala in India and completed his internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. He was a practicing hospitalist managing complexly ill patients for over a decade before he made a career transition to addiction medicine and research. After a two-year VA-funded fellowship at Yale University, he started a primary care-based clinic for patients with treatment-resistant chronic pain. The clinic follows whole-person approach to help these patients recover their functional life focusing on multimorbidity as the main target of pain treatment. Medical and psychiatric care, treatment of dependence and addiction, and polypharmacy management are combined with the behavioral treatment of pain as the main set of interventions. PTSD is a common comorbidity among veterans with chronic pain and Dr. Manhapra actively manages more than 200 patients with PTSD and comorbid pain. His research is also focused on the interaction of PTSD with pain and addiction. Dr. Manhapra is currently the Director, of the Advanced Pain Clinic at the Hampton VA Medical Center. He is also a Research Scientist at the VA New England Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center located at West Haven, CT. Dr. Manhapra also lecturers at Yale School of Medicine for the Department of Psychiatry and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA.”
Conundrum of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain: Simple Dependence to be Managed or Addiction to be Treated?
July 25, 2019, 2:30 pm

Keith Nichols, M.D., RPVI

As a former emergency physician, Dr. Keith Nichols, has a knowledge base of many different medical problems and the technical skills necessary to treat venous diseases. As a venous and lymphatic specialist, he also has 14 years' experience in the diagnosis and treatment of venous diseases. Dr. Nichols earned his AB Chemistry degree and his Medical degree from the University of North Carolina-­Chapel Hill. He served his internship and residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He later founded and ran the Family Life Services Free Medical Clinic in Martinsville, Virginia, for several years. He also has served as operational medical director for several organizations, including Piedmont Area EMS, Stone Ambulance Service and Martinsville Speedway. Dr. Nichols served as Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County Virginia, and as Medical Director of the Virginia offices of Circulatory Centers of America (a practice he founded as Genesis Vein Specialists). He is a member of AOA, American College of Phlebology, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. After these rewarding professional milestones, Dr. Nichols is proud to now serve on the team at Center for Vein Restoration, where the physicians have rededicated their careers to bringing relief to patients coping with venous disease. “I like the combination of new minimally invasive technology we use and the smiles on my patients' faces when their legs and their lives are changed.” “I was introduced to venous disease 14 years ago. As an emergency physician at that time, I knew very little about it. I was intrigued by the tremendous scope of the problem and the technical advances that made minimally invasive treatment available. I was also impressed by the millions of people who suffer needlessly with venous disease because they are not aware of the latest treatment options. I saw the problem and knew that I wanted to be a part of the answer.”
Venous Insufficiency: What Is It and Why Do We Care?
July 26, 2019, 7:00 am

Elizabeth Collumb, MD

Anxiety Disorders
July 26, 2019, 8:00 am

David Munter, MD, MBA

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. Over the years he has participated as an expert witness in literally scores of cases for both plaintiffs and defense, and through this experience became adept in this field as well.
Opiate Addiction: Treatment Options for a National Crisis
July 26, 2019, 9:00 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).
Office Evaluation of Male with Low Testosterone, Erectile Dysfunction, or Peyronie's Disease
July 26, 2019, 10:00 am