PART 3 OF 3—Click "Full Text" to view commentary from presenters on other endocrine-related topics
In July 2011, the inaugural MEDS (Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit) was held in Orlando, Florida. The meeting focused exclusively on diabetes, thyroid disorders, and other common endocrine-related conditions and was designed for PAs and NPs in primary care, with presentations by their counterparts in endocrinology.
In 2012, two MEDS events are planned: July 26-28 in Orlando and August 9-11 in San Diego. Save the dates and keep checking www.MEDSummit.qhc.com for more information. In the meantime, read on for a recap of some of the presentations from the first MEDS, in the faculty’s own words.
Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA
It’s been an absolute honor to put this meeting together and to work with an amazing group of colleagues who are not only experts in their field but really wonderful clinicians with great clinical experience. And then to have the opportunity to work with Quadrant HealthCom—they really made it possible. You know, I’m a PA with an idea and a passion for education, but I can’t make it happen without the resources of that team. And then to work with the great editorial board and staff of Clinician Reviews, helping us to really start the spark of recognition for endocrinology and for this meeting. The meeting is clearly more than I ever expected it to be. All the hard work that went into it was absolutely worth it.
The feedback that I’m receiving … it really humbles you to see how happy and respectful people are of the time we’ve put into this meeting. So the reward is really giving back to the professions, to the patients, to the recipients of the best quality care. This meeting without a doubt has definitely met that goal and surpassed my own personal goals and expectations. I was expecting a good meeting, don’t get me wrong, but to really see it come together and have the attendance be nearly double what we expected for our inaugural meeting is amazing.