Annual Conference - Fall


 

The flagship annual event where the Ohio PA community convenes to learn and network!

 

2024 OAPA Annual Conference
September 27-28, 2024
Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris

Renaissance Westerville

Take a Virtual Tour of the Conference Venue

 

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Jeff Fisher, PA-C, DMSc

 

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Conference Co-Chair:
Madeline Meyers, PA-C, DMSc
Conference Committee: Melissa Bowlby, MHA, MSBS, PA-C
Chris Heinrich PA-C, M.Ed
Mike Schetter, PA-C, DMSc

The Call for Posters is Now Open!

Share your research with the OAPA Annual Conference audience. Learn more about poster guidelines and be sure to submit your work by the August 15 deadline.

View the Call for Posters


Thank you to our 2024 OAPA Annual Conference Exhibitors & Sponsors!

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Registration is NOW OPEN!


We want to see YOU at the 2024 OAPA Annual Conference, September 27-28.
 
This is simply the best annual in-person opportunity to grow your network, expand your knowledge, and support the PA community in Ohio. Join us for this exciting event at a new location for OAPA, the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris!
 
Why Should YOU Attend?
  • Meet PAs from around the state, learn from each other, and strengthen your professional network.
  • Enjoy educational content presented by experienced PAs and other providers who want to help you increase your knowledge and skills.
  • Connect with exhibitors offering innovative products and services, as well as recruiters looking for their next hire - it could be you!

REGISTER NOW!


Join us for the full conference, September 27-28, 2024. Plan to arrive Thursday night for the complete conference experience. Or, if you can't make it for the full time, join us on Friday or Saturday only.

FULL CONFERENCE

Your Full Conference registration experience includes:

  • 14 hours of high quality in-person CME programming
  • 4 hours of bonus on-demand CME programming
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 4 breaks to keep you nourished and ready to learn
  • Networking Happy Hour on Friday to kick back and connect with fellow attendees
  • Access to exhibitors and recruiters with valuable products and services
  • Poster presentations and keynote speaker
  Early Rate Regular Rate
Full Conference - Member $ 390.00 $ 455.00
Full Conference - Student $ 150.00 $ 170.00
Full Conference - Non-Member $ 570.00 $ 635.00

Regular rates begin August 31, 2024.

FRIDAY ONLY

Your Friday Only registration experience includes:

  • 7 hours of high quality in-person CME programming
  • 4 hours of bonus on-demand CME programming
  • Breakfast, lunch, and 2 breaks to keep you nourished and ready to learn
  • Networking Happy Hour to kick back and connect with fellow attendees
  • Access to exhibitors with valuable products and services
  Early Rate Regular Rate
Friday Only - Member $ 225.00 $ 265.00
Friday Only - Student $ 85.00 $ 95.00
Friday Only - Non-Member $ 315.00 $ 355.00

Regular rates begin August 31, 2024.

SATURDAY ONLY

Your Saturday Only registration experience includes:

  • 7 hours of high quality in-person CME programming
  • 4 hours of bonus on-demand CME programming
  • Breakfast, lunch, and 2 breaks to keep you nourished and ready to learn
  • Poster presentations and keynote speaker
  • Access to recruiters with open PA roles
  Early Rate Regular Rate
Saturday Only - Member $ 225.00 $ 265.00
Saturday Only - Student $ 85.00 $ 95.00
Saturday Only - Non-Member $ 315.00 $ 355.00

Regular rates begin August 31, 2024.


ADD-ON EVENTS

FRIDAY

OAPA Trivia Night - $15 per person

Do you enjoy trivia nights, or just fun, casual time spent with friends and colleagues? What about networking and building new friendships with PAs throughout the state of Ohio? Then the OAPA Trivia Night is for you! Find out more...

SATURDAY

Career PAthfinder Event - Included in the cost of conference registration

Join us for an exclusive career-building workshop tailored for early career physician assistants and PA students. Find out more...

Workshops 1, 2, and 3 - price TBD

Past Presidents' Breakfast - Complimentary, by invitation only.

 


GUEST REGISTRATION

This conference, and its registration rates, are intended for PA professionals, educators, students, and other health care practitioners. If an attendee brings a guest, that person must not be in the PA profession, is not eligible to earn CME, and will be subject to a $100 guest registration fee to help cover the cost of food and beverage for the guest. Please contact oapa@ohiopa.com if you are planning to bring a guest. 


CANCELLATION POLICY

Full refunds are available before August 31. From August 31-September 21, a 50% refund is available. No refunds available after September 21, 2024. All refund request must be made by email at oapa@ohiopa.com.

 


*This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for a TBD number of AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

Conference Agenda


The OAPA Annual Conference will be full of high-quality CME* and many opportunities for engaging with fellow conference goers and exhibitors. Schedule is subject to change.

Click session titles below for learning objectives and a speaker biography!

 


Thursday, September 26, 2024

The Two One BarThe conference begins bright and early on Friday, September 27, so plan to arrive the night before!

Settle into your hotel room, grab yourself a specialty cocktail and dinner at The Two-One, and enjoy some fresh air on the patio while you visit with OAPA friends old and new as they arrive for the conference.

What's The Two-One, you say? Watch this interview with Ryan Kelly, Director of Food and Beverage at the Renaissance, to find out how the restaurant got its name, why the venue boasts lake house decor, and how many square feet of astroturf are on the patio for taking the party outdoors!

Check in time for the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris is 4 p.m. We'll see you there!


Friday, September 27, 2024

7-7:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast, featuring a Product Theater with AbbVie
7:45-8 a.m. OAPA Opening Session
8-9 a.m. CME #1: Policy, Progress, and PAs: Advancing Our Legislative Agenda in Ohio, presented by Rev. Josanne Kissel Pagel M.Div., MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, C-EBS, Karuna®RMT
9-10 a.m. CME #2: TBA (check back soon!)
10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break with the Exhibitors
10:30-11:30 a.m. CME #3: Tik Tox (Review of Toxicology), presented by Christopher M. Howell, DSc, MSc, MPAS, PA-C, MBA, Miami University
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CME #4: Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases in Ohio, presented by Leeanne Garrett, MPH-VPH & Lynn Denny, MPH, Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Infectious Diseases in the Zoonotic Disease Program
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch, featuring a Product Theater with Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
1:30-2:30 p.m. CME #5: Novel Approaches to Treating Common Tendinopathies, presented by Christopher Rupprecht, MSHS, MA, PA-C, Cleveland Clinic
2:30-3:30 p.m. CME #6: Innovative Uses of Local Anesthetics, presented by Paul M. Amiott, PA-C, EMT-P
3:30-4 p.m. Coffee Break with the Exhibitors
4-5 p.m. CME #7: Primary Care Management of the Chronic Kidney Disease Patient, presented by Amity Arnold, PA-C, Ashland University
5-5:05 p.m. Friday Recap
5:05-6 p.m. Renaissance backyardNetworking Happy Hour in "The Backyard" 

Give your brain a break after a long day of learning and come wind down with us out in the backyard! Enjoy appetizers and drinks, chat with friends, and enjoy the fresh air overlooking a quaint pond.

6-7 p.m.

Trivia Night GraphicOAPA Trivia Night (additional registration fee - $15)

Do you enjoy trivia nights, or just fun, casual time spent with friends and colleagues? What about networking and building new friendships with Ohio PAs? Then the OAPA Trivia Night is for you!


Saturday, September 28, 2024

7-7:45 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
7:45-8 a.m. Saturday Welcome
8-9 a.m. Past Presidents' Breakfast (by invitation only)
8-10 a.m. Workshop A-1 (additional fee)
8-10 a.m. Workshop B-1 (additional fee)
8-9 a.m. CME #8: The ABCs of Trauma Resuscitation, presented by Morgan Williams, PA-C, University Hospitals
9-10 a.m. CME #9: When Failure is Not an Option: The Advances of Stage D Heart Failure, presented by Deepak Sharma, PA-C, Mayo Clinic
10-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break with Posters & Recruiters
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Workshop A-2 (additional fee)
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Workshop B-2 (additional fee)
10:30-11:30 a.m. CME #10: Tracheostomy Truths for the Generalist, presented by Lacey Hood Grego, PA-C, Cleveland Clinic
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CME #11: Elevated Intracranial Pressure - Management Strategies, presented by Emily Keller, DMS, PA-C, Ashland University and OhioHealth
12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15-1:30 p.m. OAPA Awards & Scholarships Recognition
1:30-2 p.m. Keynote: Ohio's Confidential Monitoring Program and You, presented by Richard Whitney, MD, DABAM, FASAM, Medical Director of the Ohio Professionals Health Program (OhioPHP)
2-3 p.m. Career PAthfinder Event for Early Career PAs and Students
2-3 p.m. CME #12: “Why” Inspires “Why”: The Impact of Precepting, presented by Teresa Groh, PA-C, and Jennifer Garrett, PA-C, Mount St. Joseph University
3-3:15 p.m. Coffee Break with Recruiters
3:15-5:15 p.m. Workshop C (additional fee)
3:15-4:15 p.m. CME #13: How to Stay Healthy as a Busy PA, presented by Stephanie Whitling, PA-C, Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine at Cleveland Clinic
4:15-5:15 p.m. CME #14: Let Them Eat Cake: Untangling Food Myths, Disordered Eating, and the Battle Against Diet Culture in Modern Medicine, presented by Michael Czajka, MPAS, PA-C, Cleveland Clinic Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
5:15-5:30 p.m. OAPA Closing Session

*BONUS* On-Demand Content

CME #15: Neuroendocrine Zebras: Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomaspresented by Lisa Ward, PA-C, Ohio State University/James Cancer Hospital

CME #16: The PA Career Blueprint: Strategies for Success and Negotiation, presented by Anu Mathur, PA-C, Touro University California

CME #17: TBA

CME #18: TBA


*This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for a TBD number of AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

Hotel Accommodations


Renaissance WestervilleRenaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville, OH 43082

OAPA Annual Conference attendees will enjoy a discounted room rate of $169 per night, plus tax.

Reservations must be made by September 5, 2024.

Book Your Hotel Room Now

Built in 2018 and conveniently accessible from I-71, the Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel offers well-appointed, comfortable guest rooms with a modern lake house style. OAPA Annual Conference attendees will enjoy gathering in the ballroom and foyer spaces, featuring plenty of natural light and access to "The Backyard," an outdoor patio area overlooking a scenic pond.

Take a Virtual Tour!

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Sponsorship, Exhibit, and Advertising Opportunities


The Ohio Association of Physician Assistants will hold its Annual Conference September 27-28, 2024, and your organization is invited to participate!

  • Showcase your organization to practicing PAs, PA educators, and PA students from across Ohio and surrounding states
  • Meet other exhibitors to connect, share ideas, and expand your market knowledge
  • Build goodwill with event attendees - your presence as an exhibitor shows your support for the Ohio PA community!

 

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There are opportunities available at multiple price points so that you can meet your budget while reaching the Ohio PA community with your promotional message. Please contact oapa@ohiopa.com or 614-999-9202 with questions or to explore options!

 


Reserve your OAPA Annual Conference sponsorship, exhibit, or advertising presence today!

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