PAEA Education Forum

What is the PAEA Education Forum?  

The PAEA Education Forum is an annual event held each fall, designed to serve PA educators in every discipline of the profession. The event offers educational sessions, inspiring keynote presentations, and the opportunity for attendees to connect with colleagues from across the nation.  

Why should you attend the Education Forum?


Community is a cornerstone of the PAEA Education Forum experience. Year after year, our members tell us one of the best aspects of the Forum is the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of supportive colleagues.

Innovative Solutions

Expect to find timely information on the most important topics such as: creating a more diverse and equitable program, embracing new technology, moving toward competency-based education, and tools and strategies needed to excel in your work.

Inspiring Presentations

PAEA Education Forum features powerful keynote presentations led by nationally recognized thought leaders, such as Angela Duckworth, Dr. Bertice Berry, John O’Leary, and more.

CME Credits

Attendees have the opportunity to earn Category 1 AAPA CME credit by attending Forum sessions, whether in person or virtually.

How do I become a Forum presenter?

A member leads a presentation at the Education Forum.

Presenting your work at the Forum is a valuable professional development experience that offers connection, collaboration, and the platform to share your knowledge and expertise with the PA education community. Each year, PAEA opens a call for proposals and encourages all members to submit an application. The Forum features selected sessions that address the most important issues facing PA education, including a mix of advanced topics for experienced faculty and foundation topics for new faculty. 

How can I serve as a Forum proposal reviewer?

Each year, PA educators have a unique opportunity to help shape the Forum by participating as a conference proposal reviewer. By participating as a reviewer, members gain knowledge and experience while helping determine the most high-quality, rigorous, and relevant sessions for the annual conference. 
Reviewers participate in a blinded peer-review of all Forum research and education session proposals based on their area(s) of experience.  

2022 Education Forum Event Summary

In 2022, PAEA reunited at the Education Forum in San Diego, California, for the first time in person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the in-person conference experience, PAEA offered an on-demand pass for those unable to attend the Education Forum in person.

Download the 2022 Education Forum Event Summary for the agenda, photos and more!

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