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PAEA Expands Event Offerings for PA Educators Nationwide 

We are thrilled to announce some exciting news at PAEA – we’re expanding our event portfolio to offer even more enriching opportunities for PA educators to learn, connect, and lead!

As you know, PAEA is dedicated to supporting the professional growth and development of faculty and staff from every role of our profession. That’s why our team is constantly looking for new ways to provide you with the learning resources and opportunities you and your program need to thrive.

Introducing Regional Education Meetings: Bringing Expertise Closer to Home

We’re delighted to introduce a brand-new event series launching in 2025 – Regional Education Meetings. These meetings will consist of intimate gatherings in the West, Midwest, Northeast, and South. As an attendee, you’ll gain insightful knowledge through focused breakout sessions and engaging keynotes, closer to home.

This localized approach allows you to connect with colleagues facing similar challenges in your area while fostering relationships and knowledge exchange. Attendees will:

  • Benefit from new opportunities to present and engage in scholarship, particularly from newer faculty and staff who are looking to advance their educational careers
  • Learn how other programs are addressing the most pressing topics in PA education
  • Hear thought-provoking keynotes
  • Network with local community partners

We will kickstart this series with meetings in the South and Midwest, launching a call for programs from these two regions to submit host site applications in mid-April. Stay tuned!

The Leadership Essentials Lab: Empowering Today’s Program Leaders

Are you a PA program director, dean, or serving in another leadership role? Are you open to discovering new ways to elevate your PA program? Mark your calendars for our exclusive, first-ever Leadership Essentials Lab, taking place August 7-9 in Washington, DC.

Designed for leaders like you, this curated and hands-on skill-building experience offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies, challenges, and best practices of program leadership:

  • Navigate accreditation and advocacy issues
  • Discover strategies to drive continuous improvement
  • Network with industry experts and other leaders
  • Learn new and proven strategies for building a thriving PA program

Click to join our interest list and be the first to know about early bird pricing. Note, space is limited.

Building on a Strong Foundation: The Education Forum

Our flagship event, the annual Education Forum, remains a cornerstone for PA educators. This ‘unmissable’ national gathering brings together colleagues from across the country, spanning every role of the PA education profession. Gain access to:

  • Dynamic educational breakout sessions
  • Inspiring keynote speakers
  • Invaluable networking opportunities
  • And so much more!

Those who attend will have the chance to explore 10 diverse programming tracks and delve into crucial topics such as technology, equity, and competency-based education, among others. Registration for the 2024 Education Forum in Washington, DC will open in early June.

Sharpen Your Skills with Virtual & In-person Workshops

Our popular workshops continue to be a valuable resource for educators at all stages of their careers. Whether you’re new faculty, a seasoned clinical coordinator, or a program director, there’s a workshop for you. Gain essential skills in areas like:

  • Admissions
  • Assessment
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Conflict Management

PAEA workshops are consistently offered throughout the year, providing flexible learning options to fit your busy schedule. Level up your career and register for an upcoming workshop today.

Our Commitment to Continuous Learning

As the leading voice in PA education, we are committed to convening expert speakers and curating topics that tackle your most pressing challenges. We are dedicated to equipping you with the knowledge and tools needed to position your program for long-term success. Our expanding event portfolio is just one way we’re working to achieve that goal.

Join Us on this Exciting Journey!

We highly encourage you to register to participate in our upcoming events and connect with your colleagues. Together, we can continue to elevate PA education and empower the next generation of healthcare leaders!