Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistances

2022 | Fall Symposium

KAPA Fall Symposium

Make plans to join your colleagues from across the Commonwealth for the 46th Annual KAPA CME Symposium. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in-person, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington KY. If you can't join us in-person our sessions will also be recorded and offered in a flexible hybrid format after the event so that attendees won't miss their favorite talks, while still maximizing CME for their money! Conference organizers plan to apply for 25 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME. 

Our conference committee has put together an engaging agenda covering the hottest topics in PA practice in Kentucky. Our event will feature dual tracks on Thursday December 8th, a full day of General sessions on Friday, as well as two hands on workshops. Saturday will feature a workshop on Cerumen Management, and the Thursday session will be announced soon. Conference recordings will be made available to attendees at no additional cost for 1 year.

KAPA To Feature Keynote Presentation from Dr. Steven Stack!

We are excited to announce that for our 46th Annual CME Symposium, we will be joined on Friday by Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health. He will lead a keynote talk on the state of healthcare in Kentucky and addressing the challenges our patients face.

Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA, FACEP was appointed commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health by Gov. Andy Beshear in February, 2020. He resides in Lexington, Ky and is a board-certified emergency physician.

For more than 20 years Dr. Stack has been a leader in the medical profession. He has served on boards of directors and in senior leadership roles for numerous geographic and specialty medical societies. In 2006, he became the first emergency physician ever elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) board of trustees, subsequently serving as board chair and in 2015-2016 as the youngest AMA president since 1854.

Dr. Stack has served as medical director of multiple emergency departments, including Saint Joseph East, Lexington, Saint Joseph Mt. Sterling, KY and Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. He has more than 18 years of emergency medicine administrative and clinical practice experience in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

In 2018, Dr. Stack joined The University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business as adjunct professor. In this role, he lectures on healthcare policy and the mechanics of advocacy to physicians in the physician executive MBA program and to both physician and non-physician healthcare leaders enrolled in executive education programs.

Dr. Stack has focused experience in health information technology (IT). A nationally recognized advocate, he bridges bedside care with governmental policy and has served on numerous federal advisory committees for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology from 2010 -2016. Additionally, he served from 2012 - 2016 as board member and secretary of eHealth Initiative, a Washington, DC-based non-profit association improving health care through the advancement of health IT.

His other areas of expertise include emergency department and hospital management, health system reform, physician licensure and regulation and healthcare anti-trust issues. Dr. Stack has extensive experience in policymaking and advocacy at federal, state and county levels and before legislative bodies and executive branch regulatory agencies. He also is a skilled public spokesperson and longtime advocate for universal access to affordable and high quality healthcare.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Dr. Stack graduated magna cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. where he was a Henry Bean Scholar for classical studies. He returned to Ohio to complete medical school and emergency medicine residency at The Ohio State University before moving to Memphis to begin his clinical practice. In 2006,Dr. Stack and his family relocated to Lexington. In December 2017 he completed his MBA at UT Knoxville Haslam College of Business.

Dr. Stack is married and the proud father of one daughter. His wife, Tracie, is an MD, PhD and practicing board-certified allergy/asthma/ immunology specialist. In his leisure time, Dr. Stack enjoys the study of classical Greek and Roman history, United States presidential history, photography and traveling with his wife and daughter.

Sponsors/Exhibitors

The Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants’ is excited to announce sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities for our 46th Annual CME Symposium, on December 8-10, 2022 at the Marriott Griffin Gate resort in Lexington, KY. We invite you to showcase your company’s products and services to an anticipated crowd of 250 + Kentucky PAs and PA Students during the three day event.

PAs are licensed health care professionals who practice medicine with physician supervision in general practice settings and specialty practice areas. PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventative healthcare, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions.

Exhibiting at KAPA’s 46th Annual CME Symposium provides you with an opportunity to:

  • Enhance your brand
  • Increase sales
  • Educate current and potential customers
  • Gain valuable input and feedback
  • Generate leads
  • Forge new relationships and partnerships
  • Build trust and confidence

… all while supporting the Physician Assistant profession in the Commonwealth. Please see our offering of sponsorship, exhibitor and advertising packages — including our straight-forward policies and procedures — to plan the optimum level of participation for your company, business or organization.

Exhibit space is limited and is available on a first-come, first served basis. Reserve your space now!

AAPA Cat 1 CreditThis program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for18 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

Special thanks to our 2022 Fall Symposium Sponsors

2022 Fall Symposium Agenda

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2022

07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

Registration/Breakfast

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

 

Specialty Track

Learn the Burn: Acute Burn Care Management

Debbie Harrell, MSN, RN, NE-BC

General Track

Evaluation and Management of Anxiety and Depressive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Mandakini Sadhir, MD

ID# 1222-H1.0-KAPA5

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

Specialty Track

Winter Is Coming: Update of Acute Bronchiolitis

Joshua Burkhart, MSPAS, PA-C

General Track

Pulmonology and Cardiology

Sibu P Saha, MD, MBA

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Session/Workshop Break

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

 

Specialty Track

Structural Interventional Cardiology

Andrew Leventhal, MD, Ph.D.

General Track

How To Talk to Legislators

Kevin Payton, TSL

Workshop

Point of Care Ultrasound for Mid-Level Providers

Robert Kuhn, MD

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 

Specialty Track

Current Treatments for Type II Diabetes

Ashley Sparks, PA-C

General Track

The T's of Type I

Erin Chalmers, DMSc, MSPAS, PA-C

Workshop

Point of Care Ultrasound for Mid-Level Providers

Robert Kuhn, MD

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM

Lunch Presentation from Atricure

Joe Meadors PA-C

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

 

Specialty Track

Addressing Monkeypox in Our Community - Looking Toward the Future

Nicholas J. Van Sickels MD

General Track

Lung Transplantation for Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis- An Appalachian problem of plenty

Suresh Keshavamurthy MD, FACS, FRCS

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM

 

Specialty Track

Caring for patients with opioid use disorder: A review of the ASAM guidelines

Martika Martin, PharmD, MBA, BCGP

ID# 1222-H1.0-KAPA6

General Track

The Ten Commandments for Comprehensive Heart Failure Care

Maya Ignaszewski, MD

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

Session Break

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

 

Specialty Track

Update from NCCPA: Focus on the PANRE Alternative

Alicia Quella, PhD, PA-C

General Track

Common Anemias and Cytoses Seen in Practice

Dana Campbell Ph.D., PA-C

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

 

Specialty Track

Becoming a More Gender Affirming Healthcare Provider

Bridget Pitcock, APRN, FNP-C, AAHIVS

General Track

How to Become a Preceptor

Panelists from Kentucky and Tennessee PA Programs

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Sponsored Event

06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

KAPA Board of Directors Meeting

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2022

07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

Registration/Breakfast

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

 

General Track

Physical Therapy Practice

Elizabeth Ulanowski, PT, DPT
Morgan Habermel, PT, DPT

Student Track

Clinical Lab Review

LaDale Ramsey

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 

General Track

Rheumatology Labs for the Primary Care PA

M. Blair Whitaker, MPAS, PA-C

Student Track

Professional Issues (CV, Cover Letter, Burnout)

Kara Mudd
Josh Burkhart

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break with Exhibitors

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

 

General Track

Idiopathic Parkinson Disease: An overview for Primary Care Providers

Sonia Rupani, DMS, MS, PA-C, AE-C

Student Track

Ultrasound

Joshua Shepherd

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 

General Track

Modalities of Radiology and Fundamentals of Chest Radiography

Tammy Jewell PA-C, MSPAS, CCD, RT

Student Track

Ultrasound

Joshua Shepherd

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors, Regeneron Product Theatre

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

 

General Track

Keynote Presentation: State of Healthcare in Kentucky

Steven J. Stack, MD, MBA - Commissioner, Kentucky Department for Public Health

ID# 1222-H1.0-KAPA7

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM

 

General Track

KAPA Member Meeting

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM

Break with Exhibitors

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

 

General Track

Diagnosis and Management of Low Back Pain in the Primary Care Setting

LaDale Ramsey, MSPAS, PA-C

ID# 1222-H1.0-KAPA8

Student Track

Student Networking Event

KAPA Student Representatives

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

 

General Track

Cirrhosis

Sonia Rupani, DMS, MS, PA-C, AE-C

Student Track

Challenge Bowl

Challenge Bowl Playoff Winners

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

 

General Track

3 New Ways to Guarantee Patient Compliance That Will Reduce Practice Workload

Sabrina Runbeck, MPH, MHS, PA-C

06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

UK Alumni Reception