50th Annual CME Conference: General Information

River Spirit Casino Resort

Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants
50th Annual CME Conference
September 13 – September 15, 2023
River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa, OK

General Information

The Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants 50th Annual Fall CME Conference will once again follow the hybrid format offering the option to earn CME through live presentations, virtual streaming and the On-Demand Library

The OAPA conference is designed to provide you with the most valuable educational program with dynamic speakers who will assist PAs in their ongoing efforts to remain current with medical knowledge, clinical skills, and health care issues. More than that, the OAPA Conference provides you the opportunity to catch-up or meet new colleagues, and this year to celebrate 50 years of the OAPA!


The popular River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa, OK will be this year’s venue to celebrate 50 years! This venue features a luxurious 483-room hotel rising 27 stories into the sky, a 30,000-square foot smoke-free convention center that is attached to the hotel, a 2,500 seat Paradise Cove Theater for live entertainment and sporting events, a tropical-themed resort pool and bar area, a variety of bars and restaurants plus a 50,000-square foot Margaretville Casino and Restaurant.

The special negotiated room rate is $149.00 for a single or double and $249.00 for a limited number of signature suites. The charge for triple and/or quad is $20.00 over the quoted guest room rate. Children under the age of 15 years may share a room with their parents at not additional charge if extra bedding is not required.

Hotel reservations can be made through the link HERE or by calling the toll-free number 888-748-3731 and identifying yourself as being with the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants.

The special room rate is available until August 21, 2023, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Please make your reservations NOW to avoid unavailability or a rate change!

CME Credit

The program is not yet approved for CME credit. Conference organizers plan to request 25 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit. An additional 12 hours of Category I CME will be available through the BLS/PALS/ACLS workshops.

The program will include the required Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision one-hour Category I CME on the topic of substance abuse. This lecture is scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 6:15 pm.

CME Logging

OAPA members registered for the conference and who have completed the session evaluation for each lecture attended will have their CME hours logged automatically with the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure.

The OAPA will participate in the NCCPA CME Conference Logging System. This is an added benefit to significantly simplify the logging process with NCCPA. Participants will receive a unique link to a list of conference activities on your certification page. This will be a point-and-click approach, and credits logged this way are not subject to the NCCPA AUDIT because they are already confirmed by the OAPA.

Celebrate the 50th year of the OAPA

Make plans to celebrate 50 years of the OAPA CME Conference with games, food, drinks, prizes, and fun during the OAPA reception game night! Try your luck out on Blackjack, Roulette, Hold Em, and Triple Dealer Craps while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails with your colleagues! Plus, a chance for amazing prizes for all!

Exhibit Hall 

Exhibitors will be present displaying products and services of interest. Exhibits will open at 9:00 am on Wednesday, September 13 and close at 5:00 pm. They will reopen at 8:00 am Thursday morning and will close and dismantle after the last break. Be sure and pick up your exhibitor signature cards at the registration desk so that you can get them signed and entered into a drawing for exciting gifts! Name badges must be worn in the convention center.