Welcome to TAPA


  • FallFest 2023 conference registration is now open. We hope you will join PA colleagues this October in Gatlinburg for TAPA's annual fall conference. For more information, visit the FallFest webpage.

  • Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration: If your company is interested in being a sponsor at FallFest, registration is now open. Sign up to present a product theater breakfast or luncheon, sponsor the conference tote bag or name badges, or register to have a booth in the Exhibit Hall. Click here to download the Exhibitor Prospectus. Companies can either register online or by mail/fax.

  • PAs in the News: PAs are doing great things in Tennessee! Visit our PAs in the News page to see local media coverage of PAs contributing to their communities, caring for patients, and advocating for the PA profession.

  • New DEA Training Requirements: Beginning June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners will be required to check a box on their online DEA registration form - for either initial applications or renewals - affirming they have completed 8 hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders. TAPA has put together an FAQ sheet to provide guidance on this topic and also partnered with the Tennessee Medical Association to offer online courses to help PAs meet this new requirement. Click here to access this online course. The cost of the course is $299, and TAPA members can save $50 by using the following discount code: TN50. The AAPA also has a Treating and Managing OUD and SUD Series in their Learning Central catalog which offers courses to help satisfy this training requirement. Finally, TAPA will also be offering courses at FallFest on these topics - stay tuned for more information. 

  • PA Pulse: The June issue of TAPA's newsletter, PA Pulse, is now available online. Click here to download your copy. 
  • Online CME: PAs needing to complete CME credits are invited to visit TAPA's online CME catalog to view the available content. Click here to access the Online CME Catalog.



We hope to see you at a TAPA event soon. Upcoming events include:

  • FallFest - Oct. 2-6, 2023
    Gatlinburg Convention Center
    Gatlinburg, Tenn.

  • PA Day on the Hill - Feb. 21, 2024
    Nashville, Tenn.

  • Spring Fling - April 5-6, 2024
    The Chattanoogan Hotel
    Chattanooga, Tenn.


If you need assistance, email [email protected] or call (615) 463-0026.