Event Details

SAFPA Membership Meeting - AAPA

Then please join us as we hold a casual membership meeting for the Society of Air Force PAs just a short walk away from the venue! This will be a great time to mingle and discuss your thoughts on our ever changing, yet incredible, career! Our Board of Directors will also provide information on recent events and current issues, as well as listen to your concerns and ideas! We hope to see you there! First drink is on us!


SAFPA Membership Meeting - AAPA, New Orleans, LA

01 January 1970

Learning Objectives



  • Review cardiomyopathies and the characteristics of each
  • Discuss pericarditis and the signs and symptoms of this disease
  • Understand and review conduction problems and heart rhythms
  • Discuss the treatments of conduction delays such as atrial fibrillation and heart blocks
  • Understand Bundle Branch Blocks and what this means for a patient, including treatments and the significance
  • Know tachycardia, causes and treatments
  • Understand and be able to discuss the lethal arrhythmias
  • Discuss the causes, risk factors, and treatments of CHF
  • Know and differentiate primary versus secondary hypertension
  • Understand and be able to define the difference between pre-hypertension, hypertension, hypertensive urgency and hypertensive emergency
  • Know the treatments for hypertension
  • Review cardiac drugs and the pharmacology
  • Understand orthostatic hypotension and the causes of this disease
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of chest pain and know how to diagnose them
  • Know acute coronary syndrome
  • Understand prinzmetal angina, angina, and ischemic disease
  • Be able to differentiate the different causes of STEMIs
  • Know the treatments of STEMIs and the contraindications to the treatments
  • Discuss aneurysms and the risk factors for having an aneurysm
  • Understand peripheral arterial disease, causes and treatments
  • Discuss phlebitis, DVT and Virchow’s Triad
  • Differentiate the multiple types of valvar heart disease
  • Know the mnemonic PAPPA and the significance of this in understanding causes of chest pain
  • Discuss cardiac enzymes, what they mean and the significance of them
  • Be able to dissect the EKG and understand the leads and rhythms
  • Discuss the EKG changes associated with a STEMI and the types of STEMI
  • Understand the cardiac blood flow of the heart
  • Discuss the reasons for a widened QRS including WPW
  • Discuss the findings for different tachycardia and whether it is stable or unstable
  • Be able to recognize all major rhythms on EKG



4-Day CME Conference – San Antonio, Texas


Conference Schedule:

Please note: Registration on Day 1 will begin at 6:45am! Breakfast will be available each day, but lunch is *on your own. There will be 10 min. breaks between sessions.


Day One

Sessions will run from 7:30am to 6:30pm. Topics include:

  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pulmonary

Day Two

Sessions will run from 7:30am to 5:00pm. Topics include:

  • Gastrointestinal
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Psych

Day Three

Sessions will run from 7:30am to 6:30pm. Topics include:

  • Hematology
  • EENT
  • Endocrine
  • GU
  • Neuro
  • Derm

Day Four

Sessions will run from 7:30am to 12:30pm. Topics include:

  • PA Prep Silos
  • PA Prep “Triggers”
  • PA Prep Bestowa™


*On Your Own Lunches

Lunch is on your own. In some cases there may be an optional “Product Theater” Lunch sponsored by a Pharmaceutical company available at no charge to you if you are interested. If you are a PA student or from a state that prohibits you from attending these lunches when available, you may receive a gift card that can be used toward your lunch. More info on topics and options will be emailed to you as the conference approaches.

John Bielinski, MS, PA-C

John is hailed as one of the greatest presenters in the country. With his unique active style and easy to follow presentation, attendees have reported learning more in one day from him than an entire year in the classroom!

John earned a master’s degree in family and emergency medicine and is a national lecturer on emergency medicine and extraordinary patient care. His experience not only includes years of hospitalist/intensive care coverage, but he has also run a rural emergency department for nine years autonomously, having cared for hundreds of cardiac arrest and critically ill patients. John has lectured for over 10 years teaching PA students at two PA schools in Buffalo, NY, as well as instruction of paramedics/ nurses on advanced cardiac life support.

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