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CME John Allen Memorial Conference Presented by Utah Academy of Physician Assistants

Dixie Convention Center
1835 South Convention Center Drive
St. George, UT 84790

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 3:00pm MT - Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 1:15pm MT
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1835 South Convention Center Drive, St. George, UT 84790

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This is an in person, live event. Registration is now open, register now to receive an early bird rate! Registration cancellation requests received via My PA Network contact us page on or before March 12th will receive a full refund minus up to a $255. cancellation fee. Registration cancellation requests received after March 12th will not receive a refund.

Credits Offered

This event offers 24.5 CME credits to attendees (3.7 Pharmacology credits) .
Accreditation Info: Physician Assistants This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 24.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 4/6/2022 to 4/9/2022. AAPA reference number: CME-204567. Nurse Practitioners This activity is approved for 23.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 3.7 hour(s) of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Activity ID# 22025370. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies..


Additional Information

The Utah Academy of Physician Assistants is pleased to present its annual CME Conference: John Allen Memorial Conference live in St. George Utah. 

Those who participate in this continuing medical education conference may be eligible to receive a maximum of TBD hours/credits for their attendance.

This events aims to offer informative, current, and relevant information for Advanced Practice Clinicians devised to stimulate thinking through didactic lectures, lively debate, complex case studies and engaging workshops.

Invited faculty will present cutting-edge information on the diagnosis, management and treatment of common conditions, diseases, and problems.

The audience for the conference is physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health professionals. 


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This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 26.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits of which participants can claim 24.5 credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 4/6/2022 to 4/9/2022. AAPA reference number: CME-204567.


AANP approved
 


This activity is approved for
25.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 3.7 hour(s) of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Activity ID# 22025370. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

 

Conference Planning Committee Members

  • Jonathan Baird, DMSc, PA-C, ATC
  • Kelsey Gleason MPAS, PA-C (Committee Chair)
  • Niki Swan, MBA
  • Virlana Johnson-Silva, PA-C
  • Tyler Sommer, PA-C
  • Jim Sutton, PA-C
  • Amy Baird, UAPA Associate Executive Director
  • Stan Lockhart, UAPA Executive Director 
  • Kim McFarlane, MPAS, PA-C, UAPA President

Registration Refund and Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellation requests received by the St George CME Conference registration office on or before Friday, March 5, 2022 will receive a refund, minus up to a $255 cancellation fee. Registration cancellation requests received by the St George CME Conference registration office after Friday, March 5, 2022 will not be refunded. Please send registration cancellation requests to the UAPA office by e-mail: utahapa.info@gmail.com

Event Agenda

CME John Allen Memorial Conference Presented by Utah Academy of Physician Assistants

Event Agenda

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 3:00pm MT - Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 1:15pm MT

All times listed in Mountain Time (US & Canada).
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm

    Registration open

    Location: outside of Ballroom AB

  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm

    Welcome

    Ballroom AB

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease and Treatment Options

    George M. Baker, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB
    During his more than thirty years of practice as a board-certified PA, George Baker spent 19 years on the Park City Ski Patrol as a member of the National Ski Patrol System, Inc [NSPS]. During that time, he became an EMS instructor in charge of annual fall "refresher classes" for the Ski Areas in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming referred to by the NSPS as The Intermountain Division. During that time he received two awards: An honor recognition for a search and rescue where a stranded lost skier was found and rescued. The second was what is called "National Recognition" where the recipient is given a "National Number".
    Upon retiring from the Ski PatrolI he attended the University of Utah for his bachelor of science degree and received a certificate in Gerontology from the UofU. He went to Saint Francis University as a Physician Assistant student and in his second year was the Valedictorian of the class. During his more than thirty years of practice as a PA, He has worked in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice, and Urgent Care.

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    What’s New in Emergency Contraception

    Rachelle Flinn, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Rachelle grew up in Maine and graduated cum laude with a degree in Estudios Hispanicos from St. Lawrence University where she also captained the women’s soccer team. Rachelle has been connected with People’s Health Clinic since 2012 when she started volunteering as an interpreter and vital signs volunteer. She graduated from the University of New England as a PA-C in 2017 and returned immediately to People’s Health Clinic to begin her medical career. Rachelle is also now adjunct faculty at the University of Utah’s PA program. Rachelle is honored to serve her community at PHC and is happy to come to work every day. In her free time, Rachelle loves to spend time with her husband, Graham, and beautiful two-year-old daughter, Evelin at their home in Park City.

  • 5:00pm - 5:15pm

    Snack Break

    Snacks provided location TBD

  • 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Topics in Weight Loss Management: Do intermittent fasting, keto, and other trendy diets actually work?

    Katherine Leugers MPAS, PA-C Academic Fellow Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Katherine Leugers is a PA practicing in Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Salt Lake County. She graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2019 and has been serving as Academic Resident, helping to teach, in RMU's PA Program over the last year. She originally hails from Vermont, graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science and worked as a personal trainer in Burlington, Vermont and Austin, Texas for 5 years before pursuing her medical education at RMU. In her spare time, she enjoys running in the Wasatch mountains, listening to medical podcasts, and anything involving the sun & the outdoors.

  • 6:15pm - 7:15pm

    Keynote Speaker: Three Weeks in the Hot Zone

    Fernando Rivero, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Fernando Rivero is a Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine trained PA, graduate of the University of Utah PA Program, currently working in Moab and Monticello Utah. He trained and worked in Emergency medicine at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City and also worked at the University of Utah in the ED. In April 2020, he spent 3 weeks in New York City working in a small ED in the Bronx, the epicenter of the COVID outbreak in NYC. His work experience also includes rural medicine at Green River Medical Center in Utah as well as 20 years of experience as a firefighter/paramedic. He has extensive teaching and lecturing experience and has a Master of Public Health degree from Westminster College.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

  • 7:00am - 8:00am

    Gentle Yoga for Stress Management Session

    Robin Dale, PAC

    Lion’s Den Room
    Participants may bring a yoga mat, or one will be provided

  • 8:00am - 8:15am

    Welcome

    Ballroom AB

  • 8:15am - 9:15am

    Overview of Sleep Medicine,

    Scott Schauss, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Scott Schauss PA-C, a native Hoosier, completed his bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University, in Biology in 2009 and his Masters's in Physician Assistant Studies through Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 2013. Upon the completion of his medical training, he began his career in the field of sleep medicine and is currently working with the Intermountain Healthcare Sleep Disorders Clinic. He is very passionate about sleep medicine and is very interested specifically in how it impacts athletic performance. He currently resides in South Jordan Utah with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cooking, and fly fishing.

  • 9:15am - 10:15am

    Mindfulness-A Gradual Unwinding

    Robin Dale, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Robin Dale has been a PA since 1997, a Yoga teacher since 2001, and has had a meditation practice since age 14. She is a Utah native and attended PA school at Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Robin practices Urgent Care Telemedicine with Intermountain Connect Care and teaches yoga weekly.

  • 10:15am - 10:30am

    Snack Break with Exhibitors

    Please visit our exhibit hall and have vendors sign your exhibit hall prize drawing card for a chance to win a prize!

    Snacks provided Ballroom CD

  • 10:30am - 11:30am

    Cirrhosis and Primary Care

    Edward L. Marino, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Ed Marino is a 1999 graduate of the Utah Physician Assistant Program. He was one of 20 PA's chosen for a one-year hepatology fellowship in 1999. However, he was allowed to join the University of Colorado GI Hepatology Fellowship program for the 3 year MD program. His background includes 10 years of GI Hepatology practice in academic, private practice, and hospital settings. This includes 3 years in the Porter Hospital Liver Transplant Program in Denver. His last 12 years of practice were as an internal medicine hospitalist in Greeley, Colorado. He has taught hepatology to a variety of medical professionals for over 15 years. He was a founding member of the AAPA GI Association & International Liver Society. He retired from hospitalist practice on Labor Day 2020.

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Pain Management and How to do it Safely

    Chris J Kottenstette, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Chris started in patient care as an Athletic Trainer in high school and college, and then moved to emergency services as a paramedic for 17 years. This lead him to his training at the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program where proper pain treatment was initially instilled in him by one of the pioneers of pain management and Palliative Care Art Lipman, PharmD and others. Since completing PA school, he has worked in Family Practice, Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and since 2001 in the field of Pain Medicine. During this time he has been a consultant and speaker for many national companies and provided expert medical testimony in several cases involving pain management issues. He has spent 2 years traveling and teaching Pain Management at a national level as a Medical Science Liaison in the Pain Field and has had the opportunity to learn from a variety of nationally known experts. Chris has been active in the PA community at a national level since 1998 when he was elected to the Student Academy Board as Director-at-Large; is a Past-President of the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants; and in 2003 he founded the PAs in Pain Medicine Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is their current President. Chris has been appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, helped form the American Society for Pain Educators as one of the initial members of the Board of Advisors, and is directly involved at a national level in many pain and addiction related issues. Chris was an invited member of the AAPM & APS guidelines for the management of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain, and has participated in the creation of both state and national pain guidelines. In addition to being a clinical PA in a spine surgery and interventional pain practice, he is also the President of Abuse Tech, LLC which provides engineered solutions for abuse deterrence and clinically focused education in abuse prevention, mitigation, and compliance in the field of pain medicine.

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Lunch and Non-CME talk from Abbott about Freestyle Libre

    Abbott

    Ballroom AB

    Take a quick moment to grab lunch just outside this ballroom provided by Abbott, and return to this ballroom to enjoy your meal and listen to Abbott's Non-CME talk on Freestyle Libre. Thank you for lunch Abbott!

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Primary Care and Mental Health Care Settings

    Timothy McCreary, DMSc, MMS, PA-C, CAQ-PSY
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Dr. McCreary began his medical journey as a US Army medic in 1999 and now serves as a Commander with the United States Public Health Service where he is stationed in North Eastern Utah. He provides ambulatory psychiatric care for thousands of Native Americans living in Utah and dedicated leadership and advocacy for the PA profession in the state of Utah and across the country. Over the past decade he has served in a number of significant roles in the PA profession, he is a past president of the Public Health Service Academy of Physician Assistants (PHSAPA), and the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants (UAPA). As the IHS National PA recruiter, he recognized the changing landscape in the healthcare marketplace and was an early and passionate advocate for optimal team practice. He has written extensively on the vital role PAs fill in the US healthcare system and has been recognized for his humanitarian efforts abroad and his tireless personal dedication to underserved and vulnerable communities on America’s Indian Reservations. His work in the AAPA House of Delegates aided in the passage of Optimal Team Practice (OTP), and he was the lead author in a recently “revised” PA scope of practice policy that allows Indian Health Service PAs full practice authority as vital members of the healthcare provider team. As President of the UAPA he spearheaded a radical modernization of the Utah PA practice act (allowing direct billing for PAs, granting PA responsibility for the care they provide, the ability of experienced PAs to practice independently) and the Utah Mental health practice act (introducing PAs into the act for the first time and establishing qualifications for PA independent practice as mental healthcare providers). He is a dedicated PA educator serving as a clinical instructor for dozens of PAs over many years and presently works as an adjunct clinical faculty member for PA training from five different states. Over his career, he has presented and written on a variety of topics in mental health, public health, and primary care. He believes in the capacity of PAs to provide expert mental health services as integrated behavioral health specialists in primary care, as well as mental health providers on in-patient psychiatric medicine teams. He developed the world's first DSMc psychiatry track at Rocky Mountain University in 2019 and continues to serve as the Psychiatry track director where he has contributed to and advised curricular content for all 5 new doctoral courses, engaged instructors, leads, and supports a multi-disciplinary faculty. He is the proud father of 3 children and is married to his best friend Wendy. When he is not in the clinic, advocating for the profession, or hanging out with his cool wife and children, he can be found hiking or riding in the mountains near his home in Ashley Valley.

  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Psychedelic Medicine: Current Applications and Future Directions

    Lindsay Helm, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom E

    Upon graduating from PA school Lindsay Helm worked as a primary care PA for 3 years. She transitioned to psychiatry and worked in the psychiatric ER at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She now works at an outpatient psychiatry clinic. She has a background in neuroscience and research; her interest in psychedelic medicine is put to use in her current practice where she is able to offer ketamine therapy as a treatment option. She is involved in current psilocybin clinical trials as a psychedelic therapy facilitator.

  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Cerebral Aneurysm, What Went Wrong?

    Richard C. Vause, Jr. DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, FCPP
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Richard C. Vause Jr., a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received his initial Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology from St. Joseph’s University in 1974, a Bachelor of Science-Physician Assistant (B.S.P.A.) from the Hahnemann University PA program (now Drexel University) in 1978, a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2000, and a Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in 2004. He worked in multiple clinical settings in and around the Philadelphia area in Hospital Medicine, Mental Health, and completed an Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine residence for PAs prior to entering Active duty. He served 23 years in uniform, eight years in the U.S. Army as an Aeromedical Physician Assistant and 15 years in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). He retired from the Commissioned Corps of the U.S.P.H.S. as the senior ranking PA in March 2005. After retiring from the Uniformed Service, Dr. Vause became the Clinical Director for the NSU PA Program, Naples, Florida Campus and in September 2009, he accepted the position of PA Program Director, Associate Dean of Program Development, and Associate Professor at Salus University, in Elkins Park, PA. He remained at Salus University until August 2016 when he retired from academia and returned to full-time clinical practice in Family Medicine and later in Urgent Care in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he now resides. On May 1, 2021, Dr. Vause retired from full-time clinical practice, but maintains active certification as a Physician Assistant and has current licenses in four States. He is the 2001 AAPA Federal Services Paragon Award winner, the 2016 USPHS Retired Officer of the Year, a Distinguished Fellow of the AAPA, a Life Member of the Society of Army PAs, a Fellow of the PHSAPA, a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and a member of Pi Alpha, the PA National Honor Society.

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Integrative Medicine Approach to Anxiety and Depression

    Catherine Van Tassell, PAC
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom E

    Catherine Van Tassell graduated from the University of Utah with a Master of Social Work in 2004. During her time as a medical social worker, working with End-Stage Renal patients, she was touched by each patient's story of how their chronic health condition changed everyday life. This lead her towards the medical profession, specifically the emergent need for preventive health care. As a result, she decided to further her education and graduated from the University of Utah Physician Assistant program in 2016. She furthered her training by receiving a certificate in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona and Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine from The American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Additional training includes Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from eCornell, Certificate in Evidence-Based Optimal Nutrition from Harvard School of Public Health, and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach.

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Management of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in a rural hospital

    Walter Wooton, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Mr. Wooton graduated from Medex at the University of Washington in 2013 and has practiced in urgent care for the last 6 years as a Hospitalist/ER PA. He has been working in rural acute care setting managing COVID-19 patients since the pandemic onset.

  • 4:30pm - 5:00pm

    Break with Exhibitors

    Snacks provided Ballroom CD

    Provided by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, please take 5-10 minutes to grab a snack in ballroom CD and meet back in Ballroom AB for a Non-CME talk on the Controlled Substance Database and all it has to offer providers

  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Psychiatry Subgroup Business Meeting

    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom E

  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    Keynote Speakers: The New Utah Professional Health Program: Providing needed support for professionals who are not immune,

    Kelli Jacobsen, LCSW Robert Simpson, M.D.
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Dr. Simpson is a physician who specializes in addiction medicine. He is the medical director of the Utah Professionals Health Program (UPHP). He participates in the initial assessment of health care providers who are applying to participate in the UPHP. Additionally, he works with other UPHP team members to determine participants’ readiness to return to work and monitor their progress throughout their engagement with the program.

  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm

    Reunion: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

    Holiday Inn St. George Convention Center
    Dixie Room
    1808 South Crosby Way
    Saint George, Utah 84790

Friday, April 8, 2022

  • 7:00am - 7:15am

    Welcome

    Ballroom AB

  • 7:15am - 8:15am

    Biometrics: The Next Chapter in Weight Loss and Preventive Health

    Michelle Rhodes Lockhart, RN
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Michelle had 30+ years of experience as a nurse. She spent 20+ years at the bedside: trauma, ICU, ER. She also has 15+ years experience in academics teaching at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia Dental School, Chesterfield County Tech Center and Brigham Young University-Idaho. She has worked for the State of Virginia on medical and educational research projects. Deciding to take her career to the preventative side of medicine in 2016, she became a Therapeutic Nutrition Practitioner through the Institute of Functional Medicine, a Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutritionist and Women's Fitness Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach through the American Academy of Sports Medicine. Michelle now owns her own business where she has implemented a process of diagnostics that give broader insight into each individual client's body composition and metabolism. These tests include body composition scanning with bioelectrical impedance analysis, resting metabolic rate with indirect calorimeter, VO2 max by oxygen consumption, DNA analysis for 50+ data points concerning diet, exercise, and rest SNPs, as well as a comprehensive symptoms data gathering system. She then uses this data to prescribe a food and exercise plan that is specific to the individual's body's needs. She uses the latest behavioral change models with coaching and training to help facilitate lifestyle change. Progress is monitored with frequent retesting and adaptation of the plan. Michelle is always looking to research to find the best practices in the preventative health field and implement those that are scientifically sound to ensure the best client outcomes.

  • 8:15am - 9:15am

    How to Thrive With Coding and Documentation Changes

    James Roberts MPAS, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Prior to starting PA school, Jimmy worked in Human Resources with Brigham Young University and Intermountain Healthcare. From there, he joined Intermountain Healthcare Professional Documentation and Coding and Reimbursement and became a Certified Professional Coder. He was responsible to provide education on coding to Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (PA/NP). Following individual education/training, he would audit these providers to ensure appropriate documentation and selection of codes were met. He then completed his Physician Assistant education at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He is currently practicing in Pediatrics and continues to provide coding training/recommendations to new and experienced providers.

  • 9:15am - 9:30am

    Snack Break with Exhibitors

    Snacks provided in Ballroom CD

    Today is the last day to visit our exhibitors and complete your vendor prize drawing card.
    Completed cards can be placed in your desired prize entry box found in the exhibit hall.

  • 9:30am - 10:30am

    Medical Ethics

    Jonathan Baird DMSc, PA-C, ATC
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Dr. Baird is a Physician Assistant (PA-C) and Athletic Trainer (ATC), with experience in family and sports medicine. As an educator, he specializes in medical teaching and learning. He joined the faculty of the physician assistant program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) in 2015. Dr. Baird is passionate about primary care/family practice medicine, sports medicine & non-operative orthopedics, exercise science, diabetes management, and medical wellness and weight loss. His academic background and experience include: A Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) with an emphasis in Health Professions Education (RMUoHP August 2020), a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) from Rocky Mountain College (August 2010), a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Athletic Training from Brigham Young University (June 2003), board certification as both a PA-C and an ATC, and 20 years of professional healthcare experience.

  • 10:30am - 11:30am

    General Business Meeting: Utah Academy of Physician Assistants with Board Member Q&A

    UAPA Board Members
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm

    The History of Physician Assistants in Utah (Pre-recorded)

    Don Pedersen PhD, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Dr. Don Pedersen has been involved with the Utah Physician Assistant Program (UPAP) since 1979, initially serving as Academic Coordinator. He was the Program Director from 1989 to 2010 after attaining a faculty appointment in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) in the University of Utah School of Medicine. He, more recently, served as the Chief of the Division of Physician Assistant Studies and is now an Emeritus Professor and active internationally with his wife Kathy in a program they created, called Global Partners (GP). GP seeks to broker resources of the University of Utah to meet the needs of multinational corporations and humanitarian organizations through education and clinical care. Dr. Pedersen has authored over 75 articles and book chapters relating to clinical practice and physician assistant education. Under his leadership, UPAP became a graduate program in the School of Medicine offering the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies degree. Nationally, he is a past President of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) with 4 years of service on the Board of Directors. In 1998 he founded the Association’s national, peer-reviewed Journal of Physician Assistant Education and served as the journal’s founding editor and publisher for the initial seven years of operation. He also created the Association’s Research Institute and through an endowment from their family foundation, he and Kathy created a small grants program, which bears his name, for educational research by PA program faculty on a national level. During his tenure with the Association, he established a liaison position with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) and served in this capacity for two years. He also represented the Association as the liaison to the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Dr. Pedersen has served as the President of the Physician Assistant Foundation (PAF), the philanthropic arm of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He completed eight years of service on the PAF Board of Trustees and was awarded Emeritus Trustee status. Through the PAF, he and Kathy established an endowed grant program in honor of Don’s father to award international humanitarian outreach grants to PAs, PA Programs, and PA students. To date, nearly 50 grants have been awarded to assist in over 15 countries on 5 continents. While President of the PAF, he also raised $80,000 for Hurricane Katrina relief, which helped to rebuild a Community Health Center Clinic in Longbeach, Mississippi, and provided funding for a free clinic in Shreveport, LA. He completed ten years on the State of Utah Physician Assistant Licensing Board at DOPL, serving two years as chair. He recently completed 6 years on the Board of Directors of the Health Foundation of the National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA), where he established the Kathy J. Pedersen Grant program to Combat Health Disparities. In 1997 he helped pioneer the Utah PA Program’s international clinical activities starting in Papua New Guinea, Thailand, and now Nepal. He served as a founding member of the PA Historical Society.

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm

    Lunch

    Provided by the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants

    Please take a moment to grab lunch from the buffet outside this conference hall and return here for our next CME talk

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Poster Presentations and Exhibit Hall

    Posters will be displayed in the North Lobby and the creators will be present to answer questions. These students from RMU are eager to share their posters and knowledge on a variety of topics. Please visit the posters and acknowledge the students’ hard work. Vote for your favorite poster with the poster session voting card found in your tote bag administered at check in. Votes can be placed in the box at the poster presentation. The winner will receive free conference admission for next year.

    North Lobby
    Don’t forget to vote for your favorite poster!
    Voting cards will be provided.

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    The Utah Physician Assistant Practice Act and Practice Act Rule Update

    Jared Spackman, MPAS, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Jared Spackman is a physician assistant who is currently the program director for the University of Utah PA program. He also serves as current chair of the DOPL PA licensing board. He has served as past president of UAPA, past legislative chair and as a delegate. His experience in clinic practice includes orthopedics, pediatrics, family medicine and urgent care over the last 21 years of clinical practice.

  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Implementing SB27, SB28, and PA Billing Modernization

    Kim McFarlane MPAS, PA-C President Utah Academy of Physician Assistants Timothy McCreary, DMSc, MMS, PA-C, CAQ-PSY Immediate Past President Utah Academy of Physician Assistants Katie Swenson DMSc, PA-C President-Elect Utah Academy of Physician Assistants Jonathan Baird DMSc, PA-C, ATC Junior Delegate Utah Academy of Physician Assistants Stan Lockhart, UAPA Executive Director
    1.5 CE Credits

    Ballroom AB

  • 4:00pm - 4:15pm

    Break with exhibitors

    Ballroom AB

    Don’t forget to get your prize drawing cards signed!
    This is your last chance to visit exhibitors.

  • 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Update from NCCPA: Focus on PANRE Alternative

    Greg Thomas PA-C Emeritus, MPH Director of PA Relations National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    A PA for more than 40 years, Greg Thomas currently serves as Director of PA Relations with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), a position he has held for 12 years. Previously, he worked for nearly 20 years with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), most recently as Senior Vice President of education, membership, and resource development.
    Greg received his PA education at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and a masters degree in public health with focus on health care administration from the University of Texas School of Public Health also in Houston, TX.

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Celebration: 50 years of UAPA

    Cottonwood Cove Park; join us for a pasta buffet dinner provided by UAPA to start at 6:00 PM.
    Bring your favorite lawn games and your families to help us celebrate!
    Address: 1027 S. Dixie Dr., St. George, UT 84770

    Directions are available from the "Handouts" section.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

  • 7:15am - 7:30am

    Welcome

    Ballroom AB

  • 7:30am - 8:30am

    Interstitial Cystitis / Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS): Simplifying Chronic Bladder Pain Management

    Stephen Loper MPAS, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Stephen Loper is a Physician Assistant who has spent his entire career in Urology. He received his Physician Assistant training at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He has worked in Logan and Riverton but is currently working with Revere Health Urology in Utah County doing clinic work and first assisting in Robotic surgery. He has worked as adjunct faculty with Rocky Mountain University PA program and looks forward to helping with Urology education at the new PA Program at Utah Valley University. He has spoken at the Snowbird and John Allen Memorial Conferences in the past and is excited to be back in St. George.

  • 8:30am - 9:30am

    Hidradenitis Suppurativa

    Joshua Winters MPAS, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Joshua is a northern Utah native. He graduated from Utah Valley University and went on to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School where he received his Master of Physician Assistant. He is a current certified physician assistant working in dermatology. Joshua is excited to be able to present today in hopes listeners will be able to gain more dermatology insight.

  • 9:30am - 9:45am

    Snack Break

    Snacks provided in Ballroom CD

  • 9:45am - 10:45am

    Introduction to HIV PrEP

    Johanna Greenberg, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Johanna Greenberg is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Family Medicine Physician Assistant. She has been practicing for 13 years. She has experience in rural and urban primary care and her practice has a special emphasis on serving patients with substance use disorders, those who are sexual and gender minorities, and in preventive medicine for patients of all ages. She is a graduate of the Utah Physician Assistant Program. She currently practices at the University of Utah Sugarhouse Clinic. Outside of work, Johanna loves to find herself wandering in the mountains or lost in a good book.

  • 10:45am - 11:45pm

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: more common than you think. A clinical roadmap from diagnosis to treatment to clinical and community resources

    Holly Andrews, PA-C
    1.0 CE Credit

    Ballroom AB

    Holly Andrews is a physician assistant currently working at the University of Utah in the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic and the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Clinic. She completed her physician assistant training at Philadelphia University (now Jefferson University) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her physician assistant career, she has worked in outpatient gynecology, otolaryngology, and now transplant cardiology. Her transition to transplant cardiology in 2017 was preceded by her mother requiring a bilateral lung transplant due to pulmonary fibrosis. The medical care her mother received leading up to, during, and after the entire transplant process inspired Holly to pursue a change in specialty leading to an enriching and enlightening career.

Handouts

Directions to Cottonwood Cove Park (980 KB)

Cottonwood Cove Park; join us Friday evening after the conference for a pasta buffet dinner provided by UAPA to start at 6:00 PM.

Bring your favorite lawn games and your families to help us celebrate!

Address: 1027 S. Dixie Dr., St. George, UT 84770

Physician Assistant - How to Claim CME (390 KB)

How to claim CME if you are a Physician Assistant

Nurse Practitioners - How to claim CE (440 KB)

If you are a Nurse Practitioner: To claim CE credit and receive your CE certificate for attending the 32nd Annual John Allen Memorial Conference you must:
1. Complete the surveys for each session attended (found on the conference webpage under the Handouts tab)
2. Complete the overall event survey 
3. Complete this form indicating what sessions you attended