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  • Fri 25   Oct 2019
    KAPA 2019 Symposium Resources
    KAPA Members: Login to access evaluation forms, speaker biographies, and more!
  • Wed 07   Aug 2019
    KAPA Signs New Lobbying Firm
    KAPA Signs New Lobbying Firm Tuesday, August 7, 2019 The KAPA Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new lobbying partnership with Top Shelf Lobby, a well-renowned Kentucky firm lead by Marc Wilson. “The Top Shelf Lobby team is excited about the opportunity to work with the Kentucky Academy of...
  • Tue 06   Aug 2019
    2019 PA of the Year Award to Recognize Excellence
    2019 PA of the Year Award to Recognize Excellence Tuesday, August 6, 2019 The Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) established the KAPA PA of the Year Award to honor a physician assistant who has demonstrated exemplary service to the PA profession and the community he/she serves, while...
  • Wed 17   Jul 2019
    Student Poster Abstract Submissions Now Open
    Student Poster Abstract Submissions Now Open for KAPA’s 43rd Annual CME Symposium Deadline to Submit is September 20, 2019 KAPA invites you to submit a poster abstract for presentation at the 2019 Annual CME Symposium. PA Student and pre-PA Student members and nonmembers may submit a poster...
  • Thu 06   Jun 2019
    KAPA's 43rd Annual Fall CME Symposium
    KAPA's 43rd Annual Fall CME Symposium Registration Now Open for the 43rd Annual KAPA CME Symposium Make plans now to join your friends and colleagues October 24-26, 2019, at the Lexington Convention Center for the 43rd Annual KAPA CME Symposium. REGISTER NOW and save! The registration rates will...
  • Mon 13   May 2019
    Call For Submissions
    Call For Submissions KAPA is looking for submissions for our summer newsletter! Have you written an article, blog, or other publication relevant to the PA profession in Kentucky? Submit it to KAPA for publication in our next newsletter! We are also accepting nominations for the PA Spotlight for...
  • Fri 10   May 2019
    AAPA kicks off in less than a week!
    AAPA kicks off in less than a week! Don’t forget to attend AAPA, May 18-22, 2019 in Denver, Colorado! Earn more than 35 AAPA Category 1 CME credits in five days, depending on which sessions you attend.KAPA is well represented at AAPA this year. The AAPA House of Delegates (HOD) will meet to enact...
  • Thu 09   May 2019
    2019-2020 Leadership Elections are now OPEN
    KAPA’s 2019-2020 Leadership Elections are now OPEN! As a KAPA fellow member, you are allowed to cast a vote for each of the positions listed on the ballot. The link to the ballot was sent via email. Voting is open until May 15th, 2019. Should you have questions about the voting process, or need...
  • Tue 07   May 2019
    Save the Date for the 2019 KAPA Symposium
    Save the Date for the 2019 KAPA Symposium Mark your calendars and make plans to join your friends and colleagues for the KAPA 2019 Annual CME Symposium! The date has been finalized and we will be at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, KY from October 24-26, 2019.
  • Thu 14   Mar 2019
    Important Legislative Update
    Important Legislative Update After a long, hard-fought advocacy battle, we are disappointed to report that due to constitutional time restraints and a lack of political will, Kentucky Senate Leadership has decided to once again block the movement of House Bill 93. We know the below message is...
  • Thu 20   Dec 2018
    Save the Date for the 2019 KAPA Lobby Day
    Save the Date for the 2019 KAPA Lobby Day On Tuesday, February 12th, Physician Assistants from across the Commonwealth will descend on the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort to advocate for our profession, and specifically lobby to allow Physician Assistants prescriptive authority of scheduled...
  • Wed 05   Dec 2018
    Women's Health Provider Education Initiative
    Women's Health Provider Education Initiative Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Bright Pink® is a national nonprofit on a mission to help save lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know their risk and manage their health proactively in partnership with an informed provider (that’s...
  • Fri 17   Aug 2018
    2018 PA of the Year Award to Recognize Excellence
    2018 PA of the Year Award to Recognize Excellence Friday, August 17, 2018 The Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) established the KAPA PA of the Year Award to honor a physician assistant who has demonstrated exemplary service to the PA profession and the community he/she serves, while...
  • Mon 09   Apr 2018
    Governor Matt Bevin signs HB 81 into law
    Governor Matt Bevin signs HB 81 into law Monday, April 2, 2018 On April 2, 2018 Governor Matt Bevin signed HB 81 into law which amends KRS 189.456 to include physician assistants on the list of licensed professionals allowed to issue temporary accessible parking placards. A special thank you to...
  • Mon 09   Apr 2018
    HB 497 signed by the Governor
    HB 497 signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin Monday, April 2, 2018 On April 2, 2018 HB 497, which amends KRS 202A.011 to include physician assistants on the list of individuals able to serve as qualified mental health professionals, was signed by signed by the Speaker of the House, the President...
  • Fri 02   Feb 2018
    2018 National Wear Red Day - Go For Women
    2018 National Wear Red Day-Go For Women Friday, February 2, 2018 Today is 2018 National Wear Red Day-Go Red For Women. The students and faculty at the University of the Cumberlands celebrated this day with a photo showing all of us in red. This event is geared to bring awareness to communities...
  • Fri 10   Feb 2017
    Kentucky Seeks to Modernize PA Healthcare Laws and Increase Access to Care
    Kentucky Seeks to Modernize PA Healthcare Laws and Increase Access to Care September 21, 2017 is Last State to Propose Legislation Allowing PAs to Prescribe Controlled Medications. Lexington, KY., February 10, 2017 – As the only state currently not allowing patients to take advantage of PAs...
  • Tue 07   Feb 2017
    Expand PA Prescription Authority
    Expand PA Prescription Authority Throughout the U.S., physician assistants are helping expand patient access to high quality care. PAs are highly trained medical professionals that work in medical teams. In every state but one they have the authority to prescribe controlled medications. Kentucky...
  • Tue 06   Dec 2016
    Sen. Tom Buford (R) Has Prefiled a Bill to Amend KRS 311.856 to Give PAs Modified Prescriptive Authority to Prescribe Schedule II-V Controlled Substances
    Sen. Tom Buford (R) Has Prefiled a Bill to Amend KRS 311.856 to Give PAs Modified Prescriptive Authority to Prescribe Schedule II-V Controlled Substances Sen. Tom Buford (R-Nicholasville) has prefiled a bill (BR 226) to amend the current legislation in KRS 311.856 to give PAs modified prescriptive...
  • Mon 22   Dec 2014
    Winter 2015 Edition of the KAPA Newsletter Now Available
    Winter 2015 Edition of the KAPA Newsletter Now Available Click here to read the latest edition of KAPA DisPAtch
  • Thu 09   Oct 2014
    KAPA Issue Brief: Coming Up Short Kentucky Laws Restrict Deployment of Physician Assistants, and Access to High-Quality Health Care for Kentuckians
    KAPA Issue Brief: Coming Up Short Kentucky Laws Restrict Deployment of Physician Assistants, and Access to High-Quality Health Care for Kentuckians In conjunction with National PA Week (October 6-12, 2014), The Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) released an issue brief, “Coming Up...
  • Tue 18   Feb 2014
    Can PAs call Kentucky home?
    Can PAs call Kentucky home? By Virginia Valentin, KAPA President I am proud to say that America’s physician assistants (PAs) are on the front lines of medicine, especially here in Kentucky. PAs practice medicine and are educated in a very similar way to physicians, via an intense graduate–level medical program...
  • Mon 04   Nov 2013
    KY. Physician Assistants name Sen. Tom Buford Legislator of the Year
    KY. Physician Assistants name Sen. Tom Buford Legislator of the Year Jessamine Journal, 10/30/2013 The Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants named Senator Tom Buford as Legislator of the Year for 2013. Buford sponsored legislation in the 2013 General Assembly that eliminated the 18-month...
  • Fri 11   Oct 2013
    Thanks for Making This a Great PA Week!
    Thanks for Making This a Great PA Week! As we close out PA Week I wanted to take a moment to tell you what KAPA plans to do in the upcoming year. Our focus continues to be serving our members. We know this starts with legislation. As Government Affairs Committee Chair Isaac Caton laid out for you...
  • Thu 10   Oct 2013
    America Needs PAs
    America Needs PAs This year, AAPA declared the theme for PA Week as "America Needs PAs." This is a perfect theme as Kentucky is one of the first states to roll out the Affordable Care Act. America and Kentucky will need PAs more than ever. This is being recognized more and more. See below: DeShana...
  • Tue 08   Oct 2013
    In Celebration of PA Week, Please Take Action for the Future TODAY
    In Celebration of PA Week, Please Take Action for the Future TODAY In just three months, the 2014 legislative session will be upon us. One thing is certain, it feels much better going into this session with a win under our belt. While we are thankful for the much-needed change in legislation,...
  • Mon 07   Oct 2013
    Happy PA Week!
    Happy PA Week! PA week is officially Oct. 6-12 and we hope you will join us this week in celebrating. PA week is a great time to promote our profession and educate others about Physician Assistants. This year KAPA has posted large and small posters all around Kentucky in hospitals and clinics in...
  • Mon 16   Sep 2013
    KAPA Pre-PA Student Membership
    KAPA Pre-PA Student Membership KAPA now offers a Pre-PA Student Membership! A Pre-PA Student Member is a student or military individual who is either in a Pre-PA curriculum in college, high school or a medical specialist in the armed services. Pre-PA Student Members shall have the privilege of the...
  • Wed 17   Jul 2013
    Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) Seeking Nominations for Kentucky’s “Citizen Doctor of the Year” Award
    Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) Seeking Nominations for Kentucky’s “Citizen Doctor of the Year” Award The Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP) is seeking nominations for Kentucky’s “Citizen Doctor of the Year” Award, and has asked KAPA to send this notice out to all members...
  • Tue 25   Jun 2013
    KAPA 2012-13 President Response to May 28 Editorial "Get the Facts on Health Reform"
    KAPA 2012-13 President Response to May 28 Editorial "Get the Facts on Health Reform" The Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) would like to comment on the editorial: “Get the Facts on Health Reform” published May 28. We would like to point out that physician assistants are also highly...
  • Tue 25   Jun 2013
    AAPA's wrap-up from the AMA HOD
    AAPA's wrap-up from the AMA HOD from AAPA AAPA was present for the entirety of the 2013 AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting undefined advocating for the PA profession and reporting the latest news to our members. After weeks of collaborative advocacy, the hard work of AAPA volunteers,...
  • Tue 18   Jun 2013
    Breaking News: AMA Reference Committee releases amended resolution
    Breaking News: AMA Reference Committee releases amended resolution from AAPA American Medical Association House of Delegates Reference Committee B just released its recommendations on Report 16, and what was a resolution with a very expansive definition of surgery and invasive procedure has now...
  • Thu 13   Jun 2013
    Valentin Elected President of Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants
    Valentin Elected President of Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants Virginia Valentin, assistant professor of physician assistant studies at the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences, has been elected president of the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA). Her term will...
  • Wed 29   May 2013
    Donate to the American Red Cross
    Donate to the American Red Cross Please consider donating to the Red Cross to help the Oklahoma tornado disaster relief efforts. Visit https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002 or Text REDCROSS to 90999 to Give $10.
  • Mon 20   May 2013
    University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Class of 2015 Donates to KAPA
    University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Class of 2015 Donates to KAPA The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant class of 2015 recently collected $5 from each class member ($270 total) and made various donations in honor of their first semester instructors and faculty Click here to read the...
  • Thu 02   May 2013
    Medical Supplies Needed for Mission Trip
    Medical Supplies Needed for Mission Trip Stefanie Brock, PA-C is doing a medical mission to Haiti and needs medical supplies. She will take anything you have. Mission trip is in July so items need to not expire before July. She needs supplies before June 15. Please contact Stefanie at...
  • Mon 29   Apr 2013
    UK PA Student Fundraiser
    UK PA Student Fundraiser UK PA students are selling UK PA Tervis Tumblers for $20 each. Funds will go to helping fund student travel to the AAPA conference and other activities. If you are interested in purchasing a tumbler, please contact Brittany Muench PA-S at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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