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    IAPA's mini-Spring CME Event
    Virtual | Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 9:00am ET

    Mark your calendars for IAPA's mini-Spring CME Event, scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Below is the agenda with session descriptions. 

    This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

    Additionally, the "Combatting the Opioid Crisis" lecture will be available as enduring content for 2 AAPA Category 1 CME credits following the live broadcast. Complete your state-mandated opioid training for as low as $20!

    Registration Rates:
    IAPA Member - $20
    Non-Member | Webinar Only - $50
    Non-Member | Webinar and IAPA Membership Bundle - $125

    If you have any questions, please contact Isaiah Perez, Membership & Marketing Manager at iperez@indianapas.org or 317.659.0605 for assistance.

    Agenda

    9:00am ET - President's Welcome, Andrew P. Chastain, MSPAS, PA-C.

    9:10am ET - High Risk and Benign Breast Disease, Michelle Khan, PA-C (1 credit)

    10:15am ET - Managing Clinical Risks - Who are we sending home?, Kayur V. Patel, MD (1 credit)

    The threat of litigation following a misdiagnosis or improper treatment presents a challenge to healthcare clinicians. Subtle mistakes can lead to poor patient outcomes. According to a 2009 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association; Diagnostic errors were the number one reason for adverse events that resulted in malpractice payouts in outpatient settings.

    Avoid costly and time-consuming litigation by anticipating such situations and appropriately managing the medical needs of the patient.

    Topics Include:

    1. Patient presenting with a headache – misdiagnosis of an acute bleed.

    2. Abdominal pain in an office setting – missed appendicitis.

    3. Patient comes with back pain – missed abscess.


    11:30am ET - Zypitamag (pitavastatin): Statin Intolerance and Lipid Management, Janice Kim, Medical Science Liaison

    Making a decision on statin therapy can be challenging. It has been reported that approximately 40-75% of patients discontinue their statin therapy within 1 year of starting it. Pitavastatin is a moderate intensity statin that is metabolized differently than most statins and has a reduced potential for certain drug-drug interactions.

    During the webinar, we will:

    • Review current lipid guidelines and management options
    • Provide an overview of comparative statin clinical studies
    • Discuss statin-associated side effects, providing alternate management strategies

    12:20pm ET - Combatting the Opioid Crisis: An Update in Best Practices, Katie Beaudoin, MPAS, PA-C (2 credits)

    Indiana law mandates that all practitioners registered to dispense controlled substances must have completed 2 hours of continuing education during the previous two years addressing the topics of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse. This two-part series will fulfill the 2h CME requirement . There will be pre and post-test questions and a survey for peer review.

    Part I will discuss issues with opioid abuse and update providers with a review on the pathophysiology of pain, the MOA of pain medications and an introduction to the utilization of multimodal medication techniques. There will be examples of working protocols and resources for prescribing.

    Part II will summarize the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report. This will focus on the multidisciplinary treatment categories and steps required for a successful pain management treatment plan

    2:20pm ET - Closing Remarks

    This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

    • 08/24/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Sponsored By:

    Addressing Hepatitis C: Screening, Treatment and Care
    Alexandra Oumanets, MS, APRN, FNP-C

    Join us for a complimentary informational webinar on Hepatitis C sponsored by AbbVie. This webinar is part of the IAPA Sponsored Webinar program. If you would like to sponsor a future webinar, please contact info@indianapas.org

    This webinar is free to attend, however registration is required. 

    Objectives:

    • HCV pathology and epidemiology in the United States and the State of Indiana
    • Impact of Hepatitis C on the liver and other organs
    • Evolution of the HCV patient
    • Screening, diagnosis and linkage to care
    • HCV treatment landscape
    • Medical resources to support HCV management
    About Alexandra:

     Alexandra Oumanets is a Family Nurse   Practitioner and Medical Scientist with   Hepatology-Virology at AbbVie. She is based   out of Columbus, OH and works on Hepatitis C   elimination efforts across five states, including   Michigan.

    Alexandra earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio and her degree in Jurisprudence from the Tyumen International Institute of Economics and Law in Russia. She then obtained her Nursing and subsequently Master of Science in Nursing degrees from The Ohio State University (OSU) in May of 2015.

    Alexandra managed a variety of GI and Liver diseases as part of clinical team in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. In this role, Alexandra helped to start on-boarding GI and Hepatology Fellowship program for Advanced Practice Providers and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, which continue to grow and evolve today. She was a part of several studies in irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, fatty liver disease and contributed to several publications. Through collaboration with other health care professionals, she helped to develop evidence-based medical nutrition therapies to support clinical practice. Alexandra has also served as a preceptor and guest lecturer with OSU’s College of Nursing program.

    Alexandra was awarded a Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the University of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Medical Center. She also received IBD Support Foundation’s Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA, an IBD Preceptorship with the GI Health Foundation at the University of Michigan, and several educational grants. In 2018 she was an invited speaker at the Ohio State’s Conference for the Advanced Practice Providers.

    Alexandra has passionately pursued efforts to reduce the negative psychosocial, emotional, and social impacts of chronic diseases on patients and their families. She is one of the leaders of a community support group and a volunteer at a free health clinic for immigrants.

    In her spare time, Alexandra enjoys leaving the city behind to practice yoga and meditation in a country setting. Alexandra believes that each of us is responsible to restore the environment in our part of the world and leave in harmony with each other. With her 2 daughters, she supports a local organic farm. A quote that keeps her inspired is “Alone I can do so little. Together we can do so much” – Helen Keller

    • 11/04/2021
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    • 11/05/2021
    • (EDT)
    • Indianapolis, IN


    Registration opens soon

    Mark your calendars for IAPA's 2021 CME Conference, scheduled for November 4-5, 2021. The IAPA CME Committee is vigorously working to develop a diverse, engaging educational in-person program worth up to 16 CME credits.

    Are you passionate about a specific topic or specialty and want to share your expertise with other PAs and APPs in Indiana? Submit a speaker proposal for consideration to be added to the 2021 program agenda.

    Early-Bird Registration
    Be sure to check your inbox or visit this site for announcements of when registration opens. Early-bird rates will be available for a limited time, be sure to register early to ensure the best possible pricing.

    Registration Rates
    Early-Bird Member: $225
    Early-Bird Non-Member: $300

    Regular Member: $275
    Regular Non-Member: $400

    Student: $35

    If you have any questions, please contact Isaiah Perez, Membership & Marketing Manager at iperez@indianapas.org or 317.659.0605 for assistance.


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