Calendar

Oct
26
Wed
DAPA Meeting
Oct 26 all-day

Time:  TBA

Telephone conference

Nov
3
Thu
Advanced Wound Closure Skills Workshop @ Arcadia University’s Delaware campus
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This course is designed for providers who already have basic knowledge of wound repair. It is meant to be a brief review of basic skills with a majority of the time devoted to advanced skills. Through lecture we will review concepts. Skills will then be demonstrated using pig products, and participants will then practice skills with guidance from faculty. Attendance in the course will enhance provider confidence in wound repair. Basic knowledge of wound closure is highly suggested. Light dinner and all supplies will be provided.

Faculty: Chris Giaquinto, PA-C; Eileen DeAngelis, PA-C

Who should attend: MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs, Students.

Date, Time, Location:

Registration:  5;00

Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 5:30-8:30pm.

Arcadia University’s Delaware campus

111 Continental Drive, Suite 201, Newark DE 19713

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 3.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants should be better able to:

Understand the indications and contraindications of repair of wounds by secondary intention, glue, tape, staple, and suture.
Understand when to use certain suture materials and needle selection.
Determine the need for tetanus and antibiotic prophylaxis.
Be familiar with how to close lacerations of the ear lobe, nail bed, and through and through lacerations of the mouth.
Be able to accurately describe and document the wound, wound care, and closure.
Perform wound closure techniques including subcutaneous sutures, running cutaneous stitch, mattress stitch, dog ear repairs, undermining a wound for tension, stellate lesion repair, skin avulsion repair, V and L shaped wound repair.
Know when to refer a wound to specialists (joint, tendon, concern for cosmetics)

Price & Registration:

DAPA Members. Lab Fee $25. Course for Students $10, Full Members $20

Non Members. Lab Fee $25. Course $125.

Seating is limited so early registration is recommended. Registration opens August 15 and is available online at http://www.delawarepas.org/ or at the event.

Questions?

Email Eileen at eileen@delawarepas.org

Workshop Brochure

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Mar
15
Wed
Essential EKG Interpretation Workshop @ Arcadia University Delaware Campus
Mar 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration starts January 16, 2017.

Cardiovascular disease is widespread in our patient population, and being able to interpret EKGs quickly and accurately are essential skills for providers. This workshop is designed to update attendees on cardiovascular disease through interpretation of the 12 lead EKG. We will learn a systematic approach to reading EKGs and discuss diseases identified through EKGs. Attendees will be challenged to use information presented during the course to identify disease in case study format. Light dinner will be provided. Course materials will be available online prior to the event.

 

Location:           Arcadia University Delaware Campus

111 Continental Drive, Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713

Time:                 Wednesday March 15, 2017. 5:00-8:30 pm

Audience:          PAs, NPs, Physicians, Nurses, and Students

CME:                  3 Category 1 AAPA CME

Content:

Be able to use an algorithmic approach to reading a 12 lead EKG, understand normal morphology of EKG waveforms

Identify the EKG abnormalities caused by ischemia and infarction, and understand the limitations of EKGs with this disease

Apply criteria for identification of heart blocks, supraventricular arrhythmias (atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation), and ventricular arrhythmias (ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation)

Diagnose disease through cases and EKGs presented by faculty

Agenda:

5:00                        Registration

5:30-7:00               Lecture

7:00-7:20               Dinner break

7:20-8:30               Case Studies

Price and Registration:

DAPA Members and Student Members $65

Non Members $145

Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended. Register online beginning January 16th at http://www.delawarepas.org/ or if space is available at the event.

Refunds:

Refunds minus a $35 administration fee can be provided up until 5 days prior to the event. After March 10th no refunds or course credit will be provided if you are unable to attend.

Questions:

Email Eileen at Eileen@delawarepas.org

 

 

Apr
11
Tue
V-Go® AdVance Peer-to-Peer Program @ Columbus Inn
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm

The goals of this program are to:

  • Describe the utility of V-Go, a disposable basal-bolus insulin delivery device, in the adult patient with Type 2 diabetes mellitus taking basal insulin who requires prandial coverage
  • Provide efficacy and safety and clinical use data for V-Go
  • Discuss identifying and supporting patients for V-Go and incorporation of V-Go into clinical practice using updated dosing and titration guidelines
  • Demonstrate the use of V-Go in real patient cases

 

In order to ensure that all logistical needs are met, I would ask that you send me an email at jstephans@valeritas.com    confirming your attendance for this program.  If you have questions about the content of this program, please feel free to contact me at 610.203.7939.

 

We hope you will be able to join us for this very informative program.

 

Jon Stephans

Valeritas Territory Business Leader

Cell: 610.203.7939

Email: jstephans@valeritas.com

Event Brochure

Aug
10
Thu
DAPA Dinner: Recognizing the complexity of Asthma and Inflammation @ Capital Grill
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm

Speaker: Marc Goldstein MD

RSVP: Teresa Murphy 609-509-9800, Teresa.Murphy@Circassia.com

Aug
21
Mon
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS) – 18th Annual CME Conference @ The Hilton Baltimore - Baltimore
Aug 21 – Aug 25 all-day

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Continuing Medical Education Committee has started our planning for the 18th Annual Conference of the Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery (PAOS).  As the Chairman, I’m excited to bring the conference to my hometown of Baltimore!  We have signed the contract with the Hilton – Baltimore and will be holding the conference from August 21st – 25th, 2017.  The Hilton-Baltimore overlooks Camden Yards and is nestled in the middle of Inner Harbor.  It’s in walking distance to all that Baltimore has to offer, to include the National Aquarium, Fort McHenry, Horseshoe Casino, Power Plant, Little Italy, and all the Sports Complexes.  We are planning social events that will show you all that the town has to offer!

Baltimore is a city rich with culture, history, athletics, and has continually been an epicenter of research and development for medicine and Orthopaedics.  Our committee is working diligently recruiting quality speakers from well known institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Baltimore Shock Trauma, and other orthopaedic groups supporting the professional and college athletic programs.  We anticipate the same high-quality speaker lineup that we saw last year in Scottsdale, Arizona.

With our conference’s proven reputation and quality education, we hope you will join us for what is expected to be another memorable event.  I look forward to showing you my hometown and providing you another educational and entertaining CME Conference.  We’ll see you in Baltimore!!!

Ben

Benjamin K. Kocher, D.Sc., PA-C
Chairman, Continuing Medical Education
SEE CONFERENCE BROCHURE HERE

Go to Registration Page

Sep
24
Sun
Fall Hayride with Delaware PAs @ Bellevue State Park
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm

Join your fellow PAs for a fun afternoon hayride through Bellevue park.  Enjoy the crisp air and changing foliage, speak with your DAPA board, and learn about legislative issues affecting PAs. Just bring warm attire. Afterwards we’ll have a bonfire with marshmallows.

 

Location:        Bellevue State Park, 800 Carr Rd, Wilmington, DE 19809

Parking is included, tell the gate you’re there for “DAPA hayride”, then follow signs for “hayride”

Date:               Sunday September 24, 2017

Time:              2:00 pm, Bonfire immediately follows

Cost:                Free to DAPA members and their families. Donations appreciated

RSVP:              Seats are limited. Please contact Eileen at edeangelis12@gmail.com with # of attendees ASAP to guarantee a seat.

Sep
26
Tue
DAPA Drug Dinner: Circassia @ Domaine Hudson
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm

“Event is Full”, see you at the next dinner.

Oct
10
Tue
Advanced Wound Closure Workshop @ Arcadia - UD Campus
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
12
Thu
PA Week Reception @ Delaware Academy of Medicine (Suite L10)
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

PA Week Flyer 2017

America’s more than 108,500 certified PAs are a powerful force for better
health for millions of patients across the country. Consistently recognized as
one of the fastest-growing professions, PAs were ranked the most promising
job of 2015 by Forbes.com. Because of PAs, the healthcare system is
stronger. Because of PAs, more patients get access to high-quality, costeffective
care. Because of PAs, we celebrate National PA Week!

The Delaware Academy of PAs (DAPA) wants to celebrate our
profession by inviting all PAs and their physician colleagues to
a reception on Thursday, October 12. We will have light snacks,
beer, and wine. It’s the perfect way to start out PA week 2017!

Join DAPA in celebrating all that we do for our patients and community. You
can meet the board and other members, catch up with colleagues, and most
importantly celebrate the PA profession! We will also be available to address
and discuss the recent legislative issues DE PA’s are facing and our current
plans for legislation modification.
DAPA wants to say THANK YOU DELAWARE PAs for going the extra
mile with your patients and advancing our profession.

What: Light snacks, beer, wine, beverages for
PAs and their attending physicians in
celebration of PA Week

Where: Delaware Academy of Medicine (located
in the Ammon Educational building of
Christiana Hospital)
Suite L10, 4765 Ogletown-Stanton Rd.
Newark, DE 19713

When: Thursday, October 12, 3-7pm

RSVP: Not required. Grab your colleagues after work and stop by!
Questions: Email dapa@delawarepas.org or daniella@delawarepas.org