NAPA Members and the Navy PA Community: Due to a lack of command funding across the Navy for Navy PAs to attend the 2019 AAPA Annual Conference in Denver from May 18-22, NAPA will NOT to hold it’s annual NAPA meeting there this year, but will still hold a Navy PA and NAPA member social gathering during the AAPA Conference. The annual NAPA meeting will be moved to Portsmouth, VA this year to be held in conjunction with the NAPA East Symposium on October 16-17, 2019. An estimated 30 or more PAs will be in attendance. For those who cannot attend or are on the west coast we plan to broadcast the symposium via NAPA Facebook live video for all to tune in.  The date and time is still to be determined. Please stay tuned for specifics, once finalized we will be emailing our members, as well as posting for all to see on our NAPA website and NAPA Facebook page. Thank you. 

NAPA Elections 2019: The following positions are taking nominations for 2019 NAPA leadership positions: NAPA President-Elect, NAPA Student Director, NAPA-East and NAPA-West President, Vice-President and Secretary. If you know (or are) a Navy PA who wants to make a direct impact, please nominate them by 01 May 2019 to be considered. Please see our Leadership Opportunities page here for more information.

NAPA CME Coordinator: LT Ben Mattox


Updates (As of 12DEC2017)


Opportunities for CME:

AAPA Annual Conference 2018- See SG Approval Letter and attendance Roster in correspondence from LCDR Butler.

AAPA CME Calendar: The American Academy of Physician Assistants maintains a rolling CME calendar of CME opportunities - many presented by state and specialty PA organizations.


NAPA Annual Conference 2018-TBD - Will be in the vicinity of New Orleans

The Society of Army PAs hosts an annual PA Refresher Course. 2019 course is 11-15 APR 2019  in Fayetteville, North Carolina. More info at with 37 CMEs available ($350)

The Society of Air Force PAs hosts an annual PA Refresher Course. 2019 course is 18-22 FEB 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. More info at with 40 CMEs available ($250)

The NCCPA CME Coordinator is also a great resource for questions about CME audits.


Need Free CME?

The following links offer free continuing medical education opportunities, and I have personally logged in hundreds of Cat 1 CME hours using these sites:


Other CME opportunities:

MHCC - Military Healthcare Convention & Conference (MHCC). An annual event in San Antonio each June, and San Diego added in Dec . They also have a Spec Ops Convention in San Diego. For additional information, go to

Cold Weather Medicine offers 100 CAT 1 CME's


CME for Pre-Deployment Courses:

NCCPA grants Category 1 CME for successful completion of ABLS-P (7 hrs), ATLS (19 hrs), BTLS (16 hrs), C4 (49 hrs), as well as ACLS (8-16 hrs), and BLS (6-8 hrs). For more information, go to

TCCC course website. See Contact information for questions about CME


*I know you are very busy and TAD/CME funds are not easy to come by. Here are some free CME opportunities I wanted to share with you. If you are active duty, reserves, or "retired" but employed by DoD or VA, you should be able to get in on the following:

  1. MHS Learn. Yes...the site you have to go to annually to knock out your HIPPA training. They have 76 Category 1 CME courses on their site and it is free for DoD/VA folks. Go to the Military Health System (MHS) Learning Portal for more information:
  2. Vaccine Healthcare Network (VHC). They also have free CME for you...CEU for folks who work with/for you. Go to


CME Information from the Navy CME Website

Navy CME Website and New CME Opportunity for Physicians and PA’s

If you are looking for CME, register today at New users will need to choose the “registration” tab on the home screen and then choose “request login ID” on the Navy CME Log In screen. Once a Login ID and a Password are sent to you by email, you can then choose the “registration” tab, enter Log In information and begin searching for CME in your area or specialty. Activities are divided into single activities and regularly scheduled series. The number of credits and seats available are also displayed. In order to gain CME credit for these activities, providers must register and then complete the post-course surveys.

First Receiver Operations Training (FROT) is an 11.5 CME credit course that is offered at multiple MTFs around the world (NMCSD Balboa, LeMoore, NMCP, 29 Palms, Beaufort, Iwakuni, Pendleton, Rota, Oak Harbor, Bremerton, Sigonella, Naples, Pensacola, Okinawa and Guam). There are limited seats available for physicians and physician assistants who are able to attend this 2 day course. You will have to register with your MTF Emergency Manager (local sponsor of the course ) and on the CME website to gain entry into the course. Attendees will gain understanding on how to organize, equip and operate a medical CBRN or HAZMAT response at their MTF. Final approval of registration for the course will be through the MTF local course sponsor and not the CME website itself.


Attention Navy PAs! - If you know of something which should be added here, please send to me at CME Coordinator