Save the date:
March 28 – Doctors Day
May 24-28 – IMPACT14, Boston
July 20-25 – VAPA 32nd Annual Summer CME, Virginia Beach
July 21 – VAPA Awards presentation
The 2013 membership year expired on March 1, 2014. VAPA had a terrific year and anticipates another banner year. Your dues have been hard at work and member benefits, advocacy and professional development opportunities for Virginia PAs continue to grow. Please support your organization and renew/join.
The link to renew is easily found at vapa.org/membership_purchase.php Remember if a new fellow member lists you as a reference, you will receive a $95 coupon code for a conference discount.
Best Practices in Responsible Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing: A Healthcare Provider Training
March 29th – Weyers Cave, VA
March 30th – Middletown, VA
April 5th – Danville, VA
April 6th – Williamsburg, VA
To view the agenda, learn more about the program and to register, visit:
VAPA General Membership Meeting – April 12th
All members and student members are encouraged to come learn about VAPA's activities while enjoying a complimentary lunch. The meeting will begin at 12:00 Noon in Room 1302 of the Health & Human Services Building. Directions are available here. RSVP Required. To guarantee your space at lunch, or if you would like more information, contact Sherry Whiting at email@example.com or (434) 977-3716.
VAPA Summer CME Conference!
Mark your calendar for the 32nd Summer Conference July 20-25, 2014. Online registration is available here!
2014 VAPA Awards
Nominations are now being accepted.
Click here for details!
AAPA Leadership & Advocacy Summit was a great time, sponsored by VAPA. Volunteer leaders participated in interactive advocacy training, specialized education sessions and multiple networking opportunities with constituent organization from across the country. See photos on our Facebook page
White Coats on Call
VAPA advocates for the PA profession with our physician partners at MSV in the General Assembly annually. Watch the legislative tab for important updates of current legislation.
Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) – what prescribers need to know about opioids – this is a free CME seminar offered by the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation. Registration is required and seating is limited. Seminars held in February were standing-room-only. Watch for more sessions as they become available: http://foundation.msv.org/opms to register
VHCF CME Opportunities
The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has underwritten two CME webinars for physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants who encounter patients with mental health conditions and may not have ready access to mental health specialists.
The first webinar, “Pharmacotherapy for Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care,” is available now and the second, “Diagnostic Considerations for Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care,” will be available in April 2014.
Click here to view information, purchase and participate in the webinars.