American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • The 8th Annual Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp

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    Final Program (PDF)

    • Overview
    • Registration
    • Venue & Travel
    • Information for Attendees
    • Optional Self-Assessment CME
    • Testimonials
    • Exhibitors

    What is it?

    The perfect course for PAs and NPs – whether you’re new to hospital medicine or looking to brush up on the latest topics! From AAPA and the Society of Hospital Medicine, Boot Camp brings you a refresher on commonly encountered diagnoses and diseases of adult hospitalized patients. Dive into the most current, evidence-based topics in hospital medicine – and earn up to 35 AAPA Category 1 CME credits at the same time. Plus, you’ll have great opportunities to network with like-minded practitioners.

    Educational Objectives

    During the course, you will:

    • Learn the most current evidence-based clinical practice for key topics in hospital medicine
    • Augment your knowledge base to enhance your existing hospital medicine practice
    • Expand your knowledge to transition into hospital medicine practice
    • Network with like-minded practitioners

    Course Directors

    • Jennifer Palermo, MMS, PA-C
    • Areeba Kara MD, MS, FACP
    • Anne T. Martin, AGACNP-BC, MScN (Education), MScN ACNP

    Accreditation Statements

    The Boot Camp 2016: Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course, offered September 28, 2016, has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

    The Boot Camp 2016: Reimbursement Workshop for PAs and NPs in Hospital Medicine, offered September 28, 2016, has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 3 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

    The Boot Camp 2016: Ultrasound Workshop, offered September 28, 2016, has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 3 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

    The Eighth Annual Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp General Course, offered September 29 – October 2, 2016, has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 28 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

    These programs were planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

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    CME Support

    Financial Support

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan.

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi US.

    In-kind Support

    Educational equipment for the Bedside Ultrasound Pre-course has been provided by an equipment loan grant from GE Healthcare.

    General Course (28 AAPA Category 1 CME credits)*

    Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2

    • AAPA member: $875. Register online.
    • Society of Hospital Medicine member: $875. Please use this Print Registration Form (PDF)
    • Nonmember: $1,150. Register online.

    Registration includes four continental breakfasts, two lunches, cocktail reception and online access to course materials. You will also receive access to a free, online self-assessment CME activity approved for 5 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits.

    Pre-courses

    Pre-course #1: Hospital Medicine 101 (4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits)

    Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    • AAPA/Society of Hospital Medicine member: $199
    • Nonmember: $279

    Review what every PA and NP in hospital medicine needs to know with this half-day pre-course. Get a refresher on EKGs, a review of key lab tests, an overview of common radiologic studies and a look at the use of antibiotics, all from expert faculty. Earn up to 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

    Pre-course #2: Reimbursement Workshop for PAs and NPs in Hospital Medicine (3 AAPA Category 1 CME credits)

    Wednesday, September 28, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m.

    • AAPA/Society of Hospital Medicine member: $199
    • Nonmember: $279

    Get expert direction on reimbursement for PAs and NPs in hospital medicine, with a particular focus on Medicare compliance, by attending this workshop. Reimbursement rules and regulations are constantly changing. Some rules, such as Medicare’s “incident-to” and “shared visit” billing, continue to confound. Meanwhile, federal fraud prevention programs focus greater scrutiny on medical record documentation for both hospital-based inpatient and outpatient claims. Billing methodologies vary widely among payers, creating challenges for calculating a PA’s or NP’s productivity and overall contribution to the practice.

    Pre-course #3: Ultrasound Workshop (3 AAPA Category 1 CME credits)

    Wednesday, September 28, 1:15 – 4:15 p.m.

    • AAPA/Society of Hospital Medicine member: $299
    • Nonmember: $399

    PAs and NPs practicing in hospital medicine and critical care medicine evaluate and stabilize critically ill patients. Bedside ultrasound is an effective adjunct in the evaluation of these patients. This hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to bedside ultrasound, and allow PAs and NPs to incorporate it into their clinical practice. Limited seats available for this pre-course!

    * There is no single-day pricing for this course.

    The course will take place at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204. The group room block is now closed. Should you still need to book a room, please contact Mairi Ferguson at mferguson@aapa.org.

    Getting to the JW Marriott Indianapolis

    • The hotel is located 14 miles from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND).
    • The hotel does not offer shuttle service to or from the airport.
    • Parking is available at $40 per day. All meeting guests will receive 20% off this price. Please be sure to mention you are with the AAPA/SHM meeting to receive this discount.

    The resort features a variety of exciting amenities, including:

    • Complimentary access to the fitness center
    • Complimentary wireless internet in the guest rooms
    • Two on-site dining locations
    • Starbucks
    • Indoor pool and whirlpool

    On-site Conference Registration

    Registration is open 6:30 a.m. − 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28. Registration re-opens Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 a.m. You only need to check in once at the on-site registration desk.

    Accessing Electronic Handouts

    Please remember there is no paper syllabus for this course. Electronic handouts provided by conference faculty are available under My Curriculum on Learning Central. If you want paper copies, be sure to print them before coming to the conference.

    To access the handouts:

    1. Log in to Learning Central using your AAPA username and password. If you don’t know your user credentials, or are unable to log in, please contact cme@aapa.org.
    2. Click the My Curriculum tab and select The Eighth Annual Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp General Course, Boot Camp 2016: Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course, Boot Camp 2016: Bedside Ultrasound Pre-Course, or Boot Camp 2016: Reimbursement Workshop for PAs and NPs in Hospital Medicine.
    3. Click on the yellow Select or Resume button on the top right of the page.
    4. Navigate to the Activity Material section and click on the PDFs to open the session handouts.

    Accessing the Course Evaluation and CME Certificate

    Your feedback helps us plan future conferences; therefore, your completion of a course evaluation is a prerequisite for a CME certificate. The course evaluation/CME certificate will be available on AAPA's Learning Central starting on Sunday, October 2, 2016. You will have until November 4, 2016 to complete the evaluation.

    Please use the following steps to complete the course evaluation and receive your CME certificate:

    1. Log in to Learning Central using your AAPA username and password. If you don’t know your user credentials, or are unable to log in, please contact cme@aapa.org.
    2. Click the My Curriculum tab and select The Eighth Annual Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp General Course, Boot Camp 2016: Hospital Medicine 101 Pre-Course, Boot Camp 2016: Bedside Ultrasound Pre-Course, or Boot Camp 2016: Reimbursement Workshop for PAs and NPs in Hospital Medicine.
    3. Click on the yellow Select or Resume button on the top right of the page.
    4. Navigate to the Evaluation section and click on the Launch button to open and complete the survey.
    5. View your certificate under My Transcript.

    As a registrant for the Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp, you have access to a free online self-assessment activity.

    The Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp 2016 Self-Assessment CME activity has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 5 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits by the PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards.

    Please use the following steps to complete the Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp 2016 Self-Assessment CME activity:

    1. Log in to Learning Central using your AAPA username and password. If you don’t know your user credentials, or are unable to log in, please contact cme@aapa.org
    2. Click the My Curriculum tab and select the Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp 2016 Self-Assessment activity
    3. Click on the yellow Select or Resume button on the top right of the page.
    4. Navigate to the Pre-Assessment section. This pre-assessment MUST be completed prior to midnight on Thursday, September 29, 2016.
    5. After the conference, complete the post-assessment. You will have until October 31, 2016 to complete the post-assessment.
    6. Upon successful completion of the post-assessment, your CME certificate is generated. You MUST complete both the pre-assessment and the post-assessment and score at least 70 percent on the post-assessment to earn AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credit.  
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    See what previous attendees say about Boot Camp

    "I thought the event was phenomenal and would re-attend and recommend highly to colleagues. The lectures were wonderful and informative, applicable to everyday practice. The breakout sessions were awesome; I learned a ton. Everything was just great; would not change a thing."

    "I'm an NP just starting as a hospitalist and feel that this conference will prepare me in my new role."

    “The case studies dialogue was particularly helpful for me in understanding challenges and barriers in the hospitalist role.”

    “I have taken a lot of this information back to my coworkers and colleagues. There are many valuable charts and tables that I plan to carry in my clinical booklet.”

    “Attending this conference was a great supplement to my knowledge base as a new PA in clinical practice. I was not as confident in my hospitalist skills; however, attending this conference, I have an improved understanding of some of the more common disease states and inpatient management of such diseases. I also have learned/been exposed to updated evidence-based methods in clinical practice, to not only share with my counterparts and supervising physician, but to provide quality care to my patients.”

    “I am not a hospitalist, but take care of our surgical inpatients. This conference helped a lot with understanding what can be happening outside of the surgical realm, including diabetes management in the hospital.”

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    Official Exhibit Hours

    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (during Welcome Reception)
     

    Friday, September 30, 2016

    • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
     
  • Boot Camp Cancellation and Refund Policy

    1. We give a full refund, minus a 25 percent processing fee, for cancellations received at least 30 days prior to a conference or seminar.
    2. We give a 50 percent refund for cancellations received fewer than 30 days prior to a conference or seminar.
    3. We do not give refunds or credits for no-shows and cancellation notifications received after the conference or seminar begins.

     

    Contact for Questions

    Questions about Boot Camp? Email cme@aapa.org.

    Missed the 2016 Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp?

    Boot Camp on Demand 2016, which includes recorded sessions from the Eighth Annual Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp conference, will be available in late December of 2016!