Meeting Archives

2019 TAPA Meetings


January 22

Time: 6:30

Location:  The Stead Center, Durham

Topic: Chronic Liver Disease

Speaker:  Elizabeth Goacher, PA-C

Sponsor:  Chronic Liver Disease Foundation

CME  1.5 Hours AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit

RSVP: See the Flyer  



February 26

Time: 6:30

Location:  Maggianos  in Durham

Topic: Cardiovascular Disease

Speaker:  Jeremy Smart

Sponsor:  Sanofi

CME  Cat 2 Credit

RSVP: See Flyer      (Max of 25 attendees)



April 3

Time:  6:30pm

Location: Bocci Italian Restaurant, Durham

Topic: Liver Disease

Speaker: Elizabeth Goacher, PA-C


April 4

Non-TAPA event

TMS Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression 

RSVP: See Flyer



April 6 

PAPA Spring CME Symposium in Boone, NC



April 13  

2019 TAPA Spring CME Conference

Where:  Hock Plaza Durham, NC

What :   6 hours of Cat 1 CME 



May 2 

Time: 6:30

Location:    Maggiano’s, Durham

Topic:    Cardio-Renal Complications of Type 2 Diabetes – Focus on Heart Failure

Speaker:    Joe Largay, PAC, CDE

Sponsor:   Astra Zeneca

RSVP by April 30 to:



May 14

Time: 6:30

Location:  Sullivan's Steakhouse

Topic:  TBD

Speaker: TBD

Sponsor: Medtronic


June 11

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Second Empire Raleigh

Topic: Rethinking the Approach to Hyperkalemia

Speaker: Dr. Jason Eckel

Capacity: 50



June 22


APP Radiology Review Course

Approved for 5 Cat 1 CME

Learn more and sign up

September  10

Topic: Sickle Cell Anemia


Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Stead Center

Sponsor/Host: Duke Hematology


September  26

Topic: HF10 Therapy

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Angus Barn

Sponsor/Host: Nevro

RSVP: Amber Kennedey  via email:

Category 2 CME

Seating limited to 30 attendees




2018 TAPA Meetings
February 6

Location:  Maggiano's  in Durham

Topics: 1.Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) – diagnosing and managing.  2. Cholesterol Guidelines (compare and contrast).

CME: Category 2 

Speaker:  Jeremy Smart, PharmD

February 20


NON TAPA sponsored event

Time: 6p

Location: Bloomsbury Bistro, Raleigh

Topic: Type 2 Diabetes

CME: Category 2


February 22

Location:    Angus Barn in Raleigh

Topics: Xarelto in Non Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

CME: Category 2 

Speaker: James Groce, III, PharmD

Sponsor: Janssen

See Flyer for Details



March 6

Location: Primal Food in Durham

Topic:  Clinical Considerations in Acute Coronary Syndrome and Prior Myocardial Infarction

CME: Category 2 

Speaker: Joe Largay PA-C

See Flyer



March 21

Time: 6:30 

Location: Ruth's Chris Steak House in Cary

Topic: Chronic Pain: Know Your Non-Medication Options

CME: Category 2

Speaker: Scott Runyon, MD

RSVP:  Kara Adams: or (919)648-9975 Cell



April  18

Time: 6:30 

Location:  Ruth's Chris Steak House  in Durham

Topic: Recognizing the Complexity of Asthma and Inflammation. 

CME: Category 2 

Sponsor: Circassia Pharmaceuticals

Speaker: Joe Ramey  MD

Seating capacity:  30


RSVP :  Melissa Fosbury  (919) 623-3703 or  email



April  26

Time: 6:30 

Location:  Shiki Sushi Asian Bistro  in Durham

Topic: Treatment Of  DVT and PE and Reduction In The Risk Of Recurrent DVT and PE Following Initial Therapy.

CME: Category 2 

Sponsor: Pfizer

Seating capacity: 50

Speaker: Amit Mehta MD

RSVP : See Flyer



May  2 

Non-TAPA Event

Time: 7p

Location: The Angus Barn


  1. Utilizing FeNO in Asthma Management

  2. Rethinking the Treatment of COPD

RSVP :  Click here for details and to RSVP or call (919) 377-1770.



May 5

TAPA Spring CME Conference

AGENDA and Speakers notes


May 24

Time: 6:30 

Location:  Second Empire Restaurant

Topic:  RELISTOR for the Treatment of Opioid-Induced Constipation.

CME: Category 2 

Sponsor: Salix Pharmaceuticals

Speaker:Naum Shaparin, MD


RSVP :   Please RSVP  before May 17 to
Lilia Liseva at 585-749-7975  or

See Flyer
June 12

Time: 6:30 

Location:  TBD

Topic:  New Approaches to the Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease

CME: Category 2 

Sponsor: Abbott

Speaker:  Dr. John Vavalle


RSVP : Details pending


June 26
Time: 6:30 

Location: Maggiano's in Durham

Topic:  Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

CME: Category 2 

Sponsor: Boehringer

Speaker:  Dr. Craig Rackley



September 11

 Time: 6:30

Location:  Bocci Italian,   Sutton Station in Durham

Topic:  AmnioFix Injectable for Joint and Soft Tissue Injuries

CME: Cat 2.

Sponsor: MiMedx, Inc




October 13

8 AM – 3:30 PM

Winston-Salem, NC

Piedmont Area Physician Assistants (PAPA) Fall Conference

Six hours Cat 1 CMEs




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