Advancing Rural Primary Care: A National Conference on the Effective Utilization of Physician Assistants
A collaborative mission to improve rural health care across America
Conference Dates: September 10-12, 2014
Conference Location: Omaha, NE
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is producing this conference to bring together academicians, researchers, clinicians, students, and policy makers to
promote sustainable and optimal primary care in rural and underserved communities by the effective utilization of team-based care including physician
Co-Sponsors include six Physician Assistant Education Programs from four states:
- Des Moines University (contact Jolene Kelly, MPAS, PA-C)
- Union College (Lincoln, NE, contact Michelle Buller, MMS, PA-C)
- University of Iowa (contact David Asprey, MA, PhD)
- University of Nebraska Medical Center (contact Michael Huckabee, PhD, PA-C)
- University of South Dakota (contact Wade Nilson, MPAS, PA-C)
- Wichita State University (contact Gina Brown, MPAS, PA-C)
Conference Objectives include:
- Explore current models of health care delivery that build and sustain a rural primary care PA workforce.
- Integrate the utilization of PAs in team-based rural primary care.
- Describe the health care outcomes (including cost implications) related to primary care practices that effectively utilize PAs.
- Develop strategies to resolve barriers to the full utilization of PAs in addressing rural primary health care shortages.
- Create opportunities to collaborate with other health care stakeholders to maximize effective PA utilization.
Wednesday, September 10: possible evening pre-conference with PA educators.
Thursday, September 11: full day of conference meetings and evening event.
Friday, September 12: full morning of conference meetings and adjournment in early afternoon.
Nationally-recognized conference speakers are currently being identified. Follow this page for future announcements.
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Advancing Rural Primary Care Conference
The conference is supported by a Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care Grant from the Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA,
Title VII, Section 747 (a), Public Health Service Act as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).