Site currently under maintenance - please be patient as I work through fixing all the issues that recent software updates have introduced. Thanks! - NavyPA Webmaster

NAPA 2015 Symposium Schedule and Logistics

NAPA 2015 Symposium Schedule and Logistics

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth October 15-17, 2015

NAPA's 2015 Symposium has been approved for 19 CME hours!
Please use the lecture schedule below and be sure to sign in on site for CME credit.

Thursday OCT 15th

  • 0730 Opening remarks & NAPA Updates
    • LCDR Kishla Askins, PA-C & LCDR Kerri Browne, PA-C
  • 0800 Specialty Leader Update, Professional Milestones, and Career Road Map
    • CDR Philip Dauernheim, PA-C
  • 0830 Cardiology
    • Mr. Dan Thibodeau, PA-C
  • 0930 Pediatric Orthopedic Overview
    • Mr. Charles Frost, PA-C
  • 1030 Physician Assistant Fellowships Update
    • LCDR Kishla Askins, PA-C & LT Chad Thomke, PA-C
  • 1100 Common Shoulder Injuries
    • CDR Brandon Bryant, MD
  • 1230 Update for GYN & Women's Health
    • CDR (Ret) David Lash, PA-C
  • 1330 EKGs for the Syncopal Patient
    • LCDR Robert Hanson, MD
  • 1430 Pediatric Head Injuries
    • LCDR Jon Auten, MD

Friday OCT 16th

  • 0730 Acute Knee Effusions
    • LCDR Kerri Browne, PA-C
  • 0830 White House Medical Unit
    • CDR Keith Bass, PA-C
  • 0900 Gastroenterology - It's Not All IBS
    • Mr. Travis Kirby, PA-C
  • 1000 Opportunities Post Navy….VA?
    • CDR (Ret) David Lash, PA-C
  • 1100 USNR – PA's and Transitioning
    • CDR Brian Foor, PA-C
  • 1200 NAPA Award Presentation and Remarks
    • Rear Admiral Terry Moulton
  • 1300 Headaches and Neurology Overview 
    • LT John De Jesus, PA-C
  • 1400 Chest Pain for the Primary Care Provider
    • LCDR Kishla Askins PA-C
  • 1500 MilSuite, Networking & Strategic Communications • LT Patrick Hickey, PA-C

Saturday OCT 17th

  • 0730 Diving Related Emergencies
    • LT Nicholas DiGeorge, DO
  • 0830 PANRE EM Board – What Do I Need to Know?
    • LCDR Kishla Askins, PA-C
  • 0930 Cold Weather Medicine
    • LT Benjamin Mattox, PA-C
  • 1030 Break-Out Session for Mentoring, Professional Development, or Questions

Here is some important information on the symposium:

  • Location:
    • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
      620 John Paul Jones Cir 275
      Portsmouth, VA 23708
    • The conference will be held in the Auditorium in Building 3 (tallest building) on the 2nd floor.
      This is close to the mini NEX and the NFCU ATM.
      Signs should be posted and the Quarterdeck will be notified.
  • Uniform of the Day:
    • Seasonal uniform change is the morning of the 16th, so plan for Khakis or NWUs.
    • For planning purposes, Rear Admiral Moulton will be speaking to us on Friday, 16 October 2015 so this would be a great day for a group picture, Khakis recommended.
  • Parking:
    • Parking is very congested if you have never been to NMCP.
    • Please utilize the top decks of the parking garage instead of the lower decks, which are reserved for patients and families.
  • Gate traffic:
    • Gate traffic is a real concern.
    • Please have your military ID's ready for all members of your vehicles. FPCON is BRAVO. For those without military ID's, please work through event organizer if we have not already received and submitted your approved access information to the NMCP security office.
  • Photos:
    • Pictures will be taken at the symposium by NAPA officials and we will upload these to the NAPA website, Milsuite, and the Facebook page.
  • Lunch:
    • Unfortunately, food will not be provided.
      • Lunch times will be very short (30 min) to allow for maximum learning. Please feel free to utilize the food vendors adjacent to the auditorium during this time to facilitate this mission.
    • There will be a small coffee mess provided.
  • Sign in Roster:
    • All registrants who wish to obtain CME must sign in DAILY to obtain all 19 credits.
    • Please write legibly as the roster will need to be transcribed into an electronic copy for submission to AAPA
    • If you have not already registered for the Symposium, use this link to do so.

​Printable bi-fold Schedule and Poster below:

File Name: 2015-NAPA-Symposium-Brochure.docx
File Size: 187 kb
Download File
File Name: 2015-NAPA-Symposium-Poster.pdf
File Size: 823 kb
Download File


Ari Doucette

You don`t have permission to comment here!