WRITER: AMY LILLARD
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Oct. 7, 1999
Annual PA conference offers timely health care information
IOWA CITY, Iowa Physician assistants (PAs)
will learn the latest information on an assortment of health care topics at
an upcoming annual conference.
The Iowa Physician Assistant Society (IPAS) will hold
its 25th annual Fall Continuing Medical Education Conference from
Oct. 25-27 at the Collins Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Cedar Rapids.
The event will feature lectures and workshops given by University of Iowa
faculty and other presenters.
In addition to the scheduled presentations, special
events have been planned. The IPAS Awards Banquet Luncheon on Oct. 25 will
honor select members and feature Rex Montgomery, Ph.D., UI professor of biochemistry
and original director of the UI Physician Assistant Program, as the keynote
speaker. The conference will also host a 25th anniversary reception
for the UI Physician Assistant Program. The first physician assistant class
graduated from the program in 1974.
PAs, physicians, nurses and students are invited to
attend the conference. Lectures and workshops will be offered on methods of
examination, diagnosis and treatment. Topics will include hepatitis, breast
cancer, chest pain, men's health, sports injuries, obesity, sexual dysfunction
and patient education.
PAs serve a growing role in the health care community
by supporting physicians and performing multiple tasks for the patients. They
take medical histories, order and interpret laboratory tests, initiate treatment,
and in many states, make prescriptions.
More information on the conference is available from
Gina Glass, IPAS Continuing Medical Education Conference chairperson. She
can be reached at (319) 353-8868 or email@example.com