2016 is a Busy Year in Salem! Join the OSPA PAC Today.
Your contribution to the OSPA Political Action Committee will greatly assist PAs in getting their message heard in the Oregon Legislature. Please give $50.00 per person, or whatever you can afford.


Want to Earn ‘TONS’ of AAPA-Accredited Category 1 CME Credits Towards Your NCCPA Recertification?

With NCCPA's recent stunning announcement:

  • By attending our Chronic Kidney Disease Workshop - Kidney in a Box: A PI-CME Workshop at the OSPA Fall CME (October 13 – 16, 2016), spending 5 hours of 'homework,' you can earn 40 hours of Category 1 CME credits towards your NCCPA requirements!
  • By combining the workshop with your Fall CME credits, you’ll be earning over 60 hours of Category 1 CME Credits towards your NCCPA requirements. 

Where else can you find such a deal on fulfilling your CME hours requirements but with OSPA!

Fall CME Update
"SEA-M-E at the Beach!"

Register Online Now

October 13-16th 2016, Salishan Resort

 "ZIKA VIRUS: Unlikely to Kill, Impossible to be Killed"

This presentation on Sunday by Emilio DeBess DMV, MPVM, Oregon's health authority on mosquito borne illnesses, should be a MUST attend for current updates on Zika and its effects on US travelers. While you may not be travelling to areas of concern, your patients might be and they want to be able to rely on you for answers.

The OSPA Fall CME is approved for a maximum earn-able numberof 26 CME credits (includes the additional fee workshops). To view a copy of the agenda, please click here.

See the 2016 REGISTRATION BROCHURE for a complete schedule. Download a registration form and send it in.

Are you from industry and want to be in front of 200+ PAs from throughout the Northwest, download an exhibitor registration form.

     Book your lodging at Salishan Resort by calling 1-800-452-2300 between 10am-6pm PST, press option #1 and mention you are with the OSPA Fall CME to obtain our special discounted room rate.

OSPA President Rachel Stappler, PA-C (r), and State Representative Caddy McKeown (c) at the Myrtle Point Police

Department's Recent Drug Take-Back Event

     The prescription drug take-back took place on Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coos Bay Fire Station. The free, “anonymous” program was sponsored by Bay Area Hospital and the North Bend Medical Center. Please remember, not accepted: IV solutions, injectables, or needles. However, you can drop off expired, unwanted, or unused prescriptions, or over-the-counter medications for safe disposal. The event was in coordination with the North Bend Police Dept., Coos Bay Police Dept. and the Drug Enforcement Agency. 

     If you are involved with your local Drug Take-Back programs or any other community event, please let us know! We like to share what OSPA members are up to. Email us your photos and details.                  

OSPA Thanks You Rachel!

It's Time to Renew Your OSPA Membership

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PA of the Year

Are you the one? Or, do you know someone who is?

Nominations are now open for the PA of the Year Award

To nominate a deserving PA for this prestigious award,

Please Click Here

Nominations close on September 1, 2016

NCCPA PANRE Proposal - The AAPA and OSPA News Update

Both the AAPA and OSPA are working on this issue to ensure that the collective voices of PAs across the country are heard, and that what's best for our patients is at the top of the list. Stay on top of the issue by visiting this AAPA site. More news coming from the OSPA shortly.

Congratulations to the OSPA for being recognized as AAPA's Outreach & Advocacy Awards Program Winner for:

The 2015 AAPA's

Fostering PA Excellence Award

Receiving the Award at the 2015 AAPA National Conference in San Francisco is Erin Cramer, PA-C (rOSPA Government Affairs Chair, from AAPA President John McGinnity, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA (l)

OSPA's August 2016 Headlines

* OSPA Election of Officers was held at the Fall CME on October 24, 2015. The new OSPA President is Rachel Stappler, President-Elect - Saje Davis-Risen, Director at Large - Tamara Houston, and HOD Delegates - Alysia Privrat and Tamara Houston

* OSPA's 2015 Legislative Successes

* Career Opportunities - New Jobs Posted Weekly

* The Challenges and Opportunities for Oregon's PAs - What are Your Thoughts?

* OSPA's Regional Representatives - Your Connection to the OSPA

* Support the OSPA PAC - So Much More to Do in 2016!

***** Check Out the OSPA Job Board *****
New Jobs are Posted There Weekly....and Sometimes Daily!

Your 2016 Dues are Due
Register Online or Click Here to Download an Application


OSPA Area Representatives
- They are there to assist you....
We want to connect PAs from around the State with those who have similar interests, region coverage and expertise. Check out our Area Representatives page and get connected!
Here's the link to the Area Representative Page


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