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.