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join us for our annual cme conference!

Please join the Indiana Academy of PAs as we host our first-ever virtual CME conference December 3-4, 2020. Secure those last minute CME credits for 2020 through a variety of topics presented by your colleagues. There will be 11 unique sessions as well as industry product theatres and the Annual IAPA Business Meeting.

Members of IAPA receive discounted registration to the conference. Not sure if you are a member of IAPA? Contact Isaiah Perez, Membership & Marketing Manager, IAPA at iperez@indianapas.org or 317-659-0605, or join today. View the 2020 Sponsorship Prospectus to learn how you can support IAPA's 2020 Virtual CME Conference.

View the tentative agenda below, times are subject change at the discretion of IAPA's CME Committee.

Registration Rates
IAPA Members - $195
Non-Members- $245
Students - $20*

*In order to receive the Student rate, you must be a current Student Member of IAPA.


IAPA 2020 Virtual CME Conference Agenda
All times listed in EST

Thursday, December 3, 2020

7:30 - 7:40am: Welcome & President’s Message
Thomas Meehan, PhD, PA-C

7:40 - 8:00am: Mini-Product Theatre

8:00 - 8:50am: Percutaneous Solutions to Valvular Heart Disease
Kristin Burton, MPAS, PA-C 

This session will provide a brief overview of clinical presentation and indications for treatment of both aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation. Attendees will review the indications, basic procedural techniques and complications of percutaneous solutions to aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation.

9:00 - 9:50am: Mechanical Ventilation in the COVID-19 Era for Beginners
Mallory Tolin, MPAS, PA-C

This session is targeted for the non-intensivist provider to feel confident in basic ventilator mechanics and management in the COVID-19 era. We will review basic modes, settings, and briefly touch on the utilization of lung-protective mechanical ventilation in ARDS.

10:00 - 10:20am: Break/IUPUI Product Theatre - The Pandemic Economy: Healthcare and the Economic Environment
Kyle Anderson, Kelley Graduate Certificate in Medical Management

Kelley School of Business economist Kyle Anderson provides an overview of the current state of the economy and the economic forecast for 2021. Topics include jobs and unemployment, the recession and a time frame for recovery, and how the state of the economy affects healthcare.

10:20 - 11:10am: Coordination of Care for Children with Hemoglobinopathies
Sarah (Hall) Cooper, MHS, PA-C

This session will provide an overview of sickle cell disease and thalassemia and will discuss practical approaches to coordinating primary and subspecialty care for children with hemoglobinopathies.

11:20am - 12:10pm: Individualized Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes: New and Novel Treatments
Randy Brush, MS, PA-C

The pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM 2) which contributes to hyperglycemia and its complications is complex, with eight principal organ defects widely accepted in diabetes management. Now that there are 11 different classes of glycemic medications outside of insulin therapy, it can seem daunting, but it is imperative that clinicians understand each class’ mechanism of action and potential beneficial effects as well as adverse events. In differentiating them, one can build an appropriate glycemic control regimen for patients which aligns with their other health goals and takes into consideration their comorbidities. Using the right medical therapy can enhance patients' adherence and outcomes by being cost-effective, providing additional health benefits, decreasing comorbid health risks and synergistically improving glycemic control.

This lecture is generously supported by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

12:20 - 1:20pm: Lunch/Abbvie Product Theatre - Hepatitis C Clinical Update: Play a Vital Role in Eliminating the Virus that Can Be Cured
Alexandra Oumanets, MS, APRN, FNP-C

1:20 - 2:10pm: Break

2:20 - 3:10pm: Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
Brianna Bower, PA-C

This session will provide an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the pancreas while also identifying presenting symptoms and formulating treatment plans for acute and chronic pancreatitis.

3:20 - 3:40pm: Break/Product Theatre                             

3:50 - 4:50pm: Annual Member Meeting
Thomas Meehan, PhD, PA-C
Sophie Mouser, MPAS, PA-C

Friday, December 4, 2020

8:00 - 8:50am: Multiple Sclerosis for the Primary Care Provider
John Emmett, PA-C

This session will provide an overview of the signs and symptoms, diagnostic testing and treatment of M.S. for primary care providers.

9:00 - 9:50am: Home Care Medicine
Jasmina Cheeseman, PA-C

The session will educate new PAs and PAs in specialties about the benefits of home care medicine and identification of patients who would be best served by home health care. The presentation will elaborate on when PAs should refer a patient to home health services and what collaborative care looks like when home care medicine is part of the care team. The intent of advocating for this specialty is to provide another resource to PAs when caring for complex and high risk patients that may fall through the cracks of traditional outpatient and inpatient medicine. Utilization of home care services can provide better access to care.

10:00 - 10:20am: Break/Product Theatre

10:20 - 11:10am: Oral Anticoagulation-Updates in Recommendations for Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke, and VTE
Cyrus Cheeseman, PharmD, BCPS

This session will discuss current guidelines and recommendations for oral anticoagulation, their strengths and disadvantages, and use in different demographics for A Fib, Stroke, and VTE based on the current available evidence.

This lecture is generously supported by Bristol Myers Squib.

11:20am - 12:20pm: Lunch/Astrazeneca Product Theatre - Clinical Considerations in Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack
Djurdja Andrich, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C

12:20 - 1:20pm: Getting to Yes: Practical Strategies for Navigating Immunization Decisions with Older Adults an AAPA Educational Activity Provided by the American Academy of PAs in collaboration with The France Foundation, supported by an independent educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline
Sarah McQueen, DMS, PA-C

This lecture will provide primary care PAs with information to improve their knowledge, confidence and competence regarding recommended immunizations for patients who are over 50 years of age. This includes how to use key concepts in behavioral economics to positively influence their patients' decisions to vaccinate.

1:20 - 2:10pm: Combating the Opioid Crisis: Using a Multimodal Approach for the Treatment of Acute Pain
Katie Beaudoin, MPAS, PA-C

Part I: Overview of the history and current statistics of the opioid crisis and our role as PA’s. Part II: Best Practices: The current recommended guidelines on pain management with a brief review of pathophysiology of pain. Part III: Discuss, in depth, alternative approaches to pain management with a focus on the multimodal analgesic pathway. (This discussion is not intended for special patient populations such as people with cancer or in hospice care.)

2:20 - 3:10pm: Managing Menopause
Chelsea Elwood, PA-C

Discuss symptoms and treatments for menopausal symptoms in select patient populations.

3:20 - 3:40pm: Break/Product Theatre

3:40 – 4:00pm: Closing Remarks
Thomas Meehan, PhD, PA-C

“This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 11 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.”

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