NAPA Members and the Navy PA Community: Due to a lack of command funding across the Navy for Navy PAs to attend the 2019 AAPA Annual Conference in Denver from May 18-22, NAPA will NOT to hold it’s annual NAPA meeting there this year, but will still hold a Navy PA and NAPA member social gathering during the AAPA Conference on May 21st at 18:00, please see event details and RSVP here.

The annual NAPA meeting will be moved to Portsmouth, VA this year to be held in conjunction with the NAPA East Symposium on October 16-17, 2019. An estimated 30 or more PAs will be in attendance. For those who cannot attend or are on the west coast we plan to broadcast the symposium via NAPA Facebook live video for all to tune in.  The date and time is still to be determined. Please stay tuned for specifics, once finalized we will be emailing our members, as well as posting for all to see on our NAPA website and NAPA Facebook page. Thank you. 

Oct
06

PA Week

PA Week
National Physician Assistant Week 6-12 October We hope you will join us as we celebrate the Navy's more than 300 active duty PAs, and America's more than 100,000 clinically practicing civillian PAs during PA Week. Please help your local command celebrate this week and raise awareness of how important our PAs are to Navy Medicine. The American Academy of Physician Assistants has provided some useful materials for celebrations, posters, patient handouts, etc. The press release material could be utilized to socialize PA Week at your command. The materials can be found at www.aapa.org/paweek In addition to the posters and brochures, materials have been provided that can be 'Co-Branded', adding your command logo: Example of how to add your logo to the posters Co-branded "loves" poster Co-branded "thanks" poster Co-branded hospital "thanks" poster Co-branded "needs" poster Use of these full- or half-page ads for your command's newspaper, newsletter or e-newsletter (PDF): Half-page...
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Aug
01

Surgeon General's Annual MSC Birthday Message

Surgeon General's Annual MSC Birthday Message
Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, recently posted the following birthday message to the Medical Service Corps. On behalf of Navy Medicine and a grateful nation, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Medical Service Corps (MSC) as they celebrate 67 years of faithful and dedicated service. In recognition of the corps' anniversary, I wanted to share some stories about my relationship with the MSC. I'm not sure many people know this, but I am an honorary ensign in the MSC. I was given that distinction by the former Medical Service Corps Chief and Deputy Surgeon General, Rear Adm. Michael Mittelman. You might be asking why I deserve this title. I believe one of my first encounters with an MSC officer will help explain it. I was assigned to Naval Hospital Beaufort, South Carolina. I was convinced...
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