39th Annual PSPA CME Conference
October 22-25, 2014
Lancaster Convention Center
WELCOME TO LANCASTER!
We are delighted to host the PSPA 39th Annual CME Conference. Our city is a place where historic preservation and a cutting-edge arts scene live and thrive side by side. It is a relatively small and walkable city of 7 square miles. There are over 90 dining locations that cater to the most laid-back outings or the most elegant cuisines and everything in between. Central Market, in the heart of the city, has more than 60 small businesses under one roof. The market has the freshest fruits, meats, vegetables, fish, flowers, baked goods, prepared foods and gifts in the area. It was opened in 1879 and is the oldest continuously run farmers market in the United States. The Futon Theater is a highlight of the downtown area and was established in 1852. It presents professional, Broadway quality productions to this day. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark and is America's oldest continuously operating theater.
"Gallery Row" in the 100 block of Prince Street features a block of art galleries that exhibit original works from many artists. There are many small shops in the downtown area with unique items. Lancaster is also known for its outlet shopping on Route 30 East where two large outlet complexes are located.
Shopping is a fine art in Lancaster. From the quaint original shops in Center City to the wonderful outlet shopping on Route 30 East, there is something for everyone.
Lancaster is home to the oldest American Amish settlement. Thousands still live a century-old "Plain" lifestyle, where horse and buggy are the primary form of transportation. There are many venues to explore the Amish lifestyle, from farm tours to buggy rides. These are only a few of the great things to do in Lancaster and we welcome all our guests to this fine city.
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.
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 15, 2014 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 23, 2014 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am and 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday October 24, 2014 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The PSPA is making plans to have a Job Fair on Friday, October 24, 2014. 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 Lancaster. If you have any questions or would like to exhibit, please contact Cindy Cicconi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 27 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 Lancaster, PA.
All submissions must include a PSPA membership number. Participants must be willing to answer questions regarding their work during display hours.