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MAPA 2018 Spring CME Conference
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3/14/2018 to 3/16/2018
When: Wednesday March 14 – Friday March 16, 2018
7:00 AM
Where: Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Conference – The University of Minnesota
301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55455
United States

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About the CME Conference


This live conference, 3 day event, offers up to a maximum of 18 CME credits (pending approval by the AAPA), dedicated access to resources in the exhibit hall, networking and updates from The Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants. 



Parking Information

Parking for the conference is conveniently located just across the street from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, click here to learn more and access directions.



CME Credits


Pending approval by the Physician Assistant Review Panel for a maximum of 18 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit to the above-referenced program entitled 2017 Fall CME provided by the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants. The pending approval will be valid for one year from the program start date on 3/15/2017, if the program content does not change.




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Lodging Information 



Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown - Marriott

1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454


Room block is $139 + tax per night. Reservations must be made by February 13 to receive this special rate.


To make your reservations, please call 877.699.3216. Mention “The Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants” when you call to make your reservation. Click here for extensive hotel information.




Topics and Speakers


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*Note: If you wish to attend the Ultrasound Workshop there is an additional fee of $45. Select your optional workshop ticket at checkout. 



Medical Guidelines for Newborn Hearing Screening

Emilee Scheid, PA-C


Complimentary and Integrative Therapies

Heather Bidinger, MMS, PA-C


Non-Surgical Weight Loss

Jennifer Vesely, M.D.


Workshop #1

Jennifer Welper, Chef – Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program


Sports Medicine

David Jewison, M.D. and Jeff Macalena, M.D.


ENT presentation

Sofia Lyford – Pike, M.D.


End of Life Discussions in Emergent Situations

Jessie Nelson, M.D.


Compulsive or Out of Control Sexual Behavior

Margaret Flaget-Greener, M.D.


Health Professionals Services Program

Monica Feider, MSW, LICSW


Out Patient Management of Alcoholism  

Charles Renzikoff, M.D.


Workshop #2 Ultrasound Head to Toe, Point of Care Ultrasound for Primary Care

(additional fee of $45)

Tom Pahl, PA-C


Treatment of Brain Aneurysm

Andy Grande, M.D.


General Radiology

Michael McNeely, M.D.


Geriatrics Topic

Steve Atkinson, PA-C


Lower Extremity Arterial and Venous Disease

Michael Cumming, M.D.


Workshop #3 Radiologic

Speaker TBD


Get a C.L.U.E (Cardiac Lung Ultrasound Examination) From Average to Awesome in 1 Minute

Tom Pohl, PA-C


Pain Management

Clarence Shannon IV, M.D.


Endovascular: Aortic Aneurysm

Rumi Faizer – Chief of Vascular Surgery - U of M


COPD / Allergy

David Lowe, M.D.


Ophthalmology – Cataracts

Joshua Olson, M.D.Pediatric


Chronic Illness:  Supporting resilience in patients and family

Daniel Hilliker, PH.D., LP, ABPP


Perioperative Pearls

Allen Scott Keller, M.D.


Clinician Burn Out

Gregory Couser, M.D.


Round Table Discussion – Transitioning from Clinical Practice to Academics

Lisa Naser, PA-D


Working Effectively with Patients with Borderline Personality Disorders

Brian Palmer, M.C. MPH


Prostatic Hypertrophy and Kidney Stones

Michael Borofsky, M.D.


Acute Kidney Injury

Becky Ness, PA-C  


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