National Association of Family Practice PAs Announces Colorado Conference

AFPPA has announced it is expecting hundreds of medical professionals from all 50 states to attend the organization’s 12th Annual Fall Conference & Exhibition, November 11-14, 2010, at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.

Online PR News – 01-November-2010 – – (Atlanta, GA) – The Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants (AFPPA) is the only organization exclusively representing primary care PAs and is recognized for its unparalleled educational and networking experiences. Adding to the tradition of excellence, AFPPA has announced it is expecting hundreds of medical professionals from all 50 states to attend the organization’s 12th Annual Fall Conference & Exhibition, November 11-14, 2010, at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.

“Our conferences provide the best opportunity for PAs and nurse practitioners to get the continuing medical education credits they need to remain practicing,” said Dana Motika, RN, MPA, PA-C, and the current president of AFPPA. “If you’re in a family practice field, or need to hone your core skills, this is the conference to attend.”

AFPPA is also known as an organization that supports future generations of PAs and gives back to local communities. During the upcoming conference, AFPPA will sponsor a blood drive in partnership with the Penrose – St. Francis Blood Bank, which will allow attendees to help save lives in the Colorado Springs area. The Association extends a number of scholarships to PA students each year and plans to host a silent auction at the conference, with proceeds to benefit the AFPPA student scholarship fund.

The AFPPA 2010 Fall Conference will cover 30+ medical topics including diabetes, dermatological procedures, osteoarthritis and cancer. Primary care interest tracks in cardiology, emergency medicine, and orthopedics/sports medicine will be offered, and 12 hands-on workshops will provide individual instruction and practice opportunities in casting & splinting, suturing, interpreting EKG results, reading chest X-rays and much more.

“It’s a lot of information to cover in four days – some are refresher courses, while many are quite advanced,” Motika explained. “We invite attendees to pick and choose from what will be most beneficial to their patients, and we provide a wealth of resources to them, including the opportunity for individual Q&A with the faculty.”

AFPPA is growing by leaps and bounds, and has become recognized as a leader in continuing medical education, now serving the CME needs of 1500 medical professionals each year. Some of the attendees at AFPPA’s new summer conference, held recently in Washington, DC, had this to say:

• “Great Conference! I'm in a surgery sub-specialty, and these conferences keep my primary care knowledge up-to-date.” Paul A. Hurst, PA-C, DePere, WI.

• “This was my first AFPPA conference but I plan to try and come annually from now on.” Michelle Cahill, PA, Bridgewater, MA

• “Love the AFPPA conference. Went to my first last year and plan to attend them in the future. You put together one heck of a conference.” Roy Parker, PA-C, Vermontville, NY

• “I have been to several other conferences by other professional organizations. This was the best conference I have ever attended.” Donna Johnson, NP, Ashland WI

The Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants is the only organization exclusively representing primary care PAs and is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing medical specialty organizations. AFPPA represents primary care PAs, helping them speak in one voice on practice and professional issues, and offers unparalleled medical education opportunities in exciting locations. AFPPA members include physician assistants and nurse practitioners, represent all 50 states, and practice in both rural and urban settings. For more information, visit AFPPA online at afppa.org or call 877-890-0181.

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