National Physician Assisting’s Largest Conference Returns to Celebrate a Brighter Future in Healthcare During Physician Assistant Appreciation Week

The AAMA’s 66th Annual Conference will host physician assistants from across the country in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, October 21-24.

Press release

October 5, 2022 8:00 a.m. CDT

The American Association of Medical Assistants® (AAMA), the only organization in the world devoted exclusively to the medical assisting profession, will host its 66th Annual AAMA Conference October 21-24 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The leading national medical assisting conference will provide attendees with educational sessions on patient care and the teaching profession, as well as career development opportunities.

In honor of the AAMA’s long-term commitment to providing physician assistants with education, networking opportunities and advocacy for the profession, the AAMA’s annual conference will take place during Assistant Appreciation Week. Medical (MARWeek). To foster a brighter future for physician assistants in healthcare, attendees can attend a niche expo, join industry thought leaders at information sessions, and celebrate the profession with other medical assistants throughout the weekend.

“I am delighted to welcome attendees to the AAMA Annual Conference during [MARWeek]“, says Patty Licurs, CMA (AAMA), CPC, AAMA President 2021-2022. “The conference was designed for physician assistants interested in gaining industry knowledge, connecting with [other] professionals and earn continuing education units. Sessions like the CMA (AAMA)® Knowledge Bowl provide attendees with an interactive way to show off their knowledge of the profession. »

The AAMA Annual Conference will include many Continuing Education (CE) sessions, such as the following:

  • CMA Knowledge Bowl (AAMA)
  • Health equity: we all have a role to play
  • Strategies for Creating Engaging Online Courses
  • Talking words: communication strategies to promote alcohol-free pregnancies
  • Methods to Stimulate Quality Improvement in Health Care

For a complete list of speakers and CE sessions, see the 2022 conference registration brochure:

This year’s conference theme, “A Brighter Future in Healthcare,” exemplifies positivity, teamwork and resilience. The Excel Awards, which recognize the best publications, promotions, people and more, will be presented by the AAMA and its sponsors – McGraw Hill and PSI Services LLC.

Medical assisting is one of the nation’s careers growing much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Certified Physician Assistant (AAMA)® – or CMA (AAMA) – designation represents a Physician Assistant who has been accredited by the AAMA Certification Board.

For more information, please visit or call AAMA directly at 800/228-2262.


The American Association of Medical Assistants®, the only organization in the world devoted exclusively to the medical assisting profession, was established in 1956 and serves the interests of more than 92,000 medical assisting professionals. The American Association of Medical Assistants provides quality resources and educational opportunities for medical assistants by providing certification, advocacy for quality patient-centered health care, credential recognition, and protection of the field of exercise. For more information, visit

Source: American Association of Physician Assistants


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