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Title:  “Discourse on Approaches to Treat Depression in Primary Care”
AAPA Release Date:  October 28, 2010
AAPA Expiration Date:  October 31, 2011
Note:  CME credit cannot be awarded after this date
Estimated time to complete each part of this activity:  30 minutes for each of the three activities.  Each part of this activity has been approved for a maximum of 0.50 AAPA Category I Credit.
Presented by:  The American Academy of Physician Assistants
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support:  Supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca, LP, Lilly USA, LLC, and Pfizer, Inc.
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  “Discourse on Approaches to Treat Depression in Primary Care”
Clinical Dialogue eCase Challenge

Clinical Dialogues are engaging, video-based roundtable discussions focusing on new guidelines, recent publications, and hot topics in patient management.  In tandem with the clinically-focused eCase Challenge, this educational activity creates a complete learning experience.

eCase Challenges are interactive, text-based case studies designed to integrate the educational objectives into day-to-day clinical practice.  The video "Clinical Pearl" summarizes key clinical aspects of this activity.

     
   
Faculty
Lawrence Herman, MPA, RPA-C, DFAAPA
Moderator
Physician Assistant
Academic Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
New York Institute of Technology
Old Westbury, NY
Vice President, Medical Education
Island Medical Physicians, PC
Hauppauge, NY
Mr. Herman is an Assistant Professor (with tenure) and Academic Coordinator in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine affiliation in Old Westbury.  He is also Vice President of Medical Education and Senior PA at Island Medical Physicians PC, in Hauppauge, New York, where he sees patients and is responsible for setting all of the practice guidelines for a large, multi-office family practice group.
He received a master of public administration in health administration and health system finance from Long Island University in Brookville, New York.  He was certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, with special distinction in both surgery and primary care and remains certified in primary care.
As a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Mr. Herman has served and chaired numerous AAPA committees as well as being a Past-President of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants.  He has contributed numerous book chapters to the literature and has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles.  He has participated in several clinical pharmaceutical trials and continues to be an invited speaker at international and national meetings.  He is the 2009 recipient of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants Educator of the Year, the 2009 New York Institute of Technology Annual Scholars Award for significant publication scholarship activities, the 2008 Standard of Excellence Award for providing the highest level of research and scholarship, and the 2006 and 2008 Department of Physician Assistant Studies Educator of the Year award.
Christopher M. Eten, MPAS, RPA-C
Physician Assistant
Internal/Family Medicine Practice
Riverhead, NY
Mr. Eten completed his Physician Assistant studies at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia in 2001.  Upon graduation, he was board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in both Primary Care and Surgery and remains so in Primary Care.  He received his Masters Degree in 2006 from Alderson-Broaddus as well.
Since 2001, Mr. Eten has worked clinically in Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, and Neurosurgery.  He is currently practicing clinically at Island Urgent Medical Care in Riverhead, NY, a division of Island Medical Physicians.  He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the New York State Society of Physician Assistants.
Timothy F. Quigley, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA
Physician Assistant
Faculty
MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA
Professor Quigley is currently on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine’s MEDEX PA Program.
Before MEDEX, Professor Quigley was on the faculty of the Wichita State University PA Department from 1995–2010.  He taught Behavioral Medicine/Clinical Psychiatry, Clinical Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, Urology, Nephrology and Neurology topics in the PA curriculum.
In addition, Mr. Quigley has a clinical practice as a psychiatric PA in a rural community mental health center.  He has over 12 years experience in psychiatry in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
Mr. Quigley completed the first PA program of study through the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1974, and received his Master of Public Health degree through a joint program of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Wichita State University in 1999.
Professor Quigley has held leadership positions in the American Academy of Physician Assistants where he was recently named a Distinguished Fellow.  He received the highest teaching award at Wichita State University in 2008.
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