Conference Info

VAPA 2019 Summer CME Conference
July 21 - July 26, 2019 - Hilton Virginia Beach

Registration Opens in Early 2019!

Call for Poster Presenters

VAPA has opened a Call for Posters and invites you to submit a poster presentation abstract of research and clinical innovations. Selected poster presentations will be invited to present during the VAPA Summer CME Conference, taking place July 21-26, 2019 in Virginia Beach.


Submit your Poster Abstract


Poster Guidelines

Poster submissions are encouraged in the following areas and must be conducted by a PA or PA student:

  • Clinical Research
  • Case Reports
  • Research on PA Education
  • Service Projects
  • Practice Improvement

Selected posters will be recognized at the conference and will be publicized on the VAPA website.

Submission Guidelines

We will only be accepting electronic submissions. All applications must be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2019.

If your poster abstract is selected, you will be required to attend the conference (registration required) and defend your poster at a designated time TBD.

Presenter Guidelines

It is the submitting author’s responsibility to ensure all information provided is correct and final. Posters will be displayed on site at the VAPA Summer CME Conference.


Join VAPA July 21-26, 2019 at the Hilton VA Beach Oceanfront Hotel for Sun, Fun and CME!  

Earn Category 1 CME credits while enjoying a family summer vacation! In support of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants’ mission, the focus of this year’s conference is to provide Physician Assistants and other providers with current medical information that will reinforce their knowledge base and introduce new concepts and clinical practice skills, through a cost-effective, evidence-based, and diverse educational program.  

Your full registration fee includes continental breakfast each morning, refreshment breaks, and lunches, as well as access to seminars, exhibits, and events as noted on the brochure and agenda.  Registration badges are required for admission to all conference events. There is a guest attendee registration rate available, should a spouse, guest or family member wish to join you at conference meals or audit the sessions (no credit will be given.)



The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel is the annual host for our conference. Due to the time of year, size of the conference and popularity of the location, the block of VAPA rooms sells out quickly. Staff cannot add or guarantee rooms. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HILTONS and mentioning the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants. You can also book online here.

Room rates range from $229 per night to $395 per night.  Taxes and parking are not included.


Explore Virginia Beach! 

The Hilton Virginia Beach is steps away from the boardwalk, and all that Virginia Beach has to offer. There are endless family-friendly adventures and restaurants; go to and start planning now!