Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistances

2022 | Spring Symposium

KAPA Symposium

Join the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants (KAPA) for our first ever virtual Spring CME Symposium. In 2020 Physician Assistants (PA) in Kentucky achieved expanded prescriptive authority under state law. KAPA is committed to supporting KY PAs as they meet their CME requirements to prescribe schedule III-V medications. With that in mind our Spring Symposium will be dedicated to topics around safe prescribing, controlled substance diversion, and community interventions.

When: March 25th, 2022
Where: Virtually Everywhere

The content has been approved for 8 hours of HB1 compliant credit from the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure with approval number ID# 0322-H8.0-KAPA4. Attendees will have the option of attending sessions live, as well as accessing recordings after the fact.

*Spring Symposium attendees will also receive complimentary access to our virtual library for an additional 7 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME that has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure for HB1 compliant CME.

AAPA Cat 1 CreditThis activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 3/25/2022 to 5/25/2022. AAPA reference number: CME-205875.

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Special thanks to our 2022 Spring Symposium Sponsors

2022 Spring Symposium Agenda

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Health Equity, Overdose Mortality, and Rural Resilience (Please login to view)

Michael Meit, MA, MPH

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Integrating the Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) Into the Ambulatory Care Setting (Please login to view)

Kelly Cooper, MD, MPH

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Opioid prescribing alternatives in patients with a history of addiction (Please login to view)

Douglas Oyler, PharmD

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Pathophysiology/neurobiology of narcotic addiction (Please login to view)

Danielle M. Anderson, MD

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

Get Control! PA-Scribing Schedule III-V Substances (Please login to view)

Emily Frederick, Pharm D

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM

Substance Use Disorders: Quick Wins for Every Specialty (Please login to view)

Anna Maria South, MD, Thad Salmon, MD, Sarah Oros, MD

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Overdose Awareness, Recognition, and Response Training (Please login to view)

Kristen Blankenbecler, PharmD

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

DEA, the Law and You (Please login to view)

Luis C. Altamirano, Supervisory Diversion Investigator, DEA


MAT and Vulnerable Patient Population (Please login to view)

Cheryl A. McClain, MD, CPE, FAAFP, MQSM

Reducing Stigma: The Past, Present and Future of Recovery (Please login to view)

Michelle Lofwall, MD, DFAPA, DFASAM

Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances (Please login to view)

Kristen Blankenbecler, PharmD

KASPER Professional Training (Please login to view)

Jill Lee RPh - Pharmacist Consultant/Investigator

Advances in HIV Pharmacotherapy (Please login to view)

Frank Romanelli, PharmD, MPH

The Price of Addiction vs PA / PT :Saving Solutions in Kentucky (Please login to view)

Dr. Holly Johnson PT , DPT, Cert MDT

Granny's Medicine Cupboard: Overview of Common Botanicals and Supplements (Please login to view)

Mary Beth Babos BSPharm, PharmD, MS, MS; BCPS