Conference registration is open from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. today through Thursday, and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday on the Level 2 foyer. A blood drive by the American Red Cross takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in Level 2, Surf EF.
Connect to the wifi network AAPA17 with the password Beyond50. Then head to the PA History Society (open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. today through Thursday on the Level 2 foyer). Pick up cool giveaways including a special edition poster, water bottles, pens, and a comic book featuring Chipper Wallet, PA-C (more about Chipper and other PAs in the media in our July issue).
Zubin Damania, MD, delivers the keynote speech at 4 p.m. today. Damania is a sought-after speaker, thought leader, and physician
who has delivered two TEDMED talks on the frustrations of practicing medicine in a broken system. A former hospitalist at Stanford, he’s also known for his popular medical rap videos and comedy sketches under his alter ego,
ZDogg, MD. In this session, he’ll explore the root causes of dysfunction in the healthcare system and explain how new models can alleviate some of these challenges and improve patient care delivery.
Today is research day. This morning, Research in Action (RIA) presentations will feature research that aims to further understanding of and advance the PA profession. The afternoon’s RIA presentations will focus on research that may be used to advance treatment options for patients.
The AAPA ePoster Stations, open through Friday on the Level 3 foyer, feature original research from PAs, PA students, and other professionals on topics from case studies and clinical research to educational and outreach innovations. Select ePoster abstracts will be published online by JAAPA later this year and will be indexed in Ovid. ePoster Meet the Author Sessions are held from 12 to 2 p.m. daily through Friday.
Even if you’re not a researcher, one simple way you can support PA research is to become a peer reviewer. Both ePosters and the RIA series rely on peer reviewers from JAAPA to maintain the high quality of submissions and participants. And JAAPA uses peer reviewers extensively to review journal articles. Join us from 10-11:30 a.m. in Level 2, Surf A for a workshop on how to become a peer reviewer. Meet JAAPA editors and editorial board members and put your clinical expertise to use helping to improve your journal!
The exhibit hall will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday. Look for
JAAPA at booth 1007. Take a selfie at our booth, upload it to social media with the hashtag #jaapa50, and receive a gift! An interactive map of the exhibit hall is
Need information? The information desk is on the Level 3 foyer. Also on Level 3, in Palm F, you'll find a lactation room for nursing mothers, open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. today through Thursday, and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday.
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precautions. Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless you post it on social media :D