American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Leadership and Advocacy Summit

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    March 4–5, 2017
    Arlington, VA


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    General registration is now closed. We are currently at capacity. For additional information about LAS, please contact Penny Gaillard. Thank you.


    • Summit Overview
    • Summit Registration
    • Venue & Travel
    • Agenda
    • Testimonials

    The PA profession is poised for major advances in 2017 - but we need your help. There are big decisions and issues facing the profession. What should our recertification process be? What should PA practice authority look like? How might the recent Supreme Court decision, North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, impact PA regulation?

    From new payment models to changing demographics to patient demands for transparency and accountability, the healthcare environment is changing rapidly. An environment of change and experimentation is creating a significant opportunity for us to take the next decisive steps toward the future we envision for the profession. Bringing together the perspectives and voices of PAs from all over the country and different specialties and settings is the next step toward making our vision a reality.

    This is where you come in. Our goal is to have voices from all PAs, PA students and CO representatives at the 2017 Leadership and Advocacy Summit, March 4-5 in Arlington, Va.

    With a new administration and a new Congress taking office, we have elected to focus the 2017 LAS on state and specialty practice rather than federal advocacy, so we will not have a designated Capitol Hill day. An abbreviated weekend schedule should make it easier for even more PAs and PA students to participate. 

    The program will include presentations and discussions on four issues of particular importance:

    • The Future of PA Practice Authority and Responsibility
    • The Future of PA Recertification
    • The Federal Trade Commission and Competition Advocacy
    • Implementation of the new AAPA Model State Law and Guidelines for State Regulation of PAs

    LAS will also offer engaging CME, state advocacy skill-building and reimbursement sessions, and much more. See the preliminary program for the full schedule.

    Reserve your seat at this special event registering now, and please forward this invitation to others who may be interested. Please contact coadmininistrator@aapa.org if we can answer any questions or provide guidance as you prepare for this event.

    Join us as we shape the future of the profession. We look forward to seeing you there.

    • Josanne K. Pagel, MPAS, PA-C, Karuna®RMT, DFAAPA
      AAPA President and Chair of the Board
    • Jenna Dorn
      AAPA CEO

    Registration Rates

    Regular Rate (10/27/16 – 2/24/17)* 
    AAPA PA Member$150
    Constituent Organization Executive/CEO$150
    PA Non-AAPA Member$200
    PA Student$50

    *Registration rate includes breakfast, breaks, Saturday luncheon, welcome reception and entrance to all sessions.

    General registration is now closed. We are currently at capacity. For additional information about LAS, please contact Penny Gaillard. Thank you.

    Hotel Reservations

    The 2017 AAPA Leadership and Advocacy Summit will take place at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202. A discounted room rate of $169, plus applicable taxes, has been secured for attendees and will be available until Thursday, February 9, 2017 or until the room block is full. After that time, a room cannot be guaranteed.

    To make your reservation online, please click here. Click “Reserve Now,” enter your arrival and departure dates and be sure to enter the Group Code “DPVDPVA” where it says “Enter Code.”

    Reservations can also be made over the phone by calling 1-800-241-3333. Please have your arrival/departure dates, bed type preference and credit card information ready. You must mention Group Name: “AAPA Leadership and Advocacy Summit” in order to receive the discounted rate.

    Check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m. Reservations must be cancelled by 5 p.m. the day prior to arrival to avoid a no show fee equal to one night’s room and tax. All reservations and cancellations must be made directly with the hotel.

    Should you have any issues booking a hotel room, please contact Mairi Ferguson at mferguson@aapa.org.

    Travel

    This hotel is only 3.8 miles from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).

    Hotel shuttle service to and from the airport is not provided, however, this hotel is conveniently located next to the Pentagon City Metro Station on both the blue and yellow lines. Please visit http://www.wmata.com/ for more information.


    Saturday, March 4
     
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration Open  
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast General Session
    Salon III
    8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. The Critical Nature of this Moment*

    Jenna Dorn, AAPA CEO

    Josanne K. Pagel, MPAS, PA-C, Karuna®RMT, DFAAPA
    AAPA President and Chair of the Board

     
    General Session
    Salon III
    9 - 10 a.m. New Guidelines for State Regulation of PAs and AAPA's Model State Legislation*

    Ann Davis, MS, PA-C, AAPA Vice President, Constituent Organization Outreach and Advocacy

    Stephanie Radix, JD, AAPA Senior Director, Constituent Organization Outreach and Advocacy
     
    General Session
    Salon III
    10 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee and Networking Break  
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m The Future of PA Practice Authority and Responsibility*

    Jeffrey A.Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA
    Chair, Joint Task Force on the Future of PA Practice Authority and Members of the Task Force
     
    General Session
    Salon III
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Future of PA Practice Authority and Responsibility Discussion Forum* General Session
    Salon III
    12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Presentation

    Federal Trade Commission and Competition Advocacy*

    Joe Jacquot, JD
    Foley and Lardner, LLC
     

    Lunch/General Session
    Salon III
    1:45 - 2 p.m. Networking Break  
    2 - 3 p.m. Report Back on Future of PA Practice Authority and Responsibility*

    Jeffrey A. Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA
    Chair, Joint Task Force on the Future of PA Practice Authority and Members of the Task Force
     
    General Session
    Salon III
    3 - 3:15 p.m. Coffee and Networking Break  
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. The Future of Recertification

    General Session
    Salon III
    4:15 - 5:30 p.m. The Future of Recertification Discussion Forum

    General Session
    Salon III
    5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Salons I & II
    Sunday, March 5
     
    7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration Open  
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast  
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Constituent Organization Executive Staff Breakfast Plaza D
    8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Keynote: State Government Association Advocacy Leader * General Session
    Salon III
    9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Networking Break  
    9:45 - 10:45 a.m. MACRA, MIPS and APMs: Transforming PA Reimbursement*

    Michael Powe, AAPA Vice President, Reimbursement

    Trevor Simon, AAPA Director, Regulatory Policy

    Building State Advocacy through Communications and Coalitions

    Jeffrey Birnbaum, President, BGR Public Relations

    Stephanie Radix, JD, AAPA Senior Director, Constituent Organization Outreach and Advocacy

    Break Out Session
    Salons I & II




    Break Out Session
    Salon III
    10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Coffee Break / Hotel Check Out  
    11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Making the Case: Using PA Research in Advocacy

    Noel Smith, AAPA Senior Director, PA & Industry Research and Analysis

    Tim McCall, AAPA Research Analyst

    Getting from the Draft to the Governor's Desk: Enacting the Model Law in Your State*

    COOA Advocacy Team
    Break Out Session
    Salons I & II




    Break Out Session
    Salon III
     

    *Sessions marked with an asterisk will be submitted for CME credit. This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request a maximum of 8.5 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.

    See what previous attendees say about LAS

    • "LAS was a fantastic networking opportunity with other state and national PA leaders. I feel better equipped to lead my team, advocate at my institution, in my state, and nationally for our profession."

    • "Excellent. One of the most valuable PA conferences I have attended."

    • "Fantastic education on how to address practice issues."

    • "As a first-year attendee and student, I was very pleased with the variety of sessions offered. Although I was not familiar with all of the topics discussed, I felt like I could still follow along with the presentations and could take away something from each session I attended."
  • LAS Cancellation and Refund Policy  

    1. Cancellation notices received at least 30 days prior to event: 75% refund of registration fee.
    2. Cancellation notices received less than 30 days prior to event: 50% refund of registration fee.
    3. There will be NO refunds or credits for no-shows, or for cancellation notices received during or after the event.
    4. Requests for cancellation must be received in writing. Please send to Mairi Ferguson at mferguson@aapa.org.

    Contact for Questions

    Please email any questions regarding AAPA's Leadership and Advocacy Summit to coadministrator@aapa.org.