General Information

Where and when is the AAPA 2024 Conference?

The conference will be held Saturday, May 18, 2024 – Wednesday, May 22, 2024 in Houston, Texas. Most conference events will take place inside George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010 and the Marriott Marquis Houston, 1777 Walker Street, Houston, Texas 77010.

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 2024?

AAPA has negotiated discounted hotel rates with several hotels in Houston. 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 2024 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 will be staying in the heart of all the action surrounded by your fellow PAs.
Can I bring a guest to the conference?

Yes, guest passes are available for purchase on site at the conference for $50. Guests must be accompanied by a registered attendee. Please keep in mind guests are only allowed access to the Expo, Main Stage Events, and Opening Reception. Guest must be 18 years of age or older.

Separate guest tickets can be purchased through the Registration portal for PA Night Out. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend PA Night Out.

Do retired PAs have a discounted registration price?

Yes! Retired PAs who wish to attend the conference and HOD Meeting but don’t need to claim CME can register as an HOD Observer and receive access to the HOD Meeting, the Main Stage(s), Expo, and anything happening in the public space at the convention center. The cost for this registration category is $200, or, $0 should you also book a hotel in the AAPA hotel block via the registration website.

Anyone wishing to register for AAPA 2024 using this new category should reach out to [email protected] after registration and housing open on October 25, 2023.

Education & CME

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

You can earn at least 28 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. The content varies, but many focus 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?

Yes. Workshops at AAPA 2024 aim to provide in-depth practical instruction to enhance your clinical skills, from reading EKGs and suturing to using bedside ultrasound. Purchase your tickets during the conference registration process. These sessions will be available for additional purchase starting in December 2023. 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 2024 and is available for purchase through Learning Central. The full list of sessions to be recorded in Houston will not be available until July 2024 as it is dependent on individual speakers giving permission for capture. 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 2023? AAPA 2023 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? Submit a presentation idea during the Call for Presentations and/or volunteer to be a grader and review submitted presentation ideas to help determine the content for the next conference. The Call for Presentations for AAPA 2025 opens in May 2024. Grader sign-ups for AAPA 2025 also begins May 2024. Deadline for both: July 31, 2024.

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.

What are the Learning Lounges?

New this year! Get your CME in one spot with our two Learning Lounges. Settle in, get comfortable, and choose which live CME sessions to watch directly from your own device. Switch between CME sessions without ever having to leave your seat. Be sure to bring your own headphones!

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 within the official AAPA 2024 hotel block to get the full discount, otherwise the system will prompt you to pay a registration fee of $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.

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

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, 2024.

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 “My Conference Planner” and AAPA Conference Mobile App.


Why should I exhibit at AAPA 2024?

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

How do I become an exhibitor for AAPA 2024?

Review the AAPA floorplan here.  Available booths are highlighted in blue.

Available booths are highlighted in blue.

Select your desired booth and click on the link (appears on the right-hand side) to complete the online booth contract.

Renewing 2023 exhibitors, please use your company’s direct renewal link to reserve your space. All new exhibitors, please select “I Need Space.” If you don’t have your renewal link, please contact us at [email protected].

As an attendee, why should I visit the Expo?

Connections and networking you won’t want to miss! Get a glimpse of medical innovations, hundreds of exhibitors, and more! Rev up your social network at the Opening Reception, keep your career moving forward at the PA JobSource Career Fair, make a pit stop and unwind at the Relaxation Massage Station, get a quick hit of essential knowledge at the Presenter’s Stage, and more.


Why should I become a sponsor for AAPA 2024?

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

How do I become a sponsor for AAPA 2024?

Contact Heather at [email protected] or 571-319-4312.

Housing Policy and Registration Discount

What if I live in Houston?

If you live within a 50-mile radius of George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX, 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.