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MAPA Summer Conference & Controlled Substance Education 2019

  • Hyatt Place Biloxi 1150 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, MS, 39530 United States (map)

2019 MAPA Summer Conference
Hyatt Place Hotel - Biloxi, MS

The Mississippi Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA) is hosting its Annual Conference at Biloxi, MS this June.  The program will be held at the best location on the Gulf Coast, at the Hyatt Place in Biloxi.  I look forward to personally welcoming you to this event.

MAPA invites Physician Assistants from Mississippi and elsewhere to learn about and review the important responsibility it is to maintain controlled substance prescribing authority.  We welcome Mississippi’s practicing PA’s as well as all practicing professionals in the state to secure training at this AMA and MS Board of Medical Licensure approved program.

A list of sponsorship levels for the 2019 MAPA June 7-8th Annual Conference, and an exhibitor registration form are included in the exhibitor prospectus.  Registration for the event will be in the exhibit area to maximize your interaction with attendees.  Attendees are physicians and mid-level practitioners with decision-making authority. The Mississippi Academy of Physician Assistants would certainly welcome your attendance and sponsorship of our annual event.

If you have any questions, please contact me or the MAPA office at or (228) 424-2083. We appreciate your consideration and interest in exhibiting with MAPA.  I hope to see you this June. 

Official Agenda

Friday June 7th

                                Presenter                                            Agency                                                 Topic

800 – 900 am                     Breakfast

900  am                *Dr. Joe Chen                                    Sun Coast Pain Mgmt Center       Pain Mgmt Prospective

1000 am               *Hetty Bobenrieth                          DEA Diversion Investigator           DEA Rules and Regs.      

1100 am               Debra Munsell                                  Dir. MS State PA Program             History of PA profession


1200 - 100 pm                   Lunch


 100 pm                *Leslie and Jonathan                      MS State Medical Board                PA Presentation

 200 pm                *Stephanie Mueller                        Dir. PMP                                              PMP Orientation

 300 pm                *Dr. Meg Pearson            Dir. MS Dept of Health Pharmacy              Opioid Crisis statistics


400 - 430 pm                      Break


 430 pm                Erika Miller                         Dir. Constituent Org Outreach                    AAPA update

 530 pm                Leah/Vanessa                                   MAPA President                               MAPA President chat


 800 pm                                Social Get-together


Saturday June 8th


800 - 900 am                      Breakfast

900  am                * Dr. Samantha Odem            William Carry School of Pharm.         Pharm. of Opioids

1000 am               * Chuck Oliphant/Dr. Fox              MS Dept. Mental Health                Opioid treatment

1100 am               Dr. Matthew Murray                      South Coast Physicians                  Ortho/Sports Medicine


1200 -100 pm                    Lunch


 100 pm                *Lauren English, PA-C                    Hattiesburg Clinics                           ADHD prescribing

 200 pm                * Josh Barton                                     Exec. Dir. Home of Grace              Opioid rehabilitation

 300 pm                Dr. Chuck Menendez                      SRHS Radiologist                               Radiology topic

 400 pm                *Murl Dotson, PA-C                        Veterans Administration               PA Rules and Regs


530-630 pm                        MAPA Board Meeting


*   Controlled Substance Education

Earlier Event: January 31
PA Day at the Capitol 2019