38th Annual PSPA CME Conference
October 16-19, 2013
Bayfront Convention Center
WELCOME TO ERIE!
Erie is Pennsylvania’s fourth largest city. Located on beautiful Presque Isle Bay, Erie is one of the world’s best-protected harbors, surrounded by a seven-mile peninsula. As a Great Lakes City, Erie has an extensive maritime history, and boasts the state’s only seashore. Central to the Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo triangle, Erie is within 500 miles of more than half of the U.S. population and is accessible by automobile, boat, plane, train, or bus.
CME ACCREDITATION FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
Conference organizers plan to request 27 hours of AAPA Category I CME for the Clinical/Professional Sessions and 20 hours of AAPA Category I CME for the Workshops from the American Academy of Physician Assistants. The total number of approved credits are yet to be determined.
CME ACCREDITATION FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS
This program is pending approval by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
The NCCPA and the Pennsylvania Society of PAs have worked together to reduce the time and effort associated with logging your conference hours for our Fall CME Conference. NCCPA has designed a special system whereby PAs can click on a unique link in their online NCCPA personal certification record at www.nccpa.net and select the sessions they attended from a master list of sessions that PSPA supplied to NCCPA. The PA can automatically apply those sessions wherever they need them, as long as the hours are earned in the correct logging window. Be sure to put your NCCPA number on the registration form.
Those registered by the early September 13, 2013 deadline will receive a PSPA conference bag.
Syllabus content on a thumb drive will available by request on registration form for $10.00 The CME Certificate for PAs attending the conference will be mailed.
Registration badges will be required for admission to all conference events.
Exhibit Hall hours are as follows:
Thursday October 17, 2013 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am and 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday October 18, 2013 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The PSPA is making plans to have a Job Fair on Friday, October 19, 2013, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm. Employers from the tri-state area will be invited. PSPA staff will be available to help with resume review, contract negotiations and job search tips.
The Exhibit Hall is open to any PA who has a side business or hobby that he/she might want to share with the PSPA. There is a nominal fee (the cost PSPA incurs to rent the table) but after that, it is all profit for you. There are many PAs who have a side business, and now is the perfect time to showcase your wares! We are expecting approximately 500 PAs to come to Erie. If you have any questions or would like to exhibit, please contact Cindy Cicconi at email@example.com.
Due to liability issues and for the convenience of other conference participants, no children under the age of 18 will be allowed in the lecture hall, exhibit areas and evening events. These areas are reserved for registered conference participants.
Remember how hard it was to make ends meet when you were a student? We are hoping to keep rates lower for students but need your help. Consider “sponsoring” a student with a donation to our “Student Fund” which pays for meals and tuition. Give the gift of membership to a deserving student you’ve mentored! Donations can be made on the Conference Registration form.
A CALL FOR POSTERS
While earning up to 25 hours of category 1 CME display your research/scholarly work. Members of the PSPA as well as students and PA Faculty can participate in a poster presentation at the PSPA’s Annual CME Conference in Erie, PA.
All submissions must include a PSPA membership number. Participants must be willing to answer questions regarding their work during display hours.