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  • June 14, 2018 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    HemOnc Today 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved bevacizumab for use with chemotherapy, followed by bevacizumab as a single agent, for the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer who underwent initial surgical resection. Bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech) is now approved for 10 indications in the United States. These include advanced cervical cancer and two forms of ovarian cancer that recurred after platinum-based chemotherapy.  

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  • June 14, 2018 9:34 AM | Anonymous


    More than 39 percent of PAs in rural locations practice in primary care compared to 21 percent of those in urban locations. This supports researchers who say that PAs can be positioned to meet the rapidly growing primary care needs in rural locations. 

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  • June 12, 2018 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    Full-Time PA/NP Clinical Assistant Professor - Hendersonville, NC

    Organization: Wingate University PA Department 

    Position: Clinical Faculty
    Fill by Date: n/a
    Location: Hendersonville, NC
    Education: Minimum Master's Degree
    Date Posted: 6/11/2018

    Years of Experience


    Job Description

    Position Title: PA/ NP - Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department: Wingate University Department of Physician Assistant Studies
    Position Summary
    This is a full time clinical faculty position with Wingate University Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Hendersonville OB-GYN Associates located in Hendersonville, NC. The PA will work clinically in collaboration with the physicians at Hendersonville OB-GYN Associates and serve as the clinical preceptor for Wingate Physician Assistant students in their Women’s Health rotation.  

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    ● Serve as a clinical preceptor for second year PA students
    ● Provide evaluation of the students medical knowledge, clinical skills, and professionalism
    ● Assist with or teach the Women’s Health course in the PA curriculum
    ● Provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, education, referral and follow-up
    ● Perform women’s wellness exams, gynecologic care, and prenatal care
    ● Assist in surgery and perform minor surgical procedures
    ● Order and interpret diagnostic testing
    ● Demonstrate initiative, problem solving ability, adaptability and flexibility
    ● Critically analyzes data and evidence for improving clinical practice
    ● Proficient skills in use of computer and EMR system
    ● Serve as a liaison between the PA Program and health care community
    ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills required in English

    Education, Experience and Certifications
    ● Preference is given to applicants with clinical experience in Women’s Health and/or Primary Care
    ● Hold a terminal degree from a regionally accredited university
    ● Current NCCPA certification
    ● Current/eligible for NC Medical license

    Physical Requirements
    Work requires standing, walking, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 25 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment and supplies. Must possess intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch and dexterity.

    Please send CV and Cover Letter to Nicole Drake at

    Questions?  Call 828-309-0610

    Interested in posting a job? In the market for a new position? Check out the APAOG Career Center today! 

  • June 05, 2018 11:45 AM | Anonymous

    "Neighbor to Neighbor" HPV Webinar Series 
    Sponsored by the CDC through the Scenic Rivers Area Health Education Center (Scenic Rivers AHEC)

    Learn more about promising and best practices in increasing HPV immunization rates from Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin! 

    Join us for a three part "Neighbor to Neighbor-Promising and Best Practices in Increasing HPV Immunization Rates from Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin" webinar series.

    Mark your calendar for the third Thursdays of June (21), July (19), August (16) from 12pm to 1pm to learn more about what our neighbors are doing to increase HPV immunization rates.

    Each session will be dedicated to an individual state's work and feature speakers focusing on the public health sector, clinical/hospital settings, and community based organizations/partners. A discussion and question/answer period will be included in each session.

    Find out who the presenters are for each state here.

    IOWA: June 21, 2018: Register here.

    WISCONSIN: July 19, 2018: Register here.

    MINNESOTA: August 16, 2018: Register here.

  • June 04, 2018 4:08 PM | Anonymous
    Have you thought about presenting at AAPA? Do you want to be recognized as an expert in the PA Community? Help APAOG get more women's health topics covered at AAPA! 

    Share your knowledge and insight with fellow PA's and grow yourself professionally by presenting at AAPA 2019 in Denver!  

    Complete the Call for Presentations applications to be considered for inclusion in the CME agenda of the AAPA 2019 Conference in Denver, Saturday, May 18-Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The deadline for submission is July 31, 2018. 

    Apply today!

  • May 31, 2018 10:57 AM | Anonymous


    New from CHLM and Northeastern University, the online PA Leadership and Management Certificate offers specialized training for those pursuing or currently in leadership and management positions at healthcare organizations. Designed for PAs and those who manage them, this program offers AAPA Category 1 CME credit and is distinctive from content typically found in MBA or MHA curricula. 

    Instead, this certificate focuses on critical competencies related to managing and leading PAs. Gain new proficiency in advocacy, idea championing, conflict management, leading projects, effective communication, measuring workforce productivity, and understanding nuances of PA/NP billing and reimbursement. 

    Learn more and apply here.

  • May 29, 2018 3:16 PM | Anonymous

    Upcoming Zika Refresher Webinar

    Register today for a free, 1 CME credit webinar sponsored by ACOG. Following the live presentation, the webinar will be archived on our Zika webpage for convenient viewing, but will not provide CME credit. Continuing Medical Education credit is provided through joint providership with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

    Zika Refresher Webinar

    Thursday, June 14 

    12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT, 9:00 – 10:00 am PDT

    By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Identify ways Zika virus is contracted and describe prevention methods
    • Discuss who should be assessed for Zika virus exposure and identify current testing recommendations
    • Discuss what follow-up is recommended for the infants of women with possible Zika virus exposure during pregnancy

    Register Today!

    Questions? Contact us:


    This webinar is supported by Cooperative Agreement 6NU38OT000167-04-06 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the American Academy of Pediatrics.

     ACCME Accreditation The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    College Cognate Credit(s) The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 Category 1 College Cognate Credit. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits

  • May 24, 2018 8:53 AM | Anonymous

    The District of Columbia's Board of Medicine (BoMed) recently modernized and streamlined PA practice. In a post on its website, BoMed announced that it will no longer issue letters "approving" delegation agreements. Effective immediately, receipt of delegation agreements will simply be confirmed via email. 

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  • May 23, 2018 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    On May 8, Gov. Larry Hogan signed HB 591/SB 549 into law. The legislation, which becomes effective on Oct. 1, was a priority bill for the Maryland Academy of PAs (MAPA) and authorizes PAs to prepare and dispense medications they can already prescribe within their scope of practice. 

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  • May 11, 2018 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    Dietary choices may influence the timing of natural menopause by months and even years, a study suggested.

    Later onset of natural menopause was associated with a diet high in both oily fish (3.3-year delay per portion/day: 99% CI 0.8-5.8) and fresh legumes (0.9 years, 99% CI 0.0-1.8), according to Yashvee Dunneram, MSc, of the University of Leeds in England, and colleagues.

    Similarly, a diet rich in vitamin B6 (0.6 years per mg/day, 99% CI 0.1-1.2) and zinc (0.3 years per mg/day, 99% CI 0.0-0.6), was tied to later menopause onset, the group reported in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

    The finding with oily fish wasn't particularly surprising, the group explained, explaining that this food is a rich source of the omega-3 fatty acid, which can potentially improve antioxidant capacity. In turn, "the antioxidant properties exerted by the oily fish intake could possibly offset [reactive oxygen species], therefore decreasing the proportion of follicles undergoing follicular atresia and delaying onset of natural menopause," they added.

    On the other hand, a higher intake of refined pasta and rice was tied to an earlier onset of natural menopause (-1.5 years per portion/day, 99% CI -2.8 to 0.2), as was a higher intake of savory snacks (-1.0 years per portion/day, 99% CI -2.1 to -0.0).

    A sensitivity analysis reported that women who were not vegetarians tended to have a slightly later onset of natural menopause by 0.8 years when compared to vegetarians (99% CI 0.2-1.4). But non-vegetarians who consumed high amounts of soft drinks saw an associated risk of earlier menopause (-1.3 years per portion/day, 99% CI -2.5 to -0.2).

    In a subset of women who had never had children, a later age of natural menopause was also tied to higher intake of both grapes (2.5 years per portion/day, 99% CI 0.0-4.9) and poultry (5.2 years per portion/day, 99% CI 0.1-10.3).

    These findings have relevance at a public health level, "since age at natural menopause may have implications on future health outcomes," Dunneram's group noted, adding that "health practitioners might thus also need to take into account the diet of women when dealing with menopause-related issues."

    For the U.K. Women's Cohort Study, menstruating women who had never used hormone replacement therapy nor received a bilateral oophorectomy and hysterectomy were included in the analysis. The 4-year analysis included 14,172 individuals, 914 of whom experienced natural menopause during this time. Natural menopause was considered a lack of menstruation for at least 12 consecutive months.

    Diet was measured using a 217-item food frequency questionnaire, with foods grouped by culinary uses and nutrient profile.

    The study was supported with a scholarship from the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission, UK to Dunneram. Cade was funded by a grant from the UK Medical Research Council.

    Cade is a director of the University of Leeds spinoff company Dietary Assessment. No other disclosures were reported.

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