Session Schedules

Thursday, October 13, 2016

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Sponsored Breakfast: On the Path Toward Glycemic Control

Sponsored by: Novo Nordisk (Non-CME)

 

8:35 am - 9:35 am
Identifying Substance Use Disorders in Patients and What to Do About Them: Redux
Dale Yagiela, MA LMSW, CAAADC

Objectives:

  • Orient participants to SUDs as a "brain disease"
  • Identify etiology and symptoms of SUDs
  • Discuss various course of care with emphaisis on opioid addiction
  • Discuss intersection with trauma and trauma oriented strategies
8:35 am - 9:35 am
How to Avoid Committing Health Care Fraud
Jill Kraczon

Objectives:

  • Learn how to protect yourself from health care fraud
  • Learn how to handle patients with drug seeking behavior
  • What are your options if you suspect health care fraud?
8:35 am - 10:50 am
Basic Ultrasound Workshop (*additional cost)
John E. Lopes Jr., DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of ultrasound physics
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of ultrasound as an imaging modality
  • Know the basic operation of an ultrasound scanner
  • Apply new knowledge in the operation of the ultrasound scanner
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Medication Monitoring
John Cribbs Southeast Therapeutic Sales Manager

Objectives:

  • Monitoring controlled substance
  • Adjust dosages on controlled substances
  • Prevent drug to drug interactions
  • Implementing and being compliant with your practice's pain contracts
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Neuro Exam for the Rest of Us
Megan Dietrich, PA-C, MHS, BS

Objectives:

  • Define a neuro exam
  • Define the parts of a neuro exam
  • Understand how to perform a neuro exam
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MAPA Board of Directors Meeting
10:50 am - 11:45 am
"Who's in charge?" Understanding Advance Care Planning
Elizabeth Harris, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Identify importance of advance care planning
  • Differentiate advance directive, living will and power of attorney
  • Explain process of developing advance directives and advance care planning
10:50 am - 11:45 am
Painful Joint Replacement: Pain What Could it Be?
Marcos A. Vargas, MSHA, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Improve the recognition of the failed prosthetic patient
  • List 4 common etiologic factors for continued postop pain
  • Discuss/select the appropriate pre-referral diagnostic work-up
  • Beware of respective treatment modalities
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sponsored Lunch: Expert Insights: Type 1 Gaucher Disease (*Sponsored Meal)
Alberto Santiago-Cornier, MD, PhD

Sponsored by: Shire (Non-CME)

Objectives:

  • Define the mechanism of Type 1 Gaucher disease at the biochemical and cellular levels
  • Summarize the impact of disease progression on pathologic manifestations in multiple organ systems
  • Examine diagnostic approaches and the challenges physicians encounter when assessing and monitoring patients with Type 1 Gaucher disease
  • Evaluate a clinical case study of suspected Type 1 Gaucher disease and discuss physician clinical experiences with appropriate patients
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fall Risk Assessment and Treatment
Polly Swingle, PT, GCS, CEEAA

Objectives:

  • Describe demonsgraphics related to the aging adult population, including disease trends and disabilities
  • Discuss the anatomical and physiological changes in the aging adult
  • Determine the basic tests to determne a person's risk for falling
  • Describe and provide information of the evidence based science behind preventing falls in the aging adult
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Advanced Heart Failure Therapies- The Future of Heart Failure Management
Ashley Malliett PA-C

Objectives:

  • To provide information to identify and risk stratify patients whom may need Advanced Heart Failure Therapies
  • To provide a basic overview of Left Ventricular Assist Device and identify patients whom qualify for such therapy
  • To provide a basic overview of Heart Transplant and identify patients whom qualify for such therapy
  • Identify the limitations of goal directed medical therapy and provide information on when to refer for higher level of care
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Opioid Use/Misuse/Abuse/OD
John W Finn MD, FAAHPM

Objectives:

  • Appreciation of appropriate use of opioids chronically
  • Understanding of the concept of chemical coping
  • Recognition of opioid abuse
  • Management of opioid overdose
3:15 pm - 5:20 pm
Advanced Ultrasound Workshop (*additional cost)
John E. Lopes Jr., DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of ultrasound physics
  • Describe advances in the understanding of the utilization of ultrasound
  • Describe the utility of ultrasound in the examination of the heart, lung, and musculoskeletal system
  • Apply new knowledge in the operation of the ultrasound scanner
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
The New Health Care System
Gregor F. Bennett, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA

Objectives:

  • Understanding of the evolution of  health insurance payment systems
  • Understanding the need for change in the basis for health care payment  mechanisms
  • Understanding of the difference between payment for performance and payment for value
  • Understanding both the clinical and business impact of a changed  delivery system
4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
Palliative Care for All Providers
Deb Sak, MSN, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN

Objectives:

  • Describe Palliative Care definition, similarities and differences with hospice care
  • Identify barriers to the implementation of or referrals to palliative care specialists
  • Describe common symptoms and treatment in palliative care patients
  • Analyze communication strategies in having difficult conversations with patients and families
4:20 pm - 5:20 am
ECG Review, When to Treat & When to Refer
Karen Byers, MS, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Review the components of ECG waveforms
  • Identify normal & abnormals of various ECG's
  • Correlate abnormalities on ECG with cardiac anatomy
  • Correctly identify life threatening Arrhythmias and know when to treat and when to refer
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wines and Steins Tasting (*additional cost)

Enjoy local beer and wine tasting within the exhibit hall.

Friday, October 14, 2016

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Sponsored Breakfast: Hyponatremia for the Allied Health Professional
Sandra L Chase, BS, PharmD, FCCP

Sponsored by: Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc (Non-CME)

Objectives:

  • Discuss the etiology and pathogenesis of hyponatremia.

  • Understand the consequences of hyponatremia.

  • Define the types of hyponatremia and diagnosis
  • Explain the difference in treating acute and chronic hyponatremia.
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Issues and Answers; State of the Academy
Dave Doan, MS, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Review the components of ECG waveforms
  • Identify normal & abnormals of various ECG's
  • Correlate abnormalities on ECG with cardiac anatomy
  • Correctly identify life threatening Arrhythmias and know when to treat and when to refer
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Joint Injection Workshop (*additional cost)
Frank Nysowy MSW,PA

Objectives:

  • To be able to successfully perform an arthrocentesis of the knee
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Overview of other common Sleep Disorders
George Zureikat, M.D

Objectives:

  • Discuss: Restless Legs Syndrome.
  • Exessive Daytime Sleepiness.
  • Including Cataplexy
9:45 am - 10:45 am
ADHD Across the Lifespan
Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, M.D.

Objectives:

  • Describe the symptoms of ADHD in different age groups.
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of ADHD
  • Discuss the evidence based treatment of ADHD
10:50 am - 11:45 am
Sleep Disorders: Breathing in Adults and Pediatrics
George Zureikat, M.D

Objectives:

  • Discuss OSA in Children & Adults
  • Overview, Pathophysiology, diagnosis, complications, and options of therapies
10:50 am - 11:45 am
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Disabilities
Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert, M.D.

Objectives:

  • Understand the core symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Identify Intellectual Disability and other developmental disabilities
  • Discuss educational interventions for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sponsored Lunch: Binge Eating Disorder in Adults
Justin Barnes, PhD

Sponsored by: Shire (Non-CME)

Objectives:

  • Understand the history and diagnostic criteria of BED
  • Explain the potential risk factors and possible causes of BEd
  • Understand the clinical course, comorbidities, and potential medical complications
  • Identify potential barriers to care
1:05 pm - 2:05 pm
Female Sexual Medicine for the Primary Caregiver - Specific Suggestions for your Toolbox
Nisha McKenzie PA-C

Objectives:

  • Each participant will understand and be able to name the different models of human sexual response
  • Each participant will be able to identify barriers to discussion of sexual function in the primary care setting
  • Each participant will be able to name 4-5 specific suggestions regarding sexual dysfunction and decreased libido that can be given to patients in an office setting
  • Each participant will be able to name 6 different local and national resources for sexual dysfunction for professional use and for patient referral
1:05 pm - 2:05 pm
From Bottle to Broccoli - Baby Led Weaning
Alizabeth Van Wieren, PA-C, MMS, RDN, MS

Objectives:

  • Understand what Baby Led Weaning is
  • Know the appropriate age to begin
  • AAP guidelines on infant feeding
  • Answers to common parent's questions
1:05 pm - 2:05 pm
Update on Oral Anticoagulants and their Reversal
Richard A. Valone, Jr. PharmD, BCPS

Objectives:

  • History of oral anticoagulants
  • Review of the literature on Direct Acting Oral Anticoagulants
  • Reversal of the Direct Actomg Oral Anticoagulants
  • Emphasize the need for a Anticoagulation Committee
2:10 pm - 3:10 pm
Bridging the Gap between Allopathic Health Care and Chiropractic Care
Ken Murkowski II, DC, DABCA

Objectives:

  • Bridging the gap between PAs and Chiropractors for maximum patient benefit
  • What is Chiropractic
  • How does Chiropractic work
  • Different types of Chiropractic care for patients
2:10 pm - 3:10 pm
Financial Strategy in Our Volatile World
Henry Guzzo, CFP ®, ChFC, CLU, REBC

Objectives:

  • How the Landscape of Retirement Planning has changed
  • The 2016 Election
  • How much will increasing tax rates, market volatility, and when you start your Social Security benefits impact the amount you need for retirement?
  • Other Loopholes that could affect your Retirement Plan
2:10 pm - 3:10 pm
LGBTQ+: It's Time to Elevate Our Awareness and Comfort
Nisha McKenzie PA-C

Objectives:

  • Each participant will be able to identify LGBTQ+ barriers to healthcare
  • Each participant will be able to identify the increased risks LGBTQ+ patients experience with regard to health
  • Each participant will be able to identify the differences between Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Biological Sex, and Sexual Orientation
3:25 pm - 5:30 pm
Joint Injection Workshop (repeat) (*additional cost)
Frank Nysowy MSW,PA

Objectives:

  • To be able to successfully perform an arthrocentesis of the knee
3:25 pm - 4:25 pm
Nutrition for the Clinician
Alizabeth Van Wieren, PA-C, MMS, RDN, MS

Objectives:

  • Understand the complexity of healthy eating
  • Know realistic and beneficial patient goals
  • Office visit nutrition advice pearls
  • The provider's responsibility to initiate a conversation on healthy lifestyle
3:25 pm - 5:30 pm
Speak with Confidence Establish Your Presence Part 1
Susan J. Newhof

Objectives:

  • Learn effective speaking techniques that engage the audience, demonstrate confidence, and reinforce a credible presence.
  • Practice a formula to stay on message and be clear, concise, and convincing when giving explanations and answering questions.
  • Develop tools to manage anxiety during presentations or difficult conversations.

This interactive workshop will help participants develop their most important communication tools – their body, face and voice – so they can engage their audience, establish credibility, and demonstrate confidence whether they’re speaking to one person or one hundred. Participants will also learn a formula for answering questions that will help them stay focused and speak clearly and concisely. And they’ll explore ways to manage awkward or uncomfortable conversations. This 4-hour workshop is divided into two 2-hour sessions (second session is Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30) and both will include time for practice and discussion.

3:25 pm - 4:25 pm
Common Hand Injuries
Cary WIsniewski

Objectives:

Soft tissue  infections and injuries of the hand, Paronychia diagnosis and treatment

Felon diagnosis and treatment

Superlative Tenosynovitis of the hand  diagnosis and treatment

Tendon injuries of the hand diagnosis and treatment

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Dermatology for the Non Derm PA
Sara Wilchowski, MS, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Recognize and diagnose basic dermatologic diseases
  • Understand the AAD guidelines for treating acne
  • Understand the importance of appropriate melanoma biopsy
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pain Management; The Age of Spinal Cord Stimulation
Joan Westbrook PA-C

Objectives:

  • The developement of spinal cord stimulation
  • What are the indications for stimulation
  • What are the types of pain best managed by stimulation

Saturday, October 15, 2016

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Sponsored Breakfast: Praluent (alirocumab) Injection: Achieving Further LDL-C Control with Two Different Doses (*Sponsored Meal)
Steven Margolis, MD

Sponsored by: Regeneron (Non-CME)

Objectives:

  • Current guidelines and treatment methods of Hypercholesterolemia
  • Mechanism of action and appropriate patient types for PCSK-9 inhibitors.
  • Clinical trial results surrounding PCSK-9 inhibitor, Praluent.
  • Safety profile, adverse events, and expectations of results.
8:35 am - 9:35 am
Update from NCCPA: PANRE, PI-CME, and More
Greg Thomas, MPG

Objectives:

  • Achieve a better understanding of the new certification maintenance requirements,
  • Review examples of Self-assessment and Performance Improvement CME and recognize the benefits of each activity, and
  • Have a better understanding of the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) program, available in seven specialties.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beginning Suturing Workshop (*additional cost)
Frank Nysowy MSW,PA

Objectives:

  • To be able to do  one and two handed knot tying.
  • To do a simple interupted, vertical mattress horizontal mattress suture
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Advanced Suturing Workshop (*additional cost)
Frank Nysowy MSW,PA

Objectives:

  • To be able to do  one and two handed knot tying.
  • To perfect the vertical and horizontal mattress and to do a subctaneous and subcuticular suture as well as running sutures
9:45 am - 11:45 am
Speak with Confidence, Establish your Presence Part 2
Susan J. Newhof

Objectives:

  • Learn effective speaking techniques that engage the audience, demonstrate confidence, and reinforce a credible presence.
  • Practice a formula to stay on message and be clear, concise, and convincing when giving explanations and answering questions.
  • Develop tools to manage anxiety during presentations or difficult conversations.

This interactive workshop will help participants develop their most important communication tools – their body, face and voice – so they can engage their audience, establish credibility, and demonstrate confidence whether they’re speaking to one person or one hundred. Participants will also learn a formula for answering questions that will help them stay focused and speak clearly and concisely. And they’ll explore ways to manage awkward or uncomfortable conversations. This 4-hour workshop is divided into two 2-hour sessions (second session is Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30) and both will include time for practice and discussion.

9:45 am - 10:45 am
HTN Guidelines
M. Ammar Hatahet, MD, MPH, FACP

Objectives:

  • Review prevalence and burden of HTN
  • History of JNC and why if disagrees with AHA/ACC
  • Compare the 3 updated guidelines
  • Review SPRINT study
10:50 am - 11:45 am
Adult Immunization Updates - New Recommendations
Gary K. Johnson, M.D., M.P.H.

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to discuss recently licensed vaccines
  • Participants will be able to interpret new immunization schedules
  • Participants will be able to describe new vaccine recommendations
  • Participants will be able to identify ways to improve immunization rates
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sponsored Lunch: Weight Management Saxenda (*Sponsored Meal)
Dr. Michael Valitutto

Sponsored by: Novo Nordisk (Non-CME)

 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sudden Cardiac Death- What to Look for and How to Risk Stratify
Gurjit Singh, MD

Objectives:

  • Knowledge about sudden cardiac death and prevalance
  • Evaluate clues in patient's history about risk of sudden cardiac death
  • How to risk stratify patients
  • Tools/devices available for managing SCD
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Can We Prevent Food Allergy?
Nicholas Hartog, MD

Objectives:

  • Understand rising incidence and prevalence of food allergy
  • Understand evidence for early introduction of peanut and other allergenic foods
  • Understand how the LEAP trial should change our clinical practice
1:00 pm - 3:05 pm
Wound care for the PA Workshop (*additional cost)
Judith K. Kelley, RN, BSN, WCC, CWON and Susan Veltigian, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Objectives:

  • Basic understanding of wound types
  • Understanding of the NPUAP Pressure Injury Classification
  • Basic Understanding of wound care modalities
  • Fistula management
2:05 pm - 3:05 pm
Female Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Prolapse
Marian R. Fuller, MD, FACOG

Objectives:

  • Identify and basic work up for incontinence
  • Treatments for incontinence
  • Identify types of prolapse
  • Treatment for prolapse
2:05 pm - 3:05 pm
Military Sexual Trauma and PTSD: Assessment and Advocacy for our Veterans
Constance Burke, MS, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Define PTSD and MST and he prevalence, risk factors and demographics for both. Discuss associated behavioral health and co-morbidities associated with PTSD
  • Recognize current evidence and research revolving around the connection between MST and PTSD
  • Describe and discuss current approaches to screening and intervention for MST and PTSD
  • Discuss current and future initiatives including improved access to care
2:05 pm - 3:05 pm
The Parameters of Practice, the Perceptions of PA and PT Students
Molly Paulson MPAS, PA-C, MT(ASCP)

Objectives:

  • After this presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of the importance of collaborative patient care
  • After this presentation, attendees will be able to identify some of the challenges in teaching collaborative patient care
  • After this presentation, attendees will be able to recognize some of the deficits in interprofessional education techniques
  • After this presentation, attendees will have a better understanding of research being done to improve interprofessional education and address these deficits
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Medical Malpractice and the Legal Process
Constance Burke, MS, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Review and become familiar with the legal process involved in a medical malpractice case
  • Understand the role of the practitioner (Physician Assistant), supervising physician, hospital/organization, med mal insurer and legal team  throughout the Med Mal process
  • Review Michigan Medical Malpractice statutes.
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
OB for ER/Primary care
Marian R. Fuller

Objectives:

  • Be able to identify ectopic pregnancy
  • Identify preeclampsia
  • Identify molar pregnancy
3:15 pm - 5:20 pm
Wound care for the PA Workshop (*additional cost)
Judith K. Kelley, RN, BSN, WCC, CWON and Susan Veltigian, BSN, RN, CWOCN

Objectives:

  • Basic understanding of wound types
  • Understanding of the NPUAP Pressure Injury Classification
  • Basic Understanding of wound care modalities
  • Fistula management
4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
Ventilation of the ARDS Patient
Eunice K. Mozader, LRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT

Objectives:

  • Define ALI and ARDS
  • Describe manifestation of ALI/ARDS
  • Review lung protective strategies
  • Discuss ventilator management
4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
Cardiac Devices, Infection and Extraction
Gurjit Singh, MD

Objectives:

  • Discuss pacemaker, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy
  • Discuss diagnosis of device infections
  • Discuss lead extraction procedure,risks and outcomes
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
MI PAF Silent Auction
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reception (*additional cost)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Genetics and Genomics in PA Practice: How to Integrate Precision Medicine into Your Practice Today
Nguyen H. Park, MS, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Analyze the current state of genetics and genomics advances in a historical context, and how this impacts on today's clinical practice in relation to common diagnoses across the lifespan.
  • Review the basics of genetics/genomics and commonly seen diagnoses with current genetics practice guidelines in the context of the new PA genetics competencies in order to better understand how pharmacogenomic therapies and tests impact on patients
  • Identify ethical, legal, and social issues surrounding genetics and genomics testing and therapies.
  • Demonstrate facility with resources that can be used in everyday, busy clinical practice to determine appropriate testing, understand pharmacogenomics tests and enable PAs to explain these to patients as well as to refer them appropriately.
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia: Don't Miss It
Ryan Murtha, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Understand the presenting signs of HIT
  • Differentiate HIT from other causes of thrombocytopenia
  • Understand and apply the HIT score and the laboratory tests for hit.
  • Understand the importance of early detection and treatment
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Diagnosis and Treatment of Atypical Pneumonia Inpatient and Out
Ryan Murtha, PA-C

Objectives:

  • Understand the clinical differences between atypical phneumonia and classic CAP
  • Understand the implications proper treatment
  • Describe the treatment for both outpatient settings and inpatient
  • Understand available screening tools
10:40 am - 11:40 am
Gloria Pavlik, Reiki Master/Teacher Reiki

Objectives:

  • Benefits of Reiki in a patient setting
  • How place an order for a Reiki or Healing Touch consult
  • Pre and post surgical benefits of Reiki