2023 Spring Workshops

Event Details

Date

Apr 26-28, 2023

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Location

Washington, DC

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PAEA’s in-person workshops are highly interactive, immersive faculty learning experiences. These workshops teach participants about valuable techniques and resources they can use to run their PA programs more effectively. Our Spring 2023 Workshop line-up includes two of our classic core workshops designed for new faculty and new clinical coordinators, plus a new workshop focused on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit.

Key Registration Dates:

  • Early bird discounted registration available through March 7, 2023
  • Last day to register/cancel: April 4, 2023

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Workshop Details

Expand the sections below to view each workshop's schedule, CME, and registration fee.

Stepping into the role of faculty member is exciting and challenging, especially if you are new to education. Active learning, learner-centeredness, and learning objectives — it’s a lot to take in. Fortunately, you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. This workshop is designed for faculty who are new to education and are looking for guidance in becoming acclimated to the role of educator. In this three-day workshop, you will learn the basic techniques and tools required for effective teaching and learning from experienced educators who have the expertise and passion to help new faculty become excellent educators.

SCHEDULE
April 26-28, 2023
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Start and end times are subject to change.

REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until March 7: $825 members / $875 non-members
Regular: $925 members / $975 non-members

CME
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 18 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

FACILITATORS
Sarah Bolander (Midwestern University)
Shannon Diallo (Delaware Valley University)
Shani Fleming (University of Maryland Baltimore)
Shaun Lynch (High Point University)
Antoinette Polito (Elon University)
Joanne Rolls (University of Utah)
Emily Weidman-Evans (Louisiana State University Shreveport)
Annie Wildermuth (George Washington University)

Leading clinical education and securing clinical sites is a unique responsibility that clinical coordinators are charged with undertaking. Clinical Coordinators 101 is the perfect place to learn with other faculty who are also new to the role. Led by expert facilitators who are experienced clinical coordinators themselves, this workshop is designed to offer new clinical coordinators practical advice and a wealth of useful ideas to help them get acclimated to their new role and begin to develop a personalized toolbox of resources and strategies.

SCHEDULE
April 26-28, 2023
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Start and end times are subject to change.

REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until March 7: $825 members / $875 non-members
Regular: $925 members / $975 non-members

CME
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 18 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

FACILITATORS
Paul Bradford (West Chester University)
Laura Gerstner (Campbell University)
Susan McDiarmid (Westfield State University)
Carla Shamblen (Creighton University – Phoenix)

A deep dive for PA programs to better foster diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture among students and faculty

Now more than ever, diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to the PA profession and the patients we care for. The DEI toolkit is a tangible working guide designed to spark new ideas and implement new initiatives. Participants will learn how to most effectively use the toolkit and will develop a roadmap tailored to their program’s mission, vision, and values. Let PAEA help you navigate as you lead the way toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion at your program.

SCHEDULE
April 26, 2023
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Start and end times are subject to change.

REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until March 7: $350 members / $375 non-members
Regular: $400 members / $425 non-members

CME
This program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to apply for 6 AAPA Category 1 CME credits from the AAPA Review Panel. The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

FACILITATORS
Brent Buesking (PAEA)
Emma Sellers (PAEA)
Ranya Shannon (PAEA)
Daytheon Sturges (University of Washington)

COVID-19 Safety

In order to minimize the risks associated with COVID-19, PAEA will require all attendees to be fully vaccinated and follow all PAEA Covid-19 Protocols including wearing masks and providing proof of vaccination upon arrival.

Please review the COVID-19 Health & Safety Information and COVID-19 Health & Safety Policy pages for further details.

Important Information:

  • The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and beverage service on each workshop day.
  • Attendees are responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements.  
  • The workshops will be held concurrently; each attendee will choose one workshop during registration.
  • Workshops are subject to cancellation based on registration numbers. In this unlikely event, all registrants will be notified by email. 

Workshop Location

Travel

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

PAEA Volunteers who are also attending the Leadership Summit: Please contact Volunteers@PAEAonline.org before booking your travel.

To ensure that attendees can fully participate it is strongly recommended that return travel is scheduled for no earlier than 3 hours after the conclusion of the workshop.

Travel by plane: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located 5.6 miles from the hotel and workshop location. Ground transportation is available via taxi, rideshare app, and the Metro/bus.

Travel by train: Amtrak/Union Station (WAS) is located 1 mile from the hotel and workshop location. Ground transportation is available via taxi, rideshare app, and the Metro/bus.

Travel by car: Valet parking is available at AC Hotel for a fee of $60 per day (plus tax).

AC Hotel Washington DC Convention Center

Lodging

Attendees are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. Instructions for booking a room at AC Hotel will be included in your registration confirmation email.

AC Hotel Washington DC Convention Center
601 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
202-921-6900

Hotel check-in is 3:00 p.m. and check-out is 12:00 p.m.

Discounted rate: $299 per night plus tax
The discounted rate is available through April 3, 2023, or until the room block fills.

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Please Note: PAEA Workshop attendance is intended for and limited to those directly involved in PA and/or medical education. Vendors and third-party representatives will be prohibited from attending any workshop. If a vendor or third-party representative registers for a workshop, PAEA reserves the right to cancel the registration without reimbursement of registration fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

Yes, please refer to the workshop descriptions for the specific registration deadline for each workshop.

Before you begin the registration process, please make sure that you have your NCCPA ID number and zip code associated with the NCCPA account (if applicable) to successfully complete the registration. If you do not have an NCCPA ID number, you can still register for the workshops, but you won’t be able to claim CME credits.

No, we recommend that you register yourself for the workshop. Some workshops require you to answer questions during the registration process. These questions are intended to provide the facilitator(s) with information to enhance your workshop experience, such as particular learning goals for the workshop. Since the answers to these questions are unique to you, please register yourself so that you can provide the most helpful answers to these questions.

Yes, and there is no additional charge to transfer your registration. If you are a PAEA member, please log into the registration portal and manage your registration. From there, you can click on the three dots next to your name and select Transfer Registration. In the input field, remove your name and search for your colleague’s name. Please make sure they are already in the PAEA member community (do not add them from this page). Finish the process by clicking the Transfer button.

If you are not a PAEA member, please email us at workshops@PAEAonline.org with the name, email address, NCCPA ID, and NCCPA-related zip code of the colleague to whom you want to transfer your registration.

There is a 10% administrative fee if you cancel your registration before the stated cancellation deadline for the workshop. Cancellation requests received after the deadline will not receive a refund. “No shows” will be charged the full registration amount. Refunds will be processed within two weeks of the workshop date. Please refer to the full cancellation information in our Workshop Policies section.

If you wish to change or cancel your registration, or have any questions, please email us at workshops@PAEAonline.org.

Experience and Equipment

PAEA’s in-person workshops are highly interactive, immersive faculty learning experiences. The workshop registration fee includes participation in live in-person sessions, and access to any printed materials and/or online materials. Depending on the workshop, you may participate in a combination of presentations, large group discussions, breakout sessions, and interactive guided activities.

Workshop materials will be shared in printed form and/or electronically.

To access any online materials, you will need a desktop or laptop computer with internet access. Please note that it is not recommended to use a tablet or mobile device as this will limit your ability to fully participate.

If desired, you may bring a fully charged laptop computer to the in-person workshop. This will allow you to access any online course materials during the session. Please note that access to power outlets for charging may be limited.

PAEA encourages all PA faculty and staff to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accessibility accommodation or have questions about the physical or virtual access provided, please contact workshops@PAEAonline.org at the time of registration or at least one week in advance of the event.

CME and Attendance

Yes. Event organizers plan to apply for AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Please refer to the workshop descriptions for the specific CME information related to each workshop.

For in-person workshops, active participation on all scheduled workshop days is mandatory to receive full CME credits. Active participation includes, but is not limited to, participating in classroom activities, discussions, and breakout sessions.

Certified PAs who meet the attendance policy requirements and complete the workshop evaluation survey will receive a digital certificate showing their CME credits after the workshop.

Policies

We understand that there may be circumstances that require you to change your plans. If this happens, here’s what you need to know:

  • PAEA encourages you to designate a substitute in your place if you cannot attend. Substitutions will be honored at any time up to the start of the workshop. No-shows are not eligible for refunds. To substitute one registrant for another, please email us at workshops@PAEAonline.org with the name, email address, NCCPA ID, and NCCPA-related zip code of the colleague to whom you want to transfer your registration..
  • Cancellations must be received by email (workshops@PAEAonline.org) by the stated cancellation deadline for the workshop in order to receive a refund (minus a 10% administrative fee). Refunds will be processed within two weeks of the workshop start date.
  • No refunds will be issued for any reason for cancellations received after the cancellation deadline.
  • If you need assistance, you can contact us at workshops@PAEAonline.org.

These policies apply to all registration types.

PAEA reserves the right to cancel any programming or session. In the unlikely event of cancellation of the workshop, PAEA will refund registration fees but is not responsible for any costs, damages, or other expenses of any kind.

Facilitators and speakers are subject to change without notice.

PAEA Workshop attendance is intended for and limited to those directly involved in PA and/or medical education. Vendors and third-party representatives will be prohibited from attending any of the workshops. If a vendor or third-party representative registers for a workshop, PAEA reserves the right to cancel the registration without reimbursement of registration fees.

 

As a participant of in-person workshops, attendees agree that their image may be used at any time, without further notification, in PAEA printed materials, websites, social media, and for other marketing purposes.

This code of conduct outlines the expectations for all attendees and participants, including all members, facilitators, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers. Cooperation is expected from everyone throughout the workshop and at all workshop events, whether or not officially sponsored by PAEA.

PAEA Workshops are offered to a national audience and are intended to provide education, networking, and collaboration in the PA education community. We value the participation of each member of the PA education community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. PAEA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees.

Violations are taken seriously, and event organizers will actively enforce this code.

Expected Behavior

PAEA expects workshop participants to communicate professionally and constructively, whether in person or virtually, handling dissent or disagreement with courtesy, dignity, and an open mind, being respectful when providing feedback, and being open to alternate points of view. Likewise, PAEA expects that any sharing of information about the organization or any event, attendees, or participants via public communication channels be shared responsibly and in a way that clearly distinguishes individual opinion from fact.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for any PAEA event.

Unacceptable Behavior

PAEA does not tolerate harassment of workshop participants, facilitators, speakers, or PAEA staff in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments and negative behavior, either in real or virtual spaces, including those that are related to or are based upon gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. Harassment also includes display of sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention. Workshop participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any PAEA event venue, including education sessions, workshops, social gatherings, and within social media channels. Sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers may not use sexualized language, images, activities, or other material, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for PAEA events.

If a participant engages in behavior that violates this code of conduct, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund.

Thank you for helping to make PAEA Workshops welcoming, friendly events for all.

Reporting Inappropriate Behavior

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a PAEA staff member.

For in-person events, you may also contact venue staff and ask to be put in touch with the PAEA event manager. Event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to help them feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Questions?

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about this workshop.