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When you break away with GAPA you’ll get four streamlined days of continuing medical education training with plenty of free time to network with fellow PAs or spend with your family enjoying activities like boating, fishing, hiking, golf and wildlife viewing. This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 23 hours to a single individual plus the potential for an additional 6 hours for the optional Wednesday workshops by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician Assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

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  • Soar with Insightsfrom Skilled Instructors


    Our Version of a Classroom is a Little

    Different GAPA Spring Break 2013G e o r G i a a s s o c i at i o n o f P h y s i c i a n a s s i s t a n t s P r e s e n t s

    RegisteR by Feb.1st &

    save $100Featuring: Over 23 educational sessions

    9 hands-on workshops

    CME credit is available to Nurse Practitioners & Athletic Trainers

    Up to 23 Category 1 CME hours, plus up to 6 hours for optional Wednesday workshops

    A great conference, including the venue, talks and exhibits. I will definitely attend another GAPA conference! ShEENA MCElhANEy, PA-C, PETAl, MS

    Combine exceptional continuing medical education with a spring break vacation!

    Relax and renew by one of the southeasts most majestic lakes!

    thousands of dollars in prizes will be given away during conference.

    the first 100 registrants will be entered to win a two-night stay at The Legacy Lodge Resort & Spa at Lake Lanier Islands, GA!

    bring the family along for boating, fishing, hiking, golf, wildlife viewing and much more.

    NEW Spring Conference!

    Special Presentation


  • 2Exhibit Hall & Job Opportunities GAPAs Exhibition hall will feature dozens of companies presenting the latest medical products and services, career opportunities and professional services. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the resources available to todays health care professionals. looking for a new job? Representatives of employment services, large hospitals, clinics and other medical practices will be there, waiting to talk with you.

    Refresh Your Skillsat Georgias Great Lake!

    Escapeto GAPAs New Spring Conference!

    FRom the PResidentOur classrooms are a little different from what you might expect.

    Imagine sailing across one of the souths most majestic lakes, playing golf along its imposing shore or watching the sun slide below scenic foothills as you join colleagues March 20-23 at The legacy lodge Resort & Spa at lake lanier Islands, GA. This beautiful retreat encompasses natural beauty in a private setting, yet is situated just a few miles northeast of Atlanta, making it an ideal location for GAPAs brand new Spring CME Conference. youll find accommodations and amenities that are sure to exceed your expectations.

    When you break away with GAPA youll get three streamlined days of continuing medical education training (plus an extra day for optional workshops) with plenty of free time to network with fellow PAs or spend with your family enjoying activities like boating, fishing, hiking, golf and wildlife viewing. you can also find adventures nearby including the scenic Chattahoochee National Forest, North Georgias vineyards and wineries, and one of the Southeasts largest shopping malls!

    GAPAs Spring Conference will provide educational sessions that span a variety of specialties and practice disciplines. We will also feature skill-building, hands-on workshops presented by the best instructors in their respective fields. Plus, well have session topics to help you prepare for NCCPA certification and recertification.

    Whether your primary focus is in learning or just kicking back, we guarantee you will have an enjoyable time! And since lake lanier Islands is an easy drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Charlotte and many other southeastern destinations, we encourage you to bring your family along for a fun spring break! We hope youll also consider joining GAPA or renewing your membership. you will directly benefit by having a larger voice on issues that affect your practice and in your professional growth.

    See you at the Lake! Tina hood, PA-C, MPAS 2012-13 President

    Bring Along The Family!

    Cme CRedit Physician Assistants: This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 23 hours to a single individual plus an additional 6 hours for the optional Wednesday workshops by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. PAs should claim only hours spent in CME activity.

    nurse Practitioners: According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, you are permitted to earn and file CE credits for programs accredited by the AAPA. For more information, please visit

    Athletic trainers: GAPA will be offering continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. Sessions are planned and will be designated for CEU credit for athletic trainers as well as CME credit for PAs. In addition, a separate CEU certificate will be available for athletic trainers to submit to their own licensing and/or certification board. Please visit for details.

    For questions regarding CME credit, please contact the GAPA Office at 1.888.811.GAPA

    The Chest X-ray for Dummies class was excellent. The presentation on AIDS and Parkinsons disease was excellent. The dermatology class was excellent. The Dermatology Boot Camp was great too. Everyone did a great job!!! Thanks GAPA for this wonderful experience. I cant wait to tell all of my FNP colleagues. ChRISTy lEE GAdSON, NP, AlPhARETTA, GA

  • UPdAtes in the diAgnosis And tReAtment oF AsthmAAsthma is a life-threatening illness that affects over 34 million Americans. Its prevalence has increased over the past several years in both children and adults, now accounting for nearly 500,000 hospitalizations each year. This lecture will provide a step-by-step approach to correctly diagnose asthma, review interpretation of spirometry and examine new updates in the treatment of this disease in order to improve patients quality of life.

    Fri, 1:00 PM, Christy Wilson, PA-C

    two-hoUR deRm boot CAmPGet ready to beef up your skills at the derm Boot Camp. At the conclusion of this two hour event you will be able to recognize, diagnose and treat different skin conditions and suspicious lesions. youll also learn a systematic approach to rashes and skin conditions. An array of photographic images will be presented during this exciting lecture that will enlighten and help you feel more comfortable in the specialty of skin.

    Sat, 10:00 AM, Maria Bips, PA-C

    the LAtest on PA CeRtiFiCAtion FRom nCCPANeed to know what to do to maintain your NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) certification? Then this session is a MUST for you! Participants will learn about the current requirements for maintaining your certification and changes on the horizon. youll also have a chance to learn the latest on our CAQ (Certificate of Added Qualifications) program and more!

    Sat, 3:15 PM, Katherine Adamson, PA-C, MMS, MA

    Refresh Your Skillsat Georgias Great Lake!

    Escapeto GAPAs New Spring Conference!

    GAPA Spring 2013 Session Highlights

    A very well organized conference. The staff was very friendly and easily accessible. Sessions were interesting and the use of the key fobs made answering questions fun.JEAN lARSON, PA-C, AlBANy, GA

    Features and Amenities at The Legacy Lodge Resort & Spa at Lake Lanier Islands, GA

    Complimentary wireless internet Outdoor patios or terraces for All rooms Serta pillow top mattresses 24 hour room service Flat screen televisions Enlarged bathrooms with custom Italian tile,

    granite counter-tops and walk-in showers high-thread count linens Robes in all rooms dual line telephones with private voicemail

    in all rooms Iron and ironing board in all rooms Coffee makers in all rooms hair dryers in all rooms Complimentary morning newspaper heated outdoor swimming pool Valet parking Walking trails lakeside views Two restaurants Spa services Full service business center Transportation services laundry services Gift shop 22,000 square feet of IACC-certified flexible

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  • hour of lecture, two hours of skill practice and one hour of Q&A skills demo.

    eKg 12-LeAd inteRPRetAtionFri, 8:30 11:30 AM Ben Taylor, Phd, PA-C

    For those that are comfortable with ECGs, the focus turns to the interpretation of a 12-lead ECG. At the conclusion of this session you will be able to recognize a properly performed 12 ECG; determine the mean QRS axis and state the common causes of axis deviation (lAd, RAd, IAd); describe 12-lead ECG features of ischemia, injury, infraction; chamber enlargement, bundle branch blocks, hemiblocks, pericarditis, electrolyte and drug effects; plus interpret 3 (three) 12-lead EKGs and identify the pathological condition causing the abnormality.

    Joint inJeC tions & AsPiRAtionsWed, 11:00 AM 2:00 PM Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS, dFAAPA

    This workshop provides guidelines for methods and materials, patient preparation, equipment needed, procedures, follow-up, pitfalls and complications for common joint injections and aspirations. you will learn to describe nociceptive pain, discuss injections and demonstrate techniques to perform shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and trigger point injections. This is your opportunity to become more comfortable with these procedures under the guidance of a skilled orthopedic Physician Assistant.

    oRthoPediC exAm oF AnKLe, Knee, shoULdeR & eLbow Wed, 2:30 5:30 PM Jeff Chambers, ATC, PA-C

    hone your orthopedic exam skills with an experienced orthopedic PA. The workshop will place emphasis on the knee and shoulder with elbow and ankle exam techniques also discussed. The curriculum will cover the basics for a quick orthopedic exam as well as advanced techniques for specific pathology. Participants are requested to wear proper attire.