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WAPA Student Track 

9:15-10:15 am    Head to Toe Orthopedic Pearls - Quinn Seston, PA-C
Session Synopsis
Do you ever wish you could pick the brain of an orthopedic PA and learn his/her tips and tricks? Join us for this lecture to discuss orthopedic pearls for the shoulder, hand, hip, knee and foot.

Session Objectives
1. Understand how to assess and treat common conditions in the orthopedic treatment of the hand. 
2. Understand how to assess and treat common conditions in the orthopedic treatment of the shoulder. 
3. Understand how to assess and treat common conditions in the orthopedic treatment of the hip. 
4. Understand how to assess and treat common conditions in the orthopedic treatment of the knee. 

Presenter Biography
Quinn Seston PA-C attended Marquette University’s PA program, graduating with his Master’s degree in 2012.  Since graduation he has worked in both Orthopedics and Urgent Care.  He is currently employed by Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin. 

10:45-11:15 am    Babesiosis: A Case Study and Clinical Review - Sarah Eichenberg, PA-C
Session Synopsis
Babesiosis is an increasingly common disease that can have serious consequences. In Wisconsin, according to the CDC, 65% of confirmed Babesiosis cases required hospitalization between 2001-2015. Would you recognize it? Join us for this case study and clinical review. Student and non-students welcome! 
 
Session Learning Objectives
1. Describe epidemiologic factors that contribute to transmission of Babesia microti. 
2. Recognize clinical manifestations of babesiosis including pertinent history, physical exam findings, and laboratory abnormalities. 
3. Describe options for diagnostic testing of B. microti. 
4. Recognize complications of babesiosis and individuals at risk for severe disease. 
5. Describe appropriate treatment and prevention of infection by B. microti. 
6. Discuss future areas of research – B. microti and the blood supply. 

Presenter Biography
Sarah Eichenberg graduated from the UW-LaCrosse – Gundersen – Mayo PA Program in May of 2017.  During her Infectious Disease rotation, she was involved in a case that sparked her interest in Babesiosis, which lead to her capstone paper entitled “Babesiosis:  A Case Study and Clinical Review”.  She is currently in her first year of an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Iowa. 

11:15-11:45 am   Preventing Breast Cancer in High Risk Women: A Clinical Review - Kelly Halbach, PA-C
Session Synopsis
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis in females, and is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality.  Many females are at high-risk for breast cancer, but may not be aware that there are options to lower their risk.  Please join us to learn which patients are at high risk, and how we can best help them.  

Session Objectives
1. Understand breast cancer risk factors and what being "high risk" means.
2. Know the effectiveness and adverse effects of prophylactic options.
3. Given a patient history, be able to choose the best prophylactic option.

Presenter Biography & Contact Information
Kelly Halbach PA-C graduated from the UW-LaCrosse – Gundersen – Mayo PA Program in May of 2017.  During her General Surgery and Oncology rotations as a student, she developed an interest in breast cancer, which is why she wrote her capstone paper on preventing breast cancer in high risk women.  Currently she is employed by Bellin Health Systems in Green Bay in the Cardiovascular / Thoracic Surgery department.  

11:45 am-12:45 pm   Ask the Grad - Panel of Recent Graduates 
Session Synopsis
Students are invited to this session to get all of their questions answered.  Come to this session to discuss topics such as:  “Should I do a residency?”, “What do I need to know before clinical rotations?”, and “What should I look for in a new job?

Panel Biographies 
Sarah Eichenberg, PA-C graduated from the UW-LaCrosse – Gundersen – Mayo PA Program in May of 2017.  She is currently in her first year of an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Iowa.

Kelly Halbach, PA-C graduated from the UW-LaCrosse – Gundersen – Mayo PA Program in May of 2017.  She is currently employed by Bellin Health Systems in Green Bay in the Cardiovascular / Thoracic Surgery department.  

Brittney Ohlrogge, PA-C graduated from the Concordia University PA Program in July of 2017.  She is currently employed at the Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center, a private practice clinic, in Franklin, Wisconsin.