AASPA 2022 Annual CME Meeting

Thursday, October 13 – SUNDAY, October 16, 2022
Royal Sonesta Houston  |  Houston, TX

AASPA is excited to be meeting in person again for this year's 22nd Annual CME Meeting in Houston, Texas! This year’s meeting is a 3 ½ day event filled with remarkable lectures on the latest cutting-edge topics of interest to the profession! Topics include Cardiovascular, Pain Management, Trauma, GI, Oncology, Billing and Reimbursement, and Diversity and Equity. AASPA is also offering hands-on skills training workshops on Wound Closure Principles & Techniques, Robotics, Trauma, and Neurosurgery Procedures.

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

Registration Pricing

Full Meeting Registration

Please reference the list below for meeting pricing.

AASPA Member
  • Early Bird Registration (before June 15th) — $800
  • Registration — $850
  • Early Bird Registration (before June 15th) — $900
  • Registration — $950
AASPA Student Member
  • Early Bird Registration (before June 15th) — $125
  • Registration — $150
  • Early Bird Registration (before June 15th) — $150
  • Registration — $175 

Single-Day Registration

Thursday, Friday, or Saturday Single-Day Registration — $400
Sunday Half-Day Registration — $250

Workshop Registration

Hands-on skills training workshops are available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (October 13th–15th) as adjacent sessions in the afternoon. Specific dates for each workshop are still being finalized.

  • Principals/Techniques of Wound Closure Workshop — $250
  • Neurosurgical Procedures: Evaluation and Programming of Shunt Valves and Ommaya Reservoirs Workshop — $150
  • Trauma Workshop $250
  • Robotics Workshop — $250

Hotel Information

To secure your room for the meeting at the AASPA rate, please use the Royal Sonesta Houston Booking Link below. The deadline to book your room is Wednesday, September 21, 2022. 

Hotel Booking Link

Call for Speakers, Abstracts & Posters

Deadline for Submission: July 1st, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: July 31st, 2022

Submit Your Application 

What We're Looking For

For our 2022 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. 

Abstract Guidelines

The abstract should summarize the presentation and any substantive research regarding your topic. It should have an intro, body, and conclusion. Abstracts should be no more than 1000 words. You may include charts, tables or graphs (if desired). Please use MS Word, Times New Roman font, size 12, with double spacing and a single space after the period. For citations, please use AMA version 11.

Call for Posters

Present your research on a national level in front of a big audience of PAs! Present your original research, new or innovative methods in surgical practice that are important for practitioners, case reports that are of interest and relevance to surgical PAs, and research in progress. 

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.  The poster presentation is open to AASPA members who are PA students, PA residents, and PA fellows.

Poster Guidelines

Most posters are designed from Microsoft Powerpoint templates that can be found through a web search. We recommend a poster size of 56 x 36 inches (a Microsoft powerpoint slide enlarged). The poster is best displayed mounted on thick foam poster board. If you will be printing the poster on soft/bendable material, please contact AASPA prior to printing. 


Poster Formatting 

All posters should have a title that accurately reflects the content of the poster. Within the body of the abstract that is presented on the poster, the following headings should be included at a minimum:

  • Purpose
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Of note, case reports do not need to have methods/results/conclusions, and research in progress does not need to have results/conclusions. If clinical research has been performed, it is important to indicate in your abstract whether approval by an institutional review board (IRB) was obtained. It should also be clearly indicated if informed consent was required and obtained for the research study (when applicable). Additional content that should be included are references, acknowledgements, the name of your school or hospital, additional authors or faculty advisors (when applicable). Many resources regarding formatting of scientific research posters can be found on university websites. You also have the option of having your abstract and associated research published in AASPA’s periodical Sutureline. 


Deadline for Submission: July 1st, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: July 31st, 2022

Submit Your Application