CAPACon is a blended curriculum this year! In addition to live webcasts and streaming lectures, earn your CMEs this year with more convenient self-study options.

  Registration Fee
Member  $550
Student Member $280
Non-Member $950
Non-Member Student  $380


This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 40 hours Category I CME credits by AAPA

Program Schedule (LIVE) October 5-9, 2021

Interact with speakers at live virtual presentations 
Speaker Topic  Learning Objectives  Date & Time

Matthew Levine, MD 
Clinical Conversations on Diabetes Technology 
  1. Review available diabetes technologies to manage persons with diabetes.
  2.  Discuss how CGMs, connected pens, insulin pumps, and integrated devices can be applied in the clinical decision-making process to better manage your patients with diabetes.
  3. Select the appropriate diabetes technologies and devices for the individual patient.
  4. Incorporate diabetes technologies that are effective in managing your patients in special populations. 
October 5, 2021 | 7-8PM PST
Linda Hill, MD 
Emily Kincaid, PA-C 
Clinical Assessment of the Older Patient for Driving Safety 
  1. Understand the safety risks of older drivers 
  2. Identify conditions that may put patients at risk for unsafe driving 
  3. Name the clinical screens to evaluate patients' level of function for driving fitness 
  4. State referral and treatment options for patients who are no longer fit to drive 
  5. Demonstrate familiarity with California DMV reporting methods and requirements
October 7, 2021  | 7-8PM PST
Kim Zuber, PA-C CKD Clinical Decisions: The Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors
  1. Identify the risks and consequences of chronic kidney disease 
  2. Screen appropriately for the presence of CKD in patients at high risk 
  3. Describe the safety and efficacy of SGLT2 inhibitors on renal outcomes in patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus 
  4. Initiate evidence-based therapy for lowering blood glucose in patients with established kidney disease as recommended in updated guidelines 
October 9, 2021 | 10 AM - 11 AM PST
CJ Chun, PA-C Revolutionizing Care of Type 1 Diabetes
  1. To recognize the different stages of type 1 diabetes 
  2. To describe appropriate evaluation and management of type 1 diabetes 
  3. To update on the advancements in diabetes technology 
October 9, 2021 | 11 AM - 12 PM PST
Greg Thomas, PA-C Emeritus, MPH Update from the NCCPA: PANRE and Other Hot Topics 
  1. Recognize the many ways PAs may participate in the organization including leadership positions, content development for knowledge assessments and more 
  2. Recognize the benefits offered through the pilot alternative to PANRE and the preliminary data from those who participated in it 
  3. Define and describe the CAQ program 
  4. Describe the disciplinary policy and role of NCCPA 
  5. Recognize the roles of the PA History Society and NCCPA Health Foundation 
October 9, 2021 | 12 PM - 1 PM PST


Stream lectures at your convenience 

Speaker Topic  Learning Objectives 
Michelle Khan, PA-C High Risk Breast Cancer 
  1. Identify patients at increased risk for breast cancer 
  2. Discuss factors that make a patient more at risk for breast cancer 
  3. Evaluate risk assessment and risk reduction methods 
  4. Explore case studies 
Serena Kalish, PA-C  The Basics of Lactation for PAs
  1. To understand the physiology of breastfeeding and milk supply
  2. To describe benefits of breastfeeding
  3. To understand signs of good and bad latches and how to identify and fix common latch problems 
  4. To describe the benefits and methods of paced bottle feeding 
  5. To identify common myths and misconceptions held by providers and patients 
  6. To recognize when referral to lactation specialist if needed 
Brianna Cardenas, PA-C  Spinal CSF Leaks and Intracranial Hypotension 
  1. To recognize signs and symptoms of spinal CSF leak 
  2. To recognize risk factors for spinal CSF leak
  3. To understand the diagnostic workup for spinal CSF leak
  4. To refer patients for the appropriate treatment of spinal CSF leak 
Pamela Salgado, PA-C  Sleep Disordered Breathing in Pediatrics and Adults 
  1. To understand the etiology and physiology of sleep-disordered breathing in children and adults 
  2. To understand and interpret sleep studies and determine the severity of sleep-disordered breathing 
  3. To describe appropriate treatments for sleep-disordered breathing in children and adults 
Peter I. Berge, JD, MPA, PA-C Emeritus Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case 
  1. List and understand the negligence tort components as applied to medical malpractice claims.
  2. Know the steps to take if served with papers for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
  3. Understand the essential elements of medical malpractice litigation from screening of potential claims to trial. 

Category 2 CME 

NCCPA accepts for Category 2 credit any educational activity that relates to medicine, patient care or the role of the PA that has not been designated for Category 1 credit.

Speaker Topic Date & Time 
Michael P. Dutro, PharmD COVID-19 Vaccine Conversation October 5, 2021 | 6-7PM PST
Jeffrey Unger, MD  The Value of CGM with Freestyle libre 2 System October 7, 2021 | 6-7PM PST 
Michael Bush, MD  Discover When RYBELSUS® Should Be Considered for Adults With T2D October 9, 2021 | 9-10AM PST 

Articles 5 CME 
Peer-reviewed and evidence-base 
Author Topic 
David H. Chae, ScD, MA; et, al   Vicarious Racism and Vigilance During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Mental Health Implications Among Asian and Black Americans 
Joanna G. Katzman 
Jeffrey W. Katzman 
Primary Care Clinicians as COVID-19 Vaccine Ambassadors 
Leslie Miller, MD 
John V. Campo, MD 
Depression in Adolescents 
Kevin O'Connor, MPAS, MPH, PA-C  Microinduction of Buprenorphine to Avoid Precipitated Withdrawal: A Clinical Review 
Lucy W. Kibe DrPH, MS, MHS, PA-C; et, al  Postprofessional PA doctorates: A new era 
Kathleen Bianco, PhD, MSPA-C; et, al  The PAs role in incorporating new treatment options for autism spectrum disorder

Author Topic 
Kathleen Bianco, PhD, MSPA-C Mental Health & Academic Performance in PA Students During Social Isolation Due to COVID-19 
Lucy W. Kibe, DrPH, MS, MHS, PA-C Charles Drew University PA Program 50th Anniversary 
Linda Hill, MD
Emily Kincaid, PA-C
Screening and Management of Age and Medically-Related Driving Impairments 
Rima Khankan, PhD Improved Student Performance Following Virtual Anatomy Laboratory Setting 
Gerald Glavaz, DHSc, PA-C 
Jennifer Grumet, MD 
Michael Burney, EdD, PA-C
A Novel Full-Tuition Scholarship Program- Individual Scholarships to Benefit Financially Disadvantaged Communities 
Vasco Deon Kidd, PA-C Implementation of SB 697 at an Academic Medical Center

PPE Practicum 20 CME 
Elevate your practice and patient with performance improvement exercises 

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