TAPA is seeking speakers to lecture at its 2024 CME Conferences. Conference attendees are typically experienced clinicians, so speakers are encouraged to tailor their lectures to clinicians with a high level of expertise and experience. Lectures should include case studies covering the area of expertise discussed in the presentation. Speakers may also discuss the latest procedures or treatment options and provide clinical pearls in their areas of expertise. Lectures are typically 45-50 minutes, with 10-15 minutes of question and answer. Conference speakers receive an honorarium and are reimbursed for certain travel expenses.

TAPA also offers speaker opportunities for pre-recorded lectures. These lectures should be designed to assist PAs and students in preparing to take the NCCPA certification/recertification exams. These 1-hour lectures should be developed to cover topics included in the PANCE/PANRE Blueprint. Speakers providing pre-recorded conference content will receive an honorarium. No travel is required.

If you would like to be considered to speak at a future conference, please complete the speaker application to submit the following:

  • Lecture topic or title
  • Learning objectives
  • Speaker bio
  • References or a list of past speaking engagements

TAPA’s CME Committee will review submissions to select presentations that meet their agenda goals. Conference dates and submission deadlines are listed below. If you have questions, please contact TAPA at [email protected]

Lectures must be planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria as the AAPA is the accrediting body for TAPA conferences. 

Tennessee PAs are required to be members of TAPA to be eligible speakers. If you have a financial hardship that keeps you from joining, please let us know so we can work with you.

SPRING FLING: April 5-6, 2024
The Chattanoogan Hotel
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Submission deadline: Dec. 31, 2023

FALLFEST: Oct. 7-11, 2024
Gatlinburg Convention Center
Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Submission deadline: May 31, 2024