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  • HOD Activity at AAPA IMPACT 2012

    The House of Delegates (HOD) of the American Academy of Physician Assistants consists of voting delegates from state chapters, officially recognized specialty organizations, the Caucus Congress and the Student Academy, who are elected by their constituents. Each year at the AAPA IMPACT conference, the HOD convenes to hear ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on June 13, 2012
  • AAPA Conference Under Way!

    The 40th annual conference of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) got under way this morning in Toronto, and the opening session featured Canadian entertainers as well as AAPA leaders. Tim Ralph, president of the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants, officially opened the meeting with a warm welcome message, noting that ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 26, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – May 28, 2012

    As NPs & PAs approached the holiday weekend (and with any luck, a few days off), and editor Michelle Perron Pronsati and senior associate editor Jennifer Ford arrived at the AAPA IMPACT conference, our social networks, community pages and articles buzzed with thoughtful comments and many heated opinions. Always a controversial topic ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 25, 2012
  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – April 23, 2012

    If you're not chatting with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, ''like'', ''follow'' and ''connect'' with us and start sharing in the conversations! If you are, keep following and spread the word! This week, our social media sites exploded with great comments from our readers. Here are some of the highlights, copied verbatim and without ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on April 23, 2012
  • Task Force Makes Recommendations for Future of PA Profession

    The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) recently announced a set of 16 recommendations to promote the growth of the PA workforce. The task force, developed in October 2010, was charged with addressing future opportunities and challenges associated with expansion ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on February 8, 2012
  • House OKs Bill to Expand PA Care of Federal Workers

    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved HR 2465, the Federal Workers’ Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act. If passed by the Senate, the legislation would amend the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) to allow PAs to diagnose and treat employees of the U.S. government who sustain job-related trauma. Such cases account ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on November 30, 2011
  • BREAKING NEWS: AAPA Names New CEO

    The American Academy of Physician Assistants today announced that Jennifer L. (Jenna) Dorn will join the academy as chief executive officer on Oct. 31. Dorn takes the AAPA’s helm from interim executive vice president and CEO, James Potter, who himself took over in January after the abrupt resignation of Bill Leinweber. The EVP/CEO oversees all ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on September 26, 2011
  • Don't Rest During the Recess!

    Congress is in recess this month, and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) says it's the perfect time for you to inform your federal legislators about issues that matter to NPs and PAs. This week, NAPNAP posted a toolkit to assist NPs in doing this. Meanwhile, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) has ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on August 19, 2011
  • Thanks for Listening

    I am now able to say that I have officially graduated from PA school. I may not be able to add the ''C'' to the end of my title until I pass my boards, but I am able to say that I'm no longer a student. It's such a strange feeling to finally be done, because PA school so easily became such an identifying part of my life. Graduation was ...
    Posted to Notes from a PA Student (Weblog) on August 2, 2011
  • Physician Shortage Isn't the Only One Looming

    Health system analysts and assorted other parties have been forecasting a primary care physician shortage for quite some time. An article published recently in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons predicts two additional shortfalls that could affect patient access to care: nurse practitioners and physician ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on July 28, 2011
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