Main Stage Events

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COVID-19: The Great Revealer and Accelerator in Transforming Our Delivery Systems

Monday, May 24 | 1 – 2 p.m. ET

Speaker: Jean Accius, PhD, Senior Vice President, AARP Global Thought Leadership

What if everybody had the chance to live and exercise their full potential? The COVID-19 pandemic has been a great revealer – demonstrating the weakness of systems and further exacerbating inequalities in health, wealth, and longevity, both at home and around the world. The pandemic, for better and for worse, has drastically changed our society, our community and, in many cases, us.

HGTV’s Good Bones: Mina at Home

HGTV’s Good Bones: Mina at Home

Monday, May 24 | 6 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Live from Indy, AAPA’s 2022 host city! Mina Starsiak Hawk, the host of HGTV’s popular show “Good Bones,” will talk about parenting, health, work-life balance, and not-to-miss experiences when you race into the city next May. Married with two kids under the age of three, she’s dedicated her life to the art of raising a family while saving old homes in Indianapolis.

Hear her take on daily routine, DIYs, design trends, parenting advice, and more — and don’t miss your chance to ask your questions in a live Q&A! Want to win a $100 gift card to Mina’s shop in Indy? Tune in LIVE – five lucky attendees will win thanks to Visit Indy.

Cook With Chef Jen Carroll

Cook With Chef Jen Carroll

Tuesday, May 25 | 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. ET

Join Chef Jennifer Carroll for an exclusive cooking class! Carroll is a Philadelphia native, a Top Chef alum, founder and chef of Carroll Couture Cuisine, and partner and chef for Spice Finch, her Philadelphia restaurant.

She’s bringing her shakshuka recipe straight to you, showing you all the ins and outs, and sharing secrets for making this a flavorful and fun dish. Don’t miss her session and impress your family and friends with your newly acquired recipe and cooking skills.

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PAs Are the Catalyst of Change To Close the Health Equity Gap

Tuesday, May 25 | 4 – 5 p.m. ET

Health inequities existed long before COVID-19. But the intersection of social media, the 24/7 news cycle, and significant national events have highlighted the inequities that have affected large portions of the population. This presentation will help broaden our views of health inequities and help us recognize the privilege that we have as clinicians to enact change while supporting our colleagues, patients, and communities. The discussion will engage the panelists in a conversation about health inequities and their effects on multiple populations, and what we as clinicians can do to positively impact this crisis.

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Moral Injury is Not Burnout: Recognizing, Acknowledging, and Healing Moral Injury in Healthcare Professionals

Wednesday, May 26 | 10 – 11 a.m. ET

Speakers: Rita Brock, PhD and PA Heather M. Hylton

What is moral injury in healthcare professionals – and how is it different from burnout? Join this discussion led by theologian Rita Brock, PhD. She leads her organization’s effort to deepen understanding about moral injury in combat veterans and others. PA Heather M. Hylton, Director of Advanced Practice Providers at K Health, will help guide this discussion.

Fireside Chat with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

Fireside Chat with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

Wednesday, May 26 | 3:30 – 4 p.m. ET

Moderator: AAPA President Beth Smolko, DMSc, MMS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Don’t miss this exclusive conversation with Dr. Fauci – who barely needs an introduction after 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic thrust him in the national spotlight. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to the Biden administration, Fauci will talk with Smolko and give PAs insight into the ways the COVID-19 variants impact the pandemic and vaccine efforts. In addition, he will outline how to approach vaccine deliberation in patients, encourage safe behaviors, identify sources for advice for managing post-COVID syndrome, and more.