Yale PA Symposium

New Haven, Connecticut
Friday, March 25, 2011
Yale PA Symposium:
Celebrating the Contributions of
Physician Associates to
American Medicine

March 25 & 26, 2011

Yale PA Symposium
Friday, March 25, 2011 4:30 PM -
Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Yale School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510
United States

Map and Directions

Preliminary Schedule of Symposium

See below for accreditation (updated 3/14/11), hotel and parking information

UPDATED March 23: Saturday's daytime events have been moved to The Anlyan Center (TAC), 300 Cedar Street. Parking is available in lot 47, at Washington & Howard streets, with entrance off Washington. A map of the campus and New Haven Lawn Club may be found here. Friday's registration and White Coat Ceremony remain at 333 Cedar Street, and the reception is in Harkness Hall, 367 Cedar Street. The closest parking is the Air Rights Garage.

Schedule subject to change. A final schedule will be available upon your arrival at the Symposium. All events occur on the Medical School Campus on Cedar Street, with the exception of Saturday night's dinner at the New Haven Lawn Club on Whitney Avenue.

3:00 – 7:00 pm
Symposium Registration & Information Desk
Rotunda, Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street
Pick up your nametags and final schedule for the weekend. Recommendations for dinner arrangements will be available.

4:30 pm
Physician Associate White Coat Ceremony
Join us as the members of the Class of 2012 receive their white coats. Speakers include Alfred M. Sadler, Jr. M.D. on the history of the white coat, and a panel discussion: “The Patient’s Perspective: Being Treated by a PA”

5:30 – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception

Dinner is on your own
Enjoy one of New Haven’s fine restaurants or visit a favorite haunt from your student days. Recommendations available at Yale’s Visitors Gateway


7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Symposium Registration and Information Desk
Lobby, The Anlyan Center (TAC), 300 Cedar Street

7:30 – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast

8:30 am – 12:00 noon
Academic Symposium Morning Sessions
Invited speakers and topics include:
  • Dean’s Welcome - Robert J. Alpern, M.D., Dean and Ensign Professor of Medicine; and Mary L. Warner, PA-C, Associate Dean and Program Director, Yale Physician Associate Program
  • The Context for a New Profession - Thomas E. Piemme, M.D., President, Physician Assistant History Center
  • The Beginning of the Yale Program - Alfred M. Sadler, Jr., M.D.; Blair L. Sadler, J.D.; and Ann A. Bliss, R.N., M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
  • The First Class of 1973 - Burdeen Camp, PA-C, ’73; and Richard Hall, PA-C ’73 
  • The Current Demographics of the PA Profession - Patrick Killeen, MS, PA-C, President, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • The Yale Graduate - Mary L. Warner, PA-C, Associate Dean and Program Director, Yale Physician Associate Program
  • Past Presidents of the AAPA from the Yale - PA Program Bruce Fichandler, PA-C, ’73; Ann Elderkin, PA-C, ’80; Ina Cushman, PA-C, ’86, and Cynthia Lord, PA-C, ’91
12:15 – 1:00 pm
Please make advance reservations on your registration form for your boxed lunch selection.

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Academic Symposium Afternoon Sessions
Invited speakers and topics include:
  • Enabling Legislation for PAs in Puerto Rico: A Sociocultural Policy Analysis - Justine Strand de Oliveira, DrPH, PA-C, Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Characteristics of the PA Practice - Christopher Maio, PA-C ’07
  • PA Trends: International Practice - Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C, Commissioner, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • The Future of the PA Profession - Alfred M. Sadler, Jr., M.D. and Mary L. Warner, PA-C, Associate Dean and Program Director, Yale Physician Associate Program
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Guided Walking Tour of the Yale Medical School Campus
First and second year PA students will be your guides

6:00 – 10:00 pm
40th Anniversary and Alumni Reunion Dinner
New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
Gather with classmates, faculty and students to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Yale’s Physician Associate program. Parking is available on site.

Accreditation - UPDATED 3/14/11

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of three hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.


Parking for Cedar Street events will be available in the Air Rights Garage for a fee for medical campus events. For Saturday, you may park for free at the lot on Washington and Howard Street, with the entrance off Washington. Please note: street parking is limited and meters are strictly enforced. The New Haven Lawn Club offers onsite free parking off Whitney Avenue for Saturday evening’s dinner.

Hotel Information

A block of hotel rooms is being held for attendees. The hotels will release our block of rooms on February 23 so please book before then. When making your reservation, please mention “Yale PA Alumni Reunion” and have your credit card ready to guarantee your reservation. Both hotels are about a five minute walk to campus.

New Haven Hotel
Reservations: 800-644-6835
229 George Street, New Haven, CT
$139 per night
Restaurant (breakfast only), parking – fee

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale  
Reservations: 800-843-6664
155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 
$159 per night
Restaurant/Bar/Lounge, parking – fee

For additional hotels in the greater New Haven area, please see Yale’s Visitor’s Gateway.


Contact Information

  • Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine
    ayam@yale.edu, phone: 203.436.8551

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