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Presenters Bio and Objectives
PRESENTER    BIOGRAPHY and PRESENTATION

Nima Adimi, MD, MS


Medical Director, Stillwater MAPS

 

  

BIO: Completed my Pain Medicine Fellowship at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital where we learned a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to pain and its management which include medications, interventions and surgeries.

Emerging Therapies – The Direction of Pain Management or Utilizing a Multidisciplinary Approach in Pain Management


OBJECTIVES:

  • Explain the modern usage of opiates and its appropriateness
  • Explain the different types and uses of opiates
  • MAPS comprehensive care model
Collin Arnett, PA-C

Physician Assistant,
Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program

 

BIO: Collin Arnett - I trained to be a PA at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and graduated in 2011. Most of my practice had been at Hennepin County Medical Center in the emergency department. After a valuable 3.5 years, I left that job last summer to bike across the country. Since October, I've been practicing with Emergency Care consultants in the Abbott Northwestern ED in Minneapolis and the United ED in Saint Paul.

 

Why You Need the Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program and Quick Tips for System Usage

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the purpose of the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), when it is appropriate to access it, and recent legislative changes regarding the PMP
  • Learn quick tips for system usage, how to acquire delegates, perform a prescriber DEA query, and understand what to do if you receive a Controlled Substance Insight Alert
  • Discuss why utilizing the PMP is beneficial to a PA in providing patient care, how the PMP is utilized in day to day practice, and decisions made/questions asked as a result of the PMP

Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS


Twin Cities Physicians

 

 

BIO: Steven Atkinson is a Board Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Geriatric Internal Medicine. He is the founder and co-owner of Twin Cities Physicians. He is adjunct faculty at the University of Utah and has done so since 1994. He is dynamic speaker and has presented nationally for over a decade primarily in Geriatric-related syndromes. He is a published author of Geriatric Pharmacology: Clinical Guidelines and Recommendations, which is now in its second edition, and has sat on several organizations related to improvement of care in geriatric medicine.

Geriatric Pharmacology: Tools for the HealthCare Professionals

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Apply techniques and identify strategies to avoid adverse drug events and drug disease interactions
  • Develop individualized monitoring plans for geriatric patients through the evaluation of high risk medications
  • Identify at least three new guideline recommendations related to geriatric pharmacology

Lynn Bahta, RN, PHN


Immunization Clinical Consultant, MDH

 

BIO: Lynn Bahta is a Public Health Nurse and currently works as the subject matter expert for immunizations at the Minnesota Department of Health. Lynn currently provides vaccine-related technical consultation to internal programs at MDH, local public health, and to clinicians. In addition to technical consultation, Lynn does extensive work on vaccine hesitancy-related issues. Prior to her career in public health and her 20 years in the field of immunizations, Ms Bahta worked in both pediatrics and internal medicine at Regions and the University of Minnesota hospitals.

Vaccine Updates

OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe recent changes to the pediatric, adolescent and adult immunization schedules.
  • Discuss vaccines-preventable disease trends and immunization issues that impact primary care.

Greg Ekbom, MD, FACS

 

 

BIO: General and vascular surgeon in a private practice in Milwaukee, WI from 1981-2000.  He focused entirely on breast cancer and breast disease 2001-2013 and retired March 2013.  Full time faculty in the Surgical Oncology Department at the Medical College of WI at time or retirement.  Past membership in American Society of Breast Disease and American Society of Breast Surgeons, Received Clinical Trials Research Award from Aurora Health Care for Breast cancer treatment trials for partial breast radiation.  

 

Breast Cancer Update

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Review the statistical trends for breast cancer in the USA
  • Discuss risk factors for breast cancer, along with symptoms and exam findings.
  • Benign vs. malignant breast disease- how to differentiate
  • Invasive and noninvasive breast cancer treament options
Bret C. Haake MD, MBA

Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, HealthPartners Medical Group/Regions Hospital


 

BIO: Bret Haake, MD, is the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Regions Hospital. He is also a neurologist and serves the Medical Director of the Neuroscience Division for HealthPartners. Dr. Haake is from Minnesota and did his undergraduate work, medical school and residency at the University of Minnesota, where he is also now an Associate Professor of Neurology. Aside from his medical training, Dr. Haake completed his MBA in health care from the University of St. Thomas.

Headache Care Made Simple

OBJECTIVES:

  • Simplify the treatment of headache
  • Help separate primary from secondary headaches
  • Describe treatment strategies for acute and chronic headaches
Katrina Howard, Pharm.D.

Pharmacist Consultant,
Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program



 

BIO: Katrina Howard currently works as the pharmacist consultant for the Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program (MN PMP) within the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. She has been the pharmacist consultant for the PMP since the creation of the position in October 2014. Katrina received her Pharm.D. from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.

Why You Need the Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program and Quick Tips for System Usage

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the purpose of the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), when it is appropriate to access it, and recent legislative changes regarding the PMP
  • Learn quick tips for system usage, how to acquire delegates, perform a prescriber DEA query, and understand what to do if you receive a Controlled Substance Insight Alert
  • Discuss why utilizing the PMP is beneficial to a PA in providing patient care, how the PMP is utilized in day to day practice, and decisions made/questions asked as a result of the PMP

Martha Kelly PA-C


Riverside Clinic

 

BIO: Martha Kelly functions as a primary care PA-S for the Somali and Ethiopian patients.  Frequently utilizes translators.  

 

Cross Cultural Care; What to do and what not to do

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Introduce appropriate approach to instituting health care across cultural boundaries
  • Discuss appropriate use of family/non-family interpreters
  • Review barriers to application of medical care in the Somali and Ethiopian communities

 

Barry Larson, MD, CAQ Geriatrics

Staff Geriatrician and Medical Director
, Genevive


  

BIO: Graduated from the University of MN Med School and did Family Medicine residency in Duluth before practicing full spectrum family medicine in Austin, MN for 22 years. Transitioned to full time geriatric practice in 2010 with Genevive. Blessed with 4 grown children and 3 great in law kids and two grandkids. Live in Blaine with my wife Pam.

Is it Dementia or Delirium - or Both?

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the clinical definition and spectrum of Dementia/Major Neurocognitive
    Disorder
  • Be able to recognize Delirium as a distinct clinical entity and risk factors for its development as well as its clinical implications
  • Understand the ability for Dementia and Delirium to coexist

Leslie Milteer, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA

Assistant Professor, Saint Catherine University MPAS program

and

Multicare Associates

 

BIO: PA Milteer has 18 years of practice experience, with the last 14 yrs spent in family practice. She became interested in pre operative clearance while at a large academic institution which dealt with medically complex patients. She help design a consistent process for pre operative assessment that improved safety, quality and billing measures. She was able to implement that process at her current practice site as well. In addition to continued clinical practice, she joined the faculty at Saint Catherine University MPAS program in 2014. PA Milteer uses evidence based medicine to teach and in clinical practice

Medication Considerations for the Preoperative Patient

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand current recommendations for medication adjustments in the Preoperative period for cardiac, anticoagulant and diabetic medications.
  • Make proper recommendations to the surgical team regarding medication monitoring during the peril prestige periods
  • Be able to educate the patient regarding recommended medication adjustments as needed

Becky Ness, PA-C

 

 

BIO: Ness works full-time in Nephrology and sees clinic, hospital and chemo-dialysis patients.  She is the current President of the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants.

 

The good, the bad and the Iatrogenic (kidney pharmacology)

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Review common medications taken by CDK patients
  • Review common dosoing errors and the pathological rationale for medication selection
  • Review medication errors commonly found for CKD patients
  • Review of the OTC meds dangerous for the CDK patient
Chad Peterson, PharmD, BCPS

Lead Pharmacist, Abbott Northwestern Hospital


 

BIO: Chad grew up in the west suburbs of Minneapolis, obtained his bachelors of arts in chemistry from Bethel University in Saint Paul and his doctor of pharmacy from the University of Minnesotan Twin Cities campus. Following completion of his PharmD, he pursued residency training at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He has several years of clinical experience in emergency medicine and behavioral health and is board certified in pharmacotherapy. In his current role at Abbott, he oversees various pharmacy workflow operations and projects, but still manages to pop into the ER from time to time. Chad also teaches the pharmacology and therapeutics course sequence to PA students at Bethel University. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife JaNaye and son Elliot.

Antimicrobial Resistant: The Beginning of the End?


OBJECTIVES:

  • Define antimicrobial resistance and identify causes and recent trends
  • Discuss recent trends in antimicrobial resistance
  • Review principles of antimicrobial stewardship in prevention of antimicrobial resistance

Q&A:  Stump the Pharmacist

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Provide attendees the opportunity to ask pharmacology questions.
  • Review pharmacology medical knowledge

Andrew Shock, PA-C

  

Neurosurgery PA, Metropolitan Neurosurgery

 

BIO:  Shock has been employed at Metropolitan Neurosurgery since 2006 and has also worked in urgent care.  As a founding PA of the Bethel PA Program, he was employed as their first clinical site coordinator for a short time.  He has also been on multiple medical mission trips through GHO and currently training to be a team leader..

 

Neurosurgery Update for General Practitioners

 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Diagnosis and management of SI Joint Pain
  • Learn when to refer to neurosurgery
  • Be able to identify when to inject
  • Answer the question, "Who needs PT?"

 

Jeanne Szarzynski PA-C, MPAS

Assistant Professor, Bethel University

 

BIO: With 36 years of practice, my area of interest is women's health with a focus on infertility.

Infertility: An Update.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand who requires referral for infertility evaluation and treatment
  • Be able to discuss that evaluation including what it means
  • Understand the various treatment modalities, what is required and the cost
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