Events

2019 Summer Conference Schedule

Legend: * Product Theater (Non-CME), Rx=Pharmacology Credit
Schedule is subject to change.
Due to liability, children are not allowed in the conference and exhibition area.

Sunday, July 14

6:30 pm — 8:30 pm Mercer Alumni Event

Monday, July 15

6:00 am — 8:00 am Workshop Registration
8:00 am — 11:00 am Poster Presentation Set-up
10:00 am — 4:00 pm Early Bird On-site Registration
7:00 am — 9:00 am Optional Workshop: Basic Suturing (Gordon)
8:00 am— 12:00 pm MSK Ultrasound (McGuigan)
8:00 am— 12:00 pm & 1:30 — 5:30 pm Optional Workshop: Board Review (Sharma)
9:30 am — 11:30 am Optional Workshop: Advanced Suturing (Gordon)
12:00 pm — 5:00 pm Optional Workshop: ACLS/BLS (Fullard)
12:30 pm — 3:00 pm Optional Workshop: Clinical Skills In the Acute Care Setting: Includes HEENT, Dental (Gordon)
3:15 pm — 5:45 pm Optional Workshop: Ortho Exams: Knee, Ankle & Upper Extremities (Vacala)
Student Track/Activities:
8:00 am — 9:00 am Student Track Registration
9:00 am — 12:00 pm Student Track
1:00 pm — 3:00 pm Student Challenge Bowl
6:00 pm Volleyball Tournament on the Beach (followed by Student Social)

Tuesday, July 16

Cardio Track
Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C

6:00 am Registration

Breakfast served 6:30 – 7:15 am

7:00 am — 8:00 am Is GLP-1 Activity Insufficient In T2D? (Breakfast & Learn Sponsored By Novo Nordisk, Inc.) *
8:00 am — 8:50 am EKG 123
9:00 am — 9:45 am Be Still My Heart: Case-based Studies of Palpitations
9:45 am — 10:00 am Opening Ceremony and Annual Awards Ceremony
10:00 am — 4:00 pm Exhibit Hall Setup
10:00 am — 10:15 am Break
10:15 am — 11:15 am Behind the Scenes of Your Cardiology Consult
11:15 am — 1:15 pm EKG Potpourri
2:15 pm — 5:15 pm Optional Workshop: EKG Bootcamp (Carlquist)
Optional Workshop: Joint Injections (Vacala)

Wednesday, July 17

Ortho
Dudley Phipps, PA-C, CCD, FLS

Women’s Health
Elyse Watkins, PA-C, DHSc, DFAAPA

6:30 am Registration

Breakfast served 6:30 – 7:15 am

7:00 am — 8:00 am Evolving Paradigms of Hypercortisolism (Breakfast & Learn Sponsored by Corcept Therapeutics ) *
8:00 am — 8:50 am The 1-2-3’s of The Walking Wounded
HR, PR, HER-2, Ki67: What Does It All Mean?
9:00 am — 2:00 pm Annual Blood Drive
9:00 am — 10:00 am CME Session – Keynote: Street & Designer Drugs:  The Opioid & Synthetic Epidemic (Sharon Kelley, MS, PhD)
10:00 am — 11:00 am Exclusive Exhibit Hall Break
11:00 am — 11:50 am So You Have Arthritis?
The Amazing Uterus: What Can Go Wrong?
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm Broken Bones, What’s Next?
Menagerie of Menopause Mentation
2:00 pm — 4:00 pm Optional Workshop: Basic Fractures & Splinting in the Acute Care Setting (Vacala)
Optional Workshop: IUD Insertion (Watkins)
6:00 pm GAPA’s Summer At The Beach Party
Join us for a pool/beach party to kick off a great conference. Every full conference attendee receives a complimentary entrance ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased on the registration form or on-site. Games, music, cook-out style food, and more. Fun for the entire family!

Thursday, July 18

Dermatology
Kara Roman, MMS, PA-C

Pediatrics
Daniel Wood, PA-C

6:30 am Registration

Breakfast served 6:30 – 7:15 am

7:00 am — 8:00 am Are Your Topical Patients Systemic-Ready? An Oral Treatment Option for Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis (Breakfast & Learn Sponsored by Celgene) *
8:00 am — 8:50 am Mastering Dermatologic Diagnosis: It’s all about Morphology and Distribution
Pediatric Headache
9:00 am — 10:00 am Which “it is” is it?: Deciphering Dermatitis
Pediatric Chest Pain
10:00 am — 11:00 am Exclusive Exhibit Hall Break / Poster Presentation
11:00 am — 12:00 pm See Spot Kill: Update on Melanoma and Non-melanoma Skin Cancers
Pediatric Abdominal Pain
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm Count Down the Top Ten Pediatric Rashes
Adolescent Snapshot
1:00 pm Golf Tournament
2:00 pm — 5:00 pm Optional Workshop: Basic Dermatology Procedures & Management of Common Skin Lesions Workshop (Braselton)
Optional Workshop: PALS/BCLS (Fullard)
Optional Workshop: Night Shift In The ED: Case-Based Radiology (Gordon)

Friday, July 19

Emergency Medicine
Hany Atallah, MD

6:30 am 5k Fun Run/Walk
6:30 am Registration

Breakfast served 6:30 – 7:15 am

7:00 am — 8:00 am Latest Perspectives in Overactive Bladder Treatment (Breakfast & Learn Sponsored by Astellas) *
7:45 am Annual Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 am — 8:50 am Epidemic Flu 2017-2018: What in the World Happened and What Did We Learn?
9:00 am — 10:00 am Just Order A-Z and Give Me A Call Back: Resource Utilization 101
10:00 am — 10:50 am Common Clinical Errors
11:00 am — 12:00 pm Fixing Your Front End: Rapid Care in the ED…It Is Possible
12:00 pm Conference Adjourns

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