Top 5 Most Popular CME from AAPA 2022

CME Sessions Now Available on Demand

August 5, 2022

Couldn’t join us this year for AAPA 2022? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! With Conference on Demand, you can access more than 140 credits of AAPA Category 1 CME from this year’s conference anytime, anywhere. All sessions – including this special Top 5 bundle with a sixth bonus session – are now available online. Check out the 5 most popular sessions from Indianapolis!

1. Diabetes Technologies: Integrating Guidance, Gadgets and Gizmos

The spectrum of clinical presentation, classification and disease progression of diabetes varies considerably from pre-diabetes to advanced diabetes with multiple complications. Blood sugar control is declining overall among adults with diabetes while the variety of available diabetes technologies surges. How can primary care providers keep up with and apply the available technologies to help change this trend? This session aims to present strategies for primary care providers to offer the most appropriate technologic interventions to their patients with the most common forms of diabetes.

2. Emergency Medicine Tricks of the Trade: What the Textbooks Do Not Teach You!

Often some of the best emergency medicine pearls are learned from clinical experience, not from reading a textbook. This session provides tricks that can be used in an urgent care center or emergency department, including wound management, orthopaedics, pediatrics, and more. Participants will leave this session with new knowledge and skills to improve patient care.

3. Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease: An Unhappy Marriage

Hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD) share a devastating bidirectional causal relationship that contributes markedly to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. Unfortunately, both hypertension and CKDs are often unrecognized and poorly managed in primary care. To assist PAs in combating this bidirectional unhappy marriage between hypertension and CKD, this case-based session focuses on its underlying pathophysiology, the hypertension phenotypes commonly seen in CKD, the differential diagnosis and evaluation of hypertension in CKD, and the new guideline recommendations published in 2020 for the management of hypertension in adults with CKD.

4. Mythbusters: Diet and Exercise

With all the new fad diets and exercise trends that promise patients quick weight loss, metabolism boosting, and body sculpting – coupled with a confusing array of studies regarding ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fats – it can be hard for clinicians to keep up with what the science tells providers regarding diet and exercise. This session uses case presentations to expose a few common myths about diet and exercise and explores the facts behind the myths.

5. PAs Go Beyond: Hayley Arceneaux on Space Flight, Medical Research, and Her Infallible Spirit

This session includes a one-on-one conversation with PA Hayley Arceneaux and AAPA President Jennifer M. Orozco and highlights Arceneaux’s career, her unbelievable experiences, and her infallible spirit.  Arceneaux, a pediatric cancer survivor and current PA at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, made history in 2021 when she traveled to space. On this first all-civilian space flight, she became the youngest American, first pediatric cancer survivor, and the first PA to go to space. Arceneaux served as the mission’s medical officer and led pre- and post-flight medical-based research and analysis. She also took time to call her patients from space! Arceneaux embodies the spirit of ‘going beyond,’ not just with her space flight, but with her dedication to her patients and to the PA profession.

BONUS: COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness in Immunocompromised Patient Populations

Immunocompromised patients are at high risk of infection with COVID-19, and vaccination is crucial to protect these patients. However, immunocompromised patients may not exhibit a robust immune response to the COVID-19 vaccines, given their immunocompromised state, myelosuppressive chemotherapy, and immunosuppressive medications for transplant. This session covers how much protection is conferred to these patients after full COVID-19 vaccination and what recommendations are provided for further protection for this vulnerable patient population.

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