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Advanced Practice Symposium 2023

The 4th Annual Advanced Practice Symposium is a self-led program offering 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Registration Deadline: December 31st, 2023

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Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines and Modalities

Review breast cancer statistics. Learn major guidelines for breast cancer screening. Examine screening imaging modalities.

Presented by Dr. Ravi Adhikary, Radiology Dept.

Treatment for High Acuity Teens

Identify adolescents who may be at risk of life-threatening behavior through exploration of recent population trends/data. Described the Dialectical Behavior Therapy approach to suicidality, self-harm and other life-threatening behaviors.

Presented by Jessica Costosa-Umina, PhD and Christopher Botash, MD

Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS)

Scenarios in which the use of POCUS is appropriate. Limitations to the use of POCUS. Organs visualized with POCUS.

Presented by Ashley Cary, PA

Understanding and Responding to Various Types of Shock in Emergency Medicine

Understanding and responding to various types of shock (hypovolemic, cardiogenic, obstructive, distributive). Gain knowledge on identifying each type of shock based on patient presentation and work up. Gain knowledge on best treatment options for each type of shock in the Emergency Department.

Presented by Jonathan Conlon MSPAS, PA-C

Blood Bank Mythbusters

The physiologic response to plasma transfusions and the impact on coagulation. Compare and contrast the reported links between ABO blood type and conditions. Describe the impact apheresis has on a patient’s clotting ability. Formulate appropriate interpretations of coagulation testing in cirrhotic patients.

Presented by Matthew Elkins, MD PhD

Breastfeeding and HIV and Newborn HIV updates

Understand when an HIV positive parent may consider breastfeeding. Understand how to manage infants of HIV positive parents who are breastfeeding. Understand the updates on antiretroviral prophylaxis in babies born to HIV positive parents.

Presented by Wendy Holz, NP

Common Surgical Pathologies

Describe the signs of uncomplicated appendicitis. Describe common biliary pathology. Identify when an urgent surgical intervention is needed.

Presented by Michaela Kollish, MD

Cancer Overview

Different types of cancer and oncological terminology. Prevention and screening of cancers to improve earlier diagnosis. Common treatment and monitoring of cancer patients.

Presented by Ibrahim Thabet, NP