Op-Med is a collection of original articles contributed by Doximity members.
While PAs live busy lives…
Many make time for AAPA’s annual meeting since it is the only national PA conference.
Held in New Orleans, LA, this year’s meeting had all of the local flavor.
I may not have kept up with the girls’ crepe record 2013, but I feel I did @lgbookworm proud with my consumption of beignets, which can only be described as “excessive”#AAPA18 pic.twitter.com/6Trbgjza96— Keep Calm Carrie On (@avecleschapeaux) May 23, 2018
The AAPA meeting has become the ideal way to learn the latest news about this growing profession.
It featured inspiring keynote speeches…
“Life doesn’t take place on the summit, it takes place on the flanks”…”I learned nothing at the summit”…”Step up…take that jump" - #AAPA18 general session speaker #PhysicianAssistant @Jeff_B_Evans pic.twitter.com/pKRqxGEQpG— Physician Assistants (@PhysicianAssist) May 20, 2018
…and, of course, important clinical updates.
Check out the work PAs are doing to promote #OralHealth! Take a look at this Clinical Advisor article that was written about the informative poster from #AAPA18: https://t.co/ho1p39GEw3 pic.twitter.com/DLqXWvTJ1B— nccPA Health Fdn (@nccPAHealthFdn) May 22, 2018
#AAPA18 ‘Motivational Interviewing’ to Improve Outcomes in a underserved inner city Missions clinic-showed all significant positive impact on glucose, A1c, Hypertension, hdl and triglycerides. Person centered care and engagement #jaapanola pic.twitter.com/Hf4l0sbjyr— Donna Ryan (@Donnaryancde) May 20, 2018
Getting ready to talk about traumatic arrest at #AAPA18 !— Charity Coe (@PA_Charity) May 21, 2018
It was a chance to reconnect with colleagues…
GUYS!— Keep Calm Carrie On (@avecleschapeaux) May 19, 2018
I just ran into THE GUY who first made me want to be a PA when we were deployed together in Iraq…I lost track of him several years ago and it's so cool to see him after all this time!! #AAPA18
Receive hands-on learning experiences…
The inaugural Yes, I sCan Competition/Workshop was a resounding success! Big thanks to @AAPAorg for their incredible support in expanding #POCUS utilization amongst PAs, which will ultimately greatly benefit our patients! #iScan18 #AAPA18 pic.twitter.com/iyEgqgAlyE— Society of POCUS (@POCUS_Society) May 22, 2018
Participate in friendly competition…
…and win all of the awards.
During the @AAPAorg Annual Conference in New Orleans, La., HSS was one of eight hospitals and healthcare systems to receive the inaugural Employer of Excellence Award: https://t.co/n1sXl45OLY #AAPA18 pic.twitter.com/lLsvGi2z2j— Hosp Special Surgery (@HSpecialSurgery) May 21, 2018
That’s a wrap for AAPA 2018! The 2019 annual meeting will take place at the May 18–22 in Denver, CO.