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Kansas Academy of Physician Assistants Update - 2023 Heart of America CME (Virtual Option)

CE Information
22.0 CME credits
Completion Time
22 hours
Available Until
July 1, 2024
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If you missed the opportunity to attend the in-person CME event in Manhattan you can now purchase access to the presentations through the On-Demand Library. (The registration cost for the 22 CME sessions is $300 for KAPA members and  $400 for non-members.)

Our CME's main focus is to address those issues from a primary care perspective.  We aim to address the growing educational needs of PAs by providing current information from specialists within their respective fields.

Once you have registered for the On-Demand conference you can access the presentations and watch them at your convenience, until December 31, 2023.


The pre-recorded presentation materials are available with audio files, including PDFs and PowerPoints. (Note Session #1 Illegal Drug and Human Trafficking Activity in Kansas - does not have audio)


Remember to earn CME credit you must complete the session evaluation for all the lectures you viewed or intend to claim CME credit for.


CME participation certificates will be provided after you have completed the CME evaluation.


KAPA appreciates your continued support of our annual CME Conference! 


Kami Albers

CME Chairperson

Learning Objectives

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of PAs involved in the treatment of patients in a primary care setting.


Carl Ade
Carl Ade PhD

Prevention of chemotherapy induced cardiotoxicity through lifestyle and pharmacologic interventions Mitigation of adverse cardiovascular adaptations that occur with long-duration spaceflight Evaluation of the cardiovascular responses in clinical populations throughout disease progression and following lifestyle and pharmacologic interventions

Erin Buczek
Erin Buczek MD


Dr. Erin Buczek is dedicated to novel techniques and innovations in the treatment of head and neck endocrine (thyroid/parathyroid) diseases and head and neck tumors. This includes using leading-edge laryngeal monitoring techniques to maximize voice outcomes during thyroid surgery. She also provides in-office procedures, such as ultrasound-guided biopsies and radiofrequency ablation to diagnose and treat thyroid disease. Dr. Buczek (BOO-check) is committed to multidisciplinary, patient-centered care to maximize treatment, patient satisfaction and quality of life.

Christina Byerley PA-C
Todd Crawford
Todd Crawford MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

A native of Kansas City, Dr. Crawford returned to KU after a decade on the east coast. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Society, he moved to Baltimore to complete his general surgery residency at Johns Hopkins. This included two years of translational research under the direction of Dr. Bill Baumgartner, where he served as the Hugh R Sharp, Jr Endowed Cardiac Surgery Research Fellow. In his final year of general surgery residency, he was elected to serve as Administrative Chief Resident. He subsequently completed his Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and spent an additional six months completing an advanced open and endovascular aortic fellowship under the direction of Dr. Joseph Bavaria. Dr. Crawford is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in cardiothoracic surgery. He is on the editorial board of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He has authored over 70 manuscripts in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented his research on both the national and international stage. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Following the completion of his cardiac surgical training, Dr. Crawford joined the University of Kansas School of Medicine as Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. His clinical interests include bicuspid aortic valve disease, aortic valve repair, and aortic aneurysm. These passions are fueled by his personal experiences with a bicuspid aortic valve.

Jason Diaz Special Agent in Charge, Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Molly Disbrow
Molly Disbrow MD
Gayle Donaldson
Gayle Donaldson

Assistant Director at Kansas Board of Pharmacy

I have more than 10 years experience in journalism, public relations, marketing, public information, graphic design and project management. I pride myself on my acute attention to detail, ability to follow through and complete projects, and ability to collaborate with others to create consumable information for the target market. I have extensive experience with website management, email marketing, writing for the web and print, and creating strategic communication plans. I also have skills in photography, graphic design, publication layout and video editing.

Jeffrey Dorsett MD
Thomas Frimpong MD
Trevor Gaskill
Trevor Gaskill MD

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center

LaDonna Hale PharmD

Professor at Wichita State University

I am a Professor and Director of Assessment for the Department of Physician Assistant at Wichita State University. I have several years of clinical experience in outpatient indigent care, hospital, and long-term care settings. I teach pharmacology, evidence-based practice, and interprofessional teamwork courses to students in a variety of health disciplines. I try to energize students’ enthusiasm and passion for learning and try to give them the tools they need to be life-long learners who are able to use their knowledge to practice safely and effectively, while improving patient care. I love teaching because it allows me to learn right along side my students every day.

Stephen Lewia
Stephen Lewia DMSc, PA-C

Director of Clinical Education at Wichita State University’s Physician Associate Program, Emergency Medicine PA at Wichita Via Christi

A strong advocate for advancing the PA profession (with emphasis on the early-career PA), cultivating quality healthcare, and the pursuit of holistic, patient-focused, medical education. Director of Clinical Education, and Assistant Clinical Professor at Wichita State University’s Physician Associate program. Practicing Emergency Medicine PA with Vituity at Wichita Ascension Via Christi Emergency Departments. Completed Vituity’s EMPA Fellowship at Arrowhead Medical Center in Colton, California, along with a Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) degree at the University of Lynchburg.

Jennifer McAllaster
Jennifer McAllaster MD
Robert Moser MD

Executive Director, Kansas Center for Rural Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine - Salina Campus

Dr. Bob Moser was appointed as the new Dean for the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Salina campus on May 1, 2019. Dr. Bob is a Family Physician with a Certificate of Added Qualification from the American Board of Family Medicine in Geriatrics. He served as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as well as the State Health Officer from January 2011 until December 2014. Dr. Moser’s undergraduate degree was from the KU School of Pharmacy.

Seth Oliphant
Seth Oliphant MD

Medical Director of Inpatient Rehab, Spine & Sports Medicine Physiatrist

Casey Poell MD
Janet Richardson-Barce
Janet Richardson-Barce

Program Manager, Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative, The University of Kansas Hospital

Senior Marketing and Product Management Leader with 25+ years of accomplishment growing category-leading brands in the health care, consumer package goods and hospitality industries. Energetic leader who establishes actionable strategies and a focused, positive and collaborative environment for growing value in meaningful ways that enrich the lives of customers, consumers and team members.

John Serfas
John Serfas MD

Adult Congenital and Interventional Cardiologist at University of Kansas Medical Center

Julie Slade PA-C

Physician Assistant at Kansas Gastroenterology

Jamie Weiser
Jamie Weiser MD

Pediatric Optometrist at The University of Kansas Health System

► Current: Pediatric Optometrist at The University of Kansas Health System (September 2022-present) ► Pediatric Optometrist at Children's Wisconsin, and Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin (August 2017-September 2022) ► Completed residency at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO (July 2016-June 2017)

David Wickman MD

CE Information

This activity offers 22.0 CME credits to attendees.

Accredited by AAPA.

These sessions were planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial support of Live Programs.  Conference organizers have requested 22 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel.



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Activity Attachments

Registration to this activity includes access to the following supporting materials.

  • #01 Diaz Illegal Drug and Human Trafficking Activity in Kansas (Size: 27.7 MB)
  • #02 Dorsett Diabete handout (Size: 60.9 KB)
  • #03 Moser - Implementing GOLD COPD Guidelines into Practice (Size: 22.7 MB)
  • #04 Weiser - Diagnosis and Management of Common Ophthalmologic Problems (Size: 18.8 MB)
  • #05 Oliphant An update on Non Surgical Treatment Options for Knee Osteoarthritis (Size: 1.08 MB)
  • #06 Castor - Pulmonary Function Tests (Size: 7.28 MB)
  • #07 Disbrow - Classification and Management of Steatotic Liver Disease (Size: 37.2 MB)
  • #08 Slade - AUD and ALD in Women (Size: 1 MB)
  • #09 KAPA 2023 CME Update (Size: 1.06 MB)
  • #10 Lewia Simplifying Sepsis (Size: 39.1 MB)
  • #11 Buczek - Surgical Thyroid Disease (Size: 46 MB)
  • #12 Hale - PCN Allergy De - Labeling & Cephalosporin Reactivity (Size: 14.7 MB)
  • #13 Crawford - Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease and Aortopathy (Size: 16 MB)
  • #14 Richardson - Returning Injured Kansans to the Workforce with RETAINWOR KS (Size: 4.72 MB)
  • #15 Ade - Hot Topics in Cardio-Oncology and Current Guidelines and KSU Program Update (Size: 18.1 MB)
  • #16 Wickman - TMS What you need to know (Size: 4.28 MB)
  • #17 Gaskill Cartilage Restoration in Orthopedic Surgery Repaired (Size: 243 MB)
  • #18 Poell Hospitalist Case Studies (Size: 2.11 MB)
  • #19 McAllaster - Current State of Bariatric Surgery (Size: 18.2 MB)
  • #20 Frimpong - Anterior Cervical Approach and Surgical Technique (Size: 3.25 MB)
  • #21 Donaldson - How K-TRACS Use Can Impact Clinical Decision - Making (Size: 1.1 MB)
  • #22 Serfas - Adult Congenital Heart Disease (Size: 419 MB)
Presentation - Part 1: #01 - Diaz (no audio)
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 2: #02 - Dorsett.
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: SD
Presentation - Part 3: #03 - Moser
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 4: #04 - Weiser
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 5: #05 - Oliphant
Duration: 27 minutes | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 6: #06 - Castor
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 7: #07 - Disbrow
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 8: #08 - Slade
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 9: #09 - Byerley and Smith
Duration: 42 minutes | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 10: #10 - Lewia
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 11: #11 - Buczek
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 12: #12 - Hale
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 13: #13 - Crawford
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 14: #14 - Richardson
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 15: #15 - Ade
Duration: 42 minutes | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 16: #16 - Wickman
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 17: #17 - Gaskill
Duration: 32 minutes | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 18: #18 - Poell
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 19: #19 - McAllaster
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 20: #20 - Frimpong
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 21: #21 - Donaldson
Duration: about 1 hour | Quality: HD
Presentation - Part 22: #22 - Serfas
Duration: 43 minutes | Quality: HD
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