Physician Assistants

Las Vegas Conventions—American Academy of Physician Assistants Impact 2011

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The American Academy of Physician Assistants will hold their annual convention–Impact 2011–in Las Vegas from May 30th to June 4th. The conference will be held in the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Hilton Las Vegas.  It will be the AAPA’s 39th conference.

There are several Las Vegas Conventions for people in the medical field but Impact is special in that it gives attendees and opportunity to get CME credits. Attendees can earn from 35 to 40 hours of credit as they take part in any of the 200 learning sessions.  11,500 physician assistants are expected to attend.

Las Vegas Convention Events at Impact 2011—Speak Like a Pro

For the third year in a row, Impact 2011 is having their Speak Like a Pro (SLaP) program. It gives physician assistants a chance to polish their presentation capabilities. Scott Litin, MD at the Mayo Clinic is a master teacher and public speaking coach. He will be videotaping participants giving a small presentation of their choosing. They will then partake in group analysis sessions.

The Speak Like a Pro sessions will be held June 3 from 8 in the morning and lasting for 45 minutes.

Conference Exhibitors

The list of current exhibitors is vast but we would like to highlight a few here:

    • Chattem Inc.
    • Clevex Inc.
    • Doximity
    • Exam Master Corporation
    • FDA-Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising & Communications
    • Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
    • Henry Ford Health system
    • Bassett Healthcare
    • American Physical therapy Association
    • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
    • New York Times Newspaper
    • Nutramax Laboratories Inc.

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