Controversies and Successes; The International PA Movement!

1600 – 1700 EST

Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C Emeritus; David Kuhns MPH, PA-C

Continuing on from prior presentations on this topic, David Kuhns and Ruth Ballweg will provide the most currently available information on PA developments globally. As compared to prior reports, this session will provide new and unique information on leadership characteristics, strategic decisions and relationships with physician/surgeon groups that have led to success.  The presentation will also identify barriers to PA development created by individuals, organizations and professional groups and recommend strategies for management of resistance.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify and consider the countries who have most recently entered PA development activities. Describe their motives, models of care and long-term plans for PAs;
  2. Describe the proposed strategies in each of these countries to increase access to care, remediate predicted physician shortages and deliver cost-effective care;
  3. Apply these learnings to the Canadian setting—and consider what is needed to “activate” interest in PA development in the Canadian provinces where PAs are not currently recognized.

Posted in: Saturday, October 17, 2020