Special Events

PA Meet-Ups 19May

PA Meet-Ups

Hit up Broadway for some live music or join us in one of the following PA Meet-Ups, designed to help you make some friends before your week of education and networking.

Networking Nooks 19May 20May 21May 22May 23May 24May

Networking Nooks

Your place to connect – literally! Head to a Nook of your choice & network in different ways with your peers.

AAPA 2023 Opening Reception 20May

AAPA 2023 Opening Reception

Start your Saturday night off at our AAPA 2023 Opening Reception! Directly following the Main Stage Event, join us for this exciting event. Enjoy music, games, hors d’oeuvres and a drink on us while you explore the exhibits.

AAPA Distinguished Fellows Reception 20May

AAPA Distinguished Fellows Reception

AAPA recognizes the achievements of new and existing Distinguished Fellows at this special invitation-only reception.

Become a PA: AAPA's Pre-PA Workshop 20May

Become a PA: AAPA’s Pre-PA Workshop

If you’re planning on becoming a PA, this event is just for you. Join us for this dynamic day-long workshop designed to help future PA students connect with the PA profession! Lunch will be provided for participants.

Taking Names & Making Connections 20May

Taking Names & Making Connections

Network, mix, and mingle with PA students from all over the country at this exclusive PA student-only party during the Opening Reception. Come for the warm welcome, lifetime connections, and the memories – and don’t forget your conference swag and prizes!

Expo 20May 21May 22May


Connections and networking you won’t want to miss! Get a glimpse of medical innovations, hundreds of exhibitors and more!

ePosters and Research in Action 20May 21May 22May

ePosters and Research in Action

Present your original research in front of your colleagues!

Step Up Challenge 20May 21May 22May

Step Up Challenge

Your boots were made for walking! Make sure to pack your Fitbit, Apple Watch, or carry your smartphone to participate in the first ever AAPA 2023 Step Up Challenge!

Mindfulness Lounge™ 20May 21May 22May 23May

Mindfulness Lounge™

Back by popular demand, Lee Papa is bringing her Mindfulness Lounge™ to Nashville!

Interactive CME & Workshops 20May 21May 22May 23May

Interactive CME & Workshops

Be sure to sign up for these popular hands-on and interactive CME sessions and workshops – limited seats available!

Fitness Classes 20May 21May 22May 23May 24May

Fitness Classes

Join us for morning fitness, led by fellow PAs! Classes are open to all and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Industry Sessions 20May 21May 22May 23May 24May

Industry Sessions

Learn about the latest products and technologies during a complimentary breakfast or lunch at the Music City Center.

AAPA 2023 Scavenger Hunt 20May 21May 22May 23May 24May

AAPA 2023 Scavenger Hunt

Compete in the Scavenger Hunt and you could win some amazing prizes! Follow our clues to visit different areas and events in Music City Center and enter the codes you find to gain points. Download the AAPA 2023 Attendee App to get started.

PA Program Director's Reception 21May

PA Program Director’s Reception

Raise a toast to the next generation of PAs and celebrate another outstanding year in PA education. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while networking with fellow PA educators at this special invitation-only reception.

PA JobSource Career Fair 21May 22May

PA JobSource Career Fair

Get one step closer to that first PA job or make your next career move! Meet with representatives from top employers from across the country looking to hire qualified PAs in all settings and specialties.

Satellite Symposia 21May 22May 23May

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.

Daring Authenticity Workshop 22May

Daring Authenticity Workshop

Join this session as we highlight key principles of Dr. Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead™ framework and learn how to apply them to ourselves.

Meet the Candidates Forum: Board of Directors General Election 22May

Meet the Candidates Forum: Board of Directors General Election

Learn more about the candidates running for President-elect and Director-at-Large in the 2023 General Election.

AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl 22May

AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl

Cheer on your PA program at this high-energy medical game show, held on Monday, May 22 at 4 p.m. in the Music City Center.

Meet the Candidates Forum: Student Academy Board of Directors Election 22May

Meet the Candidates Forum: Student Academy Board of Directors Election

This session will allow AAPA student members the opportunity to hear firsthand from the candidates who want to lead the 2023-2024 Student Academy.

PA Night Out 22May

PA Night Out

PAs are taking over FIVE of the most popular Nashville bars in our first-ever PA Night Out – food and drinks are on us! Admission included in full price conference registrations.

PA School Spirit Day 22May

PA School Spirit Day

Want to show off your PA school spirit? Wear clothing and swag from your PA school. Whether you are alumni or a current student, show your fellow attendees your PA school pride!

Student Academy Service Event: Project C.U.R.E. 22May

Student Academy Service Event: Project C.U.R.E.

Join Student Academy leaders at Project C.U.R.E.’s Nashville warehouse to sort and package medical supplies, stock donated medical supplies, prepare for shipments, and load containers. Open to all student attendees, with a maximum of 50 volunteers.

DEI Reception 23May

DEI Reception

Learn about AAPA’s DEI efforts and connect with colleagues at this networking session.

Women in Philanthropy Reception 23May

Women in Philanthropy Reception

Join the Women in Philanthropy (WIP) network for a reception to celebrate our sisterhood for good. Gather with leaders, mentors, and friends, and hear a special presentation!

Student Presentations 20May 21May 22May

Student Presentations

Come together with your fellow PA students from across the country to network and learn in these student-specific sessions.