NMAPA Annual Primary Care Conference


Come join us in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico! Fall is a wonderful time to visit. The weather is gorgeous in September, and there are so many activities in which to participate and sights to see. We will probably still be roasting green chile, and the air wil be redolent with its scent.

Whether you enjoy boutique shopping, hitting the trails, touring museums, or enjoying the wildlife or the nightlife, Albuquerque will enchant you. Hike our most difficult trails-La Luz and Chimney Canyon-or take one of the many walking paths in the foothills or along the Rio Grande. If you enjoy birdwatching, you won't want to miss early mornings at the Valle del Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Please stay tuned for events and ideas on how to maximize your enjoyment in our inviting, artistic, active, and dynamic city!

Please feel free to contact us: nmphysicianassistant@gmail.com 

 $295 – NMAPA Member

 $395 – Non-member PA, NP, Physician (Join NMAPA and save on registration!)

 $200-New PA (graduated 01/01/2019 or after)

 $200 – Nurse (RN, LPN)

 $175 - Single Day Conference

*See Prelim Agenda Below*

Wednesday, September 9

6-8pm Welcome Reception  Hospitality Suite, Marriott Uptown

Thursday, September 10

7:15 am-8:00 am     Continental Breakfast/Registration-Opening Remarks Joy Sturm PA-C NMAPA President

8:00 am-9:00 am     Diabetes: The Cardiorenal Syndrome and New Concepts in Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

9:00 am-10:00 am   Nutrition: A call to Action: Raising Awareness About Nutritional Health

10:00 am-10:20pm  Break

10:20am- 11:20pm  Rheumatology Pearls for the Primary Care Provider, Suzanne Emil MD

11:20-12:20pm        Renal Disease for the Primary Care Provider, Christos Argyropoulos MD

12:20pm-1:40pm     Lunch-NMAPA Membership Meeting (All are welcome)

1:40pm-2:40pm       TBD

2:40pm-3:40pm      Heart Failure Update, Amy Benson PA-C, Deb Caraballo Rph, Leonardo Macias MD 

3:40pm-4:00 pm      Break

4:00pm-5:00pm      Not All That Wheezes is Asthma, Albert Bourbon PA-C


Friday, September 11

7:30-8:00 am          Continental Breakfast-Registration

8:00am-9:00am      TBD

9:00am-10:00am    Phenoconversion, The Future to Come,  Frank Ralls MD

10:00am-10:20am      Break

10:20am-11:20am      TBD

11:20am -12:20pm     TBD

12:20pm-1:40pm        Lunch-NMAPA Annual Awards (All are welcome)

1:40pm-2:40pm         TBD

2:40pm-3:40pm         Stigma-Free Primary Care for Adult Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients, Melinda Jones, PA-C, RD                                                                                                                                                                          and Mika Gehre, PhD

3:40pm-4:00pm          Break

4:00pm-5:00pm          IUD updates, Erin Rayburn PA-C, Jennifer Robinson NP


Saturday, September 12

7:30 am-8:00 am     Continental Breakfast

8:00am-9:00am       Adolescents and the Well Child Exam, Teresa Anderson MD

9:00am-10:00am    Foot Pain and Routine Foot Care, Lew

10:00am-10:30am   Break

10:30am-11:30 pm  TBD

11:30pm-12:30pm  TBD

1:00pm-1:30pm      Closing Remarks

© Dave Showalter

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