Save the date for the 51st Annual OAPA CME Conference. Oct 2-4, 2024 – At a NEW venue – Embassy Suites Downtown OKC – 741 N Phillips Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

51st Annual CME Conference: General Information

Attendee Registration will open up in July.

General Information

The Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants 51st 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 with or meet new colleagues.

Accommodations

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, October 3, 2024 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.

OAPA Thursday Night Reception

Make plans to attend the OAPA Thursday Night Reception. Come and enjoy the food, drinks, and door prizes. Have fun mingling and catching up with your colleagues.

Exhibit Hall 

Exhibitors will be present displaying products and services of interest. Exhibits will open at 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 2 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.