VAPA 2014 Fall Conference

Speakers
Saturday, November 8 to Monday, November 10, 2014

Joel Bashore, PA-C, MPAS

Joel Bashore graduated from the US Navy/George Washington University PA Program in 1995 and spent 13 of his 24 years in the Navy as a PA in a variety of settings and locales: the USS Theodore Roosevelt, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, the Naval Hospitals in Rota, Spain and Sigonella, Italy and a combat tour as medical officer for Provincial Reconstruction Team - Asadabad, Afghanistan in 2007. After retiring in 2008 he accepted a position as a PA in the Carilion Clinic Department of Emergency Medicine here in Roanoke. Since 2012 he has been the Manager for the department's 30 PAs and NPs in all 6 of their EDs. He is also a clinical instructor in emergency medicine in the PA program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences.
EKG and Chest X-Ray Interpretation
November 9, 2014, 8:00 am

Delmas Bolin, MD, PhD, FACSM

Dr. Bolin completed his PhD in biochemistry studying cholesterol metabolism and received his MD from the University of Illinois. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Michigan State and then a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with the doctors for the Panthers and Steelers. Since coming to Roanoke in 2002, he has been an Associate Professor at the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg. He has served as team physician for Virginia Tech Athletics and currently is team physician for Salem High School, Radford University, and Roanoke College.
Sleep Disorder Screening and Intervention for Primary Care Medicine
November 8, 2014, 8:30 am

Amber Conrad, PA-C

I joined the U.S. Army in September of 2002. During my military experience, I completed my Associate’s degree from Methodist University and volunteered over 100 hours at the Defense Veterans Brain Injury Center, Fort Bragg, NC, as a research assistant. I also conducted research with the Psychology Department at Methodist University from collecting and analyzing data. I graduated from Methodist May 2007 with my BS in clinical psychology and this past December 2013 with my masters in medical science. I'm currently in an Emergency Medicine Advanced Clinical Practitioner Fellowship at Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, VA). My goal is to graduate next year from my Fellowship and continue to pursue ambulatory and wilderness medicine opportunities. My interest is emergency medicine, critical care, orthopedics, EMS, Wilderness/Tactical medicine, and research.
Approach to the ED Patient, an Extravaganza of Common Emergency Medicine Presentations
November 8, 2014, 5:10 pm

Patrick Devane, MSPA, PA-C

Patrick DeVane (pronounced DeVaughn) completed his Physician Assistant training at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA. He is currently enrolled in a fellowship in Emergency Medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. Prior to becoming a PA, he worked as an EMT for two years in Raleigh, NC. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology at North Carolina State university in Raleigh, NC.
Approach to the ED Patient, an Extravaganza of Common Emergency Medicine Presentations
November 8, 2014, 5:10 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.
Splinting and Casting
November 9, 2014, 8:00 am

Laura Hart, PA-C, MPAS

I have been a PA in the Roanoke Valley since 1988. Graduated from UVA with a BA in 1983 , and received a BHS from the PA program at the University of Kentucky in 1986. I have a Masters in PA studies, and completed post graduate work in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Harvard University in 2008. I helped develop the hospice unit and palliative care team at the VA Hospital in Salem, and am the hospice unit coordinator, as well as continuing to provide care for medicine and rehab patients on the in patient service. I am the lead PA at the VA in Salem, and am a Director at Large for the VAPA. I have 20 year old twins at UVA. I love to run, cycle, read,and travel .
Prognostication - I've Got Some Good News and Some Bad News...
November 8, 2014, 11:00 am

Alissa Helvik, MN, ARNP

Alissa Helvik is a family nurse practitioner who is currently completing a fellowship in Emergency Medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. Alissa was an emergency room nurse for 7 years prior to her fellowship.
Approach to the ED Patient, an Extravaganza of Common Emergency Medicine Presentations
November 8, 2014, 5:10 pm

Joe Largay, PA-C, CDE

Joseph Largay is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Medicine, at the University of North Carolina. He has worked in the outpatient clinic in the Diabetes Care Center for the past 19 years where he manages complex patients. He also serves as an investigator in their Clinical Trials Program and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the ADA journal Clinical Diabetes.
Managing the Risk of Hypoglycemia in Older Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
November 8, 2014, 1:00 pm

Sara Nicely, DHEd, PA-C

I graduated from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2002, and received a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2007. I am currently enrolled in the Doctor of Health Education program at A.T. Still University, and the focus of my dissertation has been on increasing the oral health curriculum provided to the PA students. I am currently an Assistant Professor for the PA program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and I work clinically for the Surgical Critical Care Service at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. My interest in oral health began when I attended a meeting of the Virginia Oral Health Coalition and learned of the efforts in place to increase access to oral care in the state. These efforts focused on locating appropriate dental care for patients , educating medical providers to appropriately assess and refer patients for oral disease, and developing collaborative relationships between medical and dental providers, educators, insurances providers, and the government.
The Oral-Systemic Connection: A Medical Provider's Guide
November 8, 2014, 7:30 am

Gary Oberlender, MD

Dr. Oberlender is a graduate of LaSalle College and Hahnemann Medical College, both in Philadelphia, PA. He spent two years as a general practitioner in a remote southwestern Virginia mountain community and then completed his Internal Medicine training at the University of Virginia Affiliated Program. In 1985 he joined the staff at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, Virginia and served as Chief of Geriatric Medicine from 1990 until 2003 and as Associate Chief of Staff for Education. During his tenure at the VA, Dr. Oberlender established and directed the Geriatric Evaluation Unit (GEU), served as Medical Director of the Extended Care Rehabilitation Center, and coordinated the Risk Management Program for the Department of Internal Medicine. In 2006 Dr. Oberlender retired from the VA and established a private consultative practice of Geriatric Medicine based in Roanoke, VA. He provides comprehensive in-home geriatric evaluations and independent medical evaluations of decision-making capacity. Dr. Oberlender is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Geriatric Medicine and is an elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His website is: www.SeniorEvaluations.com
Sensible Prescribing in the Elderly
November 8, 2014, 3:20 pm

Dave Sullivan, PA-C, MHS

David J. Sullivan, MHS PA-C Associate Faculty at Jefferson College of Health Sciences Research Assistant at Carilion Clinic Was a Paramedic in NC for 20+ years including time as a training officer, flight paramedic and director of a regional transport service. Graduated from JCHS PA program in 2002 has been working at Carilion Clinic 12 years in Cardiac Surgery and Cardiology departments.
Treatment of Heart Failure Symptoms: Chronic, Acute and Future
November 8, 2014, 10:00 am

Michael Wilson, PA-C

Mike is currently employed at Virginia Orthopaedics in Salem, VA., where he has been part of a physician-PA team with Dr. Preston Waldrop for the last 11 years. He has 14 years of total orthopedic experience. Mr. Wilson graduated from Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and received the clinical excellence award in 2000. He continues to have a strong interest in academics and is currently an Associate Professor for the Physician Assistant Program at Jefferson College and precepts PA students frequently.
Pediatric Orthopedics
November 8, 2014, 2:00 pm

Michael Wolfe, MD

high-volume total joint replacement surgery with a long history diagnosing and treating prosthetic joint infections.
Joint Infections
November 8, 2014, 4:15 pm

Janet Young, MD, FACEP

I am the current director for ultrasound for the Virginia Tech-Carilion Department of Emergency Medicine and director for emergency ultrasound quality assurance for Carilion Clinic. I completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Boston University in 2001 and served as director for Emergency medicine ultrasound at UNC for 10 years before being lured north to Roanoke. I teach medical students, residents, and "old dog" faculty in bedside ultrasound techniques. I look forward to teaching this session for PA's of all experience levels.
Ultrasound
November 9, 2014, 8:00 am