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IAPA 2022 Annual

Virtual Spring CME Event

Join IAPA as we host our 2nd Annual Virtual CME Spring Event, Thursday, February 24, 12:00pm - 6:00pm ET

This afternoon event will feature a minimum 5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.* Additionally, Dr. James Stewart will present the non-CME lecture, "Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse," on behalf of Coloplast. Interested in participating as a speaker at future IAPA CME events? Click to submit a CME proposal for consideration.

Program Schedule - tentative, times subject to change

12:00-12:05pm ET - Welcome | Randy Brush, MS, PA-C; President, IAPA

12:05-12:45pm ET - Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Symptoms and Treatment Options | James Stewart, DO

12:45-02:15pm ET - Microhematuria in Primary Care | Clay Walker, MSPA, PA-C | 1.5 credits

02:15-03:45pm ET - Approach to Anemias | Laura Gunder-McClary, DHSc, PA-C | 1.5 credits

03:45-03:50pm ET - Break

03:50-05:50pm ET - Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care Across the Lifespan | Diane Bruessow, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA | 2 credits

Registration Rates

IAPA Members - $50
Non-IAPA Members - $65


*This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Thank You to Our Supporter:

Approach to Anemias
Laura Gunder-McClary, DHSc, PA-C
1.5 CME Credits*

This CME lecture is designed to allow the practicing clinician to identify the various  clinical presentations  of anemia. It further guides the participant through the History and physical examination, diagnostic laboratory testing and the formulation of treatment plans. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define the different lab tests used to diagnose hematologic abnormalities
  • Understand the various anemias and their clinical presentations
  • Recognize the most common etiologies of anemias
  • Create a differential diagnoses based on subjective and objective data
  • Formulate a plan of care for each disease process

About Laura:

Dr. Laura Gunder McClary is a fulltime Professor in the Doctor of Medical Sciences Program and the Director of the Education Track at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah.

She has 18 years of clinical experience in internal and family medicine in both inpatient and outpatient settings to include rural medicine and medical house calls. She also has 5 years of experience in telemedicine in Florida.

She is a three-time graduate of the Medical College of Georgia and received her Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her entrance into healthcare began in the clinical laboratory profession in 1989 and beside her vast clinical experiences she has worked as a patient educator, a medical writer and curriculum developer.  She is currently a graduate medical education and accreditation consultant. Dr. Gunder McClary is also a professional medical speaker on influenza, laboratory medicine, rural medicine, and a published author of two Genetics textbooks.

Transgender and Gender Diverse Health Care Across the Lifespan: Considerations for Your Practice
Diane Bruessow, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
2 CME Credits*

There is a small but significant body of relevant research on transgender health that translates well into clinical practice. This session will introduce attendees to essential, foundational concepts pertaining to gender diversity, as well as advanced clinical considerations when caring for transgender and gender diverse (TG/GD) patients. Common social, medical, surgical, legal and other interventions will be explored. Upon return to practice, attendees can become comfortable applying their existing medical knowledge, and incorporating best and promising practices, to the care of TG/GD patients across the lifespan.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants should be able to do the following as it pertains to their practice:

  • Apply current knowledge to the care of transgender and gender diverse patients across the lifespan.
  • Describe the treatment goals for the care of transgender and gender diverse patients across the lifespan.
  • Discuss medical and surgical care of transgender and gender diverse patients across the lifespan.

About Diane:

Diane Bruessow, PA-C (she/her) is a clinician-educator, practicing in transgender medicine at Healthy Transitions in Montclair, NJ, and faculty in the Yale PA Online Program in New Haven, CT. Bruessow has delivered more than 100 presentations at global, national, and regional meetings. She is a published author of original research articles and chapters in medical textbooks. She serves on the editorial board of the Transgender Health journal. Bruessow lives in Queens, NYC with Schutz and Gunther, her two Rottweilers. Beyond medicine, her interests include the performing arts, philanthropy, and a full night’s sleep. 

Microhematuria in Primary Care
Clay Walker, MSPA, PA-C
1.5 CME Credits*

This lecture will cover the etiologies, risk factors, and evaluation of patients with microhematuria in the primary care setting. This will be a discussion based lecture, providing case examples leading to interactive discussion with attendees to apply the information being taught in the lecture. The talk will also discuss the new hematuria risk index and which patients may benefit from a more aggressive versus conservation approach to their microhematuria evaluation.

Learning Objectives:

After this session, participants should be able to do the following:

  • Be able to apply the hematuria risk index to your patients in the evaluation and workup of microhematuria. 
  • To be able to analyze the urinalysis and diagnose microhematuria based on the current diagnostic guidelines. 
  • Be able to identify and differentiate between the potential etiologies microhematuria.

About Clay:

Clay is a physician assistant who began practice in 2016 in rural southern Illinois, serving in family practice and urgent care. After three years, Clay relocated to Chicago, Illinois, where he has practiced in internal medicine, interventional radiology, and urgent care.

In addition to his clinical work, Clay is an adjunct lecturer and preceptor for Rush University, Rosalind Franklin University, and Southern Illinois University Physician Assistant Programs. Aside from in-person lecturing, Clay teaches for an online medical education group, Medgeeks, where he teaches on PANCE/PANRE board review and created a primary care mentorship course to augment the transition from student to student clinician in primary care.

In the spring of 2022, Clay will be transitioning to work as a primary care Physician Assistant at Mayo Clinic – Arizona and will aid in creating their new family medicine PA/NP fellowship program.

Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Symptoms and Treatment
James Stewart, DO

Join James Ryan Stewart, DO, an Obstetrician/Gynecologist fellowship trained in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, for a discussion about female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. You will learn not only about these conditions and available treatment options but also what you can do as a provider to help women suffering from these conditions.

About James:

I focus my care on teaching first. I want patients to understand what it is we are trying to accomplish and learn from them their desired healthcare goals

Medical Training/Credentials

  • Medical School – Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship & Residency – Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University
  • Fellowship – Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Louisville
  • Board Certifications – Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
  • Practice – Midwest Center For Pelvic Health LLC


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