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Health Care Provider Dinner and Networking Event

MinuteClinic is offering a CME and networking event at no cost on January 24th. Family Nurse Practitioners earn Category 1 CEU credit and Physician Assistants earn Category 2 CEU credit. 


For information including event location, speaker, CEU credits and registration, please visit CVS MinuteClinic's event page


January 24, 2018 | 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency

3200 East 81st St.,

Bloomington, MN 55425




Interested in Exhibiting at our Spring Conference? 


Join us at our Spring CME at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs Conference – The University of Minnesota. Space will be reserved with a completed registration form. Each 2018 Spring Conference Sponsorship includes benefits outlined here. View our prospectus and sign up today!



Optimal Team Practice (OTP) – MAPA’s Work Begins

So what does AAPAsGuidelines for State Regulation mean for the practicing PA in MN?  An AAPA policy is a goal, a vision and collective statement regarding the PA profession. It does not change state or federal practice laws.  MAPA, as the state academy and constituent organization of AAPA, now has national support to advance an intentional and specific process to move forward with measures outlined in OTP. Continue Reading » 




2018 Spring CME – Call for Speakers!

Whether you are an individual or part of a group, you can become one of the PA profession's recognized experts. To ensure that a balanced conference CME program is offered, all submissions are reviewed and evaluated by a committee of your peers. Continue Reading » 



Save the Date!


MAPA Pharmacology Review

Friday May 11, 2018

Mankato City Center Hotel, Mankato, MN

7 hours CME - 1 full day



Thursday October 4 - Saturday October 6, 2018

Cragun's Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake

Brainerd, MN 

15 hours CME - 1 full day and two mornings of CME




MAPA January PSA

Glaucoma Awareness


January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. 
While PAs do not generally diagnose and treat glaucoma MAPA wants you to be aware of the condition and the risks it poses. Optometrists and Ophthalmologists are the experts in conditions of the eye.
Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. It is the second leading cause of blindness.While there are several types of glaucoma the two main types are open-angle and angle-closure.
The most common form, primary open-angle glaucoma, develops slowly and usually without any symptoms. Many people are not aware they have the condition until they have significant vision loss. Initially, glaucoma affects peripheral or side vision, but it can advance to central vision loss. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to significant vision loss in both eyes, and may even lead to blindness.
A less common type, acute angle-closure glaucoma, usually occurs abruptly due to a rapid increase of pressure in the eye. Its symptoms may include severe eye pain, nausea, redness in the eye, seeing halos or colored rings around lights and blurred vision. This is an emergency condition in which severe vision loss can occur quickly; see your eye care professional immediately.


MAPA recommends the following resources for more information on glaucoma:

What Is Glaucoma? - American Academy of Ophthalmology

What is Glaucoma? | Glaucoma Research Foundation

Glaucoma | National Eye Institute

Glaucoma - American Optometric Association

Glaucoma - Be Aware of the Dangers (infographic)



January 2018 Glaucoma 60.mp3 MP3 (2.3 MB)
January 2018 Glaucoma 30.mp3 MP3 (1.16 MB)
January 2018 Glaucoma 15.mp3 MP3 (589.25 KB)


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