Conference Schedule

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C, CAQ ER

Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. The workshop begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

4 Cat 1 CME hours

PA Jennifer Carlquist returns for this CAPA Conference favorite. This workshop will focus on the high-risk EKG that you can’t afford to miss. A basic 12-lead review will progress into actual cases we will solve. We will also cover five things you should look for on every EKG of a syncope/palpitations patient and document on their chart. Every participant will also receive an “MI Window” to use in class and take home to use in their clinic while reading EKGs. PAs at all levels of EKG interpretation will benefit from this course.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

General Medicine

CAPA Panel

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the impact of SB 697 as it relates to California PAs and practices who employ them.
  2. Learn many of the current regulatory requirements that are unnecessarily burdensome for PAs.
  3. Understand the importance of CAPA membership in staying abreast about California PA issues and in advocating for California PAs.

Ghazala Q. Sharieff, MD, MBA

Learning Objectives:

  1. To know the various types of patient experience surveys that are utilized for emergency departments, hospitals, and outpatient clinics.
  2. To learn the key drivers for improving patient experience scores.
  3. To learn some simple key words and phrases that can assist in raising patient experience scores.

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Christopher Sadler, MA, PA-C, CDE, DFAAPA

Learning Objectives:

  1. To identify appropriate diagnostic testing for work-up of thyroid nodule(s).
  2. To describe high-risk ultrasound characteristics that increase the risk of thyroid cancer diagnosis.
  3. To describe the appropriate follow-up of a thyroid nodule depending on risk categories.

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Dave Mittman, PA, DFAAPA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Synthesize major trends in healthcare and their potential impact on PA practice and patient care.
  2. Identify critical national issues facing the profession such as recognition of PA contributions and value, the changing healthcare marketplace and PA leadership.
  3. Describe key elements of AAPA’s strategic plan and consider how they position the profession for the future.

Pediatrics

Ghazala Q. Sharieff, MD, MBA

Learning Objectives:

  1. To recognize the signs and symptoms of retropharyngeal abscess, croup, bronchiolitis, asthma.
  2. To describe the treatment for respiratory emergencies such as asthma, croup and bronchiolitis.
  3. To be familiar with current literature regarding appropriate discharge criteria for patients with croup.

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Richard C. Vause, Jr., DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, FCPP
Learning Objectives:
  1. To recognize the physical and behavioral indicators of the four major forms of child abuse.
  2. Describe Munchausen by Proxy.
  3. Methods of examining a potential victim of child abuse.
  4. The proper procedures for reporting potential child abuse.

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Robert Miller, PA

Learning Objectives:

  1. The common types of leukemia found in pediatrics.
  2. Presenting features of pediatric leukemia.
  3. Initial steps in diagnosis.
  4. General treatment approaches in childhood leukemia.

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Optional Workshops

Eric Glassman, MHS, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the acute inflammatory phase.
  2. Understand the risks and complications of injections.
  3. Describe the role of anesthetic agents and corticosteroids.
  4. Proper procedure documentation and “discharge” instructions.
  5. Describe anatomic landmarks and patient positioning including technical pearls with practice in hands on lab.

Dennis Tankersley, DMSc, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. To develop basic skills of would closure.
  2. Simple interrupted suture pattern.
  3. Horizontal and vertical mattress pattern.
  4. Deep closure and running subcuticular closure.
  5. Use of tissue adhesive.

This program is sponsored by Novo Nordisk. This is an Industry-Sponsored education presentation; it will not be certified for continuing medical education credit.

General Medicine

Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C, CAQ ER

Learning Objectives:

  1. Rapid-fire case-based study with actual cases to review STEMI mimics like pericarditis.
  2. Review high-risk patterns like ST elevation in AVR and how it indicated occlusion of the LAD.
  3. Review subtle STEMI cases that were almost missed.

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Richard C. Vause, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, FCPP

Learning Objectives:

  1. To distinguish Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) from Alzheimer’s.
  2. Describe the presentation of LBD.
  3. Discuss the care and support of patients with LBD.

Surgical

Brian Van Ness, MS, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the presentation of acute respiratory insufficiency and failure, identify differential diagnoses, interventions to prevent decompensation and evidence-based treatments for acute respiratory failure in the critically ill surgical patient.
  2. Describe the differential diagnoses of hypovolemic shock in the surgical ICU patient and identify 3 immediate interventions to prevent hemodynamic collapse.
  3. Describe the indications for DVT and GI chemoprophylaxis in the surgical critical care patient and elucidate reasons why DVT chemoprophylaxis is appropriate in nearly all surgical ICU patients and GI chemoprophylaxis is not routinely indicated.

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Crispin Mar, PA–C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Considerations for the pre-op workup.
  2. Things that can happen intra-op.
  3. Post-operative expectations.

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General Medicine

Arianna Sampson, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the statistics and evidence regarding the Opioid epidemic.
  2. To discuss Evidence-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder.
  3. To develop a plan to start treating patients with Opioid Use Disorder and obtain X-waiver.

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Jerry Minkoff, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn who is at risk for osteoporotic fractures.
  2. Feel confident that the diagnosis is firm and secondary causes have been addressed.
  3. Understand when to treat with approved osteoporosis medications and when to refer to a specialist.

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Surgical

Kerin R. Berger, MHS, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define cultural humility.
  2. Introduce common language and terminology pertinent to LGBTQI and nonbinary care.
  3. Discuss the Minority Stress Model and social determinants of healthcare that relate to medical, surgical, and mental health outcomes of LGBTQI and nonbinary people.

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Kayla McLaughlin, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Cultural competence and sensitivity in relation to transgender patient care.
  2. Surgical options available to transgender patients who desire surgical transition.
  3. Post-operative care and complications.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Roy Guizado, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA

General Medicine

Jerry Minkoff, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to diagnose hypogonadism and work-up probable causes of low testosterone in adult men.
  2. Understand the risks and benefits of treatment in men with low testosterone diagnosis, particularly in older men.
  3. Describe co-morbidities and treatment strategies in men with low T.

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David Doriguzzi, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the purpose of Diabetes Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials (CVOTs).
  2. To have a general familiarity with the results of recent CVOTs.
  3. To understand how CVOTs performed on similar drugs compare and contrast.
  4. To recognize the relevance of CVOT results in everyday clinical practice.
  5. To understand the place of CVOT findings in recommended diabetes treatment guidelines.
  6. To understand where future research is needed in Diabetes Cardiovascular Safety.

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Emergency Medicine

John Beuerle, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of DKA.
  2. To identify and treat disease processes that mimic DKA.
  3. To avoid pitfalls in the management of glucose-related endocrine emergencies.

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Christopher Giza, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. To recognize clinical cases of neurological emergencies including status epilepticus, traumatic brain injury, meningitis, hypotonia/weakness and others.
  2. To conduct brief and targeted neurological examinations and diagnostic testing in the setting of neurological emergencies.
  3. To provide appropriate initial management and treatment for pediatric neurological emergencies.

General Medicine

Stephen Brunton, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus for cardiovascular (CV) risk, including heart failure.
  2. Describe the results of cardiovascular outcomes trials of glucose-lowering medications for type 2 diabetes mellitus, focusing on heart failure.
  3. Select glucose-lowering medication shown to be beneficial in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus at risk of heart failure.

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Emergency Medicine

Thomas Minahan, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the different seizure types.
  2. Realize the clinical presentation of psychogenic seizures.
  3. Describe the differential diagnosis in a patient that presents with history of a shaking episode.
  4. Understand the alternatives to medication treatment.
Crisamar J Anunciado, PhD, FNP–BC, BC–ADM
This presentation is supported by AstraZeneca and is not eligible for CME Credit.

General Medicine

C. Philip O’Carroll, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Diagnosing Migraine: How to distinguish migraine from other causes of headache pain.
  2. Understanding Chronic Migraine: the impact of stress, mood, etc.
  3. The latest developments in Preventive Treatment.

Emergency Medicine

Tiffany Worthington, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identification and stabilization of the aortic patient.
  2. Classification of aortic aneurysm and dissections.
  3. Current and future interventions for aortic dissection and aneurysm.

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Refreshments in Exhibit Hall.

General Medicine

Joe Gilboy, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the new changes in the PANCE/PANRE blueprint.
  2. Understand how to better prepare for the PANCE/PANRE.
  3. Understand the difference in the PANRE practice focused component versus Specialty Certificate Qualification and the new Pilot Program.
  4. Understand which review text books and websites are better and how to use the information more appropriately.
  5. Be exposed to different study methods and have a better understanding on how to prepare for the PANCE/PANRE.

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Christopher Forest, MSHS, DFAAPA, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. To acquire new knowledge or refresh previous knowledge about urological conditions.
  2. To identify key words indicative of or pathognomonic for specific urological conditions.
  3. To increase recall skills in preparation for the NCCPA certification or recertification exam.

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Emergency Medicine

Fred Wu, MHS, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe new tips and tricks that can help you facilitate patient care.
  2. List new ways to solve old problems.
  3. Review how to improvise in the emergency department or urgent care setting.

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Joe Gilboy, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the risk factors for MRSA.
  2. Identify the clinical presentation of MRSA.
  3. Be able to work-up a patient with MRSA.
  4. Be able to treat a patient with MRSA.
  5. Be able to decide which patients warrant admission for IV antibiotics.
  6. Understand some of the newer theories on why MRSA is so common.

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

General Medicine

Moderator: Bradford Stiles, MD
Learning Objectives:
The attendees will gain practical clinical information from a group of presenters. Pearls, case studies and challenging diagnoses will be presented with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

John Beuerle, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop an understanding of the clinical and interpersonal factors that contribute to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
  2. Recognize and avoid potential pitfalls in the defense of a malpractice lawsuit.
  3. Recognize the physical, emotional, professional, and social impacts of a lawsuit and develop strategies to manage them.

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Orthopedics

Gregory M. Yoshida, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. To learn basic useful exam skills for the ortho exam.
  2. To learn how to implement specific exam skills.
  3. To develop a basic framework to perform special tests.

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Ray Contino, MPA, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand the disease process of knee osteoarthritis.
  2. To develop a systematic approach to diagnosing and treating knee osteoarthritis.
  3. To understand total knee replacements vs partial replacement and current trends in knee replacement.

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Optional Workshops

Scott Martin, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. To learn the functionality and basics of ultrasound.
  2. To recognize relevant anatomical structures through ultrasound.
  3. To perform ultrasound with sound technique, identifying relevant anatomical structures.

Gregory M. Yoshida, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. To learn how to examine the shoulder.
  2. To learn how to examine the knee.
  3. To learn specific exam tests.
Refreshments in Exhibit Hall.

General Medicine

Robin K. Dore, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. To develop an appropriate diagnosis for vasculitis.
  2. To be able to differentiate different types of vasculitis.
  3. To be able to understand the different treatment for vasculitis.

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Orthopedics

Rudy Solorzano, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Shoulder Exam review.
  2. Develop differential Dx for shoulder pain.
  3. X-rays and MRI review of the shoulder.
  4. Treatments for shoulder pain (Acupuncture / cortisone injection / Physical Therapy / surgery).

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Kevin Hatfield, MD
This non–CME educational program, and speaker, are sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Inc.

General Medicine

Gerald Kayingo, PhD, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to recognize and appropriately manage a patient who presents with sepsis.
  2. Current diagnostic and treatment options for sepsis.
  3. Prevention of nosocomial infections.

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Orthopedics

Eric Glassman, MHS, PA-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review anatomy and physiology of the finger and nail unit.
  2. Approach to finger and nail injuries: history and physical examination.
  3. Review of common finger and fingertip injuries and review of latest trends and studies.
  4. Review of common finger fractures and management post injury wound care and antibiotic therapy.

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Optional Workshops

Gregory M. Yoshida, MD

Learning Objectives:

    1. To learn how to examine the cervical spine.
    2. To learn how to examine the lumbar spine.
    3. To learn specific exam tests.
Refreshments in Exhibit Hall.

General Medicine

Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Appropriately screen for the presence of chronic kidney disease in patients with T2DM.
  2. Identify chronic kidney disease at an early stage in patients with T2DM.
  3. Individualize evidence-based therapy to slow the progression of kidney disease in patients with T2DM and chronic kidney disease.

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Anita Nelson, MD

  1. To report prevalence of problem in women of different ages.
  2. To obtain useful history for these symptoms.
  3. To explain etiology underlying symptoms.
  4. To develop differential diagnosis for 3 different sites of dyspareunia.
  5. To describe appropriate management for various causes of dyspareunia.

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Orthopedics

Bradford Stiles, MD, FAAFP

Learning Objectives:

  1. To develop knowledge and comfort in diagnosing common recreational sports injuries.
  2. To understand treatment of common recreational sports injuries.
  3. To develop an understanding of which common recreational sports injuries can be treated conservatively and which common recreational sports injuries need referral and surgical care.

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The Student Medical Challenge Bowl has always been a highlight of the CAPA Summer Conference.

In San Diego, we gather on the beautiful Bay View Lawn, enjoying perfect San Diego weather with a spectacular ocean backdrop. You won’t want to miss it.

Join us for a beer or soft drink (which we provide), cheer on your favorite team and see who will win this year’s Student Medical Challenge Bowl.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

General Medicine

Greg P. Thomas, PA–C Emeritus, MPH

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the many ways PAs may participate in the organization including leadership positions, content development for assessments and exams and more.
  2. Recognize the transition to core medical knowledge as the basis for the assessment portion of the certification maintenance process and the changes to the 2019 PANRE content blueprint.
  3. Recognize the benefits offered through the pilot alternative to PANRE.
  4. Define the requirements for the CAQ program.
  5. Appreciate the roles of NCCPA’s supporting organizations, PA History Society and nccPA Health Foundation.

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Anita Nelson, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. To explain the new definitions of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and their diagnostic criteria and their risks on fetal and maternal well-being.
  2. To describe the current therpaies recommended to reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia in high risk patients.
  3. To outline management strategies for women with established pre-eclampsia/eclampsia.
  4. List long-term health risks associated with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia.

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Raja Sivamani, MD, MS, AP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the multiple variants of psoriasis and how they can be differentiated.
  2. Summarize the differences in treatment approaches to mild, moderate, and severe psoriasis.
  3. Recall the systemic effects of psoriasis beyond the skin.

Ji Chun (CJ), PA-C, BC-ADM

Learning Objectives:

  1. Refresh on physiology and pathophysiology of female reproductive system in regards to PCOS.
  2. Discuss epidemiology and associated risks and complications of PCOS.
  3. Review signs and symptoms and proper diagnostic work up.
  4. Describe management options.

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