UPMC Office of Advanced Practice Providers' Ninth Annual Fall CME Conference: Leadership Development Symposium November 10, 2020

November 10, 2020


The format of this conference will include interactive presentations from a variety of leaders within the UPMC system. The objective of this conference is to facilitate multidisciplinary continuing education, clinical updates, and professional development for UPMC advanced practice providers and students.

Target Audience


This course is designed for UPMC Advanced Practice Providers and students enrolled in area APP programs.

Learning Objectives

1. To improve the clinician's understanding of the rules and regulations of healthcare law in Pennsylvania, which will result in practice compliance.

2. Define APP utilization and productivity metrics and describe how to apply to a practice setting.

3. Identify important communication strategies when talking with a Healthcare Executive.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/10/2020 - 12:00pm EST
Event ends: 
11/10/2020 - 4:15pm EST

Leadership Development Symposium

Noon to 1 p.m.: The Insider’s Guide to Government Advocacy for APPS and Health Care by K. Scott Baker

1 to 2 p.m.: The Business of Healthcare 1: APP Utilization Trends & Understanding Productivity Metrics by Ben Reynolds, MSPAS, PA-C

2 to 3 p.m.: The Business of Health Care 2: Talking with the Healthcare Executive and Making an Ask by Alexandra Lackos, MHA

3 to 4 p.m.: How to Use Become a Microsoft Teams Pro by Robert Handzel, MD

4 to 4:15 p.m.: Review & Evaluation

4:15 p.m.: Adjournment

Microsoft Teams
United States


Course Co-Directors:

Benjamin R. Reynolds, MSPAS, PA-C, DFAAPAChief Advanced Practice Officer, UPMC Office of Advanced Practice Providers

Amy L. Haller, MPAS, PA-C, MBADirector, UPMC Center of Advanced Practice Education, Physician Assistant, Expert Resource

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AAPA Category I CME
  • 4.25 Attendance


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