VAPA 2016 Summer CME Conference

Speakers
Sunday, July 24 to Friday, July 29, 2016

Ken Anderson, PA-C

Ken Anderson is a 1992 graduate of the George Washington University PA program. He has been working in primary care for the past 20 years. He is currently the President of VAPA.
FAKE SESSION
July 25, 2016, 10:30 pm

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
Biography
After 24 years in the United States Navy, the last 13 years as a PA in a variety of operational settings, he retired in 2008 to Roanoke where he took a position as an emergency medicine PA for Carilion Clinic. In 2013 he assumed his current position as the Manager for all PAs and NPs in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also an Assistant Professor at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences PA Program.
July 28, 2016, 9:00 am

Scott Clingan, MSHS, PA-C

Drug Toxicology Interpretation: Perils, Pitfalls, & Pointers
Biography
Scott Clingan received his degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Wake Forest School of Medicine. He earned a Master of Science in Health Sciences degree in the field of Clinical Management and Leadership from The George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences. During his nearly 15 year career as a physician assistant, he has worked in orthopaedic spine surgery, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and chronic pain management, including direct patient care and clinical research. In addition, he has experience in healthcare administration overseeing operations of a multidisciplinary pain management center for three years. Scott is a charter member of the Pain Society of the Carolinas where he serves on the Program Committee and as faculty at the Annual Meeting and Scientific Session since 2010. He has given many presentations pertaining to challenges and successes in pain management, patient compliance oversight, and drug toxicology testing.
July 26, 2016, 11:30 am

Heather Condon, PA-C

Dizziness
Biography
Ms. Condon is a Physician Assistant in Alexandria, VA. She did her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech and her Physician Assistant studies at The Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She has been practicing for 16 years now and has been with the Associates in Otolaryngology in Northern Virginia for 14 years. Mrs. Condon is actively involved in PA education. She provides otolaryngology lectures to the PA students at George Washington University and also speaks at their board review course. She also enjoys participating in medical missions in Colombia.
July 28, 2016, 11:15 am

Clifford Deal, MD, FACS

Dr. Deal is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He served initially as a platoon leader 82d Airborne Division during the first Gulf War. Recently, in 2013, he was deployed to Afghanistan with the 945th Forward Surgical Team. He is a Senior Parachutist. He has been awarded both the Combat Medical Badge and the Combat Action Badge. In Richmond, Dr. lives a dual life specializing in breast cancer, while maintaining an adjunct faculty appointment in VCU Department of Trauma and Critical Care Medicine
Military Medicine
Biography
Dr. Deal is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves and recently returned from another tour in Afghanistan in December 2015. He is a surgeon in the 946th Forward Surgical Team, which was attached to the 3rd Special Forces Group In his civilian life, he is a surgeon in Richmond, Virginia at Henrico Doctors' Hospital. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University.
July 27, 2016, 9:00 am

Jennifer Dean, MD

Brain Tumors in Pediatric Patients
Biography
I am an attending physician in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology with Pediatric Specialists of Virginia. My clinical interests are in neuro-oncology as well as late effects of childhood cancer. I completed my undergraduate and medical school at Wake Forest University. Pediatric Residency was at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Washington University/St. Louis Children's Hospital.
July 27, 2016, 11:30 am

Nathan Dean, MD

Rapid Response
Biography
Nathan Dean is the Medical Unit Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Medical Director of the Pediatric Early Recognition and Resuscitation Committee at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He trained in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care at St Louis Children's Hospital, and received his medical degree at Wake Forest University.
July 27, 2016, 10:30 am

Shea Dempsey, DMSc, PA-C

Another Chest Pain! Now What?
Biography
Shea Dempsey is currently faculty and Director of Clinical Education at Shenandoah University PA program. He completed a post graduate fellowship in emergency medicine at Carilion Clinic and continues to work in the field of emergency medicine. He has been associated with the VAPA for years and is currently the Regional Director for the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
July 28, 2016, 3:30 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
Biography
I have worked in the Healthcare field for the past 31 years with the last 22 years being in orthopedics as a Nationally Certified Orthopedic Tech. I have taught at several previous VAPA conferences , teach a annual Splinting workshop for the PA program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences and have taught many classes throughout Virginia and West Virginia. I,along with the senior Orthopedic Tech from UVA have co-founded the Central Virginia Association of Orthopedic Technicians.
July 28, 2016, 2:30 pm

H. Courtenay Harrison, Jr, MD

Diabetes Update 2016
Biography
Dr. Harrison serves as Diabetes Center Medical Director at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital (SVBGH), a 282-bed, acute care, community hospital. Sentara Health System. Dr. Harrison has played a significant part in the development of diabetes order sets within Sentara's eCare (EPIC) electronic record system. Dr. Harrison obtained his undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Virginia. He completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University, and fellowship in Metabolism, Nutrition, and Endocrinology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He lives and practices in Virginia Beach, VA, as the senior member of Endocrinology Consultants, an nine-member endocrinology division of Bayview Medical Group in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Dr. Harrison is a member of the community faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA and also joins a few of his colleagues for a once-a-month evening endocrine-diabetes clinic at the Virginia Beach Free Clinic.
July 27, 2016, 7:00 am

Stuart Henochowicz, MD

Stuart Henochowicz, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P. 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. He received an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 2005. Dr. Henochowicz is board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology. He is a former chief medical resident at the Washington Hospital Center. He did his allergy training 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 currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at Georgetown University Medical School. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the George Washington University Physician Assistant program, and an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor with the James Madison University Physician Assistant program. Dr. Henochowicz is married and has four children.
Allergy and Immunology in Family Practice
Biography
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. He did his allergy training 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 an Associate Clinical Professor at Georgetown University Medical School. Internal Medicine and Allergy Associates. his practice, is an official teaching site for Georgetown Medical School. He teaches physician assistant students from George Washington University and James Madison University. Dr. Henochowicz is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). He is active in the Virginia chapter of the ACP as chair of the Health and Public Policy Committee and as a member of the Governor's Council. Dr. Henochowicz has been listed among the top doctors in the Washington, D.C. area by Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Consumer's Checkbook. Dr. Henochowicz is married and has four children.
July 25, 2016, 10:15 am

Mark Johnson, PharmD

New Drug Update
Biography
Mark S. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Postgraduate Education Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy Dr. Johnson is Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice and Director of Postgraduate Education at the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University. He practices in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Winchester Medical Center. His teaching and research include infectious diseases, spirituality in healthcare, residency teaching and learning curriculum programs. He gives New Drug Updates several times a year locally and within the state. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy and completed residency training at VCU Health System.
July 29, 2016, 8:00 am

Kapil Kapoor, MD

Retinal Vascular Disease and Ocular Oncology: Your Role and What You Can't Afford to Miss
Biography
Dr. Kapil Kapoor specializes in vitreoretinal surgery, uveitis, and ocular oncology and has practiced at the Wagner Macula & Retina Center for the last three years since completing his fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
July 25, 2016, 3:30 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
Biography
Mr. Travis Kirby is a graduate of Clemson University and Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann PA program. He spent 8 years in Emergency Medicine and the last 10 years in Gastroenterology @ Colonial Gastroenterology in Newport News, VA. He is currently an assistant professor at EVMS MPA program in Norfolk, Virginia.
July 26, 2016, 2:30 pm

Edward Koch, MD

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

Paul Mahoney, MD

Transcatheter Approaches to Valvular Heart Disease
Biography
Interventional Cardiologist in Norfolk, Virginia with Sentara Cardiology Specialist. Medical director of the Structural Heart Program at Sentara Heart Hospital. Medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and residency/fellowship at University of Pennsylvania Health System.
July 26, 2016, 3:30 pm

Lauren Morris, PA-C

Transcatheter Approaches to Valvular Heart Disease
Biography
Lauren Morris is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School MPA class of 2011. She has been the Structural Heart Program Coordinator at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, VA for the last 2 years and a physician assistant with Sentara Cardiology Specialists for 5 years.
July 26, 2016, 3:30 pm

David Munter, MD, MBA

Dr. Munter is a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at EVMS here in Norfolk, Virginia and works with Emergency Physicians of Tidewater. He is a retired Navy Captain, and is a nationally recognized expert in the area of GI Foreign Bodies, on which he will be speaking to us today. He has written over 17 textbook chapters on this topic including 4 editions of Roberts and Hedges Procedures in Emergency Medicine, and his on-line chapters on this topic, based on number of hits, rate as some of the most popular of any on-line texts. He has presented several times at the AAPA national conference including this topic. He also has worked with the National Board of Medical Examiners for the national licensing exam for physicians for over 15 years. Please welcome Dr. Munter.
Taking Care of Patients: What You Were Never Taught in PA School
Biography
David W. Munter, M.D., MBA, FACEP Dr. Munter is currently a practicing Emergency Medicine physician with Emergency Physicians of Tidewater. He went to college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences He completed his EM residency at Darnall Army Community Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas, and has an MBA from the College of William and Mary. He served 26 years in the Navy, was the founder of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at NMC Portsmouth, and also served in a wide variety of academic and leadership positions. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, is active at the National Board of Medical Examiners, and continues to write an array of textbook chapters in Emergency Medicine, in addition to his business and consulting activities.
July 25, 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
Biography
Dr. Paulk is Professor & Founding Director of the PA Program at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin College - Soon to be Mary Baldwin University. He completed PA School at Alderson-Broaddus University in West Virginia, 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, a contributor to the 7th edition of The Resident's Guide to Ambulatory Care, and a member of the USMLE advisory board. Dr. Paulk is the only PA selected to serve on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's expert 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. David says he is attached at the hip to a 98-pound Chesapeake Bay retriever, “Abe.” In April of this year, he and Abe hiked 113 miles of the Appalachian Trail through Shenandoah National Park.
July 27, 2016, 2:45 pm

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.
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: PANRE Review
Biography
Catherine Pearman is a local practicing PA and educator. A graduate of Wake Forest University's PA Program, Cathy has primarily worked in Emergency Medicine, with a recent transition to Urgent Care Medicine. Until this past January, Cathy was a full time faculty member of the Eastern Virginia Medical School's PA Program, achieving the level of Associate Professor. During her work at EVMS, she assisted in the graduation, career, and PANCE preparation of many students, which she attributes to gaining the information she will share today. She is now the Team Coordinator for APCs in the Sentara Medical Group Urgent Care Division, a division that is made up of physicians and over 20 APCs, with four APC-only staffed clinics.
July 26, 2016, 12:30 pm

Michael Powe, BBA

Understanding PA Value: What Your Employer Needs Know
Biography
Michael Powe is the vice president Reimbursement & Professional Advocacy for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. In that capacity he deals with health care policy issues, third party payment concerns, the Medicare and Medicaid programs, health care reform, and various state and federal regulatory agencies. Mr. Powe also serves as AAPA's staff liaison to the American Medical Association's CPT Editorial Panel and the Relative Value Update Committee, which evaluates the Medicare payment process. He is the author of the book, The Essential Guide to PA Reimbursement, and an adjunct assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC.
July 25, 2016, 9:00 am
Emerging Reimbursement Issues for PAs
Biography
Michael Powe is the vice president Reimbursement & Professional Advocacy for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. In that capacity he deals with health care policy issues, third party payment concerns, the Medicare and Medicaid programs, health care reform, and various state and federal regulatory agencies. Mr. Powe also serves as AAPA's staff liaison to the American Medical Association's CPT Editorial Panel and the Relative Value Update Committee, which evaluates the Medicare payment process. He is the author of the book, The Essential Guide to PA Reimbursement, and an adjunct assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC.
July 26, 2016, 10:30 am

Timothy Quigley, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA

Overcoming the Challenges to Diagnosing and Treating Depression in the Elderly
Biography
Timothy Quigley graduated in the first PA class at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1974. He is on faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine's MEDEX PA program, and he has many years experience practicing as a PA in psychiatry. Please welcome Mr. Quigley.
July 25, 2016, 11:15 am

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.
Smoking Cessation
Biography
Hospital Corpsman in US Coast Guard for 11 years (1982-1993). Physician Assistant in the US Coast Guard for 10 years (1993-2003). Instructor at EVMS for 8 years (2002-2010). Practicing in Urgent Care and Primary Care with Patient First for 10 years (2006-2016).
July 28, 2016, 10:15 am
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: Beginner's Medical Spanish
Biography
Hospital Corpsman in US Coast Guard for 11 years (1982-1993). Physician Assistant in the US Coast Guard for 10 years (1993-2003). Instructor at EVMS for 8 years (2002-2010). Practicing in Urgent Care and Primary Care with Patient First for 10 years (2006-2016).
July 26, 2016, 4:30 pm
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: Advanced Medical Spanish
Biography
Hospital Corpsman in US Coast Guard for 11 years (1982-1993). Physician Assistant in the US Coast Guard for 10 years (1993-2003). Instructor at EVMS for 8 years (2002-2010). Practicing in Urgent Care and Primary Care with Patient First for 10 years (2006-2016).
July 24, 2016, 4:00 pm

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
Biography
William C. Reha M.D., M.B.A. Dr. Reha is a board certified urologic surgeon in Woodbridge, VA who has been practicing for 28 years. In addition to his private practice, he has been an active advocate for organized medicine. He has served as Speaker and President 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 serves 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 arts 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, his Residency in Surgery/Urology at Georgetown University and an MBA from Strayer 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). Dr. Reha has previously presented at the VAPA Annual Summer CME Conference on Benign Prostate Hyperplasia and gave the MSV Legislative Update.
July 29, 2016, 10:00 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.
ADVANCED PAY WORKSHOP: The Abnormal CBC: Keep or Refer (2 SA-CME Credits)
July 24, 2016, 2:00 pm

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)
Biography
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 working at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Pediatric Specialists of Virginia in Fairfax, since 2006. Kathy Scarbalis currently serves as an AAPA House of Delegates representative for the Virginia Academy Physician Assistants. She is an active member of the Medical Society of Virginia, serving on two boards, the Political Action Committee and the Foundation Boards of Directors. She continues her commitment to improving the communication among PAs and providing excellent healthcare with the physician/PA teams in Virginia. In conjunction with her husband's military service, Kathy is well traveled and worked in several US states as well as Germany, Belgium, and Korea providing primary care in military clinics. Kathy has been married over 30 years to her husband, Dave who retired from the Army as a Colonel and is currently the Senior Business Development Advisor with CA Technologies.
July 24, 2016, 2:00 pm

Anne Schempp, MPAS, PA-C

Guide to Oral Health Pathologies
Biography
Anne Schempp has been a primary care PA for 15 years. In the past 7 years, she has served as Director of Didactic Education at the Shenandoah University PA Program where she teaches clinical medicine courses. She has been active in oral health education for the past 5 years by teaching students oral health screening and fluoride varnish applications, initiating oral health programming within her program and has been involved in writing two PI-CMEs for PAs on the topic of oral health.
July 25, 2016, 2:30 pm

Shivanjali Shankaran, MD

Zika Update
Biography
I am an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. I completed my medical school in Bombay, India, followed by an Internal medicine residency and Chief residency at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. I graduated from my Infectious diseases fellowship from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 and have been at EVMS since 2012. My main interests are HIV care, management of infections due to multidrug resistant organisms and tropical infectious diseases. I am interested in teaching, and work closely with medical and PA students, residents and Infectious Diseases fellows
July 28, 2016, 2:30 pm

Joshua Sill, MD

Management of COPD
Biography
Dr. Sill is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is the Pulmonary Section Head and Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Fellowship Program. Prior to joining EVMS in 2013, Dr. Sill spent 11 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine. He has helped to formulate current USAF policy regarding medical standards for aircrew with COPD and other pulmonary conditions. He is an invited lecturer at national and international conferences on various pulmonary topics including COPD, asthma, the pulmonary impacts of tobacco/e-cigarette use, and interstitial lung diseases. His research interests include pulmonary physiology, high altitude and aerospace medicine, lung function, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.
July 28, 2016, 1:15 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 tsmit136@jhmi.edu 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
Biography
Tom is the Director of Palliative Medicine and Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins. The goal of palliative care is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support for seriously ill individuals and their families, to enhance quality of life and minimize suffering. At Hopkins, palliative care includes outpatient concurrent care with numerous specialties, an inpatient 11-bed unit, 2 consultation teams, a Hopkins-wide clinical community, and expanding research programs that include an RO1, a PCORI, and multiple foundation grants. Smith, who is board certified in medicine, oncology, and palliative and hospice medicine, focuses his research on neuropathic pain, care at the end of life, and improving access to high quality care. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He co-chairs the NCCN Guidelines on Palliative Care and the ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline on Supportive and Palliative Care and teaches oncology and palliative care worldwide with ASCO and ELNEC.
July 28, 2016, 8:00 am

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
Biography
Deepak Talreja, MD, a Virginia Beach native, completed his undergraduate education (1993) and medical school at the University of Virginia (1997). He completed an Internal Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville (2000), and a Clinical Cardiology Fellowship (2003) as well as an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship (2004) at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His special medical interests include treatment of coronary artery disease coronary intervention and structural heart repair (including catheter based therapy for aortic stenosis and closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale). He has extensive training and expertise in echocardiography, nuclear cardiology with special interests in stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, valvular heart disease, and preventative cardiology. Dr. Talreja is active in our cardiac research program. Dr. Talreja is on the faculty of Eastern Virginia Medical School and routinely participates in medical lectures throughout the region. He volunteers in the community and in the Virginia Beach Free Clinic. Dr. Talreja is accepting new patients and is available for patient consultations and diagnostic testing at our Virginia Beach office.
July 29, 2016, 7:00 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

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
Biography
Lesley S. Wagner, CPC, CPC-I, CMOM, CMC, CMIS is Practice Advocacy Manager at the Medical Society of Virginia with more than fifteen years 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, Certified Professional Biller and Licensed Instructor from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).She is also an Approved ICD-10CM instructor through AAPC. She has held office as President of the local AAPC Fredericksburg chapter. Ms. Wagner teaches courses on topics such as ICD-10CM Coding, Professional Medical Coding Curriculum, front desk skills and collections, proper coding and documentation, auditing and coding updates.
July 26, 2016, 1:30 pm

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
Biography
Mr. Weniger is currently an Assistant Professor at James Madison University and the Director of the Physician Assistant Program. He also works clinically in both Emergency Medicine at Sentara RMH Medical Center and at the JMU Student Health Center. Mr. Weniger has a Bachelor's 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 Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from James Madison University. Prior to becoming involved with academics and administration, Mr. Weniger practiced clinically in Orthopedic Surgery and full-time in Emergency Medicine. This is where his teaching and research interests remain. In his spare time, Mr. Weniger is working on his doctorate degree in Educational Leadership. He also enjoys playing guitar and drums at church, running, and spending time with his wife and their three children.
July 27, 2016, 1:30 pm

Walter Whitley, OD, MBA

Eye Care's Role in Chronic Care Delivery
Biography
Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO serves as the Director of Optometric Services and Pennsylvania College of Optometry Affiliated Residency Director at Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk, Virginia where his practice encompasses ocular disease, surgical co-management, clinical research and the supervision of an extensive referral network. He completed an optometric residency in ocular disease, refractive and ocular surgery at Eye Care Associates of Nevada affiliated with Pacific University. Dr. Whitley serves as adjunct faculty for several schools and colleges of optometry including Pacific University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Southern California College of Optometry, Southern College of Optometry and the University of the Incarnate Word. He is the Co-Chief Medical Editor of Advanced Ocular Care and serves on the editorial board for the Review of Optometry and Optometry Times.
July 26, 2016, 8:00 am

Jeffrey Yates, MPA, PA-C

The Evaluation and Care of the Trauma Patient
Biography
Mr. Yates is an Associate Professor and the Senior Physician Assistant with Eastern Virginia Medical School - EVMS Surgery. His responsibilities involve Acute Care Surgery, Trauma Surgery, and Burns. Mr. Yates evaluates and cares for patients at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, which is the regions only Level I Trauma Center.
July 27, 2016, 8:00 am

Elizabeth Yeu, MD

Eye Care's Role in Chronic Care Delivery
Biography
Doctor Elizabeth Yeu received her Doctorate of Medicine through an accelerated undergraduate studies and medical school program from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2003. She completed an ophthalmology residency at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, where she served as the chief resident. Following residency training, Doctor Yeu completed her fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, where she served as an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology prior to joining Virginia Eye Consultants as a Corneal, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon. She dedicates her time to ophthalmology residency education as an assistant professor at the Eastern Virginia Medical School. Doctor Yeu actively serves as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a Governing Board member and Chair of the Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Committee of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). She is currently a Communications Secretariat for the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and also serves co-chief medical editor for Millennial Eye. Her areas of interest reflect both the cornea and cataract surgery specialties, including advanced options in the treatment of keratoconus, innovations in dry eye disease diagnosis and treatments, surgical management of astigmatism, laser-assisted cataract surgery and complex lens-based surgery.
July 26, 2016, 8:00 am