AASPA Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars

Dr. Death & The Realities of Spine Surgery

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 — 7:00pm CT

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.

LaurenWinstenPresented 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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Past Webinars

COVID-19 and ECMO

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

RobPresented by Rob Brookshire, PA-C
I am currently the sole PA on an ICU team dedicated to the care of ECMO patients and the only full-time employee on the service. My role as an ECMO PA began a little over five years ago, following nearly 13 years on our Trauma Service, here at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, in Portland, Oregon. Having grown up in Arizona, I spent my college and post-college years in Flagstaff, AZ studying Spanish and political science before moving to Seattle and completing PA training at the University of Washington. Post-graduate work was completed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and I recently completed doctoral work through the University of Lynchburg. My primary professional goals currently relate to ECMO program development and more broadly, to expanding the footprint of PAs/APPs within our system and fostering APP engagement and leadership. My favorite dog is every Rottweiler I have ever owned and my favorite season (ski season) is just around the corner.

Cost: $50
Student Cost: $30

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Gender-Affirming Genitourinary Surgery: Procedure and Potential Complications 

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

KMcLaughlinPresented 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.

Cost: $50
Student Cost: $30

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Abdominal Wall Management

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 Kristen Lindvall, PA-C
Kristen Lindvall, PA-C is a surgical Physician Assistant with extensive experience in abdominal wall management. She is a founding member of St. Paul Minnesota Region Hospital's Complex Abdominal Reconstructive Service, emphasizing the team approach to difficult patient management. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Augsburg University Program of Physician Assistant Studies and course director of Pathophysiology. Her other interests include oncologic and robotic surgery, focusing on PA’s functioning at their highest level.

Cost: $50
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

New ImagePresented 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.

Cost: $30 for non-members
$20 for AASPA members

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What PAs Need to Know for Documentation: Modifiers, E/M Services and Preparing for 2021

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

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Auditing Specialist, DoctorsManagement

Scott Kraft is an auditor for DoctorsManagement. He also creates content for the firm’s educational division, the National Association of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS). 
Prior to joining DoctorsManagement, Scott was Director of Content Management for DecisionHealth, where he developed content strategy and oversaw the distribution of its award-winning publications, audios and live conferences for physician practice leaders. He has worked in the healthcare industry since 2002.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Connecticut State University. He is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA).

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Student Price: $30

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COVID-19: What We Know, What We Learned, and What's to Come Panel

Recapping COVID-19, discussing how hospitals prepared, what worked and what didn't, treatments that worked and what didn't, and what the future of COVID-19 might be.

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

The Panel consists of Craig Roberts, PA-C, MS, AASPA past Webinar Speaker on AASPA's "COVID-19 Update for PA’s: What you Need to Know" Webinar, Alex Merkle, PA-C, Christine Edugene, PA-C, and Dr. John Blamoun all new to the AASPA Webinar series.

Craig Roberts, PA-C, MS is an epidemiologist and physician assistant with more than 30 years of clinical and research experience in public health and infectious disease. Mr. Roberts coordinated infectious disease surveillance, case investigation and outbreak response at the University of Wisconsin-Madison student health service from 1990 to 2015. He is a prior chair of the Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition of the American College Health Association and currently serves on that organization’s COVID-19 Task Force. An expert in college population health, he consults and lectures frequently on topics relating to epidemiology, outbreak response, and infectious diseases of young adults.

Alex Merkle, PA-C, currently works as a trauma surgery PA at a community hospital. He still pays homage to his pre-hospital roots by volunteering with a Search and Rescue team in the Lake Tahoe area, where he gets to refine his austere medicine, technical rescue and Nordic mountaineering skill. Additionally, Alex is the first reservist to have attend the Army's Surgical/Critical Care PA fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center. In the past, Alex has worked medical support missions in isolated postings across Alaska, remote Pacific islands and Antarctic field camps. He continues to enjoy teaching austere medicine courses across the globe.

Christine Edugene, PA-C, has been a PA since 2009. Currently have remained at my first place of employment, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, s/p completion of a post-graduate surgical residency at Montefiore Medical Center.  I have worked as a Chief PA in multi-discipline surgery practice managing 28 midlevels across Nuvance heath system, till about last year when I transitioned to the cardiovascular division. My greatest accomplishment by far is raising an amazing, funny, most compassionate daughter, Makayla, now an adult who is just beginning her progressional career in teaching. My second greatest accomplishment is the ability to find happiness in all that I do. Some days it's a challenge but like everything in life, it takes practice and determination. I am still navigating finding my purpose in life, but this start isn’t too shabby. 

Dr. John Blamoun completed medical school with honors at Cairo University Hospital in Cairo, Egypt. After moving to the United States, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2006, followed by fellowship in Pulmonary medicine in 2008 and Critical Care medicine in 2009. He is board certified in all three specialties. 
Dr. Blamoun has been heavily involved with education in multiple avenues, as he is the clinical Assistant Dean at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. He is the current system director of critical care medicine at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland Michigan, along with Fundamentals of Critical Care Support instructor and assistant clinical professor at the Michigan State university college of medicine. Additionally, Dr. Blamoun has collaborated with the Mayo Clinic research program, in efforts to help identify a treatment to COVID-19 with plasma research. 

Price: $50
Student Price: $30

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Acute Aortic Syndrome

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 Tiffany Worthington PA-C, DFAAPA
Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Assistant, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Tiffany Worthington, PA-C is a Cardiovascular Surgery Physician Assistant at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.  She received a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Western University of Health Sciences.  She was selected for Leadership Fellow with the Association of PAs in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and is a Doctorate of Medical Science (DMSc) candidate at University of Lynchburg. 

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Telemedicine and Telehealth Update for PAs

This webinar will provide the most current information available around telemedicine and telehealth for PAs.

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Presented by Nicole Schwensow, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Cardiothoracic Surgery and Emergency Medicine PA, Billings, MT

Nicole Schwensow has been a PA for 16 years and is a Distinguished Fellow of the AAPA. Her practice background is in emergency medicine, cardiothoracic surgery and surgical trauma. She has been involved in medical education through classroom teaching as well as lecturing at local and national CME programs across the country for eight years.


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COVID-19 Update for PAs: What You Need to Know

This webinar will provide the most current information available around COVID-19 from a PA epidemiologist.

Presented on April 8, 2020 by Craig Roberts PA-C, MS, FACHA
Epidemiologist Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Craig Roberts is an epidemiologist and PA with more than 30 years of clinical and research experience in public health and infectious disease. Mr. Roberts coordinated infectious disease surveillance, case investigation and outbreak response at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1990 to 2015. He is a prior chair of the Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition of the American College Health Association and currently serves on that organization’s COVID-19 Task Force. He consults and lectures frequently on topics relating to epidemiology, outbreak response, and infectious diseases of young adults.

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