General Information

Where and when is the AAPA 2022 Conference?

The conference will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 – Wednesday, May 25, 2022, in Indianapolis, IN. All conference events will take place inside the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225, and the JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

How much does it cost to register?

View all registration details including registration categories, rates, and letters for employers and PA programs.

Where should I stay during AAPA 2022?

AAPA has negotiated discounted hotel rates with several hotels in Indianapolis. All reservations must be made while registering online through AAPA’s official housing site to receive these discounted rates. Remember, by booking in the AAPA 2022 official hotel block, you save $200 on your registration rate!

Why should I book my hotel room through AAPA?
  • There is no prepayment or deposit due at the time of booking.
  • When attendees book their rooms through AAPA, it helps us negotiate lower room rates and lower conference expenses. This allows us to keep registration rates lower.
  • You can be surrounded by your fellow PAs.
Can I bring a guest to the conference?

Yes, guest passes are available for purchase onsite at the conference for $50. Guests must be accompanied by a registered attendee. Please keep in mind guests are only allowed access to the Exhibit Hall, the General Session, and Opening Reception. Guests must be 18 years of age or older.

When and where will the future conferences be held?

AAPA 2023 will be held May 20 – 24 in Nashville, TN. AAPA 2024 will be held May 18 – 22 in Houston, TX.

Education & CME

How many CME credits can I potentially earn at this meeting?

You can earn more than 35 AAPA Category 1 CME credits in five days, depending on which sessions you attend.

As with all CME, conference CME credit is awarded on an hour-for-hour basis. Sessions are generally scheduled for 60 minutes which equals one credit.

What are Fast Fifteen Sessions?

Fast Fifteen Sessions are 15 minutes of content followed by 15 minutes of Q&A on specific topics. New during AAPA 2018, the content is varied and focused on recent guideline changes with facilitators offering bottom line, must-know clinical details. These sessions are included in your conference registration.

What are Small Interactive Sessions (SIS)?

SIS are case-based, CME sessions which are limited to 50 people, to allow for discussion and interaction between the faculty and the attendees. These sessions cover a variety of topics and are available throughout the conference. They require a ticket which can be purchased for an additional $25 fee, which is donated to the PA Foundation.

Are there any hands-on workshops available? How do I sign up for them?

Workshops at AAPA 2022 aim to provide in-depth practical instruction to enhance your clinical skills, from reading EKGs and knot tying to using bedside ultrasound. Purchase your tickets during the conference registration process. These sessions will be available for additional purchase starting in November 2021. The cost is based on the materials required for the session.

What if I can’t attend but still want to earn CME credit?

AAPA Conference on Demand gives you online access to sessions recorded at AAPA 2022 and is available for purchase through Learning Central. The full list of sessions to be captured in Indianapolis will not be available until July 2022 as it is dependent on individual speakers giving permission for capture. The content is the presentation slides synchronized with the audio of the speaker’s voice. You must complete an evaluation at the conclusion of the presentation to be able to claim credit and receive your certificate.

Want CME from AAPA 2021? AAPA 2021 Conference on Demand is available now.

Are there any volunteer opportunities available at Conference?

Yes. AAPA has opportunities for conference attendees to volunteer as moderators for CME sessions. Moderators will introduce the speaker, remind attendees of housekeeping notes, and help to keep the sessions on time. As a show of appreciation, moderators receive, upon completed moderator evaluation, an AAPA store credit that can be used on any AAPA online store product including membership. Apply to be a moderator today.

How else can I contribute to CME at Conference?

Interested in contributing to the content of the conference? You can submit a presentation idea during the Call for Presentations and/or you can volunteer to be a grader and review the submitted presentation ideas to help determine the content for the next conference. The call opens in May 2022 for the 2023 conference. 2023 grader sign up will be available in June 2022. Deadline for conference submissions and grader applications for AAPA 2023 will close July 31, 2022.

I registered as a student, but I’m graduating and taking the PANCE before May – how do I register and make sure I can claim CME?

Please contact [email protected] for assistance! We will help you make sure your registration is correct in order to claim CME. An additional fee will be required.

Fellow Premium Member Registration Rate

I’m a Fellow Premium Member so my registration is included in my membership, do I still have to register?

Yes! You must still register to attend the conference. The system will recognize you as a Fellow Premium Member and will offer you a complimentary registration. Make sure you book your hotel to get the full discount, otherwise the system will prompt you to pay $200.

As a Fellow Premium Member, does my complimentary registration include access to everything at the conference?

Your complimentary registration includes everything standard registration includes. Additional ticketed CME, workshops, events, hotel reservations, and donations will be an extra charge.

What if I can no longer attend the conference, can my registration be transferred to the next year?

Unfortunately, no. Your complimentary registration is only valid for the year your Fellow Premium Membership is valid.

Requesting Event Space for AAPA 2022

How do I request event space for a constituent organization, alumni, or specialty group event?

Please fill out the Event Request Form with all your event details. AAPA will assign space and send confirmations on January 31, 2022.

How can I publicize my constituent, alumni, or specialty group event?

Please fill out the form provided above. Event details will then be posted in the online conference scheduler and AAPA App.


Why should I exhibit at AAPA 2022?

Attendees of this conference are extremely interested in new products, as well as any information that assists them in their care of patients, as well as in improving their efficiencies as a healthcare provider. This is an annual conference with a rich history of success for exhibiting companies.

How do I become an exhibitor for AAPA 2022?

Register now for an exhibit. Contact Heather Teplitz at [email protected] or 571-319-4312 with questions.

As an attendee, why should I visit the Exhibit Hall?

Connections and networking you won’t want to miss! Rev up your social network at the Opening Reception, keep your career moving forward at the Career Fair, unwind and take a pit stop at the Wellness Lounge, and get your competitive juices flowing with Medical Pursuit. Plus, get a glimpse of medical innovations, hundreds of exhibitors, and more. See the full list of events and plan your visit — don’t forget to bring your friends!

How do I request event space during the conference?

Please fill out the Exhibitor Event Request Form with all your event details. AAPA will review and reach out once approved.


Why should I become a sponsor for AAPA 2022?

Sponsoring at this conference will improve visibility of your support of the PA profession as well as increase traffic to your exhibit or product theater.

How do I become a sponsor for AAPA 2022?

Register now as a sponsor and if you have any questions contact Heather Teplitz at [email protected] or 571-319-4312.

Housing Policy and Registration Discount

What if I live in Indianapolis?

If you live within a 50-mile radius of Indianapolis, you are automatically eligible for the $200 discount on your registration fee.

What if I’m sharing a room with another attendee?

The hotel block registration discount is available for all registrants, even if they
are sharing a room with another attendee. The $200 discount can be applied for up to four people sharing one room.

Here are the steps to receive the discount for all individuals who are sharing a room:

  1. The person who will be reserving the room in their name should register first by logging in the registration and housing dashboard.
    1. When this individual reaches the “Book Hotel” page, they should search for a hotel based on the desired Arrival and Departure Dates. To select a hotel, click the purple button labeled “View Rooms.” Select the desired room type and rate by clicking the purple button labeled “Reserve.” Read and agree to the cancellation policy.
    2. Fill in information for each guest. The first guest information should be the person who is holding the room in their name. Click save. To add additional guests, select the purple button labeled “Add Person.” Add up to 3 additional guests. Review and check out. The individual booking will now be offered the registration discount of $200.
  2. Once step one is complete, each guest of that room can go in and register. When arriving on the “Book Hotel” page, please click the white button labeled “No Reservations at this time.” Then select “Sharing a room reserved by someone else.” A blank box will pop up indicating “Please provide the name of the person you are sharing a room with.” Please enter the name of the person who reserved the room and click continue. This will apply the $200 discount at check out.
  3. Should any issues arise during this process, please contact the meetings department at [email protected].
  4. Already registered? No problem! Email [email protected]to claim your $200 registration discount. You will need to provide the name of the registration attendee who you’ll be staying with.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

Why is AAPA requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the start of AAPA 2022 in Indianapolis in order to attend?

AAPA is committed to making this in-person meeting as safe as possible for all participants including our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, staff, and speakers.

How do I verify that I am vaccinated against COVID-19?

After you finish registering, find the link to the COVID-19 Safety Portal located in your Registration Dashboard or Confirmation Email. Sign up using the same email address you registered with, and you’ll be prompted to upload a copy of your vaccination card. Our partner ShareMy.Health will verify your card is legitimate and will notify you via email when it has been accepted and you have been cleared to attend.

What is the COVID-19 Safety Portal?

This is the portal through ShareMy.Health that we are using to allow attendees to securely upload copies of either their COVID-19 Vaccination card OR the results of a negative COVID-19 test.

Who is ShareMy.Health?

ShareMy.Health is a company that partners with organizations like AAPA to assist with the management and execution of safe conferences. They host a secure platform for our attendees to upload copies of COVID-19 vaccination cards or proof of negative COVID-19 tests. ShareMy.Health will also assist with the verification of these documents, as well as assist AAPA with verifying this information on site.

How do I verify that I have a negative COVID-19 test?

If you are not vaccinated against COVID-19, and do not plan to be in time for AAPA 2022, we ask that within 72 hours of the conference start time (Saturday, May 21 at 8 a.m. CDT), you must upload a photo of the negative results of a COVID-19 test including your name. This test must be administered by a third-party.

Do I have to have a booster to be considered fully vaccinated?

At this time, we are not requiring boosters. However, we strongly encourage booster shots for extra protection.

Can I take an at home COVID-19 test and provide a negative test result that way?

No. Unfortunately, we will not accept the results of at-home, self-administered rapid antigen tests.

Can I wait until I arrive in Indianapolis to take a COVID-19 test?

You may. However, you will need to locate a testing site on your own and provide us the results within the 72-hour window.

Will you be providing COVID-19 testing on site at the conference?

No. We will not be providing COVID-19 testing at the conference. For your own peace of mind, please consider taking a COVID-19 test before you depart for Indianapolis.

How will you know I provided verification when I arrive on-site in Indianapolis to get my badge?

Once your vaccination card or negative test results have been verified by ShareMy.Health, you will be notified via email. At that point, you can log back into the COVID-19 Safety Portal and gain access to your “Passport.” This includes your name, a green check and a QR code. This will allow you to enter the conference facility and get your conference badge. Once you have received your conference badge, you will not need to re-verify your vaccination or test status.