To my fellow PAs,
I hope your 2024 is off to a wonderful start! We are so proud of the success we achieved together in 2023 and look forward to even more in 2024. This year is a special occasion for us as we celebrate IAPA’s 50th Anniversary.
Our membership numbers grew in 2023 and we thank you for your membership. As we saw at our 2023 Fall CME Conference, we are a strong group of professionals when we come together to meet a goal. Please consider encouraging your PA friends and colleagues to join us in supporting our profession in Indiana. As IAPA is the voice for PAs in Indiana, a strong membership ensures we understand your needs and allows us to appropriately represent our profession statewide.
The 2024 Indiana legislative session has begun and our legislative and advocacy team is hard at work reviewing the current bills and how they affect our practice. Pertinent bills will be added to the legislative bill tracker on our website as they are identified. If you have an interest in running for office, our legislative and advocacy committee would like to speak with you. Over the past few years, states that have achieved PA practice gains were successful due to PA connections in the statehouse. As physicians have achieved roles within our statehouse, it is more important than ever that we take our place at the table to support our professional practice in the years to come.
Our regional representatives are hard at work planning regional events for you. While there is a presentation by industry representatives, the majority of the event allows you to connect with fellow PAs in your area and IAPA board members while also enjoying a meal. You will receive notifications by email and on our social media accounts. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and X.
Please plan to join us at our CME events this year!
Our CME events can only be successful through you speaking and sharing your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues in our state. The past few years we have had to reach out to PAs outside our state due to limited submissions from Indiana PAs. I would love nothing more than to feature our great PAs in Indiana at our CME events. You can submit your speaker proposal on our website throughout the year.
Your support of our profession in Indiana is paramount to our success. Please consider precepting PA students from our Indiana programs to support our future colleagues' growth and development. We currently have eight PA programs in our state: Valparaiso, Saint Francis, Trine, Butler, Indiana, Indiana State, Franklin, and Evansville. A ninth program is in development at this time at Taylor University. Our scholarship and political action committees are always accepting donations to support PAs and PA students in Indiana. Donations can be made on the IAPA website.
We look forward to seeing you in 2024!
IAPA - President and CME Committee Chair