CAPACareers Expo 2022 Presentations

1. Early Career Financial Strategies: Budgeting Tips & Retirement Planning 
James Davenport, MBA
Sponsored by Beacon Pointe

One of the many advantages of being a PA is the relatively comfortable income you are or will be making the minute you begin practicing. However, most PAs are so engrossed in their practice and patients that they forget how important financial health is to their overall lives. Good financial planning is key to reaching your personal and professional goals, and Expo sponsor, Beacon Pointe, can coach you on how to make your money work smarter for you. Beacon Pointe’s Managing Director and Partner, James Davenport will present on budgeting and savings strategies, student loan consolidation and payoff strategies, retirement planning topics and more!  Learn how to invest and save for your life, while saving lives!  


2. The Boundless Career Trajectory of a PA: A Panel on PAs in Non-Clinical Leadership Roles
Amy Vu, MSM, PA-C, Anne Wright, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA,
Michael Skovira, MBA, MPAS, PA-C & Deon Kidd, DHSc, MPH, MS, PA-C

Sponsored by Cross Country Healthcare Inc.


PAs aren’t just clinicians anymore. Nowadays, you’ll find PAs in management roles at healthcare systems, on faculty at universities, running their own practices, and even working in industry. PAs are steadily integrating in all aspects of healthcare. Hear from PA leaders in a variety of positions and industries on their strategies for growing and enhancing their leadership abilities. Find out new career paths, ways you can elevate the profession by getting involved in management and leadership positions, and of course ask questions of our expert panelists! What limitless pathways will you pursue along your professional journey? 

3. Understanding AB 5 and its Impacts on California PAs
Michael Skovira, MBA, MPAS, PA-C
Sponsored by Cross Country Healthcare Inc.


California Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is a law that went into effect January 1st, 2020. Under this law, employers that hire independent contractors are now required to reclassify them as employees. This presentation will provide a thorough understanding of AB5, including its impacts on healthcare professionals, and PAs navigating their career in California. 
4. Alternative Post Grad Paths: A Panel on Fellowships & DMSc Programs
Kelly Miranda, MPT, PA-C, Shaun Lynch, PhD, MS, MMSc, PA-C & Dennis Tankersley, DMSc, PA-C
PAs are oftentimes thrown into a medical team with no more than 30 days of training in a given specialty. While on-the-job experience is good, could additional training or education give some PAs an advantage? There are currently seven known residencies in California, and nine known doctoral programs for PAs throughout the country…and growing. Explore alternative post-graduate options to see if it is an appropriate option for your professional goals. Hear the pros and cons of pursuing both paths and ask questions from our experts!