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  1. 1. AFPPA 2009 Spring CME Conference March 12 – 14 at The Regal Sun Resort in the Walt Disney World® Resort, Florida Sessions Are Presented by PAs Learn From Your Peers... They Know Best! W here PAs come together Walt Disney World ® Join Us in Magical Fabulous course. Loved all the guest speakers. It was also encouraging to see most PA-C speakers with mucho talent. WOW. - Marcia Avakian, PA-C – Phoenix, AZ • Featuring over 25 Educational Sessions & 10 Hands-On Workshops • Space is Limited – Register Today! • Attendees from all 50 states expected! • CE Credit Now Available to Nurse Practitioners • World’s Largest Family Practice PA Conference For more information visit ©Disney
  2. 2. You are invited to join the AFPPA at Walt Disney World® Resort’s Regal Sun Hotel for our spring 2009 CME Conference & Exhibition. The AFPPA hosts the largest PA specialty practice (primary care) CME conferences in the country. Make plans now to join PAs from all across this great nation for some of the best CME you will find anywhere. Our program sets the standard with a “by PAs for PAs” focus, bringing outstanding speakers from all across the country to speak to their PA peers on topics essential to effective primary care practice. Our speakers are recognized experts in their areas of practice and bring that knowledge with them to share with you, the PAs in the trenches. We are offering over 24 hours of the most current CME topics at this conference as well as our most sought after hands-on workshops from our annual conference. This conference is the best primary care CME conference you will find anywhere. Whether you are in need of some significant CME or looking for a place to get a way for a few days, we guarantee that you will find what you are looking for here. Sincerely, Jim Meeks, PA-C, DFAAPA AFPPA President Exhibition Hall AFPPA’s Exhibition Hall will feature dozens of companies presenting the latest medical products and services, career opportunities, and professional services. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the resources available to today’s health care professionals. Looking for a new job? Representatives of employment services, large hospitals, clinics, and other employers will be there waiting to talk with you. CME Credit This program has not yet been approved for Category I CME credit. AFPPA will request 24 hours of CME credit from the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Nurse Practitioners: According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, you are now permitted to earn and file CE credits for programs accredited by the AAPA. For more information, please visit: Renewal/UniqueRequirements/ContinuingEducationHours.aspx Attire While this is a professional meeting, it is primarily planned as a relaxed learning experience for attendees. Casual attire in good taste is appropriate and suggested. Classrooms are air-conditioned, and sweaters or jackets may be desired. You are invited... AFPPA is professionally managed by Passionately Focused On Our Clients’ Success! Visit our NEW WEBSITE ©Disney
  3. 3. Magic Kingdom® Park: Pure fantasy reigns in the classic playground that captured all of your childhood dreams. Visit seven lands of pure joy where elephants fly, pirates pillage, and princesses are real. Catch everyone’s favorite buccaneer, Captain Jack Sparrow, as he joins the crew of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction! Challenge the famous Magic Kingdom® Park mountain range with a rocket blast through the stars, a fast frolic through the wild western peaks, and a watery plunge into Brer Rabbit’s Laughin’ Place. Set off with Donald Duck on a madcap 3-D romp through classic Disney memories at Mickey’s PhilharMagic 3-D Spectacular. And on special nights, gather as the Wishes™ Nighttime Spectacular weaves a sparkling story in the sky. Epcot® : From wide-eyed excitement to mind-boggling creations, Epcot® is where the magic of imagination comes together with the wonders of the real world. Board a “clammobile” and follow Marlin and Dory as they chase the ever-curious clownfish in the Seas with Nemo & Friends. Glide to new heights as you wing your way through the skies on a breath-taking, awe-inspiring flight on the exhilarating Soarin’™ attraction! Next, choose between two amazing journeys to Mars on Mission: SPACE® . Shift into the fast lane and zoom your way through an automotive proving ground at Test Track. Then, explore the cultures and cuisine of 11 nations as you journey around World Showcase, culminating in the ultimate finale, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth- an incredible symphony of lasers, music, and fireworks. Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ : The best of Broadway, movies, television, and music come together to take you out of your day-to-day routine and immerse you into the dazzling world of show business. Zoom through 13 floors of fear on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ . Blast off from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds on a wild, twisting Hollywood road trip at Rock ‘n Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith. Go behind the scenes for a high-octane, movie-making adventure at the Lights, Motors, Action!™ Extreme Stunt Show, as our director shoots an action-packed chase scene complete with screaming cars, flying motorcycles, and a red-hot finale. And when the sun sets, cheer on Mickey Mouse as he goes faces the fiercest Disney villains in the nighttime spectacular Fantasmic! Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park: In this amazing place, you’re at the center of one breathtaking adventure after another, amid captivating creatures, real and fantastic. Find the newest thrills at the mysterious heights of Expedition Everest™ , a high-speed train trek through the Himalayan unknown- guarded by the menacing Yeti! From a blast through flaming meteors and ferocious dinosaurs to a crazy twisting romp through time, every turn brings unexpected wonders. Venture out on a Kilimanjaro Safaris® Expedition across 110 acres of African savannah to encounter freely roaming wildlife. Sing along in a moving musical celebration of the circle of life at Festival of the Lion King. Every path and trail invites you to explore the awesome surprises of nature combined with all the enchantment of Walt Disney World® Resort. Accommodations Of all the Official Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels, The Regal Sun Resort, has the most to offer your family. Enjoy an elegant stay and comfortable price in the Downtown Disney® Resort Area! Gracious amenities and extensive recreation facilities combine with full service for a great experience. Children will enjoy the opportunity to dine with their favorite Disney Characters. Adults will appreciate the complimentary transportation from the resort to any of the theme parks. Special AFPPA conference rates start at $129 (plus a $5 resort fee). To reserve your room, please call (800) 624-4109. Make your reservations now as this property will sell out, and be sure to identify yourself as an AFPPA conference participant. If you are interested in attending the conference and find that the hotel has sold out, please call the AFPPA office for additional properties with which we have secured group rates. Be sure to visit - This brand new website has been created specifically for meeting/convention attendees (or Disney Conventionears) and includes fantastic information about the Disney resort hotels, Theme Park tickets, golf, dining, Cirque du Soleil® , nightlife and more. Be sure to check out the newly added “Take a Video Tour” section on the opening page! Experience ©Disney ©Disney
  4. 4. rlandOldld2009 Annual Spring CME Conference TIME GENERAL SESSIONS 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 2:15 pm 3:45 pm 4:45 pm ADHD & Other Common Childhood Psychological Disorders STD/HIV Update Focus On The Female: Everything You’re Itching To Know Headaches: Finding The Needle In the Haystack Hot Off The Press: Focus On New Transdermal Therapies For Hot Flashes Exhibit Hall/ Refreshment Break ATTENDEE LUNCHEON - Non-Boring Bone Health: A Perspective on Skeletal Well Being GERD & H-Pylori: One Hot Topic New Vaccines and Vaccine Controversies Sweet! Update on Diabetes Medications & Therapies Updates in Breast & Colon Cancer THURSDAY,MARCH12 7:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:15 am 11:00 am 11:15 am 12:15 pm 12:15 pm 1:30 pm 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 3:45 pm 4:45 pm 4:45 pm Office Orthopedics: It’s Not Just The Bones Pain Management: The Beauty In The Beast Leukemia Review Over, Under, Sideways Down: A Thyroid Disease Primer CV Updates: Am I Doing The Right Thing For My Patients? 2 Hour Derm Boot Camp – Part 1 Neurologic Disorders: It’s All In Your Head 2 Hour Derm Boot Camp – Part 2 Chronic Venous Insufficiency: What The Primary Care Provider Should Know Things That Go Bump In The Night: The Dark Side Of BPH, OAB & Prostate Cancer ATTENDEE LUNCHEON - Targeted Choices in the Management of Hypertension ATTENDEE LUNCHEON - Managing Bacterial Respiratory Tract Infections MRSA: Deadly Superbug Or Just Another Staph? The Many Faces Of Allergic Disease: From Allergic Reactions To Anaphylaxis Blood Disorders: Anemia, Hemophilia & More Fleeing From Flu: Preventing Pandemic Panic Is It Inflammatory Or Not? Updates in Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis Fever & A Rash In The Pediatric Patient: Making The Diagnosis “Spot On” Psychiatric Issues In Primary Care: How to Update Your Mental Health Tool Box Adjourn FRIDAY,MARCH13SATURDAY,MARCH14 Exhibits Open 10 am – 3 pm Exhibit Hall Break 11:45 am – 12:15 pm Exhibits Open 10 am – 3 pm Refreshment Break 3 – 3:15 pm Refreshment Break 3:30 – 3:45 pm Refreshment Break 3:30 – 3:45 pm Refreshment Break 10 – 10:15 am
  5. 5. e March 12 - 14, 2009 • Orlando, Florida OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS TIME 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:15 pm 2:15 pm 3:45 pm 4:45 pm EKG: 12 Lead Interpretations 10 am – 12 pm Basic EKG - Rhythm Review 7 – 9 am Suturing Techniques: Basic & Advanced 1:15 – 4:15 pm 7:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:15 am 11:00 am 11:15 am 12:15 pm 12:15 pm 1:30 pm 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 3:45 pm 4:45 pm 4:45 pm Orthopedic Exam of the Back, Shoulder, Knee & Ankle 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Office Procedures for Primary Care 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Chest X-rays 1:30 – 3:30 pm Basic Dermatology Procedures 1:30 – 3:30 pm Midnight in the ED: Radiology 3:45 – 5:45 pm Joint Injections & Aspirations 8 – 10 am Casting & Splinting 8 – 10 am Great conference with excellent speakers. Very proud to be a PA-C this week. Thank you. I’ll come again. - Allegra DeMott, PA-C – Downey, CA Great conference. I learned a lot that will impact the way I practice. Thank you. - Megan Foss, PA-C – Colorado Springs, CO Overall, I thought the conference was great. Well organized and great workshops. Will definitely plan to attend future conferences. - Christine Pilliner, NP – Yucaipa, CA First time attendee and felt that the conference presented good speakers with topics good reviews for recertification. - Lydia Ong, PA – Sugar Land, TX Conference was well organized & educational. The speakers were well prepared and provided new insights to medical treatment. - Melissa Cantu, PA-C – Pharr,TX First AFPPA conference. Well organized, very valuable and good lectures with great information. - Lee Kirby, PA-C – Pasadena, CA I have been practicing for 19 years & have been to many conferences. This one was one of the best. Good job. - Shandora Dorse, PA-C – Antioch, TN I really enjoyed the conference & the workshops. I will come again. I am a nurse practitioner & I felt very comfortable being here at this conference. - Anne Kenney, NP – Brighton, MI Schedule is preliminary (topics, times, speakers may change)
  6. 6. Basic Dermatology Procedures Provide a broader range of services to your patients by learning basic dermatology procedures! This hands-on workshop will utilize a pig’s feet lab to learn basic skin procedures - punch biopsy, shave biopsy, and basic suturing. This workshop is rapidly becoming one of our most popular. Sat, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Basic EKG - Rhythm Review This is a BASIC REVIEW course designed to provide participants with a review of the basic principles for analysis of cardiac rhythm strips and dysrhythmias. It will begin with a interactive discussion of your basic EKG rhythms, including atrial/junctional arrhythmias, ventricular dysrhythmias, and AV blocks, identify all QRS complex components, heart rate calculation, and rhythm identification, and then covers the basics of the 12-lead EKG. Participants are introduced to a systematic approach of interpreting the 12 lead and then begin to incorporate more advanced skills. Thu, 7 – 9 am Casting & Splinting This hands-on workshop will teach participants basic casting principles and allow each to place a cast. In addition, appropriate extremity splints will be demonstrated and placed. Participants should wear short sleeve shirts and shorts which may get casting material inadvertently applied. Sat, 8 – 10 am Chest X-rays (Everything you always wanted to know about a CXR, but were afraid to ask) This hands-on workshop will provide you with the tools necessary for interpreting CXRs in a primary care setting. Review radiographic images along with a brief case study, and expand your knowledge of reviewing CXRs and making the appropriate diagnosis. Fri, 1:30 – 3:30 pm EKG: 12 Lead Interpretations After reviewing the principles of the basic ECG criteria, the focus turns to the interpretation of a 12-lead ECG strip. Participants will be able to recognize a normal 12 ECG; locate the frontal plane axis; recognize a normal progression of the R wave in precordial leads; identify enlargements of the four chambers of the heart; identify right and left bundle branch blocks; identify hemiblocks and bifasicular blocks; identify areas of myocardial ischemia, injury and infarction; state the ECG characteristics of ventricular ectopy; recognize ECG changes that occur with certain drugs and electrolytes; and identify the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Thu, 10 am – 12 pm Joint Injections & Aspirations This workshop will provide the attendees with guidelines for common methods and materials, patient preparation, equipment needed, procedures, follow up, pitfalls and complications for the knee, shoulder and other common joint injections and aspirations. This is your opportunity to become more comfortable with these common procedures under the guidance of a skilled orthopedic and rheumatology physician assistant. Fri, 8 – 10 am Midnight in the ED: Radiology This workshop will provide a hands-on explanation of the essentials of reading both CT scans and X-rays commonly obtained in an Emergency Room setting. The workshop will cover a variety of case studies from multiple specialties including pulmonary, surgery, neurology, cardiology, and orthopedics. Fri, 3:45 – 5:45 pm Office Procedures for Primary Care This workshop will feature a detailed lecture of various procedures in acute and emergency care. Topics of discussion will include removal of fish hooks, ingrown toe-nail removal, various nerve blocks, abscess drainage, intraosseous and other IV placements, prostate exams, evacuation of subungual hematomas and much more. Sat, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Orthopedic Exam of the Back, Shoulder, Knee & Ankle This hands-on workshop will allow the participant to be taught and then perform the appropriate examination of these joints. Participants should wear shorts and sleeveless shirts. Fri, 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Suturing Techniques: Basic & Advanced This workshop will cover wound care, suture material selection, anesthesia, and basic and advanced closure techniques. These techniques include simple interrupted, corner stitch (Half-buried Horizontal), vertical mattress, horizontal mattress, running lock stitch, subcuticular stitch, bevel flap stitch and irregular edge correction and repair. Each of these will be covered in lecture and demonstration when necessary. The purpose of this workshop is for everyone to have the opportunity to have individual instruction and to adequately practice all techniques on artificial skin or pigs feet. Thu, 1:15 – 4:15 pm Note: The fees set for the various workshops are set as low as possible and do not actually cover the entire cost of providing the workshops. Optional Hands-On Workshops Distinguished Faculty Brian Bizik, MS, PA-C Family Health Services • Twin Falls, ID Robert Blumm, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA New Island Hospital • Amityville, NY Glenn Buczkowski, RPA-C Venous Institute of Buffalo • Buffalo, NY Blaine Carmichael, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA Alamo City Medical Group • San Antonio, TX Douglas DiRuggiero, PA-C, MHS Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology • Rome, GA Scott Frischknecht, PA-C Utah Bone & Joint Center • Salt Lake City, UT Jill Gore, PA-C Cancer Care Centers of South Texas • San Antonio, TX Wanda Hancock, MHSA, PA-C Eastern Urological Associates • Greenville, NC Wendy Macey, PA-C, MPAS University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics • Salt Lake City, UT Greg Mennie, PA-C, MSed Univ of CA/Irvine Family Medicine Residency • Orange, CA Heather Miller, PA-C Augusta Pain Center • Augusta, GA Charlene Morris, DFAAPA, MPAS, PA-C Pamlico Medical Center • Stonewall, NC Dana Motika, RN, MPA, PA-C Duquesne University • Pittsburgh, PA Rick Pope, MPAS, PA-C Arthritis Center of Connecticut • Hamden, CT Kara Roman, MMS, PA-C Midwestern University PA Program • Downers Grove, IL Mike Rudinski, RPh, PA-C Buffalo VA Medical Center • Buffalo, NY Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP-BC, FAACP Health Awareness of Central Massachusetts • Upton, MA Ben Taylor, Ph.D, PA-C Medical College of GA/Emergency Dept • Martinez, GA Christy Wilson, PA-C, MPAS Georgia Lung Associates • Atlanta, GA
  7. 7. AFPPA 2009 National Spring CME Conference March 12 - 14 ,2009 • The Regal Sun Resort in the Walt Disney World® Resort • Walt Disney World® ,Florida • To avoid duplicate charges,do not mail original registration form if you have already faxed it. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,please notify the AFPPA office if you have any special needs. Registration includes breakfasts,lunches,refreshment breaks,syllabus,commemorative attendee tote bag,and access to seminars and exhibits. Registration badges will be required for admission to all events.Payment is due with registration form and must be postmarked by the above dates to qualify for the corresponding rate. Materials can only be guaranteed to pre-registered attendees - be sure to register early. ENCLOSED IS A CHECK FOR $___________________________________________________(PAYABLE TO AFPPA) PLEASE CHARGE MY VISA ______ MASTERCARD ______ AMEX ______ ACCOUNT # _________________________________________________________ EXP.DATE _______________________ CARDHOLDER NAME_________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE_______________________________________________________________________ REFUNDS: Written notice of cancellation must be received by February 1,2009. A $50 administrative fee will be retained. PAYMENT INFORMATION PAs - Save $50 if you are not a current fellow member by circling the AFPPA member rate below and adding $85 to your grand total. You will be granted fellow member status for the balance of the current membership period (7/01/08 to 6/30/09). Please print or type NAME__________________________________________________________________NICKNAME__________________________________AFPPA Membership #_____________ PLEASE CHECK: ___________PA-C ___________PA ___________PA STUDENT ___________OTHER (PLEASE SPECIFY) __________________________________________________ ADDRESS___________________________________________________________________________________________CITY____________________________________________ STATE_______ __ZIP__________________________HOME PHONE________________________________________WORK PHONE________________________________________ FAX________________________________________EMAIL_______________________________________________SPECIALTY___________________________________________ Complete and return forms to: AFPPA 1905 Woodstock Road,Suite 2150 Roswell,Georgia 30075 Toll Free:877.890.0181 Tel:770.640.7605 Fax:770.640.1095 AFPPA’s Federal Tax ID # 74-2893814 On/before February 1 After February 1 After March 1 AFPPA Member $375 $475 $525 ________ PA Non-AFPPA Member $510 $610 $660 ________ AFPPA Student Member $75 $95 $105 ________ Other Professional $510 $610 $660 ________ Spouse/Guest__________(name) $150 $160 $170 ________ - no CME credits awarded. One Day Registration $215 $265 $285 ________ Circle Day: Thu Fri Sat WORKSHOPS Basic Dermatology Procedures $75 ________ Basic EKG - Rhythm Review $60 ________ Casting & Splinting $60 ________ EKG: 12 Lead Interpretations $60 ________ Joint Injections & Aspirations $60 ________ Midnight in the ED: Radiology $60 ________ Office Procedures for Primary Care $60 ________ Orthopedic Exam of the Back, Shoulder, Knee & Ankle $60 ________ Suturing Techniques: Basic & Advanced (3 hours) $95 ________ GRAND TOTAL ________ CHECKTHIS BOXTO ADD ADDITIONAL $85 FORYOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES 3 Breakfasts & 3 Lunches Included!
  8. 8. PRSRT STD U.S. Postage PAID Permit 1822 Atlanta, GA Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants 1905 Woodstock Road,Suite 2150 Roswell,Georgia 30075 f F il P i Ph i Recruit An Exhibitor & Earn $100 - Call AFPPA Today For Details!$ November 4 - 8, 2009 MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR FALL 2009 2010 Orlando & Colorado Springs 2011 Charleston,SC 2012 Monterey,CA PHOENIX Great conference. This was my 1st AFPPA conference and it has been by far the best conference I have been to since I began practicing medicine. I will continue to attend in the future as I find the information to be more PA appropriate than other MD conferences. Thanks for a great week. - Anthony Spruell, PA-C – Yuma, AZ All images ©Disney