Life’s a Beach Welcome Party!
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.

Wine and Cheese with the Exhibitors
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join the exhibitors for a Wine and Cheese on Thursday, September 15 in the Grand Ballroom of the Clarion Hotel in the exhibit hall. This event allows guests to mingle with the exhibitors and friends. Be sure to stop by this event to say thank you to the many conference exhibitors of MAPA. You will be provided with two free drink tickets at check in for the event.

S’mores Galore! Beach Bon Fire
Wednesday 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Back by popular demand! MAPA’s Beach Bon Fire is set for Thursday evening. Roast marshmallows, make S’mores, enjoy the campfire and listen to the waves. All conference attendees and their guests are invited to join us on the beach in front of the Clarion. This event is weather permitting.

Brewery Tour and Tasting
Assawoman Bay Brewing Company
Friday Starting at 5:30 pm
New this year! MAPA has partnered with Assawoman Bay Brewing to offer a beer tasting happy hour and brewery tour for attendees and their guests. A bus will be provided to pick up attendees and guests and transport them to the local brewery and back to the hotel when the event has ended. The shuttle bus will pick people up for this event at 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm outside of the Clarion Hotel. Attendees will be able to spend 1 ½ - 2 hours at the brewery and then will be returned to the Clarion Hotel. The cost is $30.00.

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 6:30 AM - 8:00 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. 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.

Vegas at the Beach! Casino Night!
MAPA Celebration & Medical Challenge Bowl
Saturday 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Come and celebrate MAPA with dinner, beverages, a cash bar, and all your Vegas gaming favorites! Play Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, and Poker with your friends and colleagues! The DJ is sure to get the party started! Join the fun as the teams challenge each other and the audience in the 21st 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, cheer for your favorite team, and win BIG at Vegas night!