AAPA 2023 Call for Presentations

Are you a subject matter expert with a passion for sharing your knowledge with colleagues? PAs want to learn from you at AAPA 2023! Prepare your topic and complete the Call for Presentations application today.

When you apply, you’ll be considered for inclusion as CME faculty for AAPA 2023 in Nashville, Saturday, May 20 – Wednesday, May 24.

AAPA 2023 has different presentation options including hour-long lectures, hands-on workshops, and small case-based interactive sessions. You can also provide a quick, 15-minute guidelines update with an additional 15 minutes for questions.

To ensure that a balanced conference CME program is offered, all submissions are reviewed and evaluated by a committee of your peers. The evaluation process is competitive – about half of the submissions are accepted.

If your presentation is selected, you will be informed in early 2023.

Presentation Ideas

  • Offer interactive case studies in your area of expertise
  • Provide clinical pearls on a topic you’re passionate about
  • Discuss the latest cutting-edge procedures or treatment options
  • Provide a thorough review for individuals preparing for the certification or recertification process

Benefits of Being an AAPA Conference CME Speaker

  • Share your expertise with peers from across the country
  • Enhance your professional standing and add to your curriculum vitae
  • Elevate your speaking expertise from a statewide to a national audience
  • Network and make connections within the PA community



Additional Information

  • All PAs on the agenda must be current members of AAPA at the time of participation and must register for AAPA 2023.
  • CME is scheduled each day of AAPA 2023 (Saturday through Wednesday). Please do not submit a proposal unless you are able to appear on any day of the conference.
  • All submissions must be completed online by July 31, 2022. High-caliber submissions that follow instructions and are well-thought-out and organized, generally rank higher with those reviewing. We encourage applicants with speaking experience to include it in their submission to highlight their prior experience. Newer speakers are encouraged to begin locally before applying for the national AAPA conference.
  • Sales pitches for products or services disguised as CME proposals will be eliminated.
  • Lectures are usually between 45-50 minutes with the last 10-15 minutes left for questions and answers; Small Interactive Sessions are usually case-based with discussion throughout the hour; workshops have didactic and hands-on application components; Fast-15 are usually guidelines updates that are a brief lecture followed by questions.
  • Audiences range in size from 50 to 3,500.
  • All primary presenters receive compensation based upon meeting the published deadlines for the conference. Discounted registration is included as part of the compensation. Travel, housing, and additional expenses must be covered by the payment provided.
  • Conference faculty earn AAPA Category 1 CME credit for presenting their session.

This Call for Presentations is not for Research in Action or ePoster submissions, as they have a different process and deadlines. Learn more about the process for those activities.