March 2023

  • 2023 AASPA Skills Academy on Saturday, April 29th, 2023, Please join us for a day of hands-on learning in Tampa, Florida at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation. Details and registration are on our website! Full Day and A La Carte Options Available! Register now and Book your Hotel Room by April 5th!

  • Mark your calendar for our PA Student Networking event on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 7pm CST.  You must be an active PA student to attend. Register Now!

  • Please join us for our upcoming webinar, Cervical Arthroplasty vs Arthrodesis Webinar presented by Michelle Dellene MMS, PA-C, RYT on Wednesday, March 29th from 7:00-8:00PM CST, Register Here!

  • AASPA is looking to add speakers to our monthly webinar panel. Are you interested in providing a webinar on a surgical topic? Apply Here

  • DATE CHANGE! Please note our annual CME conference will be held in Boston, MA on August 31st through September 1st, 2023. We hope you will join us! Register Now!

  • Call for Speakers for the 2023 Annual Meeting is open! Deadline May 1st, Learn More and Apply Here!

  • Congratulations to our Member of the Month, Major Marc Latta, DHSc, MS, PA. This month we recognize AASPA member, Dr. Marc T. Latta. He is dedicated to restoring a major organ responsible for blood flow and a person’s feelings: the heart. He heals the physical ones through cardiac care and heals the spiritual ones through his expertise in social traumatology and healthcare equity, social justice, and policy reform required for developing healthy communities.

  • Dr. Latta is a nationally certified and residency-trained physician assistant specializing in Critical Care/Cardiac Surgery at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark, DE. He also serves in the United States Armed Forces as an Aviation PA at the rank of Major in the Delaware Army National Guard. He is attached to the Joint Force Headquarters Medical Command and supports the 126th /238th Aviation Regiment in aeromedical care and troop health maintenance. Dr. Latta has more than 25 years of experience in the field of medicine and academia. He earned his Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is a biological sciences graduate of North Carolina State University, and holds dual master’s degrees from Duke University: the Nicholas School of the Environment, focusing on biohazard science/infectious disease epidemiology, and the Physician Assistant Program. He completed his general surgery residency training at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. He has served as Clinical Coordinator for Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Master of Physician Assistant program and Didactic Education Director for Meharry Medical College Physician Assistant Sciences program. Dr. Latta is a member of several professional associations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, and the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. His passion is to heal the body and the spirit. In his leisure time, Latta enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons; he’s an avid cyclist and enjoys cooking, and community social action endeavors with his beloved Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

  • If you would like to nominate someone to be the next Member of the Month, please fill out the form on our website.

  • Thank you for joining us at our 2022 CME Conference in Houston, Texas. If you are interested in purchasing the conference, Purchase Here!

  • If you would like to submit a clinical article for publication, we are always accepting submissions (including student articles!). Please head to the submission guidelines to learn more:https://sutureline.scholasticahq.com/for-authors