Drexel University: Continuing Education Conference (Patient-Worthy Medicine) @ The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Historical Library
May 6 – May 7 all-day

During this interactive two-day conference, participants will be guided through the process of evidence-based practice by being provided with and practicing practical strategies for applying the art and science of medicine.

Distinguished, world-renowned international presenters include:

    • Dr. Allen Shaughnessy, Senior Editor of Essential Evidence Plus, Consulting Editor for Dynamed and co-creator of Information Mastery – Keynote Speaker;
    • Dr. Edward Livingston, Deputy Editor for Clinical Content of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association. Physician and PA faculty from the University of Worcester, England and Drexel University will also lecture on both days;
    • Dr. Rod Jackson, New Zealand cardiovascular risk factor epidemiologist will discuss his GATE tool for critical appraisal;
    • Mr. David Allen, mastectomy scar tattoo artist, will discuss the use of empathy.
    • Ms. Adrian Banning, PA-C, recently recognized as one of Philadelphia’s “Who’s Next in Health”
    • Additional lecturers represent leaders in the field joining us to present their strategies for the interpretation and use of patient-centered evidence.

Consider attending if you use evidence-based medicine in any capacity. (Professionals and students welcome: Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physicians, registered nurses, public health workers, medical librarians, pharmacists, academic faculty, clinical, medical journalists).


      • Review the five stages of utilizing and applying evidence based medicine
      • Discuss the difference between review articles, systematic reviews and levels of evidence (LOE)
      • Review the process for formulating and using a clinical PICO question
      • Identify online resources for evidence-based care
      • Review available medical databases, their information validity, relevance, workload and uses
      • Demonstrate how to access available medical databases
      • Identify strategies to find high quality, patient-oriented evidence and how set up alerts when new evidence becomes available.
      • Discuss critical appraisal techniques, clinical epidemiological measurements of risk and how to assess guideline recommendations
      • Discuss how to communicate medical evidence to patients compassionately
      • Describe how to integrate medical evidence at the point of care
      • Discuss strategies for using evidence judiciously


    • World-class lecturers including experts in the fields of evidence based medicine and compassionate patient communication including clinicians and academics from the University of Worcester, England, Tufts University, Boston, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA as well as an acclaimed Chicago mastectomy tattoo artist.
    • Behind the scenes tours of The Academy of Natural Sciences (tour registration and additional fee required).  Home to Audubon portfolios and relics of the Lewis and Clark expeditions!
    • Historic and beautiful venue setting merging the best of art and science
    • Breakfast and lunch both days and welcome cocktail reception on Friday included
    • Access to the best of center city Philadelphia’s “museum parkway”, progressive arts, award-winning culinary scene and acclaimed entertainment!  A great trip for families.  See Travel Information for details.
    • Fantastic continuing medical education credits and nursing contact hours! Value!
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DAPA Dinner – AstraZeneca @ Brio Tuscan Grille
May 24 @ 5:30 pm

Title 1: Understanding Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Prior Myocardial Infarction

Speaker: John Darcy, PhD, MA, MS – Medical Science Liaison, AstraZeneca, Ltd.

Title 2: Understanding Cardiovascular Safety of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Medicines

Speaker: Mark Sanford FNP-C, CDE – Clinical Science Liaison, AstraZeneca. Ltd.

Date/Time: Tuesday May 24th, 2016 5:30-6pm arrival

RSVP:  Please RSVP to if interested in attending by May 22nd

Questions, please call 302-593-9773 or email address above.  Thank you


It always good to reiterate, that in order to comply with PhRMA codes on HCP interactions, AstraZeneca, Ltd will not be able to accommodate spouses or guests of an attendee (however, PA or other HCP invited students by DAPA are allowed).  Last, prescribers employed by federal or state institutions may have regulations restricting gifts, meals, and/or items of value.  We ask HCPs in these employment environments to please comply with such regulations set forth by their governmental institutions.



DAPA Meeting @ Delaware of Academy of Medicine
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm
DAPA dinner hosted by BMS @ Washington Street Ale House
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm
Please join us for the next DAPA dinner  hosted by BMS titled Reducing Stroke and Thromboembolic Risk in Patients with Nonvalvular AFib and Treating Venous Thromboembolism.
Location: Washington Street Ale House, 1206 N. Washington Street Wilmington DE 19810
Speaker: Joseph Pennington, MD
Date:  July 27
Time: 6pm
RSVP: Call 1-866-326-7600 and reference program ID 160727-ELI-13912
Teleconference Meeting
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm

All DAPA members welcome to join. To RSVP and call information, contact Eileen DeAngelis at eileen@delawarepas

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

Register Now

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