VAPA 2020 Summer CME Conference

Sunday, July 26 to Friday, July 31, 2020

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 Hip (2 CME)
July 26, 2020, 12:30 pm
Radiographic Evaluation of Hip and Knee OA and Discussion of Conservative Treatment Options (1 CME)
July 27, 2020, 10:15 am

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.
WORKSHOP: Mindful Practice for PAs (1.5 CME)
July 26, 2020, 3:00 pm

Robert Glasgow, DC, FIAMA

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WORKSHOP: Peripheral Mononeuropathies: Sensory Evaluation (2 CME)
July 26, 2020, 3:00 pm
WORKSHOP: Peripheral Mononeuropathies: Motor Evaluation (2 CME)
July 28, 2020, 3:45 pm

Jenna Rolfs, MPAS, PA-C

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Name that Rash That You Don't Want to Miss (1 CME)
July 27, 2020, 8:05 am

Melissa Shaffron, PA-C

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Melissa Shaffron serves as the Director of Clinical Education at the University of Lynchburg School of PA Medicine. There she oversees clinical year curriculum and placement of clinical experiences for students. Her background as a PA includes experience in several Emergency Departments and the Lead APP in an Urgent Care. She continues to work in Urgent Care setting while devoting her career to PA education.
Name that Rash That You Don't Want to Miss (1 CME)
July 27, 2020, 8:05 am

Michael Baldwin, DMSc, PA-C

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Michael Baldwin got his start in medicine as a Hospital Corpsman stationed with the Marines. He graduated from Stanford University's Primary Care Associate program in 1991. He practiced Primary Care in an underserved medical community in the Mojave Desert for 2 years before entering a residency program in general and special surgery in the Bronx, which he completed in 1994. He completed the University of Lynchburg's Doctorate of Medical Science (DMSc) program in December 2019. In his 29 years as a PA, Mr. Baldwin has worked in primary care, urgent care, emergency medicine, and interventional radiology, though his passion is Orthopaedics. He is a guest lecturer and clinical preceptor for South University's PA program in Richmond, Va. He is employed at Bon Secours Mercy Health in Richmond, Va. in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Orthopaedic Emergencies: What Every Physician Assistant Should Know (1 SA-CME)
July 27, 2020, 9:00 am

Barry Diduch, MD

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Trained as a family physician, Kent Diduch, currently teaches at the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences with their PA program. He also serves as the primary care team physician for Mary Baldwin University. Before coming to MBU/MDCHS he was at JMU for 11 years and private practice for 13.
An Update on the Pre-Participation Sports Examination (1 CME)
July 27, 2020, 11:15 am

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.”
PTSD Management in Non-Mental Health Settings (1 CME)
July 27, 2020, 1:30 pm

Rebecca Levorson, MD

Communicable Diseases: Contingency Planning in the Outpatient Setting (1 CME)
July 27, 2020, 2:30 pm

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.
COVID-19 (1 CME)
July 27, 2020, 3:30 pm

Phil Davis, PA-C

Pediatric Sports Injuries for the Primary Care Provider (1 CME)
July 28, 2020, 8:00 am

Clifford Deal, MD, FACS

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Clifford L. Deal III, MD, FACS 2020 President, Medical Society of Virginia Bio Clifford L. Deal III, MD, FACS of Henrico, Virginia is a general surgeon who specializes in surgery for breast cancer patients. He has over 15 years of general surgery experience and is affiliated with the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Henrico Doctors' Hospital. Dr. Deal served in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and fought in the first Gulf War after receiving his bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee University. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia (MCV), he completed his general surgery residency at MCV. He is Board certified in general surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is the immediate past president of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation and holds a faculty appointment at MCV as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery. Dr. Deal has received MSV's Young Star Award and the Outstanding Resident Physician Leader Award from Richmond Academy of Medicine (RAM). About the Medical Society of Virginia The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) serves as the voice for more than 30,000 physicians, residents, medical students, physician assistants and physician assistant students, representing all medical specialties in all regions of the Commonwealth. The association was founded in 1820 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. MSV strives to advance high-quality health care and make Virginia the best place to receive care and practice medicine.
Humanity in Health Care: Improving Access and Quality for Virginia's Patients (1 CME)
July 28, 2020, 9:00 am

Scott Baute, PA-C

SVTs: How to Differentiate and Treat (1 CME)
July 28, 2020, 10:30 am

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.
Food Allergies (1 CME)
July 28, 2020, 1:30 pm

Kapil Kapoor, MD

Dr. Kapoor is a Retinal Surgeon and Ocular Oncologist, and has been practicing in Coastal Virginia for 7 years. He completed medical school at The Ohio State University, followed by an ophthalmology residency at University of Texas/MD Anderson, and a fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He now serves as Associate Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School and Director of the Wagner and Kapoor Research Institute, where he conducts over a dozen clinical trials aimed at novel sight-saving therapies.
Diabetic Retinopathy-What you can't afford to miss (1 SA-CME)
July 28, 2020, 2:30 pm

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!
The Heart of the Matter - Pediatric Cardiology Review (1 CME)
July 28, 2020, 4:00 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.
Yellow Jack: The Re-emergence of Yellow Fever (1 SA-CME)
July 29, 2020, 7:30 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.
Medical Malpractice Primer (1 CME)
July 29, 2020, 8:30 am

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 (1 CME)
July 29, 2020, 10:00 am

Daniel Thibodeau, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA

Daniel Thibodeau MHP, PA-C 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. 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 around 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. He is also a former president of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants. 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 Norfolk Sertoma Club, as well as an advisory board member and vice chair to the Hampton Roads Salvation Army Area Command, and volunteers with other local and international organizations.
Advancing the Management of Patients with Chronic Heart Failure (1 CME)
July 29, 2020, 11:00 am
Improving Outcomes in Patients with ASCVD: A Practitioners Guide to Dyslipidemia Management (1 CME)
July 29, 2020, 2:00 pm
July 29, 2020, 3:15 pm

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. Dan became curious as to the scientific basis for the claims made by various diet proponents and so will be talking today about "low carb, low fat, paleo, keto, plant-based: what do the studies show?"
Low Fat, Low Carb, Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based - What do the studies show? (1 CME)
July 29, 2020, 1:00 pm

Hwal Lee, CPRP, PA-S

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Hwal is a registered mental health counsellor from Australia and Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. He earned his bachelor of science in sports and health sciences from American Public University, and is a second-year PA student at Radford University Carilion in Roanoke. Hwal is also a nationally certified Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and a certified trainer for Virginia's statewide REVIVE! Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program. He will be sharing practical, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based tools to help better manage and prevent stress and moral injury that are relevant to self-care and patient care.
Rapid CBT: Using Applied Cognitive Behavioral Techniques to Boost Self-Care and Patient Care (1 SA-CME)
July 29, 2020, 3:15 pm

Deepak Talreja, MD

Deepak Talreja is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the President of Cardiovascular Associates, a 20 cardiologist group in Hampton Roads. He specializes in lipidology and is a diplomate of the National Lipid Association. He also specializes in interventional cardiology and the treatment of coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. He is on the faculty of Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Innovations in Technology Reshaping the Practice of Cardiovascular Care: Three Twentieth Century Revolutions (1 SA-CME)
July 30, 2020, 7:30 am

Megan Lawson, PA-C

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Get in the Right Headspace: A Practical Approach to Pharyngitis, Otitis, and Sinusitis (1 CME)
July 30, 2020, 8:30 am

Derick Stackpole, PA-C

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Get in the Right Headspace: A Practical Approach to Pharyngitis, Otitis, and Sinusitis (1 CME)
July 30, 2020, 8:30 am

Jonathan Weber, MA, PA-C

Jonathan Weber is currently an Assistant Professor in the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program. Jonathan has practiced internal medicine as a hospitalist and primary care provider in the Yale Health systems for over 20 years. He currently practices in the Yale Diabetes Center focusing on diabetes and chronic disease management with a special focus on integration of diabetes technologies.
The Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS) and New Concepts in Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease (1 CME)
July 30, 2020, 10:45 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.
CKD Update: New and Breaking News (1 SA-CME)
July 31, 2020, 7:00 am
Pain Management in Chronic Disease: The Co-Morbid Patient (1 CME)
July 31, 2020, 10:00 am

John Lopes Jr., DHSc, PA-C

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Dr. Lopes, a Professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Central Michigan University has been a regular faculty member since 2006. He has over 40 years of primary care experience including 14 years in the US Air Force, 12 years in a Medicare certified rural health clinic in Southeastern Illinois, and 2 years in the English National Health Service. For the last ten years, using his clinical release time, he provides medical monitoring of methadone therapy for clients of an opiate treatment clinic. He received his Physician Assistant Training in the U.S. Air Force receiving a certificate of completion from the USAF School of Health Care Sciences. He received his Bachelor of Science in Medical Science from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He was awarded a Master of Science in Technology Education by Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. He holds a Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr Lopes is currently under contract to the PA Education Association as Project Director for the PAEA MAT Waiver Training Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to have all PA students complete the CARA 2016 waiver training requirements prior to graduation. This position is supported by grant 1H79TI080816-01 from SAMHSA.
Additional Training Opportunity: MAT Waiver Training
July 31, 2020, 8:00 am

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 (1 CME)
July 31, 2020, 8:00 am

Angela Lewis, PA-C

Angela Korleski Lewis is a physician assistant specializing in palliative medicine. She completed her training at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and has since practiced medicine in Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduating, she worked with a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation practice and cared for patients with chronic and progressive conditions across various settings. In this role, she realized her passion for this patient population and wanted to do more for these patients, which led her to pursuing a role with palliative medicine. Now, she helps this vulnerable and underserved patient population, including facilitating difficult or end of life conversations and providing evidence-based symptom management. Her most recent work includes providing inpatient palliative medicine services within a community-based hospital that serves a predominately geriatric population. Her latest interest includes incorporating primary palliative medicine within the intensive care unit patient population and embedding palliative medicine presence within Intensive Care Unit interdisciplinary team rounding.
Primary Palliative Care: Who, What, When and Why? (1 CME)
July 31, 2020, 9:00 am