The following article is part of The Clinical Advisor’s conference coverage from the 2017 American Academy of Physician Assistants’ meeting in Las Vegas. Our staff will be reporting live on original research, case studies, and professional outreach and advocacy news from leading PAs in many specialty areas. Check back for the latest news from AAPA 2017. 

LAS VEGAS — The 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) is under way with this year’s theme of Beyond.

The conference will include more than 225 CME programs and workshops and more than 250 exhibitors, as well as ePoster Meet the Author Sessions and SPARK (Student PAs RocK) Sessions.

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“As we celebrate the past 50 years of PAs changing health care, I’m incredibly optimistic about what the next 50 years of PA practice will hold,” stated Jennifer L. Dorn, MPA, CEO of AAPA. “Whether you’re a student, clinician, educator, or administrator, your participation in AAPA 2017 helps shape the future of the PA profession. This year we invite you to go: Beyond CME … by engaging with your colleagues in … live CME programs and workshops that will help you take your career to the next level. Beyond Networking … with a variety of specially tailored social and professional networking events for PAs and students.”

AAPA will also celebrate 50 years of PA service with its official 50th Anniversary celebration.

“I’m confident that whether you’re here to learn new skills, network with colleagues and friends, or just celebrate the success of the PA profession, AAPA 2017 will go well beyond your expectations,” said Ms. Dorn.

AAPA 2017 continues through Friday, May 19th. Visit for more information.