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Call for speakers

Posted about 4 years ago by Heather Trudeau

Hello colleagues! It's that time of year again: We’re very excited to announce that we are now accepting talk proposals for our next ARAPA conference, coming up on November 6-7, 2020.

Every year, ARAPA invites people from all across our medical community to come up on stage to share their insights and experience. Whether you've worked in the medical community for decades or you've just started this year, we want to hear from you! Read on to learn more about the goals of the conference and what we look for in talk proposals.

  • Conference goals
  • Who we're looking for
  • Selection process
  • Presentation format
  • Speaker benefits
  • Questions?
  • Submit your proposal
  • Virtual contingency

In the meantime, mark your calendars: November 6th-7th, 2020.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Midnight June 5th, 2020.

We'll let you know if your proposal has been accepted by the end of July.

Conference goals

The ARAPA annual CME conference is known for offering a variety of timely presentation topics in order to meet the diverse needs and medical practice types of our attendees. 

Who we're looking for

First preference will be given to speakers that work and practice in Arkansas.

Selection process

Our Continuing Medical Education Committee will review all proposals and select those they feel will best meet the needs and interest of our participants. 

Presentation format

We are willing to look at a variety of formats, including but not limited to lecture-based, workshops, expert panel discussions, and simulations. 

Speaker benefits

If you are selected to speak, we will waive your conference registration fee.


If you have any questions, please email us at and let us know.

Submit your proposal

Virtual Contingency

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty as to what the landscape of in-person conferences will look like for the rest of 2020. We value the ability to network and learn together in person but recognize that social distancing measures may still be in place this fall. ARAPA is investigating the possibility of hosting the conference virtually, or in hybrid format (virtual and in person). We will keep our constituents posted as we move forward.


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