Connect with leading CME, new career opportunities, your PA peers, New Orleans – and do it all in one place at one time, at the only national PA conference.
Because real learning takes place face-to-face. Real relationships thrive on shared experiences. And a real community is built on real connections. The connections you make here will make all the difference.
All events unless otherwise noted take place at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Shaking Hands & Taking Names
Designed just for students! Don’t miss this chance to socialize, share and network with fellow PA students.
AAPA Distinguished Fellows Reception
Join your Distinguished Fellow peers and mingle over appetizers and drinks at this invitation-only reception.
AAPA Career Fair
Get one step closer to that first PA job, or your next career move!
Grab your pack and join PA Jeff Evans on a journey to high peaks and exciting locales around the world at MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit.
PA Foundation Party for a Purpose @ B.B. King’s Blues Club
It’s a PA party in the Crescent City at B.B. King’s Blues Club!
Satellite Symposia are non-commercial scientific sessions carrying AAPA Category 1 CME credit supported by members of the healthcare industry to complement the conference CME program.
Learn about the latest products and technologies at these free 45-minute sessions that include breakfast or lunch!
Student SPARK Sessions
SPARK Sessions will give you advice and knowledge for every phase of your PA student career – and beyond!
ePoster and Research in Action
Connect with the Latest PA research. Join us to see and share leading research by and about PAs!
Don’t miss out on numerous state, specialty, and special interest events taking place during conference.
AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl
Cheer on Your PA Program! This high-energy medical game show will be held on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
Veterans Caucus Memorial
All conference attendees are encouraged to attend the Veterans Caucus Memorial Ceremony, followed by the Federal Services Memorial Reception, which honors the profession’s military roots.
Pacers for Health 5K Fun Run/Walk
Feel the cool breeze of the mighty Mississippi River as you run along its banks and enjoy the sights and sounds of New Orleans while supporting the PA Foundation.
Uniformed Services Symposium (USS)
Earn up to 7 AAPA Category 1 CME credits at this symposium designed for PAs who care for those serving our country.
Obesity Leadership Edge Symposium
Earn up to 7.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits while you build skills to lead a broad-based effort in diagnosing, managing and treating patients affected by obesity.
Indian Health Service Symposium (IHS)
Attend to earn up to 3 AAPA Category 1 CME credits and learn how you’ll find professional fulfillment in caring for these vulnerable populations.
PiYo Live® Class
Make a power move, experience a PiYo Live ® class taught by Heather Trudeau PA-C, certified PiYo Live ® instructor, and fellow PA!
New this year! We’re always looking for more ways to connect you to your peers. Don’t miss these two events designed to do just that.
Yes, I Scan
New this year! The inaugural iScan competition will feature student teams showing off their ultrasound skills across a variety of clinical circumstances.
AAPA’s Buprenorphine Waiver Training
This live program provides 8 hours of the required 24 hours education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.