18th Annual CME Meeting and Surgical Update

October 11, 2018 to October 14, 2018


Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort
in the Walt Disney World Resort
1850 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

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Learn and discuss the latest cutting edge topics of interest to the profession. Clinical issues relevant in the day-to-day practice of the Surgical Physician Assistant will be presented. Come spend three and a half days with your colleagues and share in this educational experience.

The meeting is being held at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in the Walt Disney World Resort. Here you’ll discover two distinct lodging options that share resort amenities including our Oasis Aquatic Pool Playground and Disney Character Breakfasts. Plus quick, convenient access across the pedestrian bridge to Disney Springs® Resort Area. And shuttle transportation to all Disney® theme parks.

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista’s 232 lakehouse-themed guest rooms feature amazing views of the surrounding theme parks and Disney Springs® which entices with a dazzling array of dining, shopping, nightlife and entertainment venues for all ages.

This meeting has not yet been approved for Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. CME Planners expect to request 65 Category 1 credit hours (32.5 available to those registrants who attend all General Session presentations and 4 hours of afternoon workshops each day).


PA Poster Presentation

The intent of the poster presentation is to raise the educational quality and diversity of the AASPA conference while also encouraging participants to enhance skills in professionalism. Additionally, the poster presentation provides opportunities for new PAs to meet with residency and fellowship program participants who have submitted poster presentations.

AASPA members who are PA students, PA residents, and PA fellows may submit a poster presentation application.

If a PA Resident is applying for a poster presentation at the 2018 CME meeting, AASPA will waive the fee for the PA's Residency program to advertise on the AASPA website for 1 year.

Poster Submission Details:

  • Format for Review: PDF

  • Submit PDF to: ceo@aaspa.com

  • Review Deadline: September 1, 2018

If you have questions regarding the poster presentation, please Contact Us.

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Preliminary Topics - General

  • Surgical Reimbursement
  • Orthopedic Surgery Update
  • Mass Casualty Trauma Lecture
  • Airway Management
  • NOAC
  • Trauma
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgical Radiology
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Enhance Recovery After Surgery
  • New Advances in Pediatric Surgery
  • Metabolic Management (Acid-Base)


Preliminary Workshops - Thursday, Friday and Saturday

  • Wound Closure—Basic
  • Wound Closure—Advanced
  • Trauma
  • Airway Management
  • Ultrasound I
  • Ultrasound II
  • Central Line Workshop
  • Radiology Review
  • Leadership Summit Series
  • Student Series

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Additional Free CME in 2018

Once again we will be conducting our Leadership Summit Series each afternoon for 4 additional hours of free CME to those registrants who are not attending a separate workshop.


CME Credits

AASPA regularly receives Category 1 CME credit through the AAPA for our conference every year. While we do not anticipate any problem this coming year, we certainly understand concerns about receiving credit and would reimburse you in the event this credit is not granted. An AASPA member attending all sessions of the conference and additional workshops is eligible to claim a maximum of 33.5 CME hours.