Founded in 2000 as a
non-profit organization, the Gastroenterology Physician Assistants (GIPA)
is the voice representing physician assistants who practice Gastroenterology
and Hepatology. The mission of the Gastroenterology Physician Assistants
(GIPA) is to provide improved healthcare and access to patients with gastrointestinal
and hepatobiliary disease through professional and educational support to physician
assistants (PAs) practicing in gastroenterology and hepatology.
- GIPA is the authoritative voice of the PA profession for
gastroenterology and Hepatology physician assistants as recognized by
the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
- GIPA represents the gastroenterology physician assistant in
the AAPA House of Delegates and continues its strong working relationship
with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and the American
Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD).
- GIPA educates other healthcare professionals regarding the
role of physician assistants in gastroenterology and hepatology.
- GIPA provides professional and educational support to PAs
practicing in gastroenterology and hepatology.
- GIPA promotes education, access, and advocacy regarding
gastroenterology and hepatology in both the clinical and community settings.
GIPA's membership includes practicing physician assistants, PA
students who are interested in a career in gastroenterology and hepatology,
and our professional partners in healthcare. We invite you to share your voice
with the GIPA Board and Leadership.
and harvest the benefits of membership in a powerful organization.
Crohn’s Care Partnership
The purpose of this website is to provide knowledge of
diverse range of topics by providing educational material,
specialized clinical simulations and a professional experience
with live meetings and webcasts.
Cleveland Clinic Gastroenterology
National Institute on Drug Abuse
The number of prescriptions filled for opioid pain
relievers has increased dramatically, leading the CDC to
identify prescription drug abuse a problem of "epidemic"
proportions. To better equip physicians assistants and other
health professionals against this crisis, the National Institute on Drug
Abuse offers two free online CMEs/CEs:
Safe Prescribing for Pain (1.25 credits) teaches the
prevalence of prescription opioid abuse and explores ways to
effectively screen for and prevent abuse in patients with pain.
Managing Pain Patients Who Abuse Rx Drugs (1.75 credits)
identifies the prevalence of opioid addiction and dependence in
patients with chronic pain, and assists health care providers in
identifying emerging abuse behaviors.
www.PurduePERFORMOnline.com, provides information and tools to assess
and address the risk of medication misuse, abuse and addiction in patients who may require opioid therapy for pain.
Features of this website include:
- interactive vignettes,
- comprehensive information on urine drug testing in clinical practice,
- pain assessment/risk assessment tools,
- documentation/monitoring information, and
- useful educational materials.
As a healthcare professional-only website, you will need to register (free-of-charge) to access all of
the available information. Check back often for new information and updates.
Business Insights for Healthcare Professionals e-news
As a healthcare professional, you realize that every decision you make affects your practice, its
employees and its financial health. As you strive to stay ahead of the challenges your industry faces, this
newsletter comes to your aid with helpful resources, technological updates, and even personal money management advice.
Clinical Care Options
Be sure to check out the new hepatology Web site recently added to our CME links
section: www.clinicalcareoptions.com. This
is a very useful Web site for practicing Gastroenterology PAs.
Advanced Practicum in Gastroenterology is a self-paced, online program that offers educational courses that address the history, epidemiology, diagnosis and management of gastroenterological diseases that are commonly managed by Physician’s Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP). The program is designed to fill a critical need for providing specialized, postgraduate-level training for Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician’s Assistants (PA) who are recent graduates or currently in practice and seeking a career in the medical specialty of gastroenterology and hepatology. All courses are available free of charge to participants and are taught by expert Physicians, NP’s, and PA’s who are leaders in their field. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits are provided upon completion of courses.
For more information see www.advancedpracticum.com.
Message to All
Gastroenterology Physician Assistants
On behalf of Gastroenterology Physician Assistants (GIPA),
officers, and fellow members, I would like to take this
opportunity to thank all of you for continued support and
dedication to the field of Gastroenterology/Hepatology
Physician Assistants. GIPA is committed to representing your
concerns and working hard to help evolve our profession,
improve patient care and secure our position in the healthcare
The previous efforts of GIPA members and officers have
established an excellent foundation and we must continue to
strengthen and expand this foundation to face the challenges
ahead. To do this, we ask that you consider participating at
one or more of the levels listed below:
Continued Membership Growth and Representation
Continue to support GIPA as your professional association by continuing your membership and encouraging your colleagues to join us. We welcome your participation and ideas with our leadership team. The annual membership fee is only $30 per year and provides you with:
- GI PA specific job listings
- GIPA Digest, a quarterly newsletter designed specifically for GI PAs
- Professional resources designed to improve your knowledge & patient outcomes
- Representation of GIPA interests at the national level
- GIPA resources to promote professional recognition & growth of GI PAs
Professional Resources for your Networking and Career Development
- As a GIPA member, you’ll receive information about education & networking opportunities designed specifically for GI PAs
- You’ll also gain access to online resources & databases to assist you with your career development
- Information on fellowship, award and grant opportunities
Foster Professional Relationships with the Premier Gastroenterology & Hepatology Organizations
- American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
- American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)
- American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
GIPA could not exist without the support of dedicated
professionals like you.
Please show your support and commitment to our field by
becoming a new or renewing member and start benefiting from
your membership today. Dues are only $30 for
professionals and $10 for PA Students for the current
membership year through June 2014. Simply click on the
link below to join or renew your
I encourage every member that has a desire to
contribute--whether it is an article you would like to write,
an interesting blog, or a suggestion--to please reach out to
us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Michele Kissous-Hunt, PA-C
Physician Assistant for Asher Kornbluth, MD, PC
Affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center NYC
For further information contact:
Gastroenterology Physician Assistants