CME Information

General Information

CME Credit
To be eligible to earn CME credit during AAPA 2024, you must be a PA, NP, or have graduated from an accredited PA program. Sessions (lectures, Small Interactive Sessions (SIS), Fast 15 sessions, and Workshops) with CME numbers (e.g., H24###) are eligible for AAPA Category 1 CME credit.

CME Information
With more than 235+ hours of Category 1 CME in 47 therapeutic categories at AAPA 2024, you’ll find everything you need to keep your clinical skills sharp. Choose from Small Interactive Sessions (SIS), Workshops, Fast 15 (quick updates with 15 minutes of lecture and 15 minutes of Q&A) and traditional lectures to earn up to 27 hours of CME in less than a week.

Conference Scheduler
My Conference Planner is your online tool to manage your education and event schedule at AAPA 2024. It’s available here and on the AAPA 2024 App — just log into the app using your AAPA credentials.

AAPA’s Learning Central
AAPA 2024 will be available in Learning Central, where CME-eligible conference attendees can view handouts, complete session evaluations, and create your CME certificate.

Using My Conference Planner and AAPA’s Learning Central will allow you to make the most of your time at AAPA 2024.

CME Information
Saturday, May 18
8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
CME lectures, Small Interactive Sessions, Fast 15 sessions, and Workshops
Sunday, May 19
8 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
CME lectures, Small Interactive Sessions, Fast 15 sessions, and Workshops
Monday, May 20
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CME lectures, Small Interactive Sessions, Fast 15 sessions, and Workshops
Tuesday, May 21
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CME lectures, Small Interactive Sessions, Fast 15 sessions, and Workshops
Wednesday, May 22
8 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
CME lectures
AAPA Accreditation Statement

AAPA has reviewed and approved the CME programs during the conference for AAPA Category 1 CME or AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credit hours as indicated. PAs should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

These programs were planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

CME lectures, Small Interactive Sessions (SIS), Fast 15 sessions, and Workshops that have CME numbers (ex. H24###) are eligible for AAPA Category 1 CME or AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credit. Check the Conference Scheduler or AAPA 2024 App for sessions that carry self-assessment credit.

CME Sessions

In addition to CME lectures and Fast 15 sessions, Workshops, and Small Interactive Sessions are available for participants to purchase.

Workshops (WS) are small-group, generally hands-on, sessions with one-on-one opportunities for learning. These Category 1 CME programs require separate payment and tickets for admittance. Identical content is offered in sessions marked as REPEAT. Audience size is dependent on the workshop. Fees are assessed to offset additional costs related to equipment, supplies, and faculty.

Small Interactive Sessions (SIS) are small-group learning activities that require separate payment and tickets for admittance. All of these sessions are case-based. Each session is limited to 50 registrants and requires active participation. The fee assessed for SIS is donated to the PA Foundation.

  • Workshops (WS) and Small Interactive Sessions (SIS) require additional fees and separate, advance registration.
  • Don’t be late to your WS or SIS! AAPA has the right to assign unclaimed reserved seats to standby attendees 10 minutes after the posted class starting time.
  • Standby attendees are charged the full course fee.
  • You must complete the online evaluation through AAPA’s Learning Central to receive a certificate of attendance for all WS and SIS.
Athletic Trainer Credit

AAPA is not offering ATC credits this year.

Electronic Handouts
  • Handouts provided by faculty are posted and linked in the AAPA 2024 App and on AAPA’s Learning Central.
  • If you prefer hard copies of handouts, please print them prior to your sessions. There are NO printers available on site.
  • Access to electronic handouts is available through AAPA’s Learning Central until December 31, 2024.
Electronic Evaluation Using AAPA’s Learning Central
  • The electronic evaluation through AAPA’s Learning Central is the first step in creating your CME certificate.
  • Please complete an evaluation of each session you attend, preferably the same day to ensure that feedback is fresh in your mind.
  • Session evaluations must be completed by June 30, 2024.
  • Access the evaluation online through AAPA’s Learning Central or via the AAPA 2024 App.
  • Session evaluations are very important to the Commission on Continuing Professional Development and Education as they plan future educational programming for the conference and beyond. These evaluations are also valuable to speakers to improve their presentation skills, so please complete the evaluations and provide constructive comments when possible.
CME Certificates Using AAPA’s Learning Central
  • You will be able to create an electronic copy of your CME certificate as soon as you are done attending sessions and complete the evaluations.
Attendance at CME Sessions

No guests, including infants and children, will be admitted to CME sessions at AAPA 2024. CME sessions are professional education activities and some content may be inappropriate for infants and/or children.

Registered guests at AAPA 2024 must be at least 18 and are allowed access only to the Expo and Main Stage Events.

AAPA 2024 is not a public event. Programs presented at the AAPA 2024 are for the education of attendees and purchasers of recorded presentations as authorized by AAPA. Any use of program content, the name of a speaker and/or program title, or the name of AAPA without the written consent of AAPA is prohibited. For purposes of the preceding sentence, “program content” includes, but is not limited to: oral presentations, audiovisual materials used by faculty, program handouts, and summaries of the same. This rule applies before, after, and during the meeting.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the U.S. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices. The material presented at or in any AAPA CME activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of AAPA. Neither AAPA, nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.