2024 Spring Workshops

Event Details

Date

Apr 17-19, 2024

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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 for PA program faculty and staff. Our Spring 2024 Workshop line-up includes two of our classic core workshops designed for new faculty and new clinical coordinators.

Key Registration Dates:

  • Early bird discounted registration available through February 28, 2024
  • Last day to register/cancel: March 27, 2024

Faculty Skills 101: Full – Waitlist available!

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Clinical Coordinators 101: Full – Waitlist available!

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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 17-19, 2024
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Start and end times are subject to change.

REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until February 28: $925 members
Regular: $1,025 members

CME
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 18 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 04/17/2024 to 04/19/2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-209802.

FACILITATORS
Heather Bidinger (Saint Catherine University)
Genevieve Delrosario (Saint Louis University)
Shani Fleming (University of Maryland Baltimore)
Sara Lolar (Wayne State University)
Avril Nimblett-Clarke (Miami-Dade College)
Antoinette Polito (Elon University)
Jacqueline Sivahop (University of Colorado)
Thomas Woods (Saint Francis 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 17-19, 2024
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Start and end times are subject to change.

REGISTRATION
Early-bird, until February 28: $925 members
Regular: $1,025 members

CME
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 18 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 04/17/2024 to 04/19/2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-209811.

FACILITATORS
Carol Gorney (University of Iowa)
Bobbie Morici (DeSales University)
Craig Myers (Case Western Reserve University)
Cody Sasek (Butler University)

 

Health & Safety

PAEA continues to encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated. Attendees are welcome (but not required) to wear masks during the event. Please review additional guidance on the Health & Safety Information page.

Important Information:

  • The registration fee includes lunch and beverage service on each workshop day.
  • Please note that breakfast is not included in workshop registration. If you choose to book a room at Homewood Suites, they provide a hearty complimentary breakfast from 6:00-9:00 a.m. If you are staying elsewhere, there are many nearby restaurant options.
  • 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.
  • Workshop registration is open to all PAEA members.
  • 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 and lodging arrangements.

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 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 workshop location. Ground transportation is available via taxi, rideshare app, and the Metro/bus.

Travel by Metro: The Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center Metro stop is located 0.3 mile from the workshop location.

Homewood Suites Studio King Room

Lodging

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements.

Workshop attendees are invited to book lodging at the event hotel at the discounted group rate.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center
465 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20001
202-628-4663

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

Discounted single occupancy rate: $289 per night plus tax
The discounted rate is available through March 22, 2024, or until the room block fills.

Book at Homewood Suites
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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.

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.

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

  • Substitutions: 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: 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. “No shows” will be charged the full registration amount.
  • If you need assistance, you can contact us at workshops@PAEAonline.org.

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.

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.

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.