2022 VAPA Summer Conference

Sunday, July 24 to Thursday, July 28, 2022

Angela Conrad, MPA, PA-C

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Angela Conrad graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School's Physician Assistant Program in 2005. Her clinical career started in Emergency Medicine and she transitioned to academia as Assistant Professor and clinical coordinator with the EVMS PA program in 2011. She is now focused on academic and has served as EVMS' Clinical Director since 2014 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. In 2020, she was honored as a Distinguished Fellow with the American Academy of Physician Assistants and also inducted into the Fine Academy of Educators as Master Educator.
July 24, 2022, 9:00 am

Kristy Liskey, PA-C

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Kristy Liskey is an associate professor at James Madison University in the Department of Health Professions and is in her 10th year as the Director of Clinical Education of the Physician Assistant Program. Before teaching and coordinating at JMU, Kristy enjoyed clinical practice in a family medicine office where she managed patients in the office as well as 8 different nursing homes and assisted living facilities. She has also enjoyed continuing to treat patients in a local urgent care near the university.

Kristy completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Here she also became a teaching assistant for a freshman biology course where she helped teach and prepare over 75 students each semester in the fundamentals of biology. After completing her undergraduate degree, Kristy became an office manager for a Sports Medicine Orthopedic practice where she helped an orthopedist start up, refine and grow a new practice. Kristy then attended James Madison University's physician assistant program where she earned her Master's of Physician Assistant Studies and became a family medicine PA.

Kristy enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and three kids and serving in her local church organizations working with the youth.
July 24, 2022, 9:00 am

Erich Grant, MMS, PA-C

July 24, 2022, 9:00 am

Shea Dempsey, DMSc, PA-C

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Dr. Dempsey is the regional coordinator for the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants for the Northern Shenandoah Region. After completing an emergency trauma fellowship, he has worked in emergency medicine for the past 10 years and has a certificate of added qualifications in emergency medicine. Shea has also worked in PA education for the past 8 years and has taught various topics within the Division of Physician Assistant Studies and Division of Physical Therapy with focus on anatomy, critical care, respiratory, cardiology and ultrasound topics.

Shea practices clinically full time at a critical access emergency department in which he precepts several PA students supporting them to build their clinical skills and hone their critical thinking. Shea has been able to combine his passion for teaching, medicine, and travel by leading many medical mission trips.
WORKSHOP: Introduction to Basic Point of Care Ultrasound
July 24, 2022, 10:00 am

Michelle Kerr, MPAS, PA-C

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Michelle Kerr has been a Physician Assistant for 25 years, practicing initially in primary care and then expanding to urgent care. She has been at Atrium Health in NC for 10 years practicing clinically in urgent care, and additionally holding a leadership position within the organization.

Michelle serves as an Assistant Specialty Medical Director responsible for 5-7 of the 35 Atrium Health Urgent Care locations, and as Chief APP (Advanced Practice Provider) for the entire Urgent Care division, advocating and representing over 150 APPs. She actively teaches, updates, and reviews standard of care expected within the Atrium Healthcare system. She serves on several system-wide and interdisciplinary committees and strategy groups.

Michelle continues to serve as adjunct faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology's PA program for over 20 years, still returning yearly to lecture even after moving to NC. She was quoted in the AAPA.org/news-central regarding vaccines in articles that ran in August 2019 and August 2020.
WORKSHOP: Pediatric Pearls
July 24, 2022, 10:00 am
Fever and Sepsis in Pediatric Patients (SA)
July 27, 2022, 2:00 pm

Daniel Thibodeau, DHSc, MHP, PA-C, DFAAPA, AACC

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Daniel Thibodeau MHP, PA-C, DHSc 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.

Mr. Thibodeau is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School, completing his Doctor of Health Sciences in 2021. 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 on 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.

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 community, currently serving as an advisory board member to the Hampton Roads Salvation Army Area Command, and volunteers with other local and international organizations.
WORKSHOP: Common presentations of EKG's in Primary Care
July 24, 2022, 12:30 pm
Guideline Management and Quality Improvement of Cardiovascular Diseases
July 26, 2022, 10:30 am

Kim Ford, OT-C lll

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Kim Ford is currently the Orthopedic Technician Team Lead for Carilion Clinic Orthopedics. He has been with the Carilion Health System for 30 years and has been working with the Orthopedic Department for the past 20 years doing casting, splinting, and bracing.

He is currently over all of Carilion's Orthopedic Clinics and works 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. He is also very active in teaching casting and splinting classes for any interested Orthopedic practices.
WORKSHOP: The 4 P's of Splinting
July 24, 2022, 3:00 pm

Randy Howell, DHSc, PA-C

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Randy currently practices Emergency Medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. He is the PA/NP Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at Carilion Clinic, and an associate director of the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at Carilion Clinic.

He started practice in rural, underserved primary care with the National Health Services Corps, and worked in orthopedic surgery prior to transitioning to Emergency Medicine.

His did his undergraduate work at Virginia Tech, his PA at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Doctorate in Health Sciences at A.T. Still University.
He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Radford University Carilion, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Innovation and Implementation Science at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

He serves on the Board of Directors for the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine. He is a core instructor for Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine.
WORKSHOP: Wilderness Medicine Top 10!
July 24, 2022, 3:00 pm

Mohit Nanda, MD

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Mohit Nanda, MD
2021-2022 President, The Medical Society of Virginia
Mohit Nanda, MD of Charlottesville, Virginia is a board-certified ophthalmologist with over 20 years of experience. He is affiliated with Virginia Retina Consultants.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Nanda received his ophthalmology training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and subspecialty training in the management of retinal diseases at Rush Presbyterian Hospital. After practicing in California for 13 years, Dr. Nanda and his family moved to Virginia where he has practiced for over 15 years. He is an active member of the Albemarle County Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He was a 1978 Presidential Scholar and has been published in over five medical journals.
His agenda for his presidency includes a focus on physician wellness, protecting the sanctity of the patient physician relationship from outside interests, and to uphold MSV's overall goal to make Virginia the best place to practice medicine and receive care.
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.
Protecting the House of Medicine - Working to Make Virginia the Best Place to Practice Medicine and Receive Care
July 25, 2022, 8:00 am

Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA

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Scott Urquhart is a graduate of George Washington University's PA Program, and has been practicing Endocrinology for 25 years with Diabetes and Thyroid Associates in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

He is a Past President and founding member of the American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants, and founder and Chair of the biannual Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit (MEDS).

He is a distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of PA's, a Clinical Instructor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences PA Program, and an Adjunct Clinical Professor at James Madison University's PA program.

His publications have appeared in JAAPA, Clinician Reviews, Diabetes Spectrum, and Clinical Diabetes.
Common Questions on CGM Monitoring in Primary Care
July 25, 2022, 9:00 am
Optimizing the Benefits of GLP-1 RAs in T2DM
July 25, 2022, 11:15 am

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. Last year she completed her Doctorate of Medical Science certificate in PA Education from the University of Lynchburg.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, fostering dogs, and teaching fitness classes at her local gym.
Radiographic Diagnosis and Conservative Treatment Options of Hip and Knee OA (SA)
July 25, 2022, 10:15 am

Tom Colletti, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C

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Dr. Colletti is a Professor of Medical Science in the University of Lynchburg's School of PA Medicine. He earned a BS in Biology from the City College of New York, a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska, and a Doctor of Health Sciences from A.T. Still University. He received his PA training in the United States Public Health Service PA Program in New York.

He has practiced Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, and Orthopedics. He served as Associate Director at the Methodist PA program, and as Academic Coordinator at the Duke PA program before being recruited as the founding director of the Campbell University PA program in North Carolina. He taught online courses for A.T. Still University for several years, before coming to the University of Lynchburg.

Dr. Colletti is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the North Carolina Medical Board. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and a member of Pi Alpha, the National PA Honor Society.
Beach Medicine - Environmental Exposures in Paradise
July 25, 2022, 1:30 pm

Amanda Miller, DMSc, MPA, PA-C

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Amanda L. Miller, DMSc, MPA, PA-C is the Lead Advance Practice Provider for Extant Healthcare, a nationwide company serving Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care programs. A graduate from Baylor University, she received her PA degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and earned her Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) degree from the University of Lynchburg.

Dr. Miller is currently the only PA in the country on the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) guidelines committee. She is also a Board Member for the Association of Healthcare Social Media and a member of the VAPA marketing committee.

She enjoys research and publication and has served as a content reviewer for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and McGraw Hill; editing such texts as First Aid USMLE Step 1, BRS series and NMS Surgery. She is an editor-in-chief for PubMed StatPearls and has presented research most recently at AAST & EAST national conferences with publications in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Dr. Miller currently resides in Richmond, Virginia and primarily works at Chippenham Hospital. Outside of work, she enjoys attempting to cook and spending time with her husband Justin and dog Claire.
Trauma Season- The Dog Days of Summer (SA)
July 25, 2022, 2:30 pm

Bart Gillum, DSc, MHS, PA-C

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Dr. J. Barton Gillum is Program Director and Assistant Professor for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-medicine Program within the Department of PA Studies at George Washington University. Dr. Gillum completed his undergraduate degree at Baylor University, PA degree at University of South Alabama and his clinical doctorate degree from Baylor University.

He is a decorated Army veteran, who deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as a PA in primary care and emergency medicine. He also served as adjunct faculty at Baylor University for the Army/Baylor Clinical Doctorate Program in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Gillum serves as the course director for Current Topics in Healthcare and Medical Terminology at the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-medicine program and Clinical Specialties for the PA program.

Dr. Gillum's research interests includes point of care ultrasound and pre-PA and pre-medical education. He serves as a peer review for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Clinician Reviews. He serves as the Co-Chair of the advisory committee that oversees the centralized application service for post-baccalaurate programs (PostbacCAS). He continues to be an active volunteer for the Virginia Medical Reserves and is the co-regional director of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants for the NOVA region.
Medicolegal Issues in Emergency Medicine
July 25, 2022, 3:30 pm

Kimberly Sapre, DMSc, PA-C, CAQ-EM

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Kimberly Sapre is currently an emergency medicine PA at Inova Fairfax Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, in Falls Church, VA. She serves as the ED APP Education Lead and Quality Director. Kimberly has been a PA for 11 years with previous experience in neurosurgery and interventional pain medicine. She serves as a preceptor to PA students and works as a Clinical Instructor at The George Washington University PA program in Washington, DC.

Kimberly enjoys volunteering her time to serve the PA profession. She is the founder and chair of VAPA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and is also a Regional Director for VAPA's Northern Virginia Region. She also serves on the education committee for the Society of Emergency Medicine PAs.

She works diligently to increase diversity within the PA profession and she hopes to help eradicate heath care disparities.
Medicolegal Issues in Emergency Medicine
July 25, 2022, 3:30 pm
Eliminating Healthcare Disparities by Addressing Language Barriers
July 27, 2022, 1:00 pm

David Munter, MD, MBA

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David W. Munter, M.D., MBA, FACEP, CPE

Dr. Munter's first career was in the United States Navy for 26 years, retiring as a Captain. A few of his accomplishments include founding an Emergency Medicine residency training program, acting as Head of all intern training for the Navy, as Head of Emergency Medicine for the Navy, and in multiple leadership roles.
His second career was as a partner in an Emergency Medicine group in Tidewater, VA for 14 years, during which time he was the Medical Director at two local Emergency Departments.
Now in his third career, he is practicing wound care, Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy, and addiction medicine.
He has published over 55 textbook chapters, edited two editions of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, was a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners (United States Medical Licensing Exam), is a reviewer for several publications including Annals of Emergency Medicine, has garnered multiple awards and honors, and has spoken all over the world on a variety of topics.
Foreign Bodies in the GI Tract (SA)
July 26, 2022, 8:00 am
Psychological splitting and other Freudian psychosexual issues: Makes for great books and movies but not so fun in patients
July 26, 2022, 2:30 pm

Ellen Mandel, DMH, PA-C, RDN, CDCES

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Ellen Mandel, DMH, MPA, MS, PA-C, RDN, CDE, EMT has been a PA for 25 years and a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator for more than 30 years. She recently became an EMT and volunteers with her local Squad. She is an Urgent Care PA and also adjunct teaches at St. Elizabeth University's PA Program. Her interest in humanistic medicine caused her to seek and complete a Doctorate in Medical Humanities. She has published on empathy in PA students and nutrition knowledge for practicing PAs. She is a Special Topic Editor for JAAPA and frequently lectures nationally on the intersection of medicine and lifestyle.
Chronic Diseases and Nutrition
July 26, 2022, 9:00 am

Kim Zuber, PA-C

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Kim Zuber, PA-C spends her time traveling and teaching 'all things kidney' with over 300 oral presentations, 64 peer-reviewed articles, 8 guest. She is presently the executive editor for PA Clinics. 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 practiced orthopedic surgery before transitioning to nephrology. She was Renal Professional of the Year in 2014, a PAF Nutrition Fellow in 2020 and is an AAPA Distinguished Fellow. She was the Outstanding PA of the Year in 2014.
The ABCs of CKD
July 26, 2022, 11:30 am
The Good, the Bad and the Iatrogenic: Renal Med Dosing (SA)
July 27, 2022, 10:00 am

David Burt, MD

Non-CME Sponsored Lunch Symposium: ANDEXXA: A Reversal Agent for Patients on Anticoagulation with Life-Threatening Bleeding
July 26, 2022, 12:30 pm

Clifford Smith, MD

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Dr. Clifford Smith received his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Az and medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, OH. He completed his Surgical Internship and Surgical Residency at the Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, respectively. After serving several years in the United States Navy, he completed his fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Greenville Hospital University of South Carolina in Greenville, South Carolina.
Dr. Smith has over 20 years of surgical experience. He spent 21 years in the United States Navy serving as a Department Head of General Surgery at the Naval Hospital of Okinawa in Japan and Director of Surgical Services at Naval Hospital Sigonella in Italy. He also deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2005 and 2013, respectively. He completed his Naval career at Naval Hospital Portsmouth before retiring.
He currently works at Richmond Surgical in Richmond, VA as a general surgeon. He is the Medical Director for the Operating room at Henrico Doctors Hospital and the Medical Director for the Heartburn and Reflux Center of Richmond, which he established four years ago. His practice is primarily focused on the treatment for heartburn and reflux encompassing different surgical options. He was the first surgeon in Central Virginia to perform the LINX procedure.
He resides in Richmond with his wife, two children and two dogs.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Signs, Symptoms and Management
July 26, 2022, 1:30 pm

Nguyen Park, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Mythbusters: Genetics and Pharmacogenomics (SA)
July 26, 2022, 4:00 pm

Alicia Quella, PhD, PA-C

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Alicia Quella, PhD, PA-C is the Director of PA Relations with the NCCPA. She has served as a PA educator in Washington State and is a former PA Department Chair and Program Director in Minnesota.
Quella has practiced medicine in emergency medicine and primary care. She has served as an epidemiologist during the COVID-19 pandemic and has published research on the PA workforce, global health and issues affecting diversity in PA program admissions. AAPA awarded her the Publishing Award in 2016 and she went on to be granted an AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship in 2017. She was the President of the Minnesota PAs and has continued on as a Minnesota AAPA House of Delegate.
Update from NCCPA: Focus on PANRE Alternative
July 27, 2022, 7:30 am

Clifford Deal, MD, FACS

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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 a past president of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation and the Medical Society of Virginia, 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).
What you need to know about a breast mass (and breast cancer in 2022) 
July 27, 2022, 8:30 am

Kelly Crown, PA-C

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Kelly Crown is a Pediatric Orthopedic Physician Assistant who lives in Reston, Virginia. Kelly completed her undergraduate education at Marquette University in Exercise Science and her Master's degree, at Drexel University. She has over 7 years of general orthopedics experience. With over 4 of those years dedicated solely to pediatric orthopedics. Kelly has worked at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia since March 2018 as a part of their Orthopedic Surgery Team where she treats kids in both a clinical and surgical setting.
Etiologies of Pediatric Limps
July 27, 2022, 11:00 am

Jacqueline Kernaghan, PA-C

Non-CME Sponsored Lunch Symposium: Recognizing the Clinical Consequences of Low ALP
July 27, 2022, 12:00 pm

Scott Baute, PA-C

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

He has given lectures in cardiology at previous VAPA and AAPA conferences. He also regularly teaches physician assistant students and previously to nurses, medical students, and internal medicine residents.
Atrial Fibrillation: An Overview and Emerging Treatments (SA)
July 27, 2022, 3:00 pm

Lauren Bock, PA-C, Dip-ABLM

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Lauren is a Virginia Beach native, a graduate of the EVMS PA program in 2007. She has spent the majority of her 15 year career in Primary Care and Internal Medicine - practicing in VA, TX, WA and MD as she followed her husband's active duty Navy career. In 2019, Lauren attended a Nutrition as Medicine/Lifestyle Medicine conference in DC that saved her from career burnout as she joined a community of like minded providers who want to provide true 'health care' rather than our current 'sick care' system. Since that time, she she has immersed herself into the world of Lifestyle Medicine, obtaining her board certification in 2021. She actively practices at Virginia Cardiology Consultants in Fredericksburg, VA where she has developed a Lifestyle Medicine and Preventative Cardiology program with her collaborating physician, Dr. Jeff Askew. Lauren is also the owner and founder of Be Well Lifestyle Medicine and coaches with Terra Health Coaching to expand her access to patients in the US and internationally. When not working, Lauren enjoys anything outdoors with her husband, 2 sons and beloved dog, Moses.
Lifestyle Medicine: A refreshing approach to chronic disease management'
July 28, 2022, 7:30 am

Anthony Miller, M.Ed., PA-C

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Anthony A. Miller (Tony) is a Distinguished Professor and former director, Division of Physician Assistant Studies at Shenandoah University. He has over 42 years' experience in PA education and has held educational leadership positions including Associate Dean, School of Allied Health and Founding Chair, Department of PA Studies at the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo). He has been a leader for state and national physician assistant professional associations including the President of the Physician Assistant Education Association) and President of the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants. He chaired the APAP Degree Task Force that in 2000 recommended PA education be delivered at the graduate level. He is currently a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education and the AAPA's Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives.

Professor Miller was a trustee for the PA Foundation and former member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants' Leadership Advisory Commission, and the AAPA Education Council. He currently serves as board member the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation. Miller consults with New England Journal of Medicine Group on clinical reasoning related to their web-based clinical problem solving Healer product. He consults with educational institutions across the United States on matters of curriculum development, evaluation, and accreditation as well as PA program development. From 2012 through 2016, Mr. Miller served as the Chief Policy & Research Officer for the Physician Assistant Education Association based in Washington, DC.

He has created and lead several faculty development workshops for new faculty and emerging leaders in PA education. In October 2000, Mr. Miller received the Association of Physician Assistant Programs' Master Teacher Award. He has many scholarly articles and presentations including chapters in PA books. He was an editor of Lange's Q&A Physician Assistant Examination for editions two through six. He is one of the founders of the national student challenge bowl.
Understanding the process of clinical reasoning
July 28, 2022, 8:30 am

Laura Hart, PA-C, MPAS

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Laura Hart has been a PA in the Roanoke Valley since 1988. She graduated from UVA with a BA in 1983, and received a BHS from the PA program at the University of Kentucky in 1986. She has a Masters in PA studies, and completed post graduate work in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Harvard University in 2008.

Laura helped develop the hospice unit and palliative care team at the VA Hospital in Salem, where she is the hospice unit coordinator. She continues to provide care for medicine and rehab patients on the in-patient service. She is the lead PA at the VA in Salem, and a Director at Large for the VAPA. She has 20 year old twins at UVA., and loves to run, cycle, read, and travel.
I've Got Some Good News...And Some Bad News...The Art and Science of Prognostication
July 28, 2022, 9:30 am

Kimberly Dempsey, EdD, PA-C, DFAAPA

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Kimberly Dempsey is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Physician Assistant Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She practiced clinically at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters in Pediatric Dermatology. She has served on advisory boards for developing PA programs and currently serves on the advisory board for the Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences. She is also the founding Program Director for the Doctor of Medical Sciences Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Dr. Dempsey is a graduate of the Eastern Virginia Medical School PA Program and completed her Doctorate of Education in 2019 at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Dempsey enjoys lecturing nationally on dermatology and has worked with the American Academy of Physician Assistants on enduring Dermatology CME projects.
All These Rashes Look the Same
July 28, 2022, 10:45 am

Stuart Henochowicz, MD

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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 also an Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia Medical School. The practice is a teaching site for the University of Virginia Medical School, as well as 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, Pearl, and Lewis's grandfather. One more is on the way.
July 28, 2022, 11:45 am