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See the USA with AFPPA: Learn where history lives this summer
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Still trying to decide on a family summer vacation destination? Head to AFPPA's 2011 Summer Conference, Aug. 11-13, in Washington, D.C., where you can join colleagues for great CME at AFPPA's skill-building sessions and hands-on workshops. Visit famous landmarks and attractions just steps from our host hotel, the JW Marriott, and the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, where the conference takes place. This is the perfect family getaway opportunity where exciting educational adventures and real history surround you. Register now.



Visit Capitol Hill and earn even more CME in Washington
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While you're at the AFPPA 2011 Summer Conference in Washington, D.C., you can earn up to an additional five Category 1 CME credits by participating in the 2011 Advocacy Boot Camp and Capitol Hill Day Aug. 10. Make an impact — speak for the profession in face-to-face meetings with members of Congress on key legislative issues that directly affect patients and the future of the profession. Register for AFPPA's Capitol Hill Day by emailing Kristin Butterfield. Click here to learn more about the event.

It's time to join AFPPA or renew your membership
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Be sure to join AFPPA or renew your membership today to receive exclusive AFPPA membership advantages including discounted registration at AFPPA's annual CME conferences, AFPPA's quarterly newsletter, Family Matters, a subscription to ReachMD XM satellite radio CME programs, access to AFPPA's career center, student scholarships and much more. View a short video from AFPPA's 2011-2012 President Wendy Macey, PA-C, MPAS, to learn about the upcoming year for our association.

  


See the USA with AFPPA: Coast away to Monterey, Calif.
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Relax and unwind on the spectacular California coast at AFPPA's 2011 Fall Conference, Nov. 9-12 in Monterey, Calif. Spend some time practicing your CME skills at the conference's sessions and workshops, then hone your leisure skills by strolling along historic streets, visiting Fisherman's Wharf, taking a beach walk, experiencing the excitement of Pebble Beach golf or touring area wineries. Don't forget to bring along the family and treat your kids to an educational adventure they'll never forget at the award-winning Monterey Bay Aquarium. Register now.

AFPPA calls for clinical and professional posters
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AFPPA is inviting PA students and PAs to feature scholarly research projects during AFPPA's 13th Annual Fall Conference and Exhibition Nov. 9-12 in Monterey, Calif. This is an opportunity to showcase your high-quality posters that reflect the diversity of interests and talents of the PA community. The submission deadline is Aug. 8.
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AFPPA student scholarships, an exclusive membership benefit
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One of AFPPA's great membership benefits is our student scholarship program offered in support of students interested in family practice. We are now accepting applications for the AFPPA Student Scholarship and will award eight scholarships in September. Learn more.

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Bystander CPR: A shift from the ABCs to the CABs
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Sudden cardiac death accounts for 60 percent of all cardiac deaths annually in the United States, with most occurring outside the hospital or health care environment. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has an incidence of 52 per 100,000 population in North America, making it the third leading cause of death. Each year, more than 300,000 patients with OHCA are treated by emergency medical services, with an approximate survival rate of 6 percent. The low survival rate is partly attributable to bystander aversion to mouth-to-mouth ventilation when delivering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, fear of injuring the patient and fear of contracting disease More

Lupus sufferers get small dose of hope with Vitamin D treatment study
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Jamila Anderson, a 35-year-old singer from Queens, N.Y., was sick of taking a cocktail of drugs to control her lupus. Several months ago, she opted to join an experiment probing whether Vitamin D has a similar power to manage the autoimmune disease she has battled for 20 years. More

Staff shortages looming in wake of health care reform
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The consequence of the expanded access to health care facilitated by health care reform will be a shortfall in the necessary numbers of physicians and other advanced medical professionals, according to a study. The United States will face serious shortages in the combined workforce of physicians, advance practice nurses and physician assistants over the next two decades. The study concluded that without an adequate supply of advanced medical professionals, the U.S. will not meet the goals of health care reform. More

Upbeat boomers say they're not old yet
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Baby boomers say wrinkles aren't so bad and they're not that worried about dying. Just don't call them "old." The generation that once powered a youth movement isn't ready to symbolize the aging of America, even as its first members are becoming eligible for Medicare. A new poll finds three-quarters of all baby boomers still consider themselves middle-aged or younger, and that includes most of the boomers who are ages 57-65. More
 

 
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