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October 2 - October 4, 2020 
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At this Premier Virtual Symposium you'll hear from leading PA and Physician experts, gain a practical understanding of current topics and relevant treatment guidelines, and refresh the knowledge you may need to step into hospital medicine if you choose to assist during the COVID-19 Crisis. 

Earn over 50+ CMEs that you'll need to renew your license, in areas such as ER and Acute Care Medicine, that will make you more valuable during and post a pandemic. You will even Network with PAs of other Specialties, Share Patient Cases, Get Referral Contacts, and Learn About Job Openings!
You may register for Specialty Workshops and have the chance to WIN a FREE registration to FAPA's 2021 Symposium!

In fact, here's just a sample of what you can expect at this Premier Virtual Summer Symposium:
  • Gain the Medications for Addiction Treatment MAT Certification and Expand Your Practice...
  • Refresher in ER, Hospital and Acute Care Medicine...
  • High Quality CMEs and Advanced Training
  • ​Interactive Lectures by well known PA speakers such as Laura McClary and John Bielinski...
In addition to the regularly scheduled agenda we are now offering even more
CME. Just included with your virtual symposium registration are the Florida
mandatory courses, including: Medical Errors, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking.

Students can take advantage of 5 new lectures focused directly on topics to help
them through PA school and their first year practicing. Student registration gives
you access to these specially designed lectures, plus every other aspect of the
virtual symposium.

Don't miss this Premier Virtual Summer Symposium. Register Now!
Hundreds of PAs and Physician Experts will Attend Virtually!

Watch Live or On-Demand!

5 month On Demand Access from October 2, 2020 - February 1, 2021 

Friday,
Oct 2, 2020
12:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday,
Oct 3, 2020
8:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday,
Oct 4, 2020
8:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 
Day One

3.5 hours live + 3 online = 
6.5 CME

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Registration Open

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Welcome & COVID-19 Update
Gregory Burns, PA-DHSC, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
Lecture: Update on Hospital Antimicrobial
Harrison Bachmeier, PharmD, BCPS

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
Lecture: Identify and Treat Fungal Infection
Harrison Bachmeier, PharmD, BCPS

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lecture: Sepsis
John Bielinski, PA-C

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
Break

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm 
Lecture: A Leap Forward in the Treatment of Migraine and Cluster Headaches 
Louis Kuritzky, MD


4:30 pm - 5: 00 pm 
Lecture: DM2 Insulin Pumps and CGM 
Michelle Licuisi-Silano, RN, RD MS
Thursday
Day Two

7 hours live + 3 online = 
10 CME

7:00 am - 8:00 am 
Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:30 am 
Lecture: Acute Heart Failure
John Bielinski, PA-C

8:30 am -9:30 am 
Lecture: Advancing the Management of 
Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

9:30 am - 10:00 am 
Break Exhibitors

10:00 am - 11:00 am 
Lecture: Arrythmias/EP 
Lecture: Acute Coronary Syndrome
John Bielinski, PA-C

11:00am - 11:30am
Lecture: ICU Patient Management/Ventilators 
Brandon Braddock, PA-C

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Lecture: Update on Influenza
Laura McClary, PA-C

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Lecture: AAPA: Latest Trends in Contraception: How to Meet the Demands for Long Acting Reversible Contraception 
Nisha McKenzie, PA-C

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
Break

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lecture: Vertigo & Dizziness 
from an ENT Perspective
Nicole Walstein Keller, PA-C

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
Lecture: Billing and Coding Updates
Susan Roelent, CPC. CPMA, CEMC, CPCO

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
AAPA Update: What's going on in the PA Community Nationally

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
10K Alley Opening Night Reception 
(with Exhibitors) 
Sponsored by PPACE
Friday 
Day Three

7 hours live + 7 online = 
14 CME

7:00 am - 8:00 am 
Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Lecture: Mental Illness During Pregnancy
Kevin Williams, PA-C

8:30 am -9:00 am  
Lecture: Drug Interactions in Psychiatry
Gregory Burns, DHSC, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA

9:00 am - 9:30 am 
Lecture: Management of Mood Disorders
Joellen Gordon, PA-C

9:30 am - 10:00 am 
Break

10:00 am - 10:30 am 
Lecture: General Anxiety Disorder
Thiago Querioz, PA-C

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Lecture: Assessment and Treatment 
for Patient with Suicidal Behaviors
Amber Buzzi, MSPAS, PA-C

11:00 am - 11:30 am 
Lecture: Updated Approach to Schizophrenia
Kevin Williams, PA-C

11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Lunch

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
FREE BONUS 
Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Training Part 1 
*Registration Required

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
Workshop: Point of Care Ultrasound 
*Registration Required

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
Break

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Medications for Addiction Treatment MAT Training Part 2
*Registration Required

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Workshop: Point of Care Ultrasound 
*Registration Required

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
President’s Reception

Saturday 
Day Four

5.5 hours live + 2.5 online = 
8 CME

7:00 am - 8:00 am 
Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:30 am 
Lecture: Caring for Your Patients on Biologics 
Jeff Johnson, PA-C
In Partnership with FSDPA

8:30 am - 9:30 am 
Lecture: Diabetes Management: 
Putting the Patient First

9:30 am - 10:00 am 
Break

10:00 am - 10:30 am 
Lecture: Update in MS 
Penn Mattox, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C

10:30 am - 11:30 am 
Lecture: Updates on Hyperlipidemia | Updates on HTN
Shalon Buchs, MHS, PA-C

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Neurotoxin Workshop
Dave Kotun, PA-C
*Registration Required

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Lecture: Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis
Jennifer Crews, PA-C

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Member Luncheon

Sunday 
Day Five

3 hours live + 3 online = 
6 CME

7:00 am - 8:00 am 
Breakfast

8:00 am - 8:30 am 
Lecture: Hot Ortho: When to Refer?
Patrick Elias, PA-C

8:30 am - 9:00 am 
Lecture: OA/RA/Other
Differentiating Arthritis
Sarah Spelsberg, FAWM, PA-C

9:00 am - 9:30 am  
Lecture: Wilderness Medicine Update
Sarah Spelsberg, FAWM, PA-C

9:30 am - 10:00 am 
Break

10:00 am - 10:30 am 
Lecture: Ortho
Patrick Elias, PA-C

10:30 am - 11:00 am 
Lecture: Reversing Anticoagulants
Lisa Welch, MBA, PA-C

11:00 am - 11:30 am 
Lecture: Pain Management for Cancer Patients

11:30 am
End of Symposium

Be one of the 300 physician assistants who attend!
Wednesday,
Sept 30, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday,
Oct 1, 2020
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday,
Oct 2, 2020
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday,
Oct 3, 2020
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday,
Oct 4, 2020
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
During this syMposium, You'll EXPERIENCE...
Friday 
Day One
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FAPA Welcome and Legislative Report for the Florida PA
Gregory Burns, PA-DHSC, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FAPA Legislative Update
Corinne Mixon

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
Lecture: Contemporary Review of Bacterial Infectious Diseases and Antibiotics
Harrison Bachmeier, PharmD, BCPS

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
Lecture: Antifungal Update
Harrison Bachmeier, PharmD, BCPS

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Lecture: Sepsis
John Bielinski, PA-C

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
Lecture:  ICU 101: A Focus on Respiratory Failure
Brandon Braddock, PA-C

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 
Lecture: Preparing for the 2020-21 Influenza Season: Mitigating Risk Amidst a Pandemic
Laura McClary, PA-C

5:00 pm -    6:00 pm
Exhibit  Hall Visitation

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Non-CME session
TBD
Speaker: Ramon Arce, APRN, FNP-C
CVMD | Clinical Science Liaison | US Medical Affairs, AstraZeneca Diabetes  
Sponsored by AstraZeneca

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lecture: Advancing the Management of Patient with CHF
Daniel Thibodeau MHP, PA-C, DFAAPA
Saturday
Day Two
7:00 am – 8:00am
Exhibit Hall Visitation 
 
7:00 am – 8:00am
Virtual Breakfast Session
Topic: Title: Using pharmacogenomics to inform depression treatment.

Presenter: Aime Lopez Aguilar, PhD - Myriad Neuroscience Medical Science Liaison

8:00 am - 8:30 am 
Lecture: Mental Illness During Pregnancy
Kevin Williams, MS, MPAS, PA-C

8:30 am -9:00 am 
Lecture: How to Avoid the Most Common Drug-to-Drug Interactions in Psychiatry
Gregory Burns, PA-DHSC, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA

9:00 am - 9:30 am 
Lecture: Management of Mood Disorders
James Horst, DO

9:30 am - 10:00 am 
Lecture: Overcoming the Clinical Challenges of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Kristin Dupree PA-C

10:00 am – 11:00am
Exhibit Hall Visitation 
 
10:00 am – 10:30am
Non-CME sponsored session
Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis
Speaker: Robin Harrell
Sponsored by Acadia Pharmaceuticals
 
10:30 am – 11:00am
Non-CME sponsored session
Distinguishing Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) from Other Dopamine Receptor Blocking Agent (DRBA)-Induced Movement Disorders
Speaker: Crystal Kelly, MSN, APRN
Senior Clinical Practice Medical Science Liaison 
Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. 
Sponsored by Neurocrine Biosciences Medical Affairs

11:00am - 11:30am
Lecture: Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Suicidal Behaviors
Amber Buzzi, PA-C with guest

11:30 am - 12:00 pm 
Lecture: Updated Approach to Schizophrenia
Kevin Williams, MS, MPAS, PA-C

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Non-CME Sponsored Session
Is It MDD Or Bipolar Disorder?
Speakers: Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP
Aneta Fornal, PharmD
Carolyn Jones, PhD
Sponsored by 
Otsuka PsychU

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Update from the AAPA President
Beth Smolko DMSC, MMS, PA-C

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
Lecture: Acute Heart Failure
John Bielinski PA-C

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lecture: Arrhythmias / EP
John Bielinski PA-C

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
Lecture: Acute Coronary Syndrome
John Bielinski PA-C


Saturday
Day Two cont.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
Lecture: Vertigo & Dizziness from an ENT Perspective
Nicole Walstein Keller, PA-C

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lecture: A Leap Forward in the Treatment of Migraine & Cluster Headaches
Louis Kuritzky, PhD

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lecture: Latest Trends in Contraception: How to Meet the Demands for Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
Nisha McKenzie, PA-C

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Lecture: Billing and Coding Updates - CPT Documentation Changes for Office E/M Codes on 1/1/2021
Susan Roelant, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPCO
Student Track
Saturday 
Day Two
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lecture: How to Document to Save Your License- An Introduction to Documentation Compliance
Susan Roelant, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPCO

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Update from the AAPA President
Beth Smolko DMSC, MMS, PA-C

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lecture: Top 10 Content Pearls Every PA Should Know
John Bielinski, PA-C

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Lecture: Essential Career Advice for a PA Student or New Graduate
John Bielinski PA-C with a panel of PA administrators
Mental Health
Saturday 
Day Two
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MAT Workshop 1

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
MAT Workshop 2

Sunday
Day Three
8:00 am - 9:00 am 
Lecture: Diabetes Management: Putting the Patient First
Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Lecture: Caring for Your Psoriasis Patients on Biologics
Jeff Johnson, PA-C

9:30 am -10:00 am  
Lecture: Update on Multiple Sclerosis
Penn Mattox, PA-C

10:00 am - 10:45 am 
Exhibit Hall Visitation

10:00 am - 10:45 am 
Non-CME sponsored session
Management of Osteoarthritis and Chronic Pain: Where are we now?
Speaker: B. Todd Sitzman, MD, MPH
Advanced Pain Therapy, PLLC
Hattiesburg, MS
Sponsored by Pfizer


10:45 am - 11:00 am
Member Vote to Ratify Board Members

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CME Session 
Lecture: Unmasking Rare Disorders CME
Stephanie DeArmey, MHS, PA-C  
Supported through a grant from Sanofi Genzyme

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lecture: Unmasking Rare Disorders CME
Stephanie DrArmey, MHS, PA-C 

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm 
Lecture: Update in Hyperlipidemia
Shalon Buchs, PA-C

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 
Lecture: Update in Hypertension
Shalon Buchs, PA-C

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
Exhibit Hall Visitation

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
Non-CME Sponsored Session
HCV Management: Considerations for Your Practice in an Evolving Patient Landscape
Jana Carabino, Pharm D.
Sr. Medical Science Liaison
AbbVie – Hepatology
Sponsored by AbbVie

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 
Lecture: Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis 
Jennifer Crews, PA-C

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 
Lecture: Intro to Orthopedics
Mike Nuccio, PA-C

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 
Lecture: Rotator Cuff Disease: an Evidence Based Approach
Patrick Elias, PA-C

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
Exhibit Hall Opens

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
Lecture: Update in Shoulder Surgery
Patrick Elias, PA-C

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Lecture: Crystal, Hemophilia, and Infectious ARTHRITIS
Sarah Spelsburg, PA-C

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Lecture: Common Injuries and Diagnostic Imaging in Wilderness Sports Medicine
Sarah Spelsburg, PA-C

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lecture: Reversing Anticoagulants
Lisa Welsh, PA-C

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Lecture: Pain Management for Oncology Patients
Jennifer Conner, DNP, CRNP

Workshops
Sunday 
Day Three
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Change to Demonstration of Neurotoxin Injections for Migraine Prophylaxis
Dave Kotun, PA-C, Ed.D., DFAAPA

On Demand
Florida Mandatory Courses
Domestic Violence
Human Trafficking
Pamela Kelly, RN, CNM, SANE-A
Medical Errors
Jennifer Summerd McCary PA-C and Peter McCary
Friday 
Day One
Saturday
Day Two
Sunday
Day Three
Student Track
Mental Health
Saturday 
Day Two
 NEW Registration Levels
Student
$
299
Early Bird Registration $199 
  • Full Symposium Access
  • FAPA Swag Bag
  •    President's Reception          (One Ticket) 
  • Membership Lunch (One Ticket)
  • Exhibitor Expo
Student - WEEKEND
$
149
Early Bird Registration $99 
  • Saturday - Sunday Access Only
Weekend only
$
499
Early Bird Registration $379 
  • Friday - Sunday Access Only
  • FAPA Swag Bag
  •        President's Reception         (One Ticket) 
  • Membership Lunch (One Ticket)
  • CMEs
  • MAT Training
  • Exhibitor Expo
member
$
599
Early Bird Registration $479
  • Full Symposium Access
  • FAPA Swag Bag
  •          President's Reception           (One Ticket)
  • Membership Lunch (One Ticket)
  • CMEs
  • MAT Training
  • Exhibitor Expo
Non-member
$
749
Early Bird Registration $649
  • Full Symposium Access
  • FAPA Swag Bag
  •          President's Reception           (One Ticket)
  • Membership Lunch (One Ticket)
  • CMEs
  • MAT Training
  • Exhibitor Expo
Student
$
25

  • Full Virtual Symposium Access
  • On Demand Access
  • 5 NEW Student Focused Lectures
  • MAT Training
  • Exhibitor Expo
member
$
299
  • Full Virtual Symposium Access
  • On Demand Access
  •     CMEs
  •  Florida Mandatory Courses
  • MAT Training
  • Exhibitor Expo
Non-member
$
449

  • Full Virtual Symposium Access
  • On Demand Access     
  • CMEs
  •     Florida Mandatory Courses
  • MAT Training
  • Exhibitor Expo

Additional Upgrades & Add-ons Available

Workshops: 8-hour Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Training FREE (8 CMEs) | 2-hour  Head & Neck Neurotoxin (2 CMEs)  $49 
Symposium Books (Pre-order only): $45 Mailed Hardcopy Binder of All Lecture Presentation Slides/Materials
virtual SYMPOSIUM WOrkshops INCLUDE:

Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT)  Training

FREE

Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) of Substance Use Disorders (SDU) involves a combination of medications that targets the brain, and psychosocial interventions (e.g., counseling, skills development) aimed at improving treatment outcomes. 

Learn effective, evidence-based clinical practices in preventing, identifying, and treating Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD). In order to prescribe buprenorphine, methadone or naltrexone, PAs need this specialty certification.  Great for PAs in Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Family or Pain Medicine.  

This is a 8 CME workshop (4 hours live and 4 online)

Neurotoxin 
Workshop

$79

Did you know that neurotoxins are used for chronic headaches, neck pain, torticollis, TMJ, frozen shoulder and many other medical disorders?  

Join us for this live 2 hour workshop to learn many of the techniques that can help your patients and make you a better PA.  

Great for PAs in Neurology, Rheumatology, Family medicine and Pain Medicine.

POCUS
Point of Care Ultrasound

$199

Utilizing bedside ultrasound techniques is a fast growing field, and many PAs are becoming certified.  

In this workshop you will get an introduction to echocardiography. 

Learn how to find veinous access in a difficult patient, identify a patient with a DVT, and evaluate a dyspneic patient.  This workshop is ideal for anyone in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Acute Care Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonology, or even Family Medicine.  

This is a 8 CME workshop (4 hours live and 4 online) in partnership with the Society of Point of Care Ultrasound (SPOCUS).

Medications for Addiction Treatment 
(MAT) Training

FREE

Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) of Substance Use Disorders (SDU) involves a combination of medications that targets the brain, and psychosocial interventions (e.g., counseling, skills development) aimed at improving treatment outcomes. 

Learn effective, evidence-based clinical practices in preventing, identifying, and treating Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD). In order to prescribe buprenorphine, methadone or naltrexone, PAs need this specialty certification.  Great for PAs in Emergency Medicine, Psychiatry, Family or Pain Medicine.  

Head & Neck
Neurotoxin  Workshop

Demonstration of Neurotoxin Injections for Migraine Prophylaxis

$49

Did you know that neurotoxins are used for chronic headaches, neck pain, torticollis, TMJ, frozen shoulder and many other medical disorders?  

Join us for this live 2 hour workshop to learn many of the techniques that can help your patients and make you a better PA.  

Great for PAs in Neurology, Rheumatology, Family medicine and Pain Medicine.
Meet Your Speakers & facilitators
• JOIN US FOR THIS CME Symposium OPPORTUNITY •
John Bielinski, Jr. ms pa-c
John Bielinski is a PA from St. Petersburg, Florida, and is the owner of CME4Life, American Medical Seminars and the Dale Carnegie SW Florida Franchise. 

After completing his degree, John moved into clinical practice and threw himself into learning medicine at an extremely high level. He applied the techniques he had learned during his undergraduate studies to learn and remember medicine. Flash cards and memory tricks provided a solid foundation for retaining information that was critical to saving lives. He retained information and remembered it at critical times. He developed consistent, high-caliber, reproducible systems of assessing patients. 

John ran a rural emergency department for nine years without a physician on site. He took the opportunity and applied the techniques he had so carefully honed firsthand. John Bielinski got results. He took that success a step further and began teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support and later an advanced course. Feeding his passion for learning, John developed a new passion for teaching. Through teaching, his learning deepened as well. He taught for 10 years at two physician assistant schools in Buffalo, New York, and taped some of his lessons. Those lesson videotapes eventually turned into CME4LIFE.

John has been a PA for 23 years with a focus and passion for critical access emergency medicine. 

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Dr. Kuritzky is a family physician and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and completed his internship at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. 

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Florida in 1983, Dr. Kuritzky was a member of the UCLA Family Medicine Clinical Faculty. His current professional society participation includes the American Society of Hypertension (ASH), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP). In addition to being board-certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine, he has received certification as a Specialist in Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension. 

Dr. Kuritzky has given hundreds of presentations nationally and internationally at professional societies. He is on the editorial board of Internal Medicine Alert, and the International Journal of Impotence Research. He has authored over 100 articles in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Comprehensive Therapy, Hospital Practice, and Patient Care.
Scott Urquhart, PA-C
Practicing Endocrinology since 1996 with Diabetes and Thyroid Associates in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

Past President and founding member of the American Society of Endocrine Physician Assistants. 

Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of PAs 

In 2011 he founded the Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit (MEDS). 
He is the Chair of this national PA/NP bi-annual Endocrine event. 

Awarded America’s Top PA in 2018 by Point of Care Network 2018 

Clinical Instructor, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences PA Program 

Adjunct Clinical Professor, James Madison University’s PA program 

Publications have appeared in JAAPA, Clinician Reviews, Diabetes Spectrum, and Clinical Diabetes. 

Daniel Thibodeau MHP, PA-C, DFAAPA
Daniel Thibodeau, MHP, PA-C, DFAAPA, is associate professor for the Physician Assistant program and Director of Clinical Education Recruitment and Support at Eastern Virginia
Medical School. He clinically practices in cardiology and also has clinical experience in emergency medicine as well as cardiac surgery. 

Graduating in 1996, he holds a Masters of Health Professions and his certificate of the physician assistant program from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Thibodeau also holds two undergraduate degrees, one in Physical Education with a concentration in sports medicine from Radford University and a second baccalaureate in biology from Old Dominion University. His faculty duties are focused around the clinical assessment of the patient, clinical procedures, and clinical medicine lectures.

He has worked with several national organizations, including being former chair of the board for the American Academy of PAs, a member of the American College of
Physicians Foundation national steering committee on the Initiative on Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention, and was also part of the ACPF national steering committee on Acute Coronary Syndrome. Mr. Thibodeau is currently part of the AAPA's Educational Advisory Board as well as the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction work group of the AAPA.

...and many more!
why should you attend the virtual symposium??? take it from them...
Earn over 50+ CMEs that you'll need 
when renewing your license

John Bielinski, Jr. MS Principal

Paula Purpera, PA-C

Jason Berger, PA-C

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• DON'T MISS THE PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION•
our FAPA President
Gregory L. Burns, DHSc, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Gregory L. Burns, DHSc, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA has been a State of Florida-licensed and national certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) for over 14 years working in various medical specialties such as cardiology, electrophysiology, internal medicine, and family medicine. For the past 9 years, he has worked full-time within PA education. In 2005, he received a Master in Medical Sciences (MMS) and Bachelor of Science (BS) in PA Studies from Nova Southeastern University PA Program in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In 2016, he received his Doctorate of Health Sciences (DHSc) degree with a concentration in leadership and organizational behavior from A.T. Still University. Currently, he is the Academic Director and Associate Professor for the new University of Tampa PA Medicine Program in Tampa, FL. Since his graduation from PA school, he has been very active advocating for the PA profession, both regionally and nationally.   

Regionally, he has served on many committees within the Florida Academy of PAs including their Faculty Relations Committee, Foundation, Elections/Nomination Committee (ENC), Legislative/Government Committee (LGA), Student Affairs Committee (SAC), Political Action Committee (PAC), Financial Affairs Committee (FAC), and Conferenece Planning Committee (CPC). From 2006 through 2011, he was elected by his peers to be on the Board of Directors of this organization for the positions of South Regional Director, President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past-President. In fact, he was elected again in February 2020 by his peers with serving a 2nd term as President-Elect of FAPA.

Nationally, he has been on the House of Delegates of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) representing the State of Florida since 2009 and was the Chief Delegate of this important group in 2010. Within this national PA organization (AAPA), he is currently the Chair-Elect for the Political Action Committee (PAC) and member of the Nominating Work Group.

He has been honored with several awards for his involvement with PA leadership, service and community including Pi Alpha Honor Physician Assistant Society and being named a Distinguished Fellow Member of AAPA (DFAAPA) in 2017. He has also given numerous medical presentations and lectures for regional and national PA conferences for over 14 years. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife, Katie (a ER PA-C and former FAPA & SAAAPA President) and young son Brooks. 

Still want to travel & watch virtually?
While we have moved to a virtual symposium, we understand that some attendees may still desire to enjoy the virtual symposium while still experiencing a piece of paradise in Marco Island at the JW Marriott. We have worked with the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort to secure a room block with our originally advertised rate of $239.00. 

If you have already reserved your room and do not wish to cancel; then there is nothing more that you need to do to secure your reservation. For those that are desiring to stay at the JW Marriott Marco Island, please click on the following link to secure your room from any dates between September 28 to October 4, 2020. 
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
400 South Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, FL 34145, US
“This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 48 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.”  Other sessions will be independently accredited for a total of 54 hours earnable at this symposium. Nursing credits will also be offered.  


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