VAPA 2015 Fall CME Conference

Speakers
Saturday, November 7 to Sunday, November 8, 2015

Dana Brown, PharmD

Synergy or Tragedy? Why Some Opposites Don't Attract!
Biography
Dr. Brown began her healthcare career as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and has over 9 years of experience working in a inpatient setting. In 2001 she switched careers to earn her Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Dr. Brown has built a successful career working for one of the nations leading managed care organizations. She is well versed in managing a team of pharmacist and pharmacy technicians in a matrix environment across multiple departments. She has successfully led the company to attain an accreditation for compliance and remain current with the changing federal regulations. Dr. Brown currently serves as an Advisor Medical Expert on the pharmacy team for a Workers Compensation Health Program.
November 7, 2015, 11:00 am

Amanda Collins, PA-C

Dermatology Basics for Primary Care
Biography
Amanda Collins has been a physician assistant since 2008. She obtained her training through the Department of Defense Interservice Physician Assistant Program in San Antonio Texas. After graduating in January of 2008 she was stationed at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling where she served a patient panel of over 1200 members. She transitioned from Active Duty to reserve status in 2012. She now serves as a flight medicine physician assistant at Joint Base Andrews Air Refueling Wing. Amanda is an active proponent for Physician Assistant issues in the Commonwealth of Virginia serving as the Vice President of VAPA and a member of the Governmental Affairs committee and as a liaison to the Medical Society of Virginia for VAPA>
November 7, 2015, 2:00 pm

Andy Funkhouser, PA-C

Andy Funkhouser is a 2003 graduate of the JMU PA-program. He has worked with Harrisonburg Medical Associates with the nephrology group for the last 8 years. In his pre PA life he worked as a paramedic.
ADVANCE PAY WORKSHOP: Chronic Kidney Disease
November 8, 2015, 10:00 am

Satinder Gill, MD

GI Potpourri
Biography
Trained in Gastroenterology at Medical College of VA. / VCU health systems. In Private Practice for 12 years in Northern Va. Practice involved in multiple clinical trials.
November 7, 2015, 7:30 am

Kimber Hoyler, PA-C

ADVANCE PAY WORKSHOP: Suturing Techniques
Biography
Kimber Hoyler, PA-C currently practices as an emergency medicine Physician Assistant as well as a first assist in spinal surgery. Her previous experience includes both general surgery and plastic surgery, as a first assistant. Kimber graduated from George Washington University's Physician Assistant program in 2009.
November 8, 2015, 10:00 am

Lynne Hughes, n/a

Heal the Healer
Biography
Lynne Hughes Bio Lynne Hughes is a nationally recognized grief expert and has worked with adults, children and teens coping with loss and life transitions. Lynne is the founder of Comfort Zone Camp, a national non-profit organization based in Richmond, Virginia that offers free weekend bereavement camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Comfort Zone Camp has helped thousands of children, teens and parents throughout the United States and was a responder to the 911 families and military children. Hughes has been profiled in numerous media outlets, including, the Wall Street Journal, Parade magazine, People magazine and Parents magazine, and has appeared on NBC's The Today Show, CBS news, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN and NPR among others and is a contributor for the Huffington Post. Her book You Are Not Alone: Teens Talk about Life after the Loss of a Loved One, was published in 1995 by Scholastic Press. Lynne was also a keynote speaker to 10,000 people at the Million Dollar Round Table's Annual Convention held for the premier life insurance and financial planners from around the world. Hughes was honored as one of Redbook's Mothers and Shakers 2002, awarded to 12 women (including Laura Bush) who have helped to improve the quality of life in the United States. Lynne was a recipient of State Farm's national Embrace Life Award in April 2010. The Richmond YWCA named Lynne Outstanding Woman of the Year in the Human Relations category in April 2006. Lynne is also a professional speaker, helping others navigate personal and professional transitions, find balance and embrace resilience. Hughes resides in Richmond, Virginia with her husband Kelly and their two children.
November 7, 2015, 8:30 am

David R. Miller, MD

Common Hand and Wrist Problems Seen in Primary Care
Biography
Dr. Miller has been practicing orthopaedics at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates in Northern VA since 2001. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Following graduation, he continued advanced training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. At the completion of his Residency, Dr. Miller went on to do a fellowship, subspecializing in Hand/Wrist and Upper Extremity Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH). Dr. Miller has been voted by his physician colleagues as one of the TOP DOCTORS in his specialty of Hand Surgery in the Washingtonian Magazine. In addition, he was named Top Surgeon in Hand and Wrist Surgery by the Consumers Research Council of America. Aside from his medical commitments, Dr. Miller enjoys fitness, the outdoors, and spending time with his wife and four children.
November 7, 2015, 1:00 pm

William Murrill, cpa

test session 2
Biography
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November 7, 2015, 7:00 pm

Sean Robinson, DHSc, PA-C

ADVANCE PAY WORKSHOP: EKG Interpretation
Biography
Sean Robinson is a professor of physician assistant studies at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has a clinical background as a PA in interventional cardiology and urgent care and has worked as an ACLS instructor and as an EMT. He has been teaching electrocardiography to PA students for seven years. His research interests include team-based learning (TBL) in PA education which he has used to teach EKG and various topics in clinical medicine and therapeutics.
November 8, 2015, 7:45 am

Rose Rutherford, PA-C, MPA

I have been a PA for 10 years, I am currently working in Emergency Medicine, and have previously worked in Family Practice and Urgent care. I have recently received a masters in medical ethics and look forward to integrating it into my clinical practice.
ADVANCE PAY WORKSHOP: The Abnormal CBC: Keep or Refer
Biography
Rose Rutherford, PA-C, MPA Ms. Rutherford has been a PA for 10 years, and currently works in Emergency Medicine at Prime Care in Fredericksburg, VA. Prior to this, she worked in Family Practice and Urgent care. She recently received a Masters degree in medical ethics and is looking forward to integrating it into her clinical practice.
November 8, 2015, 7:45 am

Kathleen Scarbalis, MPAS, DFAAPA, PA-C

Kathleen Scarbalis, PA-C Kathleen Scarbalis received her B.S. degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York majoring in chemistry and education. She received her physician assistant degree from Albany Medical College, Albany, NY and then a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Kathy has been a practicing PA for over 30 years, presently at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Pediatric Specialists of Virginia in Falls Church, VA since 2006. Kathy is Past President of the Virginia Academy Physician Assistants. She is also actively involved with the Medical Society of Virginia, currently serving on the MSV Foundation board of directors. In conjunction with her husband's military service, Kathy is well traveled and has worked in several US states as well as Germany, Belgium, and Korea providing primary care in military clinics. Kathy has been married over 33 years to Dave who retired from the Army and currently is Industry Solutions Director with CA Technologies. They have two children: Dan, a nuclear engineer with the US Navy; and Michael a craft microbrewer.
ADVANCE PAY WORKSHOP: The Abnormal CBC: Keep or Refer
Biography
Kathleen Scarbalis, MPAS, DFAAPA, PA-C Kathleen Scarbalis received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Lawrence University, her physician assistant degree from Albany Medical College, and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Kathy has been a practicing PA for over 30 years, presently at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Pediatric Specialists of Virginia in Falls Church, VA since 2006. Kathy is Past President of the Virginia Academy Physician Assistants. She is also actively involved with the Medical Society of Virginia, currently serving on the MSV Foundation board of directors. In conjunction with her husband's military service, Kathy is well traveled and has worked in several US states as well as Germany, Belgium, and Korea providing primary care in military clinics. Kathy has been married over 33 years to Dave who retired from the Army and currently is Industry Solutions Director with CA Technologies. They have two children: Dan, a nuclear engineer with the US Navy; and Michael a craft microbrewer.
November 8, 2015, 7:45 am

Samuel Shor, MD, FACP

Lyme Disease Update
Biography
Samuel Shor, MD, FACP Associate Clinical Professor, George Washington University Health Care Sciences Chair, Loudoun County Lyme Commission President, ILADS [International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society] Understanding the complexities and management of chronic fatigue has been a long standing passion for Dr Shor. Since the 1980s, he has cultivated his interest in managing associated conditions, such as fibromyalgia and ultimately Lyme disease. He has provided a congressional presentation of Lyme disease on Capitol Hill in September of 2008 and has twice been interviewed on the nationally syndicated Diane Rehm Show. Dr. Shor was invited to participate on the 2010 Virginia Governor's Task Force on Lyme disease and is presently Chair of the Loudoun County Lyme commission. In 2011, Dr Shor published in the peer review literature, original research retrospectively assessing a cohort of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He presented clinical evidence that the majority of this group were actually presenting with active seronegative Lyme disease. October 2015 Dr. Shor was elected President of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society). These activities represent examples of Dr Shor's strong interest in educating the public and medical communities. He continues to be involved in patient care while maintaining an interest in clinical research and publishing in the peer review literature. Further information about Dr. Shor can be viewed at his web site: www.intmednova.com and www.HBOTNOVA.com
November 7, 2015, 4:30 pm

Anna Sprunger, PA-C, MPAS

Food Allergy: What Every Pediatric PA Should Know
Biography
Growing up in the Republic of Georgia in a family of physicians, Mrs. Anna Sprunger developed a strong desire to study medicine since her early years. After graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007 with a Master's Degree in the Physician Assistant Studies, Mrs. Sprunger practiced for a short time as an interventional radiology PA gaining skills in ultrasound and fluoroscopy guided procedures. In 2009, Mrs. Sprunger accepted the opportunity to join the Allergy and Immunology division at Children's National Health System in Washington DC. She has practiced under the guidance and direction of well-known community pediatric allergists and immunologists such as Drs. Hemant Sharma, Darlene Mansoor, Brett Loechelt, and Burcin Uygungil. Mrs. Sprunger is an Allied Health Member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and was a recipient of the Travel Scholarship Award when she participated as an Allied Health Workshop Presenter at the 2014 Annual Academy Meeting. Mrs. Sprunger lives in Germantown, Maryland with her husband and four young children.
November 7, 2015, 10:00 am

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Biography
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November 7, 2015, 7:00 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
CME Lunch Session - Achieving Equilibrium in Diabetes with GLP-1 Receptor Agonists: Avoiding Hypoglycemia When Treating Postprandial Hyperglycemia
Biography
Biography Scott Urquhart PA-C, DFAAPA Scott Urquhart is a graduate of the George Washington University PA Program. He has been practicing endocrinology since 1996 with Diabetes and Thyroid Associates in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is a founding member and Past President of the American Society of Endocrine PA's. PA Urquhart is an Adjunct Clinical Professor for James Madison University's PA Program and a Clinical Instructor for the George Washington University PA Program. In 2010 he developed and in 2011 launched the U.S's first-ever endocrine summit designed for PAs/NPs, called (MEDS) Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit. In 2008, he was received the award of Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He has extensive experience in educational development and as presenter on many endocrine topics at the state and national level. His many publications have appeared in JAAPA, Advance for PA's, and Clinician Reviews, additionally her serves on the editorial board for Clinician Reviews
November 7, 2015, 12:00 pm

Ngozi Wexler, MD

Gynecological Approach to Abnormal Bleeding
Biography
Dr Ngozi Wexler is a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon with special interests in abnormal uterine bleeding, gynecologic pain and sexual dysfunction. She is also the Medical Director of the OBGYN Hospitalist Program at Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. She received her medical education at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Public Health, and residency training at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. She practiced in the military for 12 years prior to her current position at Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
November 7, 2015, 3:30 pm

Linda Wright, PharmD

Synergy or Tragedy? Why Some Opposites Don't Attract!
November 7, 2015, 11:00 am