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2018 Air Force Physician Assistant Refresher Course (AFPARC)

AFPARC 2018 will be our biggest conference yet, with more attendees, labs, breakout sessions, and facility space than ever before. We even arranged our own "Kick Back" with free drinks (for those staying at the La Quinta), drink specials, and buffet from 1700 - 1900 each night.

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2018 Air Force Physician Assistant Refresher Course (AFPARC), La Quinta Inn and Suites Riverwalk, 303 Blum Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205

19 February 2018

We will be building upon our curriculum from last year and providing more labs for hands-on training. We expect there to be approximately 45 CMEs available.

Course dates are February 19-22, 2018. Attendees will be staying at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, San Antonio Riverwalk, 303 Blum, San Antonio, Texas, 78205. Make reservations via phone at 1-866-527-1498, option #1. Use group name USAF PA Refresher Course. Please be aware that room reservations may fill quickly, therefore it is highly recommended that you make lodging reservations immediately.

AFPARC Schedule of events – San Antonio, Texas

18 February 2018:
Start End Title Speaker
10:00 15:00 PA Corporate Board Session Room: Crockett West Col Terry Mathews/Lt Col Paul Bott
15:00 19:00 PA Welcome Social/Course Registration Room: Bowie East Lt Col Paul Bott/Maj Rodney Ho

19 February 2018:
Start End Title Speaker
07:00 07:50 Course Registration
08:00 08:50 Session Opening & Welcome Col Terry Mathews
09:00 09:50 Guest Speaker Lt Gen Dorothy Hogg
10:00 10:50 Operational Limitations in the AOR: A Role I Experience Capt Craig Ameduri
11:00 11:50 Humanitarian Mission: Pediatric Perspectives CPT Melissa Myers, M.D.
12:00 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 13:50 ENT Capt Stephan Kesterson, PA-C
13:00 14:30 *** Breakout Session: PRF tips and keys for promotion success Room: Bowie West Lt Col Richard Weber, PA-C
13:00 15:00 ***Lab: Orthopedic Physical Exam Workshop (Maximum 30 participants) Room: Crockett West Maj William Schultz, PA-C
14:00 14:50 Acute Medical Issues in Deployed Environment Maj Danny Villalobos, PA-C
15:00 15:25 Musculoskeletal Low Back Pain: Evidence-Based Management CPT Jeffrey Wittkopp, USA
15:30 15:55 Ophthalmologic Emergencies CPT Kevin Mayberry, USA
15:00 16:00 ***Breakout Session: New Accession/Lt Career Development Room: Bowie West Col Terry Mathews, PA-C/Lt Col Paul Bott, PA-C
16:00 16:30 ***Breakout Session: Operational Medicine Update Room: Bowie West Lt Col Tim Howerton, PA-C/Maj Kenneth Beadle, PA-C
16:00 Day 1 Wrap-up Lt Col Paul Bott, PA-C/Maj Rodney Ho, PA-C

20 February 2018:
Start End Title Speaker
07:00 07:55 Course Registration
08:00 08:50 Management of Combat Stress & PTSD Timothy Rogers, Ph.D.
09:00 09:50 International Global Outbreaks Jim Fike, M.D.
08:00 12:00 ***Lab: Battlefield Skills Lab Wilford Hall (transportation fee) (Maximum 50 participants) Lt Col Timothy Bonjour, EMPA/ Maj Michael Rabener, EMPA
08:00 10:00 ***Lab: Dental Skills Workshop #1 (Maximum 30 participants) Room: Crockett West Maj Casey Slack, D.D.S.
08:00 10:00 ***Lab: Basic Suture Skills (Maximum 40 participants) Room: Crockett East Capt Chanise Cyrus, PA-C
10:00 10:50 Orthopedic Trauma Capt Eric Salinas, PA-C
11:00 11:25 Family Practice Post Op Management of Bariatric Surgery 1 Lt Chanise Cyrus, PA-C
11:30 11:55 Surgical Indications for GERD CPT James Huang, USA
12:00 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 15:00 ***Lab: Dental skills Workshop #2 (Maximum 30 participants) Room: Crockett West CPT Jeffrey Wittkopp, USA
15:30 15:55 Ophthalmologic Emergencies Maj Casey Slack, D.D.S.
13:00 15:00 ***Lab: Advanced Suture Skills (must complete basic course first) (Maximum 40 participants) Room: Crockett East Capt Chanise Cyrus, PA-C
13:00 15:00 ***Breakout Session: Phase II program directors meeting Room: Bowie East Maj Will Schultz, PA-C
13:00 13:25 NCCPA Update LTC Johnny Paul
13:30 13:55 Acute Appendicitis Capt Sammy Leos
14:00 15:00 ***Breakout Session: CGO Leadership Room: Bowie West Lt Col Timothy Bonjour, PA-C
14:00 14:25 Diabetic Ketoacidosis Capt Steve Maya, PA-C
14:30 14:55 The DSc General Surgery PA Residency Program: Blueprint for Educating Advanced PAs for the Future MAJ Seth Holland, USA
15:00 16:00 ***Breakout Session: Fellowship Q&A Room: Bowie West Lt Col Timothy Bonjour/ Maj Michael Rabener
15:00 15:50 Management of Head Trauma Christopher Howell, PA-C
16:00 16:30 RESET Ramstein Capt Daniel Hubbard
16:00 Day 2 Wrap-up Lt Col Paul Bott, PA-C/Maj Rodney Ho, PA-C
16:00 16:30 ***Breakout Session: CGO development Room: Bowie West Col Terry Mathews/Lt Col Paul Bott
18:00 19:00 SAFPA BOD Meeting Maj Karen Salyars-President

21 February 2018:
Start End Title Speaker
07:30 07:55 Course Registration
08:00 08:25 Learning the mistakes of others LTC Johnny Paul
08:00 12:00 ***Lab: Surgical Skills and Battlefield Skills Lab Wilford Hall (transportation fee) (Sessions limited to 25 participants each) Lt Col Timothy Bonjour, EMPA-C/ Capt Tony Smith, GSPA-C
08:00 10:00 ***Lab: Orthopedic Splinting Workshop (Maximum 30 participants) Room: Crockett West Lt Col Mary Webb, PA-C
08:00 10:00 ***Lab: Point of Care Ultrasound (Maximum 32 participants) Room: Bowie East LTC Ryan Curtis, PA-C/ MAJ Kerri Van Arnem, PA-C
08:30 08:55 Laryngoesophageal Reflux Maj Jamie Woodson, USAF
09:00 09:50 Continuous Process Improvement Capt Katie Lam, PA-C
10:00 10:25 Aortic Dissection Maj Tim George
10:30 10:55 Management of Non-Life Threatening Burns MAJ Lance Oldorf, USA
11:00 11:50 Directed Energy Weapon Injuries Lt Col Marshall Fiscus, PA-C
12:00 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 14:00 ***Breakout Session: FGO Development Room: Bowie West Col Terry Mathews, PA-C/ Lt Col Paul Bott, PA-C
13:00 15:00 ***Lab: Orthopedic Splinting Workshop (Maximum 30 participants) Room: Crockett West Lt Col Mary Webb, PA-C
13:00 15:00 ***Lab: Point of Care Ultrasound (Maximum 32 participants)Room: Bowie East LTC Ryan Curtis, PA-C/MAJ Kerri Van Arnem, PA-C
13:00 13:25 Blood Gas and Ventilator Management Capt Daniella Feldhausen, PA-C
13:30 13:55 Tonsillitis and Indication for Surgery Capt Kimberly Bertrand, PA-C
14:00 14:25 Massive Hemoptysis CPT Andrew Allman, USA
14:30 14:55 Influenza: Do I Test or Treat? Capt Maggie Smith-Davidson, PA-C
15:00 15:25 Evaluation and Treatment of Thyroid Hormone Emergencies Capt Jason Good, USAF
15:00 16:00 ***Breakout Session: Leadership & Squadron Command for FGOs Room: Bowie West Lt Col Scott Carbaugh, PA-C
15:00 16:30 *** Breakout Session: How to Review and Update Your SURF Room: Crockett East Lt Col Robert Brown, PA-C
15:30 15:55 Comparing Vasectomies Performed by Military PAs and FM Physicians Capt Jesse Gronsky, PA-C
16:15 Day 3 Wrap-up Lt Col Paul Bott, PA-C/Maj Rodney Ho, PA-C
17:00 18:00 ***Breakout Session: Phase II PDs and IPAP Students Meet and Greet Room: Bowie West Maj Will Schultz, PA-C
18:00 19:00 SAFPA Annual Membership Dinner SAFPA BOD

22 February 2018:
Start End Title Speaker
07:30 07:55 Course Registration
08:00 08:50 Mild TBI: An Overview and Treatment Perspectives Lt Col Wendy Chao, M.D.
08:00 10:00 ***Lab: ECG Workshop (Maximum 25 participants) Room: Bowie East Lt Col Kevin Steel, MD
09:00 09:50 Humanitarian Missions: OB Perspective Lt Col Larissa Weir, M.D.
10:00 10:50 Asthma, Readiness and Deployment James Quinn, M.D.
11:00 11:50 Combat GI Lt Col John Gancayco, M.D.
12:00 13:00 LUNCH BREAK
13:00 15:00 ***Lab: ECG Workshop for Primary Care (Maximum 25 participants) Room: Bowie East Steven “Tony” Skaggs, PA-C
13:00 13:25 Patient Movement in Theater Maj Salvador Vargas, NC
13:30 13:55 Blood Flow Restriction Therapy Capt Griffin Holauchock, PA-C
14:00 14:50 Deployment Immunizations: 2018 Update David Hrncir, MD
15:00 15:25 Knee Pain: BFA and Eufflexa Intra-Articluar Injections Capt Christopher Gomez, PA-C
15:30 15:55 Tibial Stress Syndrome Capt Marion Sanders, PA-C
16:00 Day 4 Wrap-up Lt Col Paul Bott, PA-C/Maj Rodney Ho, PA-C

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