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The Idaho State University Department of Physician Assistant Studies invites you to join the 2017 Western Consortium Conference!



Dates: June 23-25, 2017

Theme: Teaching the Next Generation of Physician Assistants

Location: ISU-Meridian Health Science Center
     1311 E. Centeral Dr., Meridian, ID 83642

All health professionals and health-profession educators are welcome to attend.

Registration: $100

The ISU-Meridian Health Science Center is one of three satellite campuses of Idaho State University. Located just outside of Boise, Meridian is a hub for rapidly growing community and commerce. The 2017 Western Consortium Conference attendees will be staying within the urban heart of Boise to enjoy the charm and wide variety of activities both within Boise and Meridian. We invite you to delight in open access to foothill and mountain trails, dip your toes in surrounding hot-springs, wander around local shopping centers, or find yourself lost within one of the area's many museums, cultural centers, and diverse restaurants while you stay!

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1-4 PM - Group social activity (TBD)

5-7 PM - Dinner at Solid Grill & Bar

405 S. 8th St., #100
Boise, ID 83702

All events at the ISU Meridian Health Science Center

8-9 AM - Breakfast and registration

9-9:20 AM - Welcoming remarks

9:30 AM-12:15 PM - Morning sessions:

9:30-10:15 AM - "Online modules in PA education" from Sara Bolander

10:30-11:15 AM - "Everyday EBM" from Adrian Banning

11:30 AM-12:15 PM - "Of Course, They DON'T Read the Syllabus!" from Tim Wood

12:15-1:30 PM - Lunch (small catering options provided; alternative locations accessible)

1:30-4:15 PM - Afternoon sessions:

1:30-2:15 PM - "Team based simulation strategies for clinical rotation readiness" from Virginia Haas & Laura Van Auker

2:30-3:15 PM - "Art in Medicine: Yes You Can" from Adrian Banning

3:30-4:15 PM - "Strategies for Service Learning Success" from Jared Papa & Jennifer Forbes

6-8 PM - Dinner at Leku Ona

117 S. 6th St.
Boise, ID 83702

All events at the ISU Meridian Health Science Center

8-8:30 AM - Breakfast

8:30-9:30 AM - Poster session

Forbes, Sierra, & Papa (poster). Advancing Oral Health Knowledge & Attitudes of Physician Assistant Studies through Implementation of STFM's Smiles for Life Oral Health Curriculum.

Wilson (poster). Collaborative Faculty Station OSCE Development and Implementation for Assessing Student Application of Cognitive, Psychomotor and Affective Knowledge.

Khemani, Rohatgi, Hirahoka, Oskotsy, Loftus, Meer, & Ahuja (poster). Hospitalist rotation impact on PA student training.

Nieman, & Sivahop (poster). Using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Patient Safety Modules: A Tool to Increase PA Students' Knowledge and Attitudes of Medical Errors and Their Role in Preventing Harm.

9:30-11:15 AM - Morning sessions

9:30-10:15 AM - "Academic Integrity" from Andrew Chastain

10:30-11:15 AM - "The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth? Critical Thinking and Social Media" from Grace Landel

11:15 AM-12 PM - Town hall & closing remarks


All proposals are welcome and will be considered based on space availability and relevance to the consortium members. Proposals must be received no later than May 12th, 2017. Please download and fill out the Request for Proposals form.



Questions? Please contact:
Emily Gravel -
Alan Mirly, PA-C -


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209
(208) 282-4636

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