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MEAPA 2024 Annual Conference

Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina
55 West Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 at 8:30am ET - Friday, October 4, 2024 at 5:00pm ET
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55 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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Additional Information

Lodging

MEAPA has secured discounted accommodations at the following Hotels for October 1st through October 4th. Please register using the links below.
These are available on a first come first served basis.

  • Regency Bar Harbor (approximately 1 mile from conference site)
    • Rooms start at $309/night on our room block.

There are also several nearby hotels, Airbnb’s, motels and camping options available. 

NOTE: Room blocks are filled on a first come first served basis. Book early! LAST Day for room block use is 9/1/24. 

CME Information

This program is not yet approved for CME credit.  Conference organizers plan to apply for 20.5 AAPA Category 1 CME Credits from the AAPA Review Panel.  The total number of approved credits is yet to be determined.

COVID-19 Information

Currently, MEAPA is not requiring documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or requiring the wearing of face masks during our conference events.  Because the safety of our participants is our top priority, we ask that you test if you are ill, if negative please wear a mask, if positive do not attend and notify the conference manager immediately.   Our policies may be updated as new scientific data and public health guidance emerge.


Registration Refund and Cancellation Policy

If you register and are unable to attend the conference, we kindly ask that you notify us so that we may make conference events available to other interested participants. Registration fees for the conference and workshops are fully refundable until 9/1/2024. All refund requests must be received in writing and may be requested by contacting our conference manager at meapa.education@gmail.com.  No refund requests will be processed on/after 9/2/2024.

Event Agenda

MEAPA 2024 Annual Conference

Event Agenda

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 at 8:30am ET - Friday, October 4, 2024 at 5:00pm ET

All times listed in Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Download event agenda (PDF)

Wednesday, October 2, 2024

  • 7:30am - 9:00am

    Registration Table Open

    Visit our registration table to pick up your name badge and welcome bag.

  • 9:00am - 9:30am

    Welcome

    MEAPA President, Kimberly Caldwell MPAS, PA-C

  • 9:30am - 10:30am

    Outpatient -1

    TBD

  • 10:30am - 11:00am

    Break/ Exhibit Hall Opens

    Menu TBD

    Menu TBD

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Outpatient-2

    TBD

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch/Exhibit Hall Open

    Menu TBD

    Menu TBD

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Joint Session-1

    TBD

  • 1:00pm - 5:30pm

    Wilderness Workshop

    TBD

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Joint Session 2

    TBD

  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm

    Break/Exhibit Hall Open

    Menu TBD

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Inpatient -1

    TBD

  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Inpatient -2

    TBD

  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Lobster Bake

    Separate Ticket Required.
    Menu TBD, Cash Bar.

Thursday, October 3, 2024

  • 6:30am - 7:30am

    Breakfast

    Menu TBD

  • 7:00am - 12:00pm

    ACLS for the Experienced Provider Renewal Workshop

    Chistopher Bates-Withers PA-C

    Must have prior ACLS for the Experienced Provider certification, which has not expired more than 1 year ago.

  • 7:30am - 8:30am

    Inpatient-3

    TBD

  • 8:30am - 9:30am

    Inpatient-4

    TBD

  • 9:30am - 10:00am

    Break/Exhibitor Hall Open

    Menu TBD

  • 10:00am - 11:00am

    Joint Session-3

    TBD

  • 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Joint Session- 4

    TBD

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch/Exhibit Hall Open

    Menu TBD

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Joint Session -5

    TBD

  • 1:00pm - 5:30pm

    Critical Care Skills Workshop

    TBD

    Separate Registration Required.
    Hands on skills with Critical Care Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), airway management, central line and chest tube insertion.

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Outpatient -3

    TBD

  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    Break/Exhibit Hall Open

    Menu TBD

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

    Outpatient -4

    TBD

  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Outpatient -5

    TBD

  • 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Vendor Reception

    Menu TBD, Cash Bar

Friday, October 4, 2024

  • 6:30am - 7:30pm

    Breakfast/Exhibit Hall Open

    Menu TBD

  • 7:30am - 8:30am

    Outpatient -6

    TBD

  • 8:30am - 9:30am

    Outpatient -7

    TBD

  • 9:30am - 10:00am

    Break/ Exhibit Hall Open

    Menu TBD

  • 11:30am - 1:00pm

    UNE Luncheon

    Award and Scholarship Ceremony. Raffle baskets give away.

    Menu TBD

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Inpatient -5

    TBD

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Primary Care Skills Workshop

    TBD

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Inpatient -6

    TBD

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Inpatient-7

    TBD

  • 4:00pm - 4:15pm

    Closing

  • 10:00pm - 11:30pm

    Keynote

    TBD

Exhibit

Non-Profit Exhibitor
Early Bird Discount Until 7/2/2024
$450.00   $400.00

Exhibitor (for-profit entities)
Early Bird Discount Until 7/2/2024
$1,900.00   $1,550.00

Additional Exhibitor Representative Badge

For Exhibitors with more than 2 representatives in attendance. 

$150.00

Register

MEAPA Member: Full Conference
Early Bird Discount Until 7/2/2024

For active members of MEAPA, full conference lecture attendee ticket, this price does not include workshops.
All meals/break snacks outlined in the agenda are included in the cost of this registration, with the exception of the Lobster Bake, which requires its own ticket.

$560.00   $510.00

Non-Member Full Conference
Early Bird Discount Until 7/2/2024

For non-members of MEAPA, full conference lecture attendee ticket, this price does not include workshops.
NOTE: The pricing of this ticket option is equal to the cost of annual membership and full conference registration. Please consider becoming a member prior to registering. 
All meals/break snacks outlined in the agenda are included in the cost of this registration, with the exception of the Lobster Bake, which requires its own ticket.

$700.00   $650.00

MEAPA Member: 2-Day Conference Attendance
Early Bird Discount Until 7/2/2024

For active members of MEAPA, 2-day conference lecture attendee ticket, this price does not include workshops.
All meals/break snacks outlined in the agenda during the 2 days of attendance are included in the cost of this registration, with the exception of the Lobster Bake, which requires it's own ticket. The days attended are at the discretion of the ticket holder.

$360.00   $320.00

Non-Member 2-Day Attendance
Early Bird Discount Until 7/2/2024

For non-members of MEAPA, 2-Day conference lecture attendance ticket, this price does not include workshops.
NOTE: The pricing of this ticket option is nearly equal to the cost of annual membership and membership registration. Please consider becoming a member prior to registering. 
All meals/break snacks outlined in the agenda during the 2 days of attendance are included in the cost of this registration, with the exception of the Lobster Bake, which requires it's own ticket. The days attended are at the discretion of the ticket holder. 

$455.00   $425.00

MEAPA Member: 1-Day Attendance
Early Bird Discount Until 7/2/2024

For active members of MEAPA, 1-day conference lecture attendee ticket, this price does not include workshops.
All meals/break snacks outlined in the agenda during the day of attendance are included in the cost of this registration, with the exception of the Lobster Bake, which requires it's own ticket. The day attended is at the discretion of the ticket holder.

$200.00   $185.00

Non-Member: 1-Day Attendance
Early Bird Discount Until 7/2/2024

For non-members of MEAPA, 1-Day conference lecture attendance ticket, this price does not include workshops.
NOTE: The pricing of this ticket option is nearly equal to the cost of annual membership and membership registration. Please consider becoming a member prior to registering. 
All meals/break snacks outlined in the agenda during the day of attendance are included in the cost of this registration, with the exception of the Lobster Bake, which requires it's own ticket. The day attended is at the discretion of the ticket holder. 

$245.00   $230.00

Student Attendance

For PA students currently enrolled in an ARC-PA accredited PA School.
All meals/break snacks outlined in the agenda are included in the cost of this registration, with the exception of the Lobster Bake, which requires its own ticket.

$75.00

Lobster Bake

Lobster bake with 1 lobster, corn on the cobb and other fixins. More details to be added soon.

$85.00

Workshop: ACLS for the Experienced Provider Renewal Course

Note this workshop runs concurrent to didactic lectures.

$250.00

Workshop: Critical Care Skills

Didactic instruction and hands on experience with techniques for airway management, POCUS for Critical Care, central line and chest tube insertion. 

$225.00

Workshop: Primary Care Skills
$150.00

Workshop: Wilderness Medicine Tools and Techiques
$225.00

Lobster Bake Guest Ticket
$85.00