American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference
"2017 is an iconic year for Physician Assistants, as the profession celebrates its 50th anniversary. The American Academy of Physician Assistants national conference in Las Vegas will provide opportunities to explore the profession's limitless future with five days of certification courses, educational sessions, and discussions surrounding groundbreaking medical innovations."
According to Tatsiana Singh, PA-C, Indiana State University Sycamore Center for Wellness, at an individual level, each Physician Assistant (PA) or healthcare provider should aim at staying up-to-date, reflecting on their workdays, and discerning whether there was a situation that was a close call and how it could be prevented in the future. Being a good team player is critical for PAs particularly and not being frightened to solicit another opinion and verify the diagnosis.
At AAPA 2017, Benjamin Smith, PA-C, DFAAPA, Florida State University College of Medicine, discussed the tremendous advances in both treating and diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis. About 15 years ago, the CCP lab tests came about, which certainly help with specificity for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
"One of the big problems we're having right now is trying to identify these patients with hepatitis C," Rick Davis, PA-C, University of Florida College of Medicine told MD Magazine. "We've found that the birth cohort of baby boomers (1945-1965) has the highest prevalence of infection, and now we're starting to see the results of that."