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  1. 1. Physician assistant Review CouRse Held at: July 11-13 The George Washington University 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 2008 PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and The Recertifying Examination (PANRE) SponSored by: The Physician Assistant Program Department of Health Care Sciences Register Online Physician Assistant Review Course Non-Profit Office of Continuing Education U.S. Postage in the Health Professions PAID 2300 Eye Street, NW, Suite 313-D Washington, DC Washington, DC 20037 Permit No. 593 Physician Assistant Review Course for the PA National Certifying Exam (PANCE) or the Recertifying Examination (PANRE)
  2. 2. Conference Description The Physician Assistant Program of The George Washington University Medical Center will present a review course for physician assistants preparing for the PA National Certifying Examination (PANCE) and the Recertifying Examination (PANRE). Learning Objectives: 1. Provide a thorough review of primary care and subspecialty areas relevant to PANCE and PANRE. 2. Provide individual feedback through a “self-assessment exam." The conference includes speakers from the following specialties: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, ENT, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology/Urology, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Pulmonary, and Psychiatry. An EKG Workshop will be offered on the evening of Friday, July 11, 2008 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The workshop will include a practical review of basic 12-lead EKG interpretation and arrhythmia identification. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Special Features: • A syllabus will be distributed to all conference participants. • 24.5 hours of concentrated primary care board review topics will be presented by physician and physician assistant speakers. • A “self-assessment exam” will be administered and individual feedback will be offered during the conference. • Slide images will be available to all participants two weeks after the conference for a period of 4 weeks. Regisrtation Registrant # ____________________ (for office use only) Physician Assistant Review Course for the PA National Certifying/Recertifying Examinations July 11-13, 2008 Registration Fees: Paid on or before May 23 Paid May 24 or after Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners q $475 q $525 New Graduates and Students (please provide proof of status) q $345 q $395 EKG Workshop q $ 60 q $ 80 (New graduates and students must provide proof of status that should include at least one of the following documents: a copy of your student ID, with expiration date, a copy of your diploma for the year 2008, or a letter from your program director stating you are a PA student) Total Payment Enclosed: $ ___________ $ ____________ Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ q Home q Business City: __________________________________________________ State:__________________________________ Zip:____________________ Daytime Phone #: _________________________Fax #: _______________________Email:______________________________________________ Make checks payable to “GWUMC”. If paying by credit card please fill out the information below. Registration forms paid by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express only) may be faxed to (202) 994-1791. Charges will appear on your statement as “GWUMC CME.” Mail or Fax Completed Forms To: Account Number:________________________________________Expiration Date: _________________ The George Washington University Name on Credit Card:____________________________________________________________________ Medical Center Office of Continuing Education in the Signature: _____________________________________________________________________________ Health Professions 2300 Eye Street, NW q Please check this box if you require assistance with hearing, vision, or mobility to make this Ross Hall, Suite 313D program accessible to you. Please return this form by June 15, 2008 if you require assistance. Washington, DC 20037 Someone from the conference office will be in touch with you. 202-994-4285 FAX: 202-994-1791
  3. 3. Program Faculty Friday, July 11, 2008 Course Director: Brad B. Moore, MD, MPH, FACP 7:00 – 8:00am Registration 1:30 – 3:00pm Kirsten Thomsen, PA-C Associate Professor of OB/GYN Review PA Program Faculty Medicine and Health Policy 8:00– 9:45am Charles J. Macri, MD Physician Assistant Education Self-Assessment Exam Association (PAEA), Charles P. Samenow, MD, MPH 3:00 – 3:15pm Break Director-at large Assistant Professor 9:45-10:00am Break Department of Psychiatry and 3:15 – 4:45pm The George Washington 10:00 – 11:30am Behavorial Sciences Infectious Disease University Medical School Endocrinology Review Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C Michael S. Irwig, MD Faculty: Guest Faculty: 4:45 – 5:30pm (Faculty list subject to change) (Faculty list subject to change) 11:30 – 12:30pm Ophthalmology Review Orthopedics Review Marie L. Borum, MD, EdD, Bryan Edgington, MD Theresa Donohue, MSHS, PA-C Charles I. Lamertina, PA-C MPH NHLBI, Hematology Branch Sunday, July 13, 2008 Professor of Medicine 12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch National Institute of Health Director, Division of (On Your Own) Bethesda, MD 8:30 – 10:00am Gastroenterology and Liver Neurology Review Disease 1:30 – 2:45pm Abby Jacobson, MS, PA-C Tamara S. Ritsema, MPH, Dermatology Associates of Pulmonary Review Bryan Edgington, MD MMSc, PA-C Lancaster Mathew Mintz, MD Assistant Professor of 10:00 – 10:15am Break Lancaster, PA Ophthalmology 2:45 – 3:00pm Break 10:15 – 11:15am Colleen P. Kelley, MS, PA-C, 3:00– 5:30pm Nancy Freeborne, MPH, PA-C Pediatric Review CNS Gastroenterology Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Colleen P. Kelley, MS, PA-C, Kaiser Permanente Review I & II Management and Leadership CNS Fairfax, VA Marie L. Borum, MD, EdD, MPH Health Sciences Programs 11:15 –12:30pm Charles Lamertina, PA-C 6:00-8:00pm Michael S. Irwig, MD Urology/Nephrology Review Laurel Regional Hospital EKG Workshop Assistant Professor of Medicine Robert J. McNellis, MPH, PA-C Laurel, MD Stephen K. McGraw, MHSA Division of Endocrinology and (Pre-Registered Participants Only) 12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch Metabolism Robert J. McNellis, MPH, PA (On Your Own) American Academy of Physician Saturday, July 12, 2008 Susan LeLacheur, DrPH, PA-C Assistants 1:30-2:45pm Director of the Academic 8:45 – 9:45am Alexandria, VA Hematology Review I: Curriculum, Psychiatry Review Leukemias and Coagulation PA Program Assistant Professor Charles P. Samenow, MD, MPH Disorders Azita Moalemi, MD of Health Care Sciences Virginia Heart and Vascular 9:45 – 10:45am Theresa Donohue, MSHS, PA-C Center Charles J. Macri, MD Ear/Nose/Throat Review 2:45 – 3:45pm Professor of Obstetrics and Springfield, VA Nancy Freeborne, MPH, PA-C Hematology Review II: Gynecology Tamara S. Ritsema, MPH, 10:45 – 11:00am Break Anemias MMSc, PA-C Brad B. Moore, MD, MPH, Stephen K. McGraw, MHSA Departments of Emergency 11:00 – 12:30pm FACP Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Neurology Cardiology Review Management and Leadership 3:45-5:00pm Johns Hopkins University Azita Moalemi, MD School of Medicine Dermatology Review Matthew Mintz, MD 12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch Abby Jacobson, MS, PA-C Baltimore, MD Associate Professor of Medicine (On Your Own) Department of Medicine Watch For Program Updates At
  4. 4. Conference Information Location: Cancellation Policy: This course will be held at 1957 E Street, NW at The George We all have unforeseen emergencies which may occur. In order Washington University. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, to accommodate these possibilities we will accept notification The George Washington University is within walking distance of cancellation until June 13, 2008. All cancellation requests to many restaurants and famous tourist attractions. Why not must be in writing and must include your home address and come to Washington a few days early or stay a few days late to social security number in order to process a refund payment. enjoy the world-famous attractions. Within walking distance No refunds will be made for cancellations received after that are the White House, Washington Monument, Georgetown, date. the Smithsonian Institution Museums, the Watergate Hotel, the Lincoln Memorial, FDR Memorial, the U.S. Capitol, and so much Cancellations received before June 13, 2008 will receive a full more. Or if you are in for some shopping, GW is just blocks from refund, less a $50.00 administrative fee at the conclusion of the Georgetown Mall, China Town, Macy’s and the Shops at National Board Review. The reimbursement will take about 3-4 weeks to Place. Visit GW’s interactive website for more ideas of things process. Should you wish to substitute a colleague, simply fax to do and see while you are visiting Washington, DC at http:// notification of their name and contact information by June 27 so that we may prepare registration materials. Hotel Accommodations: Accreditation: The George Washington University Inn This program has been reviewed and is approved 824 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037 for a maximum of 24.5 hours of clinical category 202-337-4455 202-337-2540 (fax) 1 (Preapproved) CME credit by the American 1-800-426-4455 Academy of Physician Assistants. July 10-13, 2008 $139 plus tax per night at single occupancy Getting to GW University: The George Washington University Inn is just a few blocks from For air travel, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 1957 E Street, NW, which is where the course will be held. When (DCA) is most convenient to The George Washington University calling for reservations, please be sure to mention that you will – 1957 E Street, NW, and is connected by Metro's Blue Line. be attending the “GW Physician Assistant Board Review Course” Other airports in the area are Dulles International Airport (IAD) to ensure that you receive the discounted group rate of $139 per and Baltimore-Washington/Thurgood Marshall International night plus tax (currently 14.5%). This room rate will be available Airport (BWI). For more information about the airports, please until our block is sold out or until Tuesday, June 10, 2008, visit their websites at or http:// whichever comes first. After that reservations will be accepted For railway travel, Amtrak serves the on a space-available and rate-available basis. Parking is available Washington Metropolitan area at Union Station, also conveniently at the hotel at a rate of $22.00 per day. Also if you plan to arrive located on Metro's Red Line. before 3:00 pm be sure to ask for early check in when you call for reservations. Orange and Blue Lines. Exit at Farragut West, at 18th and I Streets. Walk South on 18th Street (towards the National Mall), Tuition: until you reach E Street. Turn Right on E street, and continue until you reach 1957 E Street, between 19th and 20th Streets. Tuition received on or before Friday, May 23, 2008 for this course is $475 for physician assistants and nurse practitioners and $345 Visitors to GW’s campus are often directed to the Foggy Bottom for new graduates and students (verification required with your metro station also on the Orange and Blue Lines. Walk east on I registration form and payment). Tuition received on May 24 or (Eye) Street and turn right on 20th Street. Turn left at E Street. after for this course is $525 for PA's and NP's and $395 for new The building is on E Street between 19 and 20th Streets. graduates and students. In addition to the conference, this fee includes a comprehensive course syllabus, continental breakfast, Red Lines. Exit at Farragut North. Walk South on 17th Street, and refreshment breaks. We are offering an EKG workshop on and turn Right onto New York Avenue, which will become E Friday, July 11, 2008 (limited to 25 participants only) at a cost of Street. Continue until you reach 1957 E Street, between 19th $60 per person prior to May 23rd and $80 on or after May 24th. Street and 20th Streets. Registration forms, with payment, must be received in the Office of CEHP before June 27, 2008. Enrollment will be accepted on a For information about the DC Metro, please refer to the following first-come, first-serve basis only. Enrollment space is limited, so information: (202) 962-1234 and early registration is strongly encouraged. For further information about this program, please contact the Office of CEHP at 202-994-4285 or by email at Also, check out our web site at