AASPA 2023 Annual CME Meeting — Save The Date! 

Wednesday, August 30 – friday, September 1, 2023
mass general brigham  |  boston, ma

AASPA is excited to have met in person again for this year's 23rd Annual CME Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts! This year’s meeting is a 3 day event filled with remarkable lectures on the latest cutting-edge topics of interest to the profession! Topics include Neurosurgical Procedures, Pediatric ENT Emergencies, Trauma and Acute Care for Burns, Patient Privacy in the Digital Health Era, and Diversity and Equity. View the full agenda below for more details.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

Call For Speakers — Deadline May 1st! 

What we're looking for:

For our 2023 annual conference, we are looking for dynamic speakers who will present on content that is of interest to advanced practice providers who work in all areas of surgery as well as those who perform trauma or emergency procedures. 
•   We will examine new and innovative procedures taking place in all aspects of pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative care.
•    We will talk about new medications that impact the care of surgical patients.
•    We will examine different roles advanced practice providers play in inpatient and outpatient settings and how they can become role models and leaders in their positions.
•    We will talk about ways to make your work-like better: improving communication with patients and colleagues, getting the support you need at work, and how to bill properly for your services.
•    Specific areas of interest: neurosurgery, ENT surgery, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, breast surgery, transplant surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, trauma surgery, pediatric surgery, urology, wound care, COVID, new procedures, new medications/technology that may impact surgical care, and topics that encourage cultural competency and diversity within the profession. 
Deadline for Submission: May 1, 2023
Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2023

Presentation format:

Presentations should be between 45-50 minutes each.
To be considered, presentations must: 
•    Be interactive;
•    Be on a topic of interest to our membership;
•    Allow time for questions;
•    Fit within the assigned timeframe; and
•    Be conducted with no more than three presenters.
Speakers must:
•    Be comfortable being on stage - without notes - in front of people;
•    Be engaging.
Please note: Presentation attendance can be anywhere from 20–200 people per session. We cannot guarantee a specific head count.
Sample Presentation Titles from 2022 (Samples Only, Not Indicative of Final Agenda.)
•   Traumatic Aortic Injury
•   Post Graduate PA Training Options: How Will a Doctorate or a Fellowship Help your patients?
•    May the Force Be With You: Engaging JEDI Training in Healthcare
•    Tracheostomy 101: Pediatric and Adult Tracheostomy Safety
•    Improving Cosmesis of Skin Closures
•    The Sacroiliac Joint: A Real Pain in the...
•    Burnout in the Operating Room: When the Impacts Reach Home
•    Surgical Management of Gender-Diverse Patients

Submissions instructions and guidelines:

Applicants must submit biographies and contact information (phone and email) for every speaker on an application to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You are allowed to submit multiple applications.
Please also consider sharing any links to past presentations and/or speeches that would allow reviewers to see your presentation style.

review and selection process:

The process to accept speakers is very selective. There are a very limited number of slots available, and the final decision is at the discretion of the AASPA CME committee. Only when all final applications are submitted, and the submission window has closed, will the AASPA CME committee review applications.

Please note: Selected speakers receive a complimentary full conference registration. However, all presenters are responsible for any additional costs.

Acknowledgement: Upon receipt of your submission, you will receive an e-mail acknowledgement.

Notifications: We will notify all submitters about the status of their submission via e-mail by May 31, 2023.

If accepted:

If accepted, selected speakers receive a complimentary full conference registration.  Speakers will be asked to submit a disclosure form and a faculty agreement form. 

If you are not selected, please feel free to consider re-applying next year.

All materials and presentation files must be finalized and submitted to AASPA staff no later than August 1, 2023.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]
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AASPA 2023 Annual CME Meeting Pricing

If you would like to register any or all days of the 2023 Annual Meeting, please click below.

Full Meeting - Early Bird Registration ends May 1, 2023

$595 Non-members / $395 FOR AASPA MEMBERS

FULL MEETING- After May 1, 2023

$695 non-members / $495 for AASPA Members
$175 FOR students


$300 PER DAY
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