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NAPA's Annual Regional Meeting

NAPA holds an annual meeting for its members, alternating yearly between West coast and East coast.

Previous Symposia have been held in Norfolk VA, San Diego CA, and Washington DC.

These regional meetings offer NAPA's members opportunities for Continuing Medical Education, Navy PA career specific information, and networking with colleagues. Admission is typically open to all federal service healthcare professionals.


2020 NAPA Symposium

15-16 OCT 2020 Hosted by NAPA West. Virtual Symposium via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Thursday – October 15th:
NAPA introduction/Welcome Aboard/BOD Update/Treasurer Report
Specialty Leader Update (CDR Owston)
The Role 2 Light Maneuvering Platform and Prolonged Field Care (LCDR Speicher)
AAPA HOD Update (LT Hill, LT Burke, & LT Wilson)
Updates on Fellowships (LCDR Grisham, LCDR Lea, LT Mattox, & LT Kishman)
MSC Detailer Brief (LCDR Aylsworth)
Disaster Medicine (Mr. Bastin)
Interesting Case (LCDR (ret) Rick Wilhoite)
Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) (Dr. Siefert)
USN Reserve Update (LCDR Petty)

Friday – October 16th:
Senior PA Panel (CAPT (ret) Smith, CDR Wishmeyer, CDR Browne, CDR Donald, & CDR Owston)
Sleep Disorders (CAPT (ret) Smith)
Servant Leadership (CAPT (ret) Smith)
Operational Optometry (LCDR Buyske)
NAPA Awards Presentation (LT Whitney)
The Collaboration of PA’s and Psychology (CDR Duff & LT Whipple)
Use of PrEP in the Military (LT Dorsey)
Ten Common Orthopedic Issues in the Fleet (LT Mattox)
Greenside Operational Lessons Learned (LCDR Banker)



NAPA Members can earn up to 10 CME's from the Symposium lectures from the CME option on the Members menu or by clicking this link.


The recorded videos from the Symposium lectures are also available from the Members menu.


2017 NAPA Symposium

NAPA's 2017 Symposium was held in Washington, D.C. on the grounds of the White House complex in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

NAPA Symposium Attendees in the East Room of the White House


The Symposium was held on 06-07 October and celebrated th 50th anniversary of the founding of the PA Profession (06 Oct 1967). A graduate of the first-ever class of PAs from Duke University's program was in attendance as the gust of honor.


Mr Kenneth Ferrell, first Physician Assistant



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