DAPA Conference @ Nemours
Sep 10 @ 7:45 am – 3:45 pm

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The 2016 DAPA Conference is here!

Delaware Academy of Physician Assistants Presents…

Therapeutic Updates 2016

  • Saturday Sept. 10th 2016 at Nemours, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
  • From 7:45-3:45 earn 7 AAPA approved CME or 8.4 CEU with breakfast and lunch included
  • FEE- $70 for members, $90 non-members and $25 for students

Target Audience: PA, APN, RN, LPN and students

Objective: The conference will focus on updates in current pharmacologic management and clinical advancements in a wide range of topics.

Topics Include: Psychotic Disorders, Heart Failure, Immunosoppressive Therapy , COPD, MS, Suicidality and HIV/PrEP

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 7.00 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.

The program is approved for 8.4 CEUs.

Tentative Schedule

7:00-7:40 Registration & Breakfast

7:40        Welcome

7:45-8:35   Psychotic Disorders

Scott D. Richards, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

8:45-9:35   Multiple Sclerosis

Edward J. Gettings, D.O.

9:45-10:35   HIV/PrEP

Deborah A.F. Kahal, MD, MPH

10:45-11:35   Immunosuppressive Therapy

Michael McCulloch, MD

11:45-12:30   Break, Lunch, Vendors

12:40-1:30   Heart Failure

Michael McCulloch, MD and Ryan Davies, MD

1:40- 2:30 COPD

Lawrence P. Carey, PharmD

2:40-3:30 Suicidality

Scott D Richards, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

DAPA Board Meeting
Sep 28 all-day

General discussion for board members and by invitation only.

DAPA Meeting
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm

Telephone conference

Delaware PA Week 2016 Celebration @ Delaware Academy of Medicine, Suite L10 (located in the Ammon Educational building of Christiana Hospital)
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Delaware Academy of PAs wants to celebrate our
profession by inviting all PAs and their physician colleagues to
a reception on Thursday, October 6. We will have light snacks,
beer, and wine. It’s the perfect way to start out PA week 2016!

Join us in celebrating all that we do for our patients and community.
You can meet the DAPA board, get updates on future events we’re
having, and most importantly celebrate the PA profession! DAPA wants
to say THANK YOU DELAWARE PAs for going the extra mile with your
patients and advancing your profession.

RSVP: Not required. Grab your colleagues after work and stop by!

Light snacks and beverage for PAs and
their attending colleagues in celebration
of PA Week

DAPA Meeting
Oct 26 all-day

Time:  TBA

Telephone conference

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 or at the event.


Email Eileen at

Workshop Brochure

DAPA would like to thank our sponsors:



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


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


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 or if space is available at the event.


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.


Email Eileen at



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    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


Event Brochure

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,

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!!!


Benjamin K. Kocher, D.Sc., PA-C
Chairman, Continuing Medical Education

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