069 | An Overview of AAPA Conference 2022 and an Update on PANRE-LA, the New Recertification Exam Alternative for PAs

Did you make it to the AAPA Conference 2022 this week in Indianapolis, or are you planning on attending next year in Nashville? In this episode, I share some of the highlights of this years' conference as well as what you can expect when you attend an AAPA conference as a physician associate / physician assistant.


During the conference this year, it was so interesting to hear Simone Biles and Jane Pauley discuss their mental health journeys over the years. Hayley Arceneaux then shared her incredible story of being a pediatric cancer survivor, working for St. Jude's as a PA, then getting to be part of the SpaceX Inspiration 4 team where she was the first PA in space as their medical officer. She is such an inspiration and an example of a PA doing some pretty cool stuff! 


NCCPA also provided an update on PANRE-LA during the conference, which is the alternative to the PANRE (previously the only option for a recertification exam for PAs). Take a listen to hear about the overview of the exam as well as some of the benefits of this exam option. If you're due for recertification in 2024, 2025, or 2026, the application period for PANRE-LA opens soon in July 2022! Learn more about PANRE-LA here: https://www.nccpa.net/news/panre-la/ 



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