Flying Physicians Association

Northeast Chapter Annual Fall 2015 Meeting

  • 09/17/2015
  • 6:00 PM (EDT)
  • 09/20/2015
  • 9:00 AM (EDT)
  • Portland, Maine


  • FPA member and RFS, guest or family member
  • FPA member registered single only
  • Family member or guest through 12 y/o

Registration is closed


September 17 - 20 , 2015

Portland, Maine - destination for the Northeast Chapter Annual Fall Meeting.

HOTEL:  Hyatt Place Portland    207.775.1000   433 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101

RATES:  $189 per night includes breakfast

CUTOFF DATE:  August 3, 2015

FBO: Northeast Air  207.774.6318  Contact is Dexter Tatum.  Shuttle to hotel provided.

$20 daily parking at airport

AIRPORT: Portland International Airport (KPWM), 2 miles west of downtown Portland.

ALTERNATE GA: (If renting a car)  Auburn-Lewiston Airport (KLEW), 35 miles via Interstate. Free parking and cheaper AV gas.  Contact Jim Timoney

CONTACTS:  James and Terry Timoney 



Thursday, September 17, 2015  Evening Welcome Reception with Group Dinner. 

Friday, September 18, 2015  Breakfast and Morning CME Session I

Afternoon Group Tour of Portland and Harbor (land and sea) 

Saturday, September 19, 2015  Breakfast and Morning CME Session II.

Afternoon free.

Evening reception and group dinner

Sunday, September 20, 2015  Departure Breakfast

CME ACTIVITY: Topics and Speakers

Friday   September 18

7:45 am Welcome and Announcements

8:00 am Perioperative Optimization and the Perioperative Surgical Home How do you optimize patients in preparation for a surgical procedure?

 John R. Hayman, MD

 8:45 am Participant Question and Answers/Discussion

9:00 am Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) What is femoroacetabular impingement; how does it cause young adult hip pain?

David G. Brown, MD

9:45 AM Participant Question and Answers/Discussion

10:00 AM             Refreshment Break

10:15 am Tendinopathy:  Evolving Treatment Options What is the role of PNT and PRP in treating tendinopathies?

John R. Hatzenbuehler, MD, FACSM

11:00 am Participant Question and Answers/Discussion

11:15 am Emerging Topics in Emergency Medicine How do you evaluate and determine a treatment strategy  in a setting where there is minimal  information and time is critical.

Alfred A. Caudullo, MD

12:00 pm Participant Question and Answers/Discussion

12:15 pm              Adjourn for the Day


Saturday September 19

7:45 am Announcements

8:00 am Update on Women’s Health

Russell J. Stankiewicz, MD

8:45 am Participant Question and Answers/Discussion

9:00 am Tick-borne Infections in New England When should I suspect a tick-borne illiness; how to diagnose and how to treat it?

Imad H. Durra, MD

9:15 am Participant Questions and Answers/Discussion

10:00 AM             Refreshment Break

10:15 am Selected Topics in Airman Medical Certification Can I fly after being diagnosed and treated for cancer?

Harriet Lester, MD

11:00 am Participant Questions and Answers/Discussion

11:15 am  Allergic Rhinitis in the Aviator: Evaluation and Management What medications are safe for a pilot with hay fever?

Richard W. Sloan, MD, RPh

12:00 PM Participant Questions and Answers/Discussion

12:15 PM             CME Sessions Adjourn


Upon completion of the presentation, the learners will be able to:


Optimize patients in preparation for surgical procedures.

Identify common perioperative risk factors and strategies to mitigate those risks.

Increase Population Health.


Identify the basic concepts of Cam and pincer impingements and discuss with patients and peers the diagnosis and treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), or hip impingement syndrome.


Discuss the role of percutaneous tenotomy (PNT) in the treatment of tendinopathies.

Outline the pathophysiology and role of Platelet Rich Plasma in the treatment of tendinopathies.


Discuss identification, diagnosis and evaluation of conditions which can be encountered in the primary care setting. 

Determine treatment strategies and implementation.


Discuss the evolving concepts on ageing in women’s health and application to clinical practice.


Outline the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the most common tick-borne diseases in the New England area of the United States.


Describe the three medical conditions, including cancers that can now be certified directly by an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME)


List common symptoms of allergic rhinitis

State physical findings

Describe a suitable evaluation of allergic rhinitis

Explain non-medication treatments

List OTC treatment options and potential adverse effects in pilots

Recommend safe treatment options of allergic rhinitis for self-use as a pilot.

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