President’s Message

Welcome to the official GAPA website. We are glad you’re here and exploring everything GAPA has to offer.  Over the next few months, you might see some changes around here as we continue to work diligently to create a space that meets all of your needs in one place at

GAPA’s staff and volunteers are always working to make Georgia a great state for Pas. GAPA members are updated regularly on current issues that affect their practice and patients.  GAPA also continues to make efforts to promote the PA profession and improve legislative advocacy.  The annual conference GAPA hosts offers an abundance of continuing medical education and networking opportunities for practicing PAs.  We are also excited to support our PA students attending the EIGHT PA schools in the state! PA students are supported by GAPA with free membership and two scholarships awarded at the conference each year.  Lastly, GAPA offers a student track at our annual conference that brings all of the programs together in an educational, fun and competitive atmosphere while they prepare to enter the PA profession. On a national level, Georgia PAs are represented at the annual AAPA House of Delegates meeting with six voting delegates.

I am honored to serve as your President and feel that there are big things on the horizon for GAPA as well as the PA profession in general.  Please don’t hesitate to contact GAPA with questions, concerns or recommendations.  Thank you for stopping by!


Haley Queen, PA-C
GAPA President 2021-2022

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You’re in for a HUGE treat next summer!  We are so excited about our nationally attended 2019 Summer CME Conference on luxurious Hilton Head Island, SC, July 15 – 19.

Why, you ask?

New Host Hotel  With 600 attendees from 33 states, 150 students, and 50 exhibit booths, we outgrew our previous hotel on the island.  So, we’re thrilled to announce our brand new conference home:  the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa.  The beautiful resort sits along 12 miles of pristine beaches with over 500 guest rooms.  Luxury amenities include three golf courses, a fitness center, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, three restaurants, and much more.  Everything you and your family have dreamed of in a world-class vacation experience is waiting for you.

Afternoons Off  That’s right, due to popular demand, we’re ending each day at 1 pm so you can relax with your friends and family on the beach.  All work and no play is no fun!

Crème de la crème presenters  Our top-rated educators are truly the best in their respective fields.  We asked them for their full-throttle creativity, and trust me, they’ve risen to the challenge. We promise you’ll be engaged and entertained at the same time.

“Deep-dive” tracks  You asked for it, you got it!  Topics include Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, Pediatrics & Women’s Health

Free 8-hour Board Review  $399 value – Offered the day before the conference begins, our dynamite presenter will give you the confidence and knowledge you need to pass your certification or recertification exam.

More CME than ever  Featuring 4 days of education + free board review + 8 optional workshops

Voted Best Island  For the third year in a row, Hilton Head was voted the best island in the continental U.S. by Travel + Leisure readers.

So, mark your calendars now and be prepared to combine your CME experience with the BEST family vacation EVER.

See you at the beach!

John Filson, PA-C, GAPA President

P.S.  Come by and hang out with me on the beach – I’ll be under the GAPA tent.


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