Virtual Rounds 2022 Program

General Medicine Track
Pediatric Refractive Errors
John D. Tassinari, OD

 
Pediatric PAs routinely screen vision in their young patients and sometimes need to answer questions from concerned parents and caregivers. In extreme cases, uncorrected refractive error can lead to the development of squint and amblyopia (lazy eye), which are unwanted complications and difficult to treat once developed. Therefore, early detection is key.
 
John Tassarini, OD, will present the strengths and weaknesses of screening for refractive errors, with the objective to:
  1. Deepen medical understanding of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and anisometropia
  2. Elevate PAs' ability to identify young children with pediatric refractive error 
  3. Deepen understanding of refractive amblyopia and its clinical management
Cancer Screening: Guidelines & Controversies
Cory Edgar, MPAS, PA-C

Most cancers are detected in primary care settings. Thanks to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines for cancer screening, early detection for malignancy are increasingly beginning with primary care providers, such as physician assistants (PA). 

However, the guidelines have grown increasingly complex, and even controversial, in recent years. There have also been recent advances in non-invasive, multi-cancer screening tests that make primary care providers’ role even more vital to improved patient outcomes. As the first healthcare providers that patients often see, PAs ought to be competent in developing and implementing an effective cancer screening program for all their patients.

Recognizing PAs important role in early dection, oncology specialist PA Cory Edgar will:
  1. Demonstrate how to apply USPSTF guidelines for cancer screening to preventive patient care
  2. Present how PAs can design a cancer screening plan based on patient-specific demographics
  3. Describe the role of screening tests in the early diagnosis and prevention of cancer
  4. Present available screening tests, including new, emerging evidence-based tests and their clinical utility in the primary care setting 
Upper Extremity Injury and Ailments: Anatomy, Diagnosis, and Treatment Review
Ray Contino, PA-C

Orthopedic upper extremity injuries are very common. If treatment is delayed, these injuries can lead to ongoing pain, poor quality of life, and worse outcomes for the patient. PAs who treat for multi-specialties should be confident in managing and facilitating appropriate care of upper extremity injuries.
 
Orthopedic PA Ray Contino will:
  1. Review common anatomy
  2. Demonstrate how to easily recognize common upper extremity injuries
  3. Present how to confidently manage and treat various upper extremity ailments and injuries 
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The Basics
William C. Auyeung, MD

Obstructive sleep apnea is a very common medical diagnosis that PAs encounter in their practice, especially if they deal with outpatients and primary care. There are many treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea and having a basic knowledge about the risks and benefits of these treatment is important in streamlining patient care.

Dr. William Auyeung's lecture will help PAs:
  1. Identify the signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea
  2. Identify the indications for testing for and treating obstructive sleep apnea
  3. Recognize and present treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea to their patients
Urology Refresher for Primary Care
Adam Mogil, MPAS, PA-C

PA schools and certification/recertification exams do not give much attention to urology. Urological issues that can be handled in-house in a primary care setting often get sent out for first-line therapies, which affects the quality, timeliness, and cost effectiveness of healthcare. To provide adequate care and reduce healthcare costs, it is important to primary care, urgent care, and ER PAs to have a good background in basic urologic issues.
 
Adam Mogil, PA-C, President of the Urological Association of Physician Assistants will teach PAs how to:
  1. Recognize and understand the etiology of several, common urologic conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia, microscopic hematuria, and overactive bladder
  2. Provide appropriate diagnostic tests and assessments of the above conditions
  3. Treat or initiate treatments of the above conditions before referral to a specialist 
Botox Cosmetic: An Introduction to Dosage and Administration for Wrinkle Reduction
Jennifer Moller, MS, PA-C

Botox treatments are more widely used now than ever. With the advent of wellness clinics and aesthetic medicine, the inclusion of Botox in your practice can be financially beneficial. But as with any treatment, appropriate dosage and administration is important in preventing potential adverse events.
 
Cosmetic and general dermatology PA, Jennifer Moller, will cover:
  1. How to dose and inject Botox into FDA-approved areas of the face
  2. How to identify appropriate candidates for Botox
  3. The safety, limitations, and potential adverse events of Botox injections