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PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans.
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AAPA 2020

May 16 – 20, 2020

Nashville, TN

Where better than Nashville, a city of big breaks, to have your breakthrough moment? Join thousands of PAs and PA students at AAPA 2020 in Nashville to take stock of what you and your profession have achieved, set new goals in collaboration and care, and discover your next big PA moment. Whatever it is, find what sparks your next success. It only happens here.

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  • March 5 – 7, 2020
  • Alexandria, VA
Musculoskeletal Galaxy event
  • June 3 – June 7, 2020
  • Atlanta, GA
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  • September 12 – 16, 2020
  • Phoenix, AZ

Latest News

PA, NP Hiring Tops Physicians at U.S. Health Centers

U.S. health centers are hiring PAs and NPs at a higher rate than physicians, according to research released by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). NACHC’s 2020 Chartbook reported that health centers employ more PAs, NPs, and CNMs than physicians.

USPSTF Revises Recommendation Statement on Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of CVD

After learning about two data errors in the evidence review on statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released a revised recommendation statement.

Practice Barriers in State Laws are Associated with Lower PA Salaries

Last year, AAPA Research examined the relationship between AAPA’s Six Key Elements of a Modern PA Practice Act and PA compensation. They found a statistically significant difference in PA compensation related to the adoption of two of the Six Key Elements.

What PA Practice Looks Like in Neuro-Oncology

Young-Bin Song, MCHS, PA-C, describes his practice at a multi-disciplinary neuro-oncology/radiation oncology brain tumor clinic at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Communicating with the patient population, he relates, requires preparation, practice, and patience.

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