CAPA 2019 Preliminary Program

Please be advised that the program is tentative and may be subject to change. Check back regularly for updates.

Preliminary Program

Thursday, October 24

0800 – 0830 Breakfast
0830 – 1230

Workshop: Point of Care Ultrasound

Jordan Levinter, CCPA, The Hospital for Sick Children

1100 – 1230

Workshop: Stop the Bleed

Andrew Lim, BHSc (PA), BASc. (Hons), CCPA; Mike Dalliday, CCPA; Kimberley May, CCPA; David Kuhns, MPH, CCPA, PA-C

1230 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1630

Workshop: Wound Care & Dermatology

Doris Hansen, MS, PA-C, Bassett Healthcare Network

1330 – 1500

Workshop: Stop the Bleed

Andrew Lim, BHSc (PA), BASc. (Hons), CCPA; Mike Dalliday, CCPA; Kimberley May, CCPA; David Kuhns, MPH, CCPA, PA-C

1700 – 1900

Welcome Reception presented by:

MD Financial Management and Scotia Bank


Friday, October 25

0745-0845 Breakfast
0845-0900 Welcome and Opening Remarks
0900-1030 Panel Discussion on Burnout

Resiliency Skills for Healthcare Providers

Leslie Nickell and Shayna Kulman-Lipsey, Manager, Counselling Services, Health Professions Student Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

1035 – 1125

Practicing Evidence-Based Medicine while Respecting Indigenous Healing Beliefs and Culture

Amy Montour BScN, MSc, MD, CCFP, Clinical Professor, McMaster University 

1125-1240 Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

Urology: A Quick Clinician Guide A to P

Todd Bryden, CCPA


Initiating Insulin in an Outpatient Setting

Elizabeth Roessler, MMSc., PA-C, Assistant Professor, Yale University


Workshop: Frozen Shoulder – Anatomy, Management, Injections, Risks, and Exercise Therapy

Daniel Avrahami, BPHE,DC, MSc, PA and Kim Scott, BSc, PA 


Intermittent Fasting as An Approach to Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance

Andrea Lombardi, HBA, MBA, BHScPA, CCPA


Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders in a Primary Care Practice

Tom Gocke, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Orthopaedic Educational Services Inc.

1435-1455 Networking Break with Exhibitors

Common Pediatric Overuse Injuries and Growth Plate Fractures

Adam Moore, MHS, PA-C, ATC, Assistant Professor, Salus University


Implementation of a PA-led Advance Care Planning Consultation Service in a Community Hospital

Monica Monchis, CCPA, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre


The Past, Present and Future of Orthopaedic Surgery PAs in Canada: A Panel Discussion

Anne Dang, BHSc (PA), BHSc. (Hons), CCPA; Ohood Elzibak, BHSc.(PA), MPAS, CCPA; Deanna Groenestege, BScPA, BASc Kin.(Hons), CCPA; Andrew Lim, BHSc (PA), BASc. (Hons), CCPA

1600-1730 CAPA Annual Members Meeting
1735-1815 Provincial Member Forums:
Ontario, Pacific, Atlantic, Prairie and Quebec
2030 Student Pub Crawl



Saturday, October 26

0715-0800 Breakfast

Wake up its time to talk about Sleep Apnea!

Emily Murphy MPS, PA-C; Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education, University of Pittsburg; Jamie Hammond MS, MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburg


The Top 10 Missed Emergency Medicine Complaints

John Bielinski, Jr. MS, PA-C, CME4Life


Cannabis and the Current Landscape since Legalization

Jason Busse, DC, PhD, Associate Professor, McMaster University

0900-0910 Housekeeping and Speaker Introductions

The Power of Kindness: A Personal and Professional Search

Dr. Brian Goldman, Radio Host – White Coat, Black Art 

1000-1030 Networking Break with Exhibitors

Medical Assistance in Dying

Dr. Tatiana Conrad, University Health Network, Princess Margaret Hospital-Ontario Cancer Institute

1030-1120 Making Friends and Influencing People: Practical Tips on Starting Your PA Career

Workshop: Demistifying EKG Interpretation

John Bielinski, Jr. MS, PA-C, CME4Life


Finding your Funding Panel Discussion

Maitry Patel, CCPA, University Health Network; Deniece O’Leary, MPAS, PA-C, Faculty Member, University of Toronto 

1230-1330 Networking Lunch with Exhibitors

Implementation of Standardized Discharge Prescriptions to Manage Post-Operative Pain in Thoracic Surgery

Yousra Hasnain (CCPA); Alison Wallace (MD, PHD)


ADHD Awareness and Management

Dr. Joan Flood


Pre-Operative Assessment – Considerations and Guidelines for the Primary Care PA

Rita A. Rienzo MMSc, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Yale University


Hypertension Guidelines

Dr. George Zimakas


Student Workshop: How to Succeed on Clinical Rotations and Early in Your Career

Ohood Elzibak, BHSc.(PA), MPAS, CCPA, Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), McMaster University


Female Sexual Health: Compassionate Care of Your Menopausal Patient

Dianna Wachtel, DHSc, PA-C, CCPA, Lecturer, MEDEX 


Liability Insurance

Adèle E. Robinson, BCom, CIP, CRM, Vice President Programs, Bradley’s Commercial Insurance Limited

1630-1720 CPAEA AGM
1630-1720 CAF Members Forum
1830 Cocktails
1900 Awards Gala and President’s Dinner



Sunday, October 27

0745 Breakfast
0800- 0850

A Fast Trip Around the World Highlighting PA Expansion

Ruth Ballwag, MPA, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA; David Kuhns, MPH, CCPA, PA-C, Consultant on International Development of the Physician Assistant/Associate (PA) Education and Clinical Roles

0800-0850 CPAEA Round-Table Discussion: Ongoing Reasearch
0900-0905 Housekeeping and Speaker Introduction
0905-1030 Poster Presentations

Opioid Use Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment

Nino Parunashvili CCPA; Darren J. Holub, MD, Halton RAAM Clinic


Together We Are Stronger: Building Capacity for PA Leadership

Leslie St. Jacques, CCPA, Univeristy Health Network – Krembil Brain Institute; Anne Dang, BHSc (PA), BHSc. (Hons), CCPA, Dee Naidu, CCPA, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


Workshop: How to Initiate Insulin

Priya Narula, CCPA, LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology 

1130-1200 Networking Lunch

Rashes to Recognize in Primary Care

Nino Parunashvili, CCPA; Dr. Peter Tzakas


Eye Pain What not to miss?

Sahand Ensafi, CCPA, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Toronto 


Medical Education and Physician Assistants: A Global Collaboration

Marie Meckel, BA, BS, MS(PA), MPH, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Bay Path University; Kristen Burrows, BSc, BHSc(PA), MSc, CCPA), Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct), McMaster University


Workshop Ultrasound Guided Central Line and Arterial Line Placement

David A. Smith, MPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Salus University


HPB Surgery: What is it and how does it affect my practice?

Julie Krista Slavinski, CCPA

1500-1515 Conference Closing