Special Events

PA Meet-Ups 17May 18May

PA Meet-Ups

How do you want to discover Denver? This year, we’ve crafted five unique PA Meet-Ups that will inspire you to explore Denver in the company of your colleagues – and soon-to-be friends!

CHLM/ASU Leadership Academy 17May

CHLM/ASU Leadership Academy

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become a more effective leader and grow your strategic management skills.

Mindfulness Lounge 17May 18May 19May 20May

Mindfulness Lounge

Get your mind right and relax in the Mindfulness Lounge, open daily during the conference. Brought to you by Mindful Lee.

Shaking Hands & Taking Names 18May

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 19May

AAPA Distinguished Fellows Reception

Join your Distinguished Fellow peers and mingle over appetizers and drinks at this invitation-only reception.

AAPA Career Fair 18May

AAPA Career Fair

Get one step closer to that first PA job, or your next career move! Meet with representatives from top employers from across the country looking to hire qualified PAs in all settings and specialties. Sign up when you register or at the door.

CO Leadership Forum and Reception 18May

CO Leadership Forum and Reception

AAPA’s Outreach and Advocacy Awards are presented each year to recognize constituent organizations (COs) for their outstanding programs, projects and initiatives.

General Session 18May

General Session

See the value that you can provide to a suffering patient and hear solutions to keep your patients first despite limited time and other practical constraints. Eligible for AAPA Category 1 CME credit.

Opening Reception 18May

Opening Reception

New this year! Check out the Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall that will include PA Meet Ups, Shaking Hands & Taking Names, and the PA Foundation Garden for Good. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while exploring the hall with fellow PAs.

PA Student Substance Use Disorder Symposium 18May

PA Student Substance Use Disorder Symposium

Students are invited to join the PA Foundation for a symposium that will explore the landscape of the SUD crisis and include a panel discussion/Q&A session with PAs practicing in addiction medicine and primary care.

AAPA Movie Night 18May

AAPA Movie Night

New this year! After visiting the Opening Reception in the exhibit hall, grab some dinner and head back to the convention center for a movie screening of the hilarious comedy Wedding Crashers.

Fitness Classes 18May 19May 20May 22May

Fitness Classes

Join us for FREE fitness classes on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday mornings!

PA Foundation Party for a Purpose @ Punch Bowl Social 19May

PA Foundation Party for a Purpose @ Punch Bowl Social

It’s a PA party in the Mile High City at Punch Bowl Social!

Satellite Symposia 18May 19May 20May 21May 22May

Satellite Symposia

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.

Product Theaters 17May 18May 19May 20May 21May 22May

Product Theaters

Learn about the latest products and technologies at these free 45-minute sessions that include breakfast or lunch!

Exhibit Hall 18May 19May 20May

Exhibit Hall

The interactive Exhibit Hall will keep you on the cutting edge of medicine.

ePoster and Research in Action 19May 20May

ePoster and Research in Action

See and share leading research by and about PAs!

Assembly of Representatives (AOR) Meeting 19May

Assembly of Representatives (AOR) Meeting

The Assembly of Representatives (AOR) is comprised of student representatives (AOR Representatives) from each recognized PA program’s Student Society.

AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl 20May

AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl

Cheer on your PA program! This high-energy medical game show will be held on Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m.

Veterans Caucus Memorial Ceremony and Federal Services Memorial Reception 20May

Veterans Caucus Memorial Ceremony and Federal Services Memorial Reception

All conference attendees are encouraged to participate in this annual event which honors fallen PAs and the profession’s military roots with music and military symbolism.

Yes, I Scan: Ultrasound Student Workshop and Competition 20May

Yes, I Scan: Ultrasound Student Workshop and Competition

This popular event is back for its second year!

Indian Health Service Symposium 20May

Indian Health Service Symposium

The Indian Health Service provides PAs with many unique opportunities to meet critical healthcare needs within underserved and vulnerable population groups, American Indians, and Alaska Natives.

PA Foundation Pacers for Health 5K Fun Run/Walk 21May

PA Foundation Pacers for Health 5K Fun Run/Walk

Dash to the finish line in Denver at the Pacers for Health 5K!

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 21May

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine CME Program is an innovative educational program empowering PAs in primary care and other specialties to diagnose and treat patients at risk for or with addiction.

Uniformed Services Symposium 21May

Uniformed Services Symposium

Earn up to 8 AAPA Category 1 CME credits at this symposium designed for PAs who care for those serving our country.

Primary Care Geriatrics Symposium 22May

Primary Care Geriatrics Symposium

Improve your ability to meet the medical care needs of the growing, older adult population.

PAs in Hospice and Palliative Medicine Symposium 22May

PAs in Hospice and Palliative Medicine Symposium

Expand your primary palliative care skills and earn up to 4 AAPA Category 1 CME credits at this specially designed symposium for PAs interested in palliative care for patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses.