VAPA 2019 Fall CME Conference

Speakers
Saturday, November 16 to Sunday, November 17, 2019

Mike Baldwin, PA-C

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Splinting and Casting: avoiding pitfalls and how to do it right.
Biography
I graduated from Stanford University's Primary Care Associate Program in 1991. Several years later I completed a surgical residency program at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. It was during this experience that I became interested in Orthopaedic Surgery and teaching. I have worked as an Orthopaedic Physician Assistant for 24 years. Subspecialties have included spine surgery, total joint replacement surgery, sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, foot & ankle surgery, orthopaedic trauma, hand surgery, orthopedic oncology, and currently work as an orthopedic hospitalist in Richmond Virginia. As a life long learner, I obtained a Master's degree educational track at A.T. Still University, and am currently working on completing a Doctorate of Medical Science (DMSc) degree at Univerisity of Lynchburg. I have taught Musculoskeletal Medicine as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Murphy Deming's College of Health Sciences, and South University's PA program. I am a preceptor as well. I am fully committed to educating PA students and guiding them through the process of becoming a PA. I find the profession extremely gratifying and I hope that I can convey as much wisdom and insight as possible to ensure a student's success to becoming a Physician Assistant and to encourage them to be active voices and role models for promoting our profession.
November 17, 2019, 7:45 am

Jacob Budny, D.O

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Orthopedic Physical Exam - Basics
Biography
Dr. Budny is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. He is a hip and knee reconstruction specialist with a special interest in complex hip and knee replacement. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.S. in Cell and Developmental Biology and a B.A. in German. He went on to the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University at Buffalo, then a fellowship in adult reconstruction at Emory University. He has been in practice since 2015. He practices at Bon Secours Orthopedic Specialists in Mechanicsville on the Memorial Regional Medical Center Campus. He lives in Richmond with his wife and two children.
November 16, 2019, 2:00 pm

Leocadia Conlon, PA-C, MPH

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Diagnosis and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescents
Biography
Leocadia Conlon is an adjunct assistant professor in PA studies at George Washington University. She is a PA with over 19 years of combined experience in clinical practice, clinical research, public health, and academia. Her clinical areas of expertise include reproductive health, gynecology, and hepatology. Leocadia graduated from the D'Youville College PA program, and holds a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a PhD candidate inTranslational Health Science at GW University and is working on her dissertation focused on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescents. Leocadia is passionate about issues surrounding reproductive health, adolescent health, maternal child health, and broadening access to medical care among the underserved. To that end, she also serves as a clinical advisor to a free clinic in Winchester, Virginia where she guides initiatives to expand women's health care and adolescent reproductive health services.
November 16, 2019, 7:30 am

Nikoleta Delis, PA-C

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Don't Be Rash: A Practical Guide to Dermatological Presentations
November 16, 2019, 10:00 am

Barry Diduch, M.D.

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Update on Concussions
Biography
Kent Diduch is a family physician who works as an associate professor at the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences PA program. He went to medical school and residency at the University of Virginia before settling into the Shenandoah valley. He practiced primary care for 13 years and then became the team physician and faculty member at James Madison University. He joined the Murphy Deming PA program in 2018.
November 16, 2019, 1:00 pm

Christina Gardner, DHSc, MBA, PA-C

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Don't Be Rash: A Practical Guide to Dermatological Presentations
Biography
Niki Delis attended Virginia Tech and graduated with a BS in Biology and a BS in Psychology, and went on to attend PA school at James Madison University. After graduation she accepted a job near Denver, Colorado working as a child and adolescent psychiatric physician assistant, a job that has been truly rewarding but she is very excited to transition back into physical medicine. She is currently completing a post-graduate fellowship in Urgent Care and Rural Health with Carilion Clinic. Christina Gardner has been a PA for 14 years and is a graduate of Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Her undergraduate degree is from Virginia Tech. She works in urgent care medicine for Carilion Clinic. and holds a CAQ in Emergency Medicine She is the director of clinical education for the Radford University Carilion PA Program and is the director for the ACP Fellowship in Urgent Care and Rural Health. Megan Lawson was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She moved to Virginia three years ago to attend PA school at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, where she graduated from in December 2018. She is currently completing a post-graduate fellowship in Urgent Care and Rural Health with Carilion Clinic that finishes in January. Derick Stackpole was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. He studied military history at Virginia Tech where he graduated with his bachelor's in 2009. He received his master's in public history from James Madison University in 2012 and married his wife, Brooke, that same year. They currently live with their cat Ripley. He worked as a patient representative in the Emergency Department at Carilion Roanoke Memorial before transitioning to medical scribe. He graduated from Jefferson College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant program in 2018. Currently, he is a fellow through Carilion Clinic's Urgent Care and Rural Health fellowship.
November 16, 2019, 10:00 am

Robert Glasgow, DC, FIAMA

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Peripheral Mononeuropathies
Biography
Robert Glasgow, D.C., F.I.A.M.A is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, where he was exposed to many different chiropractic techniques and treatment settings, including a clinical rotation with the Bridgeport Bluefish Minor League Baseball team. He has received extensive training in acupuncture, earning his Fellowship from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and studying under various teachers to learn multiple treatment approaches. He is certified by the American Board of Forensic Professionals in using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (6th ed.). He practices in North Chesterfield as a primary care neuromusculoskeletal specialist and is an adjunct professor of anatomy and physiology at East Coast Polytechnic Institute.
November 17, 2019, 10:00 am

Pete Gruca, MA, PA-C

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Splinting and Casting: avoiding pitfalls and how to do it right.
Biography
I am a clinically practicing Physician Assistant with 20 years of clinical and teaching experience in the fields of orthopedic surgery and trauma surgery. I have been practicing in a hospital setting in Richmond for the past 5 years and teaching at the South University PA Program since its inception 3 years ago.
November 17, 2019, 7:45 am

Sheila Hautbois, PA-C, MPH, CHES®

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Nature as Medicine
Biography
Sheila Hautbois is a PA who sees patients at Morris Cardiovascular & Risk Reduction Center in Chester, VA (just southeast of Richmond). The practice focuses on cardiology, with special emphasis on disease reversal and prevention. Sheila has graduate degrees from Shenandoah University's PA program and Loma Linda University's Masters in Public Health program. She is Adjunct Faculty with Shenandoah University's PA program and an active member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
November 16, 2019, 11:00 am

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
Wilderness Trauma
Biography
Randy is an emergency medicine PA at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. He is the PA/NP Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at Carilion Clinic. He also serves as associate director for the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at Carilion Clinic. He is an assistant professor at the Radford University-Carilion PA program and the Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine's department of interprofessionalism. Randy has been active in wilderness medicine for many years and serves on the Board of Directors for the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine. He is a member of the National Ski Patrol and a river guide in West Virginia. He is an ACA Level 4 Swift Water Rescue instructor as well as an Advanced Wilderness Life Support instructor.
November 16, 2019, 3:30 pm

Megan Lawson, PA-C

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Don't Be Rash: A Practical Guide to Dermatological Presentations
November 16, 2019, 10:00 am

Clifford Morris, M.D.

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Nature as Medicine
Biography
Dr. Cliff Morris is a highly regarded board certified cardiologist whose unique approach takes into account the physical, psychological, cultural, and social aspects of heart disease. The Morris Cardiovascular and Risk Reduction Center, which he founded, has an onsite Medical Fitness Program that helps reverses heart disease and diabetes. Before becoming an MD, Dr. Morris earned his BS in biology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill while playing basketball for the Tarheels. He has earned many prestigious honors over the 25+ years he has been practicing medicine, including recognition for his humanitarian efforts, for compassion-oriented patient care, and for best bedside manner. Dr. Morris enjoys meditation, Tai Chi, and performing acts of service in the community. His motto is "All Doctors Are Not The Same," and he is grateful for any opportunity to grow and contribute to the world.
November 16, 2019, 11:00 am

Barbara Morrison, PA-C, RYT-200

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The Art of Breathing
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. 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 teacher training and teach 4 classes a week. 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.
November 17, 2019, 10:00 am

Ryan Nord, M.D.

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Advancements in the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Biography
I started my educational training in Virginia at Washington and Lee University before traveling to New York City for medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After medical school, I completed my residency in Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio. After training I returned Virginia to start an academic sleep surgery practice at VCU Health. I currently serve as the Director of Sleep Surgery where I focus on treating those patients with OSA who fail traditional approaches. I live in the Near West End of Richmond with my wife, 6-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son.
November 16, 2019, 4:30 pm

Jaspreet Singh, M.D.

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Aortic Stenosis and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Biography
Jaspreet Singh, MD completed his cardiology and interventional cardiology training at Northwell Health, New York in 2017. He is board certified in Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Echocardiography, Nuclear medicine, and Vascular ultrasound. His interests include complex high-risk coronary artery interventions, congestive heart failure, transcatheter aortic and mitral valve replacement, and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Singh has presented his research and a number of case studies on various national and international conferences including American College of Cardiology and European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions meetings.
November 16, 2019, 8:30 am

Derick Stackpole, PA-C

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Don't Be Rash: A Practical Guide to Dermatological Presentations
November 16, 2019, 10:00 am