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 Resident/Fellow Poster Presentation

The intent of the poster presentation is to raise the educational quality and diversity of the AASPA conference while also developing the professionalism of the PA Fellow. Additionally, the opportunities for new PAs to meet with fellowship programs, the programs’ ability to advertise and send an ambassador, and increasing the involvement within AASPA are also recognized benefits.

In consideration of the poster presentation at the 2018 CME meeting, AASPA will waive the fee for the 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

  • Healthcare Reform
  • Ortho Lecture
  • Mass Casualty Trauma Lecture
  • ECMO   
  • Trauma
  • Airway Management
  • NOAC
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic
  • Gallbladder Update
  • Pediatric Lecture
  • Acid/Base
  • NCCPA Update
  • Leadership Summit Series -  will run concurrently with afternoon workshops at no charge for registrants to give additional hours of General Session CME
  • Susan G. Lusty Lecture & Scholarship Award


Preliminary Workshops - Thursday, Friday and Saturday

  • Wound Closure—Basic & Advanced
  • Plastics Closures
  • Central Line
  • Trauma
  • Ultrasound
  • Damage Control/Advanced Ultrasound
  • Mechanical Vent in Critical Care


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.


Cancellation Policy

  • $50 cancellation fee on CME conference
  • $25 cancellation fee on each workshop

No refunds after 9/15/18.