AAPA 2025 Call for Presentations

Are you a subject matter expert with a passion for sharing knowledge? PAs want to learn from you at AAPA 2025, May 17-21! Complete the Call for Presentations application to be considered for CME faculty and the opportunity enhance your curriculum vitae, present to a national audience, and network within the larger PA community.

CME Session Presentation Types

AAPA Conference offers a variety of presentation options that appeal to different audience learning styles and showcase a variety of clinical and professional content.

30-Minute Lectures: New at AAPA 2025!

Presentations are 20-25 minutes long, with the last 5-10 minutes reserved for questions and answers. Audiences range in size from 250-2,500 participants.

60-Minute Lectures

Presentations are 45-50 minutes long, with the last 10-15 minutes reserved for questions and answers. Audiences range in size from 250-2,500 participants.

Hands-on Clinical Skills Workshops

Clinical workshops include a mix of brief didactic introductions and practical application of skills. They last between two and four hours. Audiences range in size from 20-50 participants.

Small Interactive Sessions (Case-based, Small Group Sessions)

These 60-minute sessions take an in-depth look at clinical cases and include practical discussions throughout the session. Audiences limited to 50 participants.

Fast-15 Guidelines Update Lecture

Fast-15 Guidelines Update presentations cover a new guidelines update during the first 15 minutes followed by 15 minutes for questions and answers. Audiences range in size from 250-2,500 participants.

New to the Stage Presentations

Faculty with limited national speaking experience can submit for the opportunity to be matched with a seasoned speaker, to guide them through the presentation process. Participants will present a 20-minute lecture followed by 10 minutes for questions and answers. Mentors will provide mentees with feedback. Audiences range in size from 250-500 participants.

Requirements, Submissions, and Selection Process


You are invited to apply to be CME faculty if you previously presented a clinical topic at your state PA chapter, a specialty organization meeting, or one of AAPA’s specialty conferences. Less experienced speakers are encouraged to submit a New To Stage proposal or should present locally before applying for the national conference.

All PA faculty must be current members of AAPA at the time of participation and must register for AAPA 2025.

CME is scheduled for each day of AAPA 2025 (Saturday, May 17 to Wednesday, May 21). Please do not submit a proposal unless you can appear on any day of the conference.

Submissions and Selection Process

All submissions must be completed online by July 31, 2024. High-caliber submissions that follow instructions and are well organized generally rank higher. We encourage applicants with speaking experience to highlight it in their submission. Sales pitches for products or services disguised as CME proposals will be eliminated.

To ensure a balanced conference CME program, 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 by early 2025.

Compensation and CME Credit

Faculty compensation varies based on session type, length, number of faculty, and met deadlines. Discounted registration is included as part of the compensation. Faculty are responsible for securing and funding their conference registration, travel, housing, and additional expenses.

Conference faculty earn AAPA Category 1 CME credit for presenting their session.

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Presentation Tips & Ideas

Design a session based on your experience and expertise that enhances the learners’ knowledge and encourages retention of the content long after the conference.

Consider including one of these elements which can be adapted to almost any clinical specialty:

  • Illustrate innovative ideas and techniques in patient care.
  • Offer interactive case studies in your area of expertise.
  • Share clinical pearls and best practices from your specialty.
  • Discuss the latest cutting-edge procedures or treatments.
  • Provide a review for individuals preparing for certification or recertification.

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