Lake Junaluska, NC--the site of this year's annual conference.


Far West Noth Carolina Physician Extender Associates (FWNCPEA) is the regional chapter of NCAPA. It is a group of local PAs and NPs in southwestern North Carolina that gather for social networking and educational opportunities. 

Jane Girskis founded FWNCPEA in 2013. The annual conference was started in 2014 and was held at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City. 2017 welcomes the 4th annual conference for FWNCPEA.

Jane Girskis is the president and founder of FWNCPEA. She was born in Michigan and received her bachelor's from the University of Florida. She graduated from PA school at Pacific University in Oregon. She is currently working in Sylva, NC. She enjoys hiking, jogging, fishing and being active in her church community with her family. 
Great Smoky Mountains
4th Annual Free Fall Conference
Saturday, October 14, 2017

This year's free fall conference takes place in the Harrell Center Auditorium at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. 
For more information on the location, click here!

This event is open to all PAs, NPs and students!

It is a 6-hour event that is an AAPA approved Category 1 CME. There are free lectures offered all throughout the day. Breakfast and lunch are provided with your registration.

Registration cost: $0

Come back for more information on the day's schedule, including the list of lectures.

Registration for the event is required and can be done so below.

2017 Conference Sponsors
For more information on each sponsor, click on their name.

If you plan on attending this event, please fill out the registration form below. You will be contacted afterwards to confirm by the conference coordinator and FWNCPEA president, Jane Girskis
Lake Junaluska, NC--the site of this year's annual conference.
Lake Junaluska, NC--the site of this year's annual conference.
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2016 Conference
Here are some of the photographs from the 2016 Annual Conference. It was held at Balsalm Mountain Inn on Saturday, October 8th.
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Each year has a similar format, but different lectures and sponsors. Here is a copy of the 2016 Conference Schedule.

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Jane Girskis, FWNCPEA President

Email: fw.nc.pea@gmail.com

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