VAPA 2016 Summer CME Conference

Sunday, July 24 to Friday, July 29, 2016

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.
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: The Abnormal CBC: Keep or Refer (2 SA-CME Credits)
July 24, 2016, 2:00 pm

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.
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: The Abnormal CBC: Keep or Refer (2 SA-CME Credits)
July 24, 2016, 2:00 pm

Otilio Ramos, PA-C

Graduated US Air Force PA program in 1993. Served as US Coast Guard PA for 10 years, retired in 2003. Taught at EVMS PA program for 8 years (2002-2010) Currently in Primary Care and Urgent Care for Patient First since 2006.
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: Advanced Medical Spanish
July 24, 2016, 4:00 pm
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: Beginner's Medical Spanish
July 26, 2016, 4:30 pm
Smoking Cessation
July 28, 2016, 10:15 am

Edward Koch, MD

Medical Society of Virginia Update - Legislative Update
July 25, 2016, 8:15 am

Michael Powe, BBA

Understanding PA Value: What Your Employer Needs Know
July 25, 2016, 9:00 am
Emerging Reimbursement Issues for PAs
July 26, 2016, 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.
Allergy and Immunology in Family Practice
July 25, 2016, 10:15 am

Timothy Quigley, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA

Overcoming the Challenges to Diagnosing and Treating Depression in the Elderly
July 25, 2016, 11:15 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.
Taking Care of Patients: What You Were Never Taught in PA School
July 25, 2016, 1:30 pm

Anne Schempp, MPAS, PA-C

Guide to Oral Health Pathologies
July 25, 2016, 2:30 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.
Retinal Vascular Disease and Ocular Oncology: Your Role and What You Can't Afford to Miss
July 25, 2016, 3:30 pm

Walter Whitley, OD, MBA

Eye Care's Role in Chronic Care Delivery
July 26, 2016, 8:00 am

Elizabeth Yeu, MD

Eye Care's Role in Chronic Care Delivery
July 26, 2016, 8:00 am

Portia Tomlinson, PA-C

Portia Tomlinson graduated from Wake Forest School of Medicine PA Program. she has been a practicing PA for over 35 years and has been with Carilion Clinic Neurosurgery since 2004. She is a distinguished fellow of the AAPA and was named VAPA PA or the year in 2014 and Provider Exxcellence Advanced Care Provider of the year for Carilion Clinic in 2014.
Back Pain
July 26, 2016, 9:00 am

Scott Clingan, MSHS, PA-C

Drug Toxicology Interpretation: Perils, Pitfalls, & Pointers
July 26, 2016, 11:30 am

Catherine Pearman, MPAS, PA-C

Catherine Pearman, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a 1999 graduate of the Wake Forest University PA Program and obtained her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska in 2007. In 2006, she joined the faculty of the Eastern Virginia Medical School PA Program. Catherine is currently full time faculty as an Associate Professor, and previously had the role of Associate Director of Clinical Education. Catherine clinically practices Emergency Medicine, which she has done for the past ten years, and has prior experience in Family Medicine and Orthopedics.
July 26, 2016, 12:30 pm

Lesley Wagner, CPC, CPC-I, CMOM

Lesley S. Wagner, CPC, CPC-I, CMOM, CMC, CMIS is a physician practice advocate who came to MSV in 2008 with eight years prior experience in the health care industry. Previous to joining the MSV staff, Ms. Wagner obtained extensive billing and claims knowledge through her Account Manager position at an Internal Medicine practice in northern Virginia.. Ms. Wagner received her training to be a Certified Professional Coder and Licenced Instructor from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).She has held office as President of the local AAPC Fredericksburg chapter. Ms. Wagner teaches AAPC's Professional Medical Coding Curriculum and courses on topics such as improving front desk skills and collections, proper coding and documentation, auditing and coding updates.
Top Mis-Coded ICD 10 Codes
July 26, 2016, 1:30 pm

W. Travis Kirby, MPAS, PA-C

Mr. Travis Kirby, MPAS, PA-C is a graduate of Clemson University and the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University PA program. He is currently an assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School Masters of Physician Assistant Program. He is a Tidewater native, and spent 8 years in Emergency medicine prior to practicing in Gastroenterology for the past 10 years. He is currently employed by Colonial Gastroenterology Associates in Newport News and Williamsburg, Virginia.
Trouble climbing the Biliary Tree? - Clinical Approaches to Gallbladder Disease
July 26, 2016, 2:30 pm

Paul Mahoney, MD

Transcatheter Approaches to Valvular Heart Disease
July 26, 2016, 3:30 pm

Lauren Morris, PA-C

Transcatheter Approaches to Valvular Heart Disease
July 26, 2016, 3:30 pm

H. Courtenay Harrison, Jr, MD

Diabetes Update 2016
July 27, 2016, 7:00 am

Jeffrey Yates, MPA, PA-C

The Evaluation and Care of the Trauma Patient
July 27, 2016, 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.
Military Medicine
July 27, 2016, 9:00 am

Nathan Dean, MD

Rapid Response
July 27, 2016, 10:30 am

Jennifer Dean, MD

Brain Tumors in Pediatric Patients
July 27, 2016, 11:30 am

Gerald Weniger, MEd, MPAS, ATC, PA-C

Mr. Weniger has a Bachelors degree in Health Science-Athletic Training from Lock Haven University. He has a Master's degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from the University of Virginia. He has a 2nd Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from James Madison University. Mr. Weniger currently is the Director of the Physician Assistant Program at James Madison University. He also works clinically in Emergency Medicine at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Prior to becoming involved with academics and administration, Mr. Weniger practiced clinically in Orthopedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine - that is where his teaching and research interests remain. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, running, playing drums for his church's worship team, and spending time with his wife and their three children.
Common Lower Extremity Factures: Recognition & Treatment for the Primary Care Provider
July 27, 2016, 1:30 pm

David Paulk, PA-C, EdD, DFAAPA

David Paulk is Professor & Founding Director of the PA Program at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin College. He completed PA School at Alderson-Broaddus University in West Virginia, and holds a Master's from West Virginia University & a Doctorate from Rutgers University. He is co-author of the Physician Assistant Review Guide, published by Jones and Bartlett currently undergoing 2nd edition revision and is one of the contributors to the 7th edition of The Resident's Guide to Ambulatory Care. Dr. Paulk is the only PA chosen by the CDC for the panel developing consensus guidelines for the acute diagnosis & management of mTBI in children & adolescents. He has been actively involved in child abuse recognition and advocacy for over 17 years. He was also a whitewater raft guide in West Virginia for over 25 years which makes his move to Virginia a homecoming. David says he is attached at the hip to his hiking partner and “baby,” a 100-pound Chesapeake Bay retriever.
The Acute Diagnosis and Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in Children and Adolescents
July 27, 2016, 2:45 pm

Thomas Smith, MD, FACP

Thomas J. Smith MD FACP FASCO Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine and Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center 600 N. Wolfe Street, Blalock 369 Baltimore, MD 21287-0005 Phone 410-955-2091; Fax 410-955-2098; Cell 443-742-5978 Training: University of Akron, B.S., summa cum laude 1971-74 Yale University School of Medicine, M.D. cum laude 1974-79 Yale University School of Organization and Management (core curriculum, one year) 1977-78 Special Visiting Fellow, National Cancer Center Biological Response Modifiers Program, Frederick, MD 1986 Virginia Commonwealth University Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology 1982-87 Project on Death in America Faculty Scholar, 1995-98 Current position: Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins, and the Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine, and Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD I am a medical oncologist and palliative care specialist with a lifelong interest in better symptom management, and improving access to high quality affordable care. I helped start Virginia Commonwealth University's Thomas Palliative Care Program, an internationally respected palliative care service, education and research program. I am now the Director of Palliative Medicine for Johns Hopkins Medicine, charged with integrating palliative care into all the Johns Hopkins venues. We have begun a hospital wide PC consult service that will see 1000 patients this year, open an inpatient unit March 1, and are growing the research agenda. I have a long track record of starting innovative programs with concurrent evaluation of their impact on care and costs, including the Rural Cancer Outreach Program, the Thomas Palliative Care Program, the Virginia Initiative on Palliative Care, and the Rural Palliative Care Program, among others. Our group was the first to show improved care with substantial cost savings from coordinated rural-urban care, inpatient palliative care, and rural palliative care. I have been influential within the oncology community working to improve care at a cost society can afford, maintaining my credentials as a treating oncologist while integrating palliative care. I received the national Humanism in Medicine Award in 2000, and in 2000 and 2006 I was voted the Distinguished Clinician on the VCU-MCV Faculty. I have been recognized in "Best Doctors in America" for many years. In June 2008 I received the ASCO "Statesman" award for continued service to oncology, now Fellow, American Society of Clinical Oncology. In 2012 Bruce Hillner and I received the ABIM "Professionalism" Price for our NEJM article "Bending the Cost Curve in Cancer Care" and leading the "Choosing Wisely" initiatives. In March 2013 I will become a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Palliative Care: It's not just for cancer anymore
July 28, 2016, 8:00 am

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.
That's Not What They Taught Me in PA School
July 28, 2016, 9:00 am

Heather Condon, PA-C

July 28, 2016, 11:15 am

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.
Management of COPD
July 28, 2016, 1:15 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.
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: Splinting and Casting
July 28, 2016, 2:30 pm

Shivanjali Shankaran, MD

Zika Update
July 28, 2016, 2:30 pm

Shea Dempsey, DMSc, PA-C

Another Chest Pain! Now What?
July 28, 2016, 3:30 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.
Update in Lipidology
July 29, 2016, 7:00 am

Mark Johnson, PharmD

New Drug Update
July 29, 2016, 8:00 am

William Reha, MD, MBA

Dr. Reha is a board certified Urologic Surgeon in Woodbridge, VA who has been practicing for 27 years. In addition to his private practice, he has been an active advocate for organized medicine and for the MSV. He has served as Delegate, Director, Vice-Speaker, Speaker, and President-Elect of the MSV. Additionally, he has served as President of the Potomac Hospital Medical Staff, Prince William County Medical Society, and the Virginia Urological Society. On a National Level he has served as an Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) and is a State Society Network Representative for the American Association of Clinical Urologist (AACU). He is a Medical Society of Virginia Foundation (MSVF) Claude Moore Physician Leadership Institute Fellow and the recipient of the MSV 2009 Clarence A. Holland Award, which is presented annually to a Virginia physician for outstanding contributions promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health through political service. Dr. Reha received his Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Binghamton University, his Medical Degree from New York Medical College and a MBA from Strayer University. He completed his residency in Surgery/Urology at Georgetown University. Dr. Reha also serves on the Board of Trustees at Strayer University and was recognized by Strayer in 2005 as the Outstanding Alumni Award winner. He also serves as a Delegate for The National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP).
Hematuria Evaluation in the Outpatient Setting / Visible and Microscopic
July 29, 2016, 10:00 am