19th Annual Conference of IAPA



Embracing Collaboration

IAPA and IAPAE unite to host this year's Conference

Welcome to the 19th annual conference of IAPA. The significance of this year’s conference is two fold. This is the silver jubilee of IAPA and is the first time an international association will be joining us to conduct their conference. This confluence can truly be called an intellectual jugalbandhi. Get set to join us at the historic event at Gandhi Nagar between 21st-24th September and relish the Gujarati hospitality.

Pre-Conference Meeting

Pre-conference meeting is to be held on 21st September, 2023 between 6pm-8pm IST.

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Conference – Day 2, 3 & 4

Conference is to be held between 21st and 24th Sep, 2023 between 9am-5pm IST each day.

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Event Speakers

Get to know about our eminent national & international speakers from across the world.


Conference theme

Refining the Physician Associate Scope of Practice through Transformative Education for Achieving Global Health Outcomes

This initiative is aimed at enhancing the role of Physician Associates (PAs) in healthcare settings worldwide. Physician Associates, also known as Physician Assistants in some regions, are healthcare professionals who work alongside physicians to provide medical care to patients. The primary goal of this initiative is to improve global health outcomes by refining and expanding the scope of practice for Physician Associates through transformative education. This education would involve advanced training and professional development programs that empower PAs to take on more responsibilities, work in diverse healthcare settings, and address the unique challenges faced by healthcare systems around the world.

Call for abstracts

Please send your abstracts on or before 31st August-2023.

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Only IIIrd Year students and interns are eligible to participate

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IAPA Awards

Send your nominations to the president@iapaonline.org

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Celebrating Silver Jubilee Year

Indian Association of Physician Assistants: Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

The Indian Association of Physician Assistants (IAPA), was established in May 1998. Its headquarters is located at Madras Medical Mission in Chennai. The distinguished cardiac surgeon, Dr. K. M. Cherian, is the patron of IAPA.

We are delighted to announce that the IAPA is celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year! For the past 25 years, we have been at the forefront of advancing healthcare, supporting physicians, and promoting professional excellence. Join us in commemorating this momentous milestone as we continue to empower Physician Assistants, elevate patient care, and envision a future of transformative impact in the medical field. Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication; here’s to a memorable Silver Jubilee!

The journey of a Physician Assistant which started in a Mission hospital in Chennai and blossomed in private and corporate hospitals across the country will hit the nook and corner of the nation like many other professions hitherto not recognised. In its new avatar as Physician associates the glorious journey continues…..

Join us and let's make it grand!

Be part of the grand celebrations in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and make it a truly remarkable event! Come and join us as we commemorate this special occasion in style.