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AAPA 2023

Nashville, TN - May 20-24, 2023

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Event color key:  LBGT PA Caucus events General events - Suggested CME


Event Info Where Details
3:30p - 7:00p HOD credentialing House of Delegates members Omni, 2nd fl, Broadway Ballrm  


MAY 19
 8:00a - 6:30p HOD meeting Where AAPA policies are made Omni, 2nd fl, Broadway Ballrm  
1:00p - 7:00p Registration  Pick up your nametag & packet in advance Lv. 3, Hall B  
 SATURDAY   MAY 20      
8:00a - 3:30p HOD meeting Where AAPA policies are made Omni, 2nd fl, Broadway Ballrm
10:30a - 11:30a CME Preventive or Primary Care for Transgender or Gender-diverse Patients
Lv. 2, 202 The faculty will define the population and review common barriers to care prior to reviewing preventive care recommendations. They will then teach the current strategies for calculating preventive care interventions for transgender patients.
12:15p-12:45p CME Fast-15: Family Building Options for LGBTQ+ Patients Lv. 1, 104 LGBTQ+ patients and couples face unique fertility circumstances and have a variety of reproductive options to choose from to create their family. This lecture will provide an overview of these options including but not limited to intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), donor sperm, donor egg, gestational carrier, fertility preservation, and adoption.
2:15p - 3:15p CME Gender-affirming Hormone Therapy for Adults: Initiation, Monitoring, and Management Lv. 2, 205 Participants will leave this session comfortable initiating gender-affirming hormone therapy for transgender and gender non-binary patients, adjusting pharmacologic care, monitoring appropriate labs, managing more complex cases, and referring as appropriate.
4:00p - 5:45p The Future of Healthcare Main Stage Lv. 3, Hall D
5:30p-7:30p AAPA Opening Reception Visit the Caucus booth in the C.O. section Lv. 3, Hall BC Join us afterward at the Caucus Reception!

7:30p - 8:30p

Welcome Social & Reception to Honor PA Students

Our welcome social and a celebration of PA students and Fellow PAs. . Everyone is welcome! Omni Hotel: 4th floor: RM: Acoustic

Cash bar will be available.

Register here!

SUNDAY MAY 21      
9:00a-3:00p HOD meeting Where AAPA policies are made Omni, 2nd fl, Broadway Ballrm
9:00a - 5:00p Expo Visit the Caucus booth in the C.O. area Lv. 3, Hall BC

6:00p - 7:00p

Caucus Social

Meet up on-site before we go to our Reception

Omni Hotel: 3rd floor: RM: Mockingbird     
7:30p-10:30p Caucus Health Equity Reception Celebrate the accomplishments of the Caucus and look ahead as we come together for LGBT health equity. Lipstick Lounge: 1400 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206  
8:00a - 9:00p  CME Healthcare of Gay Men, Men Who Have Sex with Men, and People Who Engage in Anal Sex Lv. 2, 202

The presenter will present practical, comprehensive primary care management specific to patients engaging in anal sex including: proper history/physical examination techniques and appropriate language, vulnerabilities and health disparities beyond just sexual health needs

8:00a - 9:15a Student  Student Board Election: Meet the Candidates   Omni, 2nd fl, Legends Ballrm D Meet the Candidates Forum
9:00a - 1:00p Expo Visit the Caucus booth in the C.O. area Lv. 3, Hall BC Coffee break @ 11a - 1p
9:15a - 10:15a CME Gender-Affirming Surgery: Culturally Competent Care for Transgender Patient in Primary Care Setting Lv. 2, 205  This session will focus on patients who have undergone gender affirming surgery and special considerations when providing, culturally competent, comprehensive, patient-centered care.
9:30a - 11:00a


AAPA Board Election: Meet the CandidatesOmni, 2nd fl, Legends Ballrm DMeet the Candidates Forum
10:30a - 11:30a CME Update on Sexual Transmitted Infections: Advanced and Interesting Cases  Lv. 4, Grand Ballrm C At the conclusion of this session, participants should be discuss clinical, presentation, workup, and treatment of common STIs , review and reference current guidelines for screening and treatment of STIs, and recognize atypical STI presentations and treatment options.
1:00p - 2:00p CME Prescribing HIV Prevention: Preexposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Lv. 4, Grand Ballrm B Participants should be able to identify risk factors for HIV among their patients, become familiar with prescribed HIV prevention methods, reference current guidelines for the use of ARVs as prevention, and how medical HIV prevention can be tailored. 
4:00p - 7:00p Student AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl

Lv. 3, Hall D

Teams from all over the country will go head to head to test their clinical knowledge in this game show just for PA students.

6:00p - 7:00p

Caucus Social

Come say hi to old friends and meet some new!

Omni Hotel: 4th floor: RM: Acoustic

7:00p - 10:00p 


PA Night Out   Variety of locations Introducing the first-ever PA Night Out, supporting the PA Foundation! Join us at Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa, Luke Bryan’s Luke’s 32 Bridge, Aldean’s Kitchen & Bar, Wanna B’s Karaoke Bar, and Tequila Cowboy.
TUESDAY  MAY 23      
9:15a - 10:15p CME Gender-affirming Surgeries: Procedure, Complications, and Long Term Care Lv. 2, 202 This session will focus on World Professional Association for Transgender Health Version 7 guidelines and the medico-legal aspects of providing gender-affirming surgical care in the U.S. The session will discuss pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative gender-affirming surgical care including top surgery, vaginoplasty, metoidioplasty, phalloplasty, craniofacial surgeries, orchiectomy, hysterectomy, and more.
10:30a - 11:30a CME Female Sexual Health: How to Ask, How to Help Lv. 4, Grand Ballrm B The presentation will review how to discuss sexual health definitions, normal and abnormal symptoms, while also comparing various pathologic conditions that affect sexual health.
2:15p - 3:15pCMEA Dangerous Intrusion: An Examination and Discussion of the current wave of Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation

Lv. 4, Grand Ballrm B

In recent years, a number of states have introduced legislation that could limit the ability of sexual and gender diverse (SGD) people (including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and nonbinary) to have equal access to services. These bills threaten to exacerbate SGD discrimination in health care and undermine decades of efforts of organizations to increase awareness of SGD health disparities and improve access to affirming and competent care for SGD people.
3:30p - 4:30p CME Monkeypox in the U.S. Lv. 2, 202 At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to: reference the epidemiologic trends of monkeypox in the U.S. beginning in 2022, identify preventive measures including vaccination monkeypox, recognize typical and atypical presentations of monkeypox, and recommend appropriate treatment modalities including antivirals and supportive treatment
5:00p - 6:00p Caucus meeting

Join us for our annual elections (short and sweet) 

Renew your membership  to vote.

Omni Hotel: 4th floor: RM: Acoustic  
6:00p - 8:00p Networking DEI Networking Event Omni, 2nd fl, Grand View Terrace  

8:00a - 9:00a

CME Building Relationships with LBGTQ+ Patients Lv. 1, 104 Provide a brief history of the LGTBQ+ community, common terminology to use and avoid, and how to recover from missteps in the clinical environment.
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