The Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants is the only national organization exclusively representing primary care PAs. AFPPA helps PAs speak in one voice on practice and professional issues, and offers unparalleled medical education opportunities at conferences held in exciting and diverse locations across the country. AFPPA members include physician assistants and other primary care clinicians. We represent all 50 states and practice in both rural and urban settings.
We are working on issues that help make a positive difference for you. Whether you are practicing in family/general practice, internal/general medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, occupational medicine, or a related area, AFPPA is the organization you can count on for professional growth.
See what AFPPA is doing to increase Physician Assistant influence on the AHA's new position on Workforce Roles:
Click here to read AFPPA President Beth Smolko's letter to the AHA, and click here to read the AHA's response.
The only national organization exclusively representing America’s primary care PAs – Welcome Home!
Save the Dates & Mark your Calendar for Arizona Sept 2014.
Arizona Grand Resort
September 15-19, 2014
24+ hours of CME plus optional workshops
Join us in the Arizona Sun and learn and enjoy with the AFPPA
Save the dates and plan to attend with us in Phoenix!
Real Professional Growth Begins Here
AFPPA offers unparalleled peer-to-peer continuing medical education specifically designed for primary care physician assistants. That’s one reason why the AFPPA is growing by leaps and bounds. Join us and discover our outstanding educational events. Make plans to join your colleagues and experience an AFPPA conference.
Special Offer for PAs and NPs – Bring a Colleague and Get a 15% Discount! AFPPA is offering a 15% "bring a colleague" discount to physician assistants and nurse practitioners attending our annual conferences. Download and complete the AFPPA Conference registration form, write code “AFPPA15” across the bottom along with the name of your colleague and fax to 770.640.1095. Make sure your colleague registers for the same conference to receive your discount!
Randy D. Danielsen, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA, has co-authored a new book entitled The Preceptor's Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants. This book is dedicated to educating doctors on how to supervise PAs effectively, and is the first of its kind. Randy is also scheduled to speak at AFPPA's 2011 Fall Conference in Monterey, CA.
The AFPPA offers CME conferences in family-friendly destinations from coast to coast, we know you have other conferences to choose from.
Previous CME Locations enjoyed by our attendees---
So, why should you choose AFPPA?
ConvenienceYou could settle for a huge convention hall with large crowds, long lines, and impersonal lectures, or you can enjoy AFPPA’s conferences at resort type settings and family-friendly destinations.
Founded in 1998, the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants was developed for the mutual benefit of physician assistants across the United States. As one of the largest and fastest growing medical specialty organizations, our mission is to foster the educational and professional interests of family practice PAs. Additionally, the AFPPA provides medical information relevant to the family practice discipline.