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 INFORMATION

Dates:  

22-26 August 2022

REGISTRATION

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY DIFFICULTIES REGISTERING OR SUCCESSFULLY REGISTERED BUT THE BALANCE WAS UNPAID, PLEASE EMAIL safpamembership@gmail.com 

WELCOME AND RECENT INFO:

On behalf of SAFPA, welcome to the 49th annual Air Force PA Readiness Course!

Want to breeze through to your seat on Monday like the VIP that you are ? Check-in at the SAFPA desk in the Drury main lobby Sunday - 7 pm & avoid the Monday morning crowds!

UOD: OCPs.

(If you are centrally funded or in a CMRP workshop please bring your USAF PT gear and athletic shoes and review your schedule as you check in)


COVID UPDATES:

Current covid status in San Antonio (Bexar County) is “High”. You can monitor for changes at the following link:  CDC covid map

If the status returns to “Medium” certain measures may be relaxed but in current status the following DoD guidance is being implemented to allow the conference to continue:

1.       Masks required when in close quarters

2.       Physical distancing when able

3.       Wear gloves when sharing equipment

4.       Frequent hand-washing/sanitizing encouraged


**Prior to entry, every attendee must provide ONE of the following:

1.       Negative covid test within 72 hours (PCR or antigen)

2.       CDC vaccination card

3.       DD2766 vaccination record

4.       Completed form 3150—DD Form 3150.pdf

***Attendees are strongly encouraged to provide documentation in advance

Please send to: safpaactivities@gmail.com


We are excited to meet in person after a 2 year hiatus. Safe travels and see you soon!

--SAFPA BOD

ABOUT THE EVENT

Thank you for your interest in attending AFPARC 2022.

AFPARC (L5OXO42G3 09AA) fulfills a portion of the 42G CMRP Cat II requirements and provides updates on key medical topics in the management of both civilian and military patients.

Central Funding CMRP Track vs. CME Track

Those who are CMRP track (centrally funded) NEED to attend the course to become current on their CMRPs. TDY training RIPs will be provided within a few weeks of the event. Those selected for central funding have already been notified by email.

All non-centrally funded personnel (CME track) will still have the advantage of getting several CMRPs checked off via lectures and receive CME credits for their attendance.


More Information for Centrally Funded CMRP Track:

Those who are centrally funded will be separated into groups. Only those centrally funded can attend: Basic Medical Skills, Acute MSK/Ortho Management, and ABLS, and eFAST workshops. From Tuesday through Friday your schedule will be prescripted and received on arrival at the course registration/check-in.

In the morning, you will attend a CMRP training workshop and medical readiness lectures in the afternoon. For workshops, please wear Air Force PT gear and athletic shoes.

ABLS will require a separate $150 fee, members selected to attend will be sent an invoice.

Please select the Centrally Funded option when signing up for the course - you may need to do this with your unit if using a GPC. Otherwise, collect your receipt and submit for reimbursement.

Attendance lectures and workshops during AFPARC is MANDATORY for all Centrally Funded persons.

Thank you and we hope to see you at AFPARC.

V/R,

Erin Schmitz, PA-C, AFPARC Director

Lindsay Johnston, PA-C, SAFPA Activities Senior Director at Large

Bill Howard, PA-C, SAFPA Activities Junior Director at Large

METHOD OF RESERVATIONS

Reservations for Group Rate is available
until 22 July 2022
Reservations will be made link below or individual call-in.‚Äč


 BOOK HERE

Or call 1-800-325-0720 and mention group number 10002040.

**If the block of rooms fill up at the Drury Plaza, you may be booked at the Drury Inn & Suites River Walk which is 1/2 block away from the Drury Plaza**

Individual reservations must be cancelled prior to 12:00 p.m. on the confirmed date of arrival in order to avoid a fee equal to one night's room rate plus tax.

They require a valid credit card and photo ID to be presented at check in. Check In Time: 15:00. Check Out Time: 11:00.

Ensure that you receive your Government Tax-Free Letter from the Hotel Desk - will be needed when completing your travel voucher

Arrangements may be made for baggage storage with the Hotel's front desk staff. 

SKILLS LABS AVAILABLE

CMRP TRACK

*CMRP (centrally funded) personnel will be

placed into labs by AFPARC coordinators

Ortho Workshop - Tuesday - Friday, 0800 - 1100

eFAST Ultrasound Workshop - Thursday, 0800 - 1000, 1000 - 1200


Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) - Thursday 0800 - 1600

(*$150 per attendee, only 25 able to attend - AFPARC coordinators will select)

CME TRACK

*NON-Centrally funded personnel

Suturing Workshop - Wednesday & Thursday, 1300 - 1600

Battlefield Skills - Tuesday & Wednesday, 0800 - 1200

Battlefield Acupuncture - Wednesday, 1300 - 1600 (additional courses may be added in future)


If you have questions please contact :

AFPARC 2022 POC

Erin Schmitz

erin.schmitz@us.af.mil

SAFPA Directors at Large for Activities:

Lindsay Johnston and Bill Howard

 safpaactivities@gmail.com

(Last updated 17 June 2022)



Society of Air Force Physician Assistants is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 2400 McCullough Ave. PO Box 12282, San Antonio, Tx, 78212

*SAFPA is an AAPA Chartered Chapter*

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