Pharmacology Conference - Spring


 

The premier annual pharmacology educational and networking event for PAs!

 

2024 OAPA Pharmacology Conference
April 12-13, 2024
Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

 

Conference Chair:
Josanne Pagel, M.Div., MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, EBS

Conference Committee:
Teresa D'Alessandro, PA-C
Melissa Irwin, PA-C
Nancy Ivansek, PA-C
Debra Kangisser, PA-C
Madeline Meyers, PA-C


 

Registration Closing Soon!


Top 5 Reasons YOU Should Attend:

  1. Gain access to top-notch educational content presented by experienced PAs.
  2. Experience 12 hours of CME* running all day Friday and into early afternoon Saturday.
  3. Hear the latest in OAPA happenings at the bi-annual Membership Meeting.
  4. Expand your network with ample opportunities to connect over meals and during breaks.
  5. Meet exhibitors offering relevant product and service information and recruiting for open PA roles.

REGISTER NOW!

Join us for the full conference, April 12-13, 2024. If you can't make it for the full time, join us on Friday or Saturday only.

We look forward to another year of Pharmacology Conference excellence and appreciate your support of OAPA. Please contact us at oapa@ohiopa.com or 614-999-9202 with questions.

FULL CONFERENCE

Your Full Conference registration includes:

  • 12 hours of high quality pharmacology programming on a range of timely topics
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 breaks to keep you nourished and ready to learn
  • Evening networking on Friday to connect with fellow attendees and presenters
  • Access to exhibitors providing valuable products, services, and information
  Early Rate Regular Rate
Full Conference - Member $ 349.00 $ 400.00
Full Conference - Student $ 115.00 $ 135.00
Full Conference - Non-Member $ 520.00 $ 570.00

Regular rates begin March 16, 2024.

FRIDAY ONLY

Your Friday Only registration includes:

  • 7 hours of high quality pharmacology programming on a range of timely topics
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 2 breaks to keep you nourished and ready to learn
  • Evening networking to connect with fellow attendees and presenters
  • Access to exhibitors providing valuable products, services, and information
  Early Rate Regular Rate
Friday Only - Member $ 220.00 $ 245.00
Friday Only - Student $ 75.00 $ 85.00
Friday Only - Non-Member $ 330.00 $ 360.00

Regular rates begin March 16, 2024.

SATURDAY ONLY

Your Saturday Only registration includes:

  • 5 hours of high quality pharmacology programming on a range of timely topics
  • 1 breakfast and 1 lunch to keep you nourished and ready to learn
  Early Rate Regular Rate
Saturday Only - Member $ 155.00 $ 175.00
Saturday Only - Student $ 55.00 $ 60.00
Saturday Only - Non-Member $ 235.00 $ 260.00

Regular rates begin March 16, 2024.

REGISTER NOW!

 

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. 

 


*This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 12 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Conference Agenda


The OAPA Pharmacology Conference is full of high-quality CME* and many opportunities for engaging with fellow conference goers and exhibitors in a comfortable environment.

Please Note:

  • The educational programming for this event meets the pharmacology-related CME* needs as required for PAs by the Ohio Revised Code (Section 4730.49).
  • The three opioid and one alcohol use related sessions provide 4 of the 8 hours of training needed per new DEA requirements.
  • The agenda is subject to change.

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

 

Friday, April 12

7-8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8-9 a.m. CME: The Opioid Epidemic in Ohio, presented by James (Jim) R. Smith, Ohio State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory
9-10 a.m. CME: Humanizing the Management of Opioid Withdrawal, presented by Mike Czajka, PA-C, Cleveland Clinic
10-10:30 a.m. Coffee break with the Exhibitors
10:30-11:30 a.m. CME: Compounding Agents, presented by Matt Buderer, DPharm, Buderer Drug Co.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CME: Improving the Understanding, Diagnosis, and Management of Generalized Pustular Psoriasis (GPP), presented by Terri Nagy, PA-C, Vanguard Skin Specialists
12:30-2 p.m. Lunch and OAPA Membership Meeting
2-3 p.m. CME: Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) - Recognition & Management Strategies, presented by Fabrizia Fiebelkorn, PA-C, Cleveland Clinic
3-3:30 p.m. Coffee break with the Exhibitors
3:30-4:30 p.m. CME: Ear Today, Gone Tomorrow: A Guide to Ear Pathology and its Pharmacological Treatment, presented by Rachel Fredericksen, PA-C, Cleveland Clinic
4:30-5:30 p.m. CME: Pediatric Infections: Emergent Treatments, presented by Jeff Sommers, PA-C, Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Mercy Hospital
5:30-6:30 p.m. Networking

 

Saturday, April 13

7-8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8-9 a.m. CME: Opioid Update: The Crisis in Ohio: What Prescribers Need to Know, presented by Veronica Magda, PA-C, Cleveland Clinic
9-10 a.m. CME: Treatment Regimens for Atopic Dermatitis, presented by Maggie McKernan, PA-C, Apex Skin and Andrew Baker, PA-C, West Ohio Dermatology
10-11 a.m. CME: Understanding the Use of GLP-1 and Related Nutritional Needs, presented by Erin Rossi, MFN, RD, Cleveland Clinic Metabolic Institute
11-11:30 a.m. Pick Up Boxed Lunch
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CME: Managing Diabetes in the Hospital Setting: Inpatient Insulin Management, presented by Claudia Lewis, PA-C, University Hospitals
12:30-1:30 p.m. CME: Pharmacotherapy Agents for Medical Management of Obesity and Associated Ohio Prescribing Laws, presented by Ebne Rafi, DPharm, University Hospitals Diabetes & Metabolic Care Center

 


*This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 12 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Hotel Accommodations


Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga

Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls

1989 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

The cut off date for making reservations with the special OAPA conference discount was March 18, however, rooms may still be available at the prevailing rates.

Thank You to Our 2024 Exhibitors!

 

Exhibitors inform attendees about relevant products and services while supporting the PA profession. Attendees are asked to please stop by to thank them and maybe even learn something new! 

We are anticipating these exhibitors at the conference:

  • AbbVie
  • AstraZeneca
  • Buderer Drug
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • La Roche Posay
  • Neurelis
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory
  • Pfizer
  • Project DAWN, Ohio Department of Health
  • Supernus Pharmaceuticals

 


 

Sponsorship, Exhibit, and Advertising Opportunities

 

The Ohio Association of Physician Assistants will hold its annual Pharmacology Conference on April 12-13, 2024, at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

  • 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!

 

2024 Pharmacology Prospectus Image

View the prospectus for all sponsorship, exhibit, and advertising options.

 

 
We are happy to work with you to develop the right engagement that meets your organization's marketing objectives while supporting OAPA in alignment with our event strategy. Contact oapa@ohiopa.com with any questions.