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Gender-Affirming Facial Surgery

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 7pm CST
This webinar program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. Live attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share information.

Presented by Kayla McLaughlin, PA
Kayla McLaughlin is a physician assistant in Los Angeles, California. She received her MPAS from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she received the Outstanding Service Award and served as Diversity Representative for the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. She began her career as an HIV research clinician at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and later transitioned to the Transgender Health Program. In 2017 Kayla joined the Gender-Affirming Surgery Team at Kaiser Permanente, West Los Angeles. In this role, she provides gender-inclusive peri-operative management for patients undergoing gender-affirming genital reconstruction and gender-affirming facial surgeries.


AASPA Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $50
Non-Member Student Cost: $30

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How to Go from Neurosurgery PA to Neurosurgery Patient in 6 Minutes

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 7pm CST
This webinar program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. Live attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share information.

Presented by Kendra Clark, PA-C, MPAS
Originally from Southern California, Kendra Clark received her Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University with additional post graduate clinical training from U.C.L.A. Kendra began her career 25 years ago in Clinical Psychology and worked for 15 years for Aetna and Intermountain Healthcare providing mental health services as a clinician, researcher, and lecturer for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
In 2005, Kendra received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Utah and is a nationally board-certified Physician Assistant.
Kendra has 30 years of clinical experience and continues her passion by lecturing, mentoring and educating peer clinicians as well as volunteering with The Special Olympics™ and American Red Cross™.  Kendra serves as Adjunct Faculty in the Physician Assistant program at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ.
Kendra is one of four Physician Assistants appointed in May, 2019 by Governor Doug Ducey to serve on the Arizona Medical Board, representing over 1,600 Physician Assistants in the state of Arizona.
Kendra clinical sub-specialty includes orthopedic spine and neurosurgery. Kendra is currently certified to practice as a Physician Assistant in Arizona and is a certified surgical first assist with the National Surgical Assistant Association.
Kendra is a certified laser technician and laser clinical trainer (Diode, IPL, RF, MP2) as well as an advanced aesthetic injector from the International Association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, specializing in BOTOX™ and aesthetic dermal fillers. Further, Kendra is a national spokesperson and lecturer for iS (Innovative Skincare™) Clinical Clinical Education Series. Topics include: Facial Aesthetics, Clinical Dermatology, and Beginner and Advanced Neurotoxin/Dermal Filler Injection Principles and Techniques.
Kendra has presented at the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Conference, lecturing on cervical trauma and post-trauma clinical management and has served on the medical team for the Ironman World Championship™ in Kona, Hawaii.

Kendra is a devoted advocate for those with special needs and disabilities. In 2018, authored How to improve interactions with special needs patients for NCCPA and published by Doximity and NCCPA offering suggestions for clinicians in an effort to provide quality care to those with disabilities. Kendra is a regular volunteer for Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) with Stanford Medicine, Highlands Church special needs ministry, StarzAZ and is remains active with advocacy groups nationwide.
Kendra is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Arizona Academy of Physician Assistants, Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants, North American Spine Society, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery,International Association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine, and a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Current certifications include Basic Adult and Advanced Adult and Pediatric Life Support, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), NCCPA, CLT, CFA, and State of Arizona Real Estate license.
Kendra is married and is the mother of four adult children, a proud “Nana” 4 grandbabies and a dog mom to Scarlet, a German Shepherd. Kendra is an avid cyclist, enjoys hiking the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and playing the piano.

AASPA Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $50
Non-Member Student Cost: $30

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 Metoidioplasty/Phalloplasty Webinar

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 7pm CST
This webinar program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. Live attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share information.

Presented by Kayla McLaughlin, PA
Kayla McLaughlin is a physician assistant in Los Angeles, California. She received her MPAS from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she received the Outstanding Service Award and served as Diversity Representative for the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. She began her career as an HIV research clinician at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and later transitioned to the Transgender Health Program. In 2017 Kayla joined the Gender-Affirming Surgery Team at Kaiser Permanente, West Los Angeles. In this role, she provides gender-inclusive peri-operative management for patients undergoing gender-affirming genital reconstruction and gender-affirming facial surgeries.


AASPA Member Cost: Free
Non-Member Cost: $50
Non-Member Student Cost: $30

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 OR Etiquette for Students

No CME has been approved for this webinar.

Presented by Michelle Dellene Heine BSc, MMS, PA-C, RYT
Michelle Dellene Heine PA-C is a passionate surgical physician assistant striving to bring excellence to all of her patients. She has experience in trauma neurosurgery, aesthetics, general surgery and robotics. She strives to deliver high quality care, enthusiasm and optimism, especially in the OR. She studied Microbiology & Cell Science at the University of Florida and obtained her Masters of Medical Science in PA Studies from Nova Southeastern University.  Fun fact; during the COVID-19 pandemic she became a registered yoga teacher and lifestyle coach as her quarantine hobby!  She enjoys furthering her education in both eastern and western healing modalities on top of raising a three year old daughter and planning her wedding. 

AASPA Member Cost: Free

Non Member Cost: $30

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Stones, Sludge, and Sonograms

This webinar program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. 

Presented by Amanda E. Gallgher, MSPAS, PA-C
Amanda Gallagher is an emergency medicine physician assistant at the University of New Mexico (UNM). She completed a post-graduate training program in emergency medicine at UNM. She has a passion for point of care ultrasound, disaster medicine and education. Emergency medicine has given her the opportunity to participate in local, state, nation, and international education. She has recently become the co-director for the UNM Emergency Medicine PA Postgraduate Training Program. Her free time is spent enjoying the New Mexico sunshine and mountains.

AASPA Member Cost: Free

Non Member Cost: $50
Non Member Student Cost: $30

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Pre-PA Info & Coaching Seminar

Learn why PAs are in demand & rapidly growing!
Hear priceless tips to survive the admissions process.
CNN, Forbes & the US Department of Labor list the PAs as one of the fastest growing/highest paid careers for the future. 
This event was hosted by AASPA and given by Surgical PAs, PA school faculty, & admissions experts!
Learn from the experts: become a PA!

Gerald Simons, PA-C
Gerald Simons (Jerry) has been involved in AASPA since he was in PA school.  He was involved in the negotiations with the American College of Surgeons allowing PAs to become affiliate members as well as take ATLS and receive a certificate of completion (in the past, PAs took ATLS and were given a letter of attendance).  He developed the very successful Pre-PA program and spearheaded the development of AASPAs winter conferences in January, which focused on POCUS training.  He currently and Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University and teaches the AASPA fall suturing courses. After decades of in-hospital surgical PA practice, he has transitioned to private practice where he maintains an interest in the gut microbiome, hyperbaric medicine, and challenging wound care cases.

Stephanie Hull, EdS, MMS, PA-C
Stephanie Hull, EdS, MMS, PA-C has been a PA for over 18 years. Her clinical background includes emergency medicine, hospital medicine, and cardiac electrophysiology. She is the founding Program Director for the LMU-Knoxville PA Program in Knoxville, TN, which provides expanded training in surgical sciences to better prepare graduates for entry into surgical and hospital-based practice. She is a Doctor of Medical Science candidate and her research interests include the efficacy of on-boarding methods for new graduates and leadership pathways for PAs in health systems. In her free time, she enjoys hiking the trails of east Tennessee with her husband and sweet dog, Moxie.
Stephanie will present, “Phamacological Management of Abnormal Clotting and Bleeding”. Upon completion of this session participants should be able to explain the mechanisms of abnormal clotting and bleeding and discuss the use of antiplatelet, anticoagulant and fibrinolytic agents in these settings.

 

Margaret Holland, PA-C
Margaret Holland is a graduate of the George Washington University Physician Assistant Program. She currently practices as a surgical PA in Northern Virginia, in the specialty area of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. She has a special interest in pediatric congenital cardiac surgery and dreams of one day doing mission work in this field. In addition to being a PA, she is also a registered nurse and has experience as a teacher and academic tutor. She is passionate about working with AASPA's students and PAs, and desires to see them fulfill their dreams in healthcare. She has been involved with AASPA since 2015.

AASPA Member Cost: Free

Non Member Cost: $30

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Seeing is Believing: Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access

This webinar program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. 

Presented by Julie Jablonski
Julie Jablonski is a Critical Care PA in the Medical/Surgical ICU at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is a graduate of Emory School of Medicine’s dual Masters PA/MPH program. After graduation, she completed a one year NP/PA critical care residency with the Emory Critical Care Center. Her professional interests include point of care ultrasound and post graduate education of advance practice providers. 

 
 
AASPA Member Cost: Free

Non Member Cost: $50
Non Member Student Cost: $30

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Evaluating for DVT with POCUS Webinar

This webinar program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. 

Robyn Mitchell, MSN, APRN-CNP, ACNPC-AG, CCRN
Robyn currently works as a House Officer at Cleveland clinic. She responds to emergencies within the hospitals, such as rapid responses and codes, as well as assist with the management of the patients in intensive care units. She has been a nurse practitioner for approximately two and a half years. Prior to this, she was an RN in the ICU. Robyn’s ultrasound training was primarily from a year-long fellowship with the Ultrasound Leadership Academy (ULA). She extended her time for an extra year to be able to teach with ULA. She is currently wrapping up a doctoral degree at Kent State University with her dissertation focused on ultrasound findings in patients with COVID-19.  Robyn is the current secretary/treasurer of SPOCUS.

AASPA Member Cost: Free

Non Member Cost: $50
Non Member Student Cost: $30

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Dr. Death & The Realities of Spine Surgery

This webinar program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. 

Presented by Lauren Winsten, MMS, PA-C
Lauren Winsten is a physician assistant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She studied Applied Mathematics at the George Washington University and worked for the federal government as a financial analyst before switching careers to become a PA.  She went to PA school at Nova Southeastern University- Fort Lauderdale and has been practicing spine medicine since graduation.  She has held positions in both orthopedic spine and neurosurgery spine and brain.  She is the Professional Development Director of AASPA.

 AASPA Member Cost: Free
Non Member Cost: $50
Non Member Student Cost: $30

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AASPA's Physician Assistant Student Track Webinar

We are thrilled to provide this special student opportunity for students to learn about "Adventures to PA-land: The Journey from PA-S to PA-C". We will discuss pertinent topics such as:

  • The PANCE
  • Licensure
  • Job Applications
  • Transition to the PA-C

Join from the comfort of your home and learn from real PAs and recently graduated PAs who understand the process of transitioning from the PA-S to the PA-C! In addition, we have an added special surgical preparation section including:

  • An introduction to being a surgical PA and the operating room

Presented by Margaret Holland, MPAS, PA-C
Margaret Holland is a graduate of the George Washington University Physician Assistant Program and has been involved with AASPA since 2015. She currently practices as a surgical PA at Boston Children's Hospital in Massachusetts, in the specialty area of pediatric congenital cardiac surgery. Prior to this, she spent several years in the Northern Virginia area working in adult cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. In addition to being a PA, she is also a registered nurse and has experience as a teacher and academic tutor. She is passionate about working with AASPA's students and PAs, and desires to see them fulfill their dreams in healthcare. As Director of Education since 2017, she has taught workshops and the Pre-PA/PA Student track for several years as well as being involved with CME development and the publication of AASPA's periodical Sutureline.

AASPA Member Cost: Free
Non Member Student Cost: $30

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