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Musings: Blog of the JAAPA Editorial Board


Blog of the JAAPA editorial board.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Thanks for joining us at AAPA 2019. We’ll be publishing a selection of poster abstracts online later this year--be sure to visit jaapa.com to read them.
Don’t miss these great sessions today:
• Walking the Talk: Creating the Space for Engaged LGBTQ Care (DV9183), from 2-3 p.m. in room 111.
• Power Tools for Palliative Care Medicine and Hospice for All PAs (DV9128), from 9-10 a.m. in room 302.

Be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming conferences:
• AAPA 2020, May 16-20 in Nashville
• AAPA 2021, May 22-26 in Philadelphia
• AAPA 2022, May 21-25 in Indianapolis

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Have you visited the ePoster display in the Grand Concourse? It’s open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow. JAAPA will publish a selection of these research abstracts later this year. If you’d like to submit an ePoster for AAPA 2020, the submission portal opens on November 1, 2019, and closes January 12, 2020.

Today is the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s symposium on Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine. If you’re not signed up for the all-day session, browse JAAPA’s collection of articles on addiction medicine and the ASAM’s eLearning center for more on this important topic. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

The second annual iScan student workshop and competition is today from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mile High Ballroom 4. Student teams will show off their ultrasound skills across a variety of clinical circumstances. Come see the difference that point-of-care-ultrasound can make in your practice and join the pros in the hands-on ultrasound bullpen. See how easy it is to obtain, interpret, and implement ultrasound into your clinical practice.

Are you interested in writing for publication? Join JAAPA editors and editorial board members from 1-3 p.m. today in room 104 for a workshop on how to craft your manuscript to inform and educate your readers and successfully pass peer review and nitpicky editors. If becoming a peer reviewer is your thing, head to room 104 at 3 p.m. today for a 2-hour hands-on workshop on how to give constructive manuscript criticism. The peer review workshop is led by JAAPA editor-in-chief Reamer L. Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C, DFAAPA, and JPAE editor-in-chief David Asprey, PhD, PA-C.

Be sure to come out at 7 tonight to cheer your favorite team on at the National Medical Challenge Bowl. As part of the festivities, JAAPA will formally present awards to these winners of the 2019 Tanya Gregory Student Writing Contest:

• Clinical or research category: “Post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans: Treatments and risk factors for nonadherence” by Bradley Haveman-Gould, MHS, PA-C, and Chelsea Newman, Novmeber 2018 issue. Ms. Newman was a student in the PA program at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., when the article was written. Mr. Haveman-Gould practices neurology at Mercy Health Physician Partners in Grand Rapids, Mich., is an adjunct faculty member in the PA program at Drexel University, and is an assistant clinical affiliate faculty member in the PA program at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.

• Humanities category: “The truth about PA school,” by Kathleen Di Simone, MS, PA-C, October 2018 issue. Ms. Di Simone was a student in the Touro College Manhattan PA Program in New York City at the time the article was written. She now practices emergency medicine.

Honorable mentions go to:
• Alanna M. Balbi, BS; Amanda A. Van Sant, PA-C, MSPAS; Eric W. Bean, DO, MBA; and Jeanne L. Jacoby, MD, FACEP, for their May 2018 article, “Mumps: Resurgence of a once-dormant disease.” Ms. Balbi is a medical student at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. Ms. Van Sant practices in the ED at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa. Dr. Bean is an emergency medicine physician at Lehigh Valley Health Network. Dr. Jacoby is assistant research director and an attending physician in the ED at Lehigh Valley Health Network and a clinical associate professor in the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine.
• Emily Simpson, MMSc, PA-C, and Heather L. Brown, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, for the August 2018 article, “Understanding osteosarcomas.” Ms. Simpson was a student in the PA program at Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga., when the article was written, and now practices urgent care medicine with Georgia Emergency Associates in Savannah, Ga. Heather L. Brown is an adjunct assistant professor in the PA program at Mercer University.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

​Conference registration is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Tuesday. A blood drive will be held in room 610 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday. Looking for a first job, or a job change? Visit the Career Fair in Mile High Ballroom 4 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to meet with recruiters from various healthcare facilities.

Hear keynote speaker Allison Massari at the general session at 4 p.m. today in the Bellco Theatre. Ms. Massari suffered severe burns in a 1998 car crash; 3 years later, she sustained a closed-head injury in another accident. These life-changing injuries gave her a perceptive view inside the patient experience. She’ll inspire you to remember why you chose healthcare in the first place and enhance your patient relationships by tapping into compassion and kindness. See the value that you can provide to a suffering patient and hear solutions to keep your patients first despite limited time and other practical constraints.

After the general session, Ms. Massari will be signing prints of her art during the opening reception (6-7:30 p.m.) in Exhibit Hall F. You also can check out a rock-climbing wall, play giant games like Jenga!, and taste Colorado craft beers. The exhibit hall will be open from 6-7:30 p.m. today.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

​The exhibit hall is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday. Look for JAAPA and Wolters Kluwer at booth 403. Check out the floor plan here.

Today is the last day for the blood drive in room 610. Stop by between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to donate.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks as well as unlimited bowling, pool, arcade games, and live entertainment at the Party with a Purpose from 7:30-10:30 p.m. tonight at Punch Bowl Social. Proceeds from this event benefit the PA Foundation.

Pictured: WK booth 2017