Life’s a Beach Welcome Party! Social and Bonfire!
Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants would like to welcome all registered conference attendees, guests and families with an outdoor welcome reception. Enjoy cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres on the Clarion Hotel’s outside patio bar while enjoying the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. The reception will feature a fabulous band. Come and enjoy some music while mingling with friends and networking with colleagues. Later, relax by the campfire while you enjoy the sounds of the ocean.

Evening OC Boat Cruise and Scenic Bay Voyage
Friday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Enjoy a 45-minute evening cruise of Ocean City’s waterways with an Angler evening cruise. You will enjoy a great scenic boat ride of the bay, OC's fishing industry, Assateague Island, OC's coast line and you may even spot some marine life! Transportation will be provided to and from the dock. Check out our website for more details and to sign up for this early evening event. The cost of this event is $35.00.

Social Event & Get Together
Friday 9:00 PM
Enjoy your Ocean City visit with a night at Seacrets, the famous nightclub on the beach or a night at Fager's Island Restaurant and bar. Come out, relax with friends and enjoy one of the best bars on the beach! Fager's Island offers a band, multiple fire pits on the bay and a great relaxing atmosphere! Seacrets offers multiple outside bars, a nightclub and a party atmosphere. Free admission wrist bands are available to all conference participants who would like to attend these fun social events

5K Fun Run/Walk on the beach
Saturday 7:00 AM
MAPA is offering a 5K Fun Run/Walk to take place on the beach. It is open to all conference participants and guests. The fee is $25.00 per person, which includes a race shirt. The 5K will begin in front of the Clarion Hotel. All participants will receive a Fun Run/Walk T-shirt and prizes will be awarded. Come out and join your fellow colleagues in a challenging run on the beach.

MAPA Medical Challenge Bowl: Preliminary Rounds
Saturday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join the fun as the teams challenge each other and the audience in the 22nd annual Medical Challenge Bowl! Each team shall consist of three physician assistants, graduates, or students. Come and mingle with other PAs and PA students from across the state and cheer for your favorite team. The final round and presentation of the Golden Bed Pan will take place at the EPIC 50th Anniversary Celebration event!

50 Years of PA Practice… A Celebration of the PA Profession and PAs who have shaped MAPA
Saturday 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
This semi-formal event honors and celebrates 50 years of PA practice and those individuals who have shaped MAPA. Enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing, the winning challenge bowl round and the presentation of the Golden Bed Pan 2017. In addition to these events, there will be a special toast to 50 years of PA practice, presentations, and honors given to the faces of MAPA who have shaped the PA profession in Maryland. Special commemorative gift given to those you attend. You don’t want to miss the EPIC Celebration!