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Join Us for the 2019 VAPAA Annual Conference!


35 CMEs

November 4 - 8, 2019

Check-in Begins on November 3.

San Antonio, Texas


VAPAA is excited to invite you to our 2019 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas! The event will be held November 4 - 8, with conference check-in beginning on November 3. Registration is OPEN! The conference will be hosted at the beautiful Marriott Plaza San Antonio, just steps from the River Walk! We look forward to providing an outstanding CME program and opportunities to connect with colleagues at other VAs around the nation. This conference is open to all PAs, NPs, Physicians and Nurses, members and non-members.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event in San Antonio!

#vaPAsTakeSA


Conference Hotel:

Marriott Plaza San Antonio
555 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

The conference will be held at the gorgeous Marriott Plaza San Antonio, just steps from the San Antonio River Walk! The hotel is conveniently located ten minutes from the San Antonio Airport. 


Registration:

To register, please visit the registration desk in the lobby of La Villita.


VAPAA Member Registration Rate: $350

Non-member Registration Rate: $400

One Day Registration: $95

Late Registration Rate (after 10/11): $475

PSB Training Only: $0

Registration includes CME, daily breakfast and snacks.





Agenda & CME Information:
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 35.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
This activity was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.


Monday, November 4
8:00 am - 4:50 pm


8:00 - 8:50 am: Nicotine: Pathophysiology, Cessation, and Future Trends
9:00 - 9:50 am: Emerging Pathogens, Are You Prepared?
10:00 - 10:50 am: Psychiatric Emergencies
11:00 - 11:50 am: Domestic Violence
12:00 - 1:50 pm: Members Only Luncheon*
2:00 - 2:50 pm: Update from NCCPA: Positive Changes to Certification Maintenance
3:00 - 3:50 pm: Diagnostics of Coronary Artery Disease
4:00 - 4:50 pm: Prognostication
5:30 - 6:30 pm: VAPAA Attendee Social Hour at Mexican Manhattan's Riverwalk, Patio

Tuesday, November 5
8:00 am - 4:50 pm

8:00 am - 3:50 pm: PSB Training (lunch on your own from 12:00 - 12:50 pm)
3:00 - 3:50 pm:
 Delirium vs. Dementia
4:00 - 4:50 pm: Depression in the Elderly: A Primary Care Perspective

Wednesday, November 6
8:00 am - 4:50 pm

8:00 - 8:50 am: E&M Coding: Optimize Your Apparent Worth!
9:00 - 9:50 am: Your OT Can Handle That: Making Use of a Great Resource
10:00 - 10:50 am: On Safari: Zebras, Zebras Everywhere! 
11:00 - 11:50 am: Understanding Your Benefits
12:00 - 12:50 pm: Lunch on your own
1:00 - 1:50 pm: Treating Substance Abuse with Disorder with Medication
2:00 - 2:50 pm: Testosterone: A Practical Approach
3:00 - 3:50 pm: Cannabis
4:00 - 4:50 pm: 
A Practical Approach to the Dizzy Patient

Thursday, November 7
8:00 am - 4:50 pm

7:00 - 7:50 am: E&M Coding Work Session
8:00 - 8:50 am: Collaborative efforts to improve advanced liver disease care across VA.
9:00 - 9:50 am: STI: From Conversation to Cure
10:00 - 10:50 am: Non-alocholic Fatty Liver Disease
11:00 - 11:50 am: Gabentin Abuse: A Growing Concern
12:00 - 12:50 pm: Lunch on your own
1:00 - 1:50 pm: HIV - New Medications, New Directions
2:00 - 2:50 pm: Updates on anticoagulation: non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant use
3:00 - 3:50 pm: Transgender Health in Primary Care
4:00 - 4:50 pm: I'm Just A Bill on Capitol Hill

Friday, November 8
8:00 am - 11:50 am

8:00 - 8:50 am: Lower Back Pain: Evaluation and Conservative Treatment
9:00 - 9:50 am: Management of Peripheral Vascular Disease
10:00 - 10:50 am: T2DM Treatment Updates
11:00 - 11:50 am: Diagnosis and Treatment of Ear Pain for the Primary Care Provider

*The VAPAA Membership Lunch (open to current members only) will be held on Monday, November 4th from 12:00 to 1:50 pm.


Exhibit Opportunties:

Opportunities to exhibit at the VAPAA Annual Conference are available! An exhibit table ($1000) includes:

- Networking opportunities with Physician Assistants, MD, NPs, and more medical professionals
- Complimentary registration for one company representative
- Six foot skirted exhibit table with chairs, electric and WiFi
- Recognition as an exhibitor in our printed conference materials
- Recognition as an exhibitor in our digital conference materials
- Invitation to conference social events



To learn more, please contact our Executive Director at leadership@vapaa.org.

VAPAA
PO Box 355
Newport, RI 02840
vapaaexecutivedirector@gmail.com
401-324-9331

VAPAA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. 

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