American Academy of Physician Assistants
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    AAPA’s events are designed to help you become the strongest PA you can be, no matter what you need.

    Stay clinically current while earning CME. Network with colleagues and grow your career. Find professional development and sharpen your leadership and management skills. Attend an AAPA event!

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    AAPA Leadership and Advocacy Summit

    Arlington, VA
    March 4-5, 2017  

    2017 is the year of change. Join us to build the future as we unleash the full potential of the profession! The time is now, and the dates are March 4-5. Join PA leaders at LAS 2017!



    AAPA 2017

    Las Vegas, NV
    May 15–19, 2017 register_now_for_aapa_conference_2017  

    Join 8,000+ PAs and students in Las Vegas for our biggest and best event yet! Go beyond education as usual with 250+ credits of CME in every specialty and primary care. Find new inspiration from insightful speakers. Make connections at networking and social events. Celebrate 50 years of your profession – and explore the future of PAs in healthcare.


    Future AAPA Conferences


    • New Orleans, LA: May 19–23, 2018
    • Denver, CO: May 18–22, 2019


    CME On Demand


    Find every session from our top live events online and learn anytime, anywhere. Choose the sessions you need from the comprehensive digital libraries, or save on the bundle packages.


    PA’s Guide to the Musculoskeletal Galaxy

    San Diego, CA
    June 1 – 4, 2017  

    The PA's Guide to the Musculoskeletal Galaxy covers critical orthopaedic topics from head to toe – including injuries to the spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Plus, don’t miss the popular pre-course on splinting and casting and the NEW pre-course on joint and soft tissue injections. Brought to you by AAPA and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


    Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp

    Indianapolis, IN
    September 28 – October 2, 2016  

    The perfect course for those in adult hospital medicine – whether new or experienced! Brush up on commonly encountered diagnoses and diseases of adult hospitalized patients at Boot Camp, brought to you by AAPA and the Society of Hospital Medicine. Learn current, evidence-based topics, network with like-minded practitioners, and earn more than 35 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.


    PA Week

    October 6–12

    Held every year, National PA Week is a celebration of the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. The week’s focus is promoting awareness of the profession and recognizing PAs and PA students nationwide for their incredible patient care. See how you can participate!


    AAPA Virtual Career Fair

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

    Discover new career opportunities, build your network and interact one-on-one with employers.


    Executive Leadership Conference for PAs

    Winston-Salem, NC
    November 2-5, 2016  

    Designed for the PA leader and administrator, ELC 2016 will catch you up on timely tools and trends in healthcare business essentials – and much more. Don’t miss this chance to develop your management skills and network at ELC, brought to you by CHLM and Wake Forest School of Medicine. This year’s conference includes an optional third day to launch Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions Professional Development Certificate in the Science of Health Care Delivery.