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Topics in the Tropics 2020

Welcome to the Veterans Caucus, a recognized affiliate caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Welcome to the home site of the Veterans Caucus. The Veterans Caucus is an affiliate caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

The Veterans Caucus is made up of people who care.

The Caucus represents Physician Assistants (PAs) who are veterans of the Uniformed Services. Many of our members continue to serve our country in the active, reserve or guard components. We also have many affiliate (non-military) members who also support our goals.


2020 Topics in the Tropics
Continuing Medical Education Conference

COVID-19 Notice:

The Veterans Caucus recognizes and honors all the front line heroes who are battling this worldwide Pandemic;

Thank you to all of you who stepped forward to serve others.

As of June 1st, 2020 the "Topics in the Tropics CME" conference planning committee is pressing forward to provide our usual high quality CME product; we have speakers committed on a wide range of primary care topics and the conference hotel site is expected to be fully operational at the time of our meeting. However, the hotel has informed us that conditions may change as we get closer to our meeting dates. With that understanding in mind, we are opening our website CME registration, hotel booking site and shuttle transport booking site for our participants to start planning and get the best rates for our meeting and the best hotel rooms available. If conditions change in late summer or early fall, you will be notified and offered refunds of CME fees paid, hotel rooms booked and shuttle transportation confirmed.


What: 29th Annual Topics in the Tropics CME
Where: Melia Paradisus Hotel Cancun, Mexico
When: December 9-12, 2020

This annual event offers 18 hours of primary care focused CME; all proceeds support our scholarship program.

In an effort to acknowledge our fully retired from clinical practice providers, the Veterans Caucus Board of Directors has authorized a GREATLY REDUCED Registration fee of only $50 to attend our meeting. Those who register using the link below can attend the meeting, continue or renew friendships, and enjoy the beautiful Tropical destination of our meeting location for a modest 'donation' to our scholarship program. If you have moved on into retirement and no longer need the CME credit, please consider joining us for great room rates at a beautiful all-inclusive resort.


At the suggestion of one of our past participants who precepts PA students, the Board of Directors also approved a reduced registration fee of $50 for PA students who are able to attend. If you precept students and they wish to attend with you, please let them know. This will allow them to learn from other health professionals and get some R&R from their studies.

A hotel room block is reserved for conference participants; rooms must be booked thru the caucus block to get the GREAT ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE.

Book your conference room thru our site to SAVE the 20% Mexican Government VAT TAX; 

Participants who book their hotel rooms outside our hotel block or fail to use our hotel booking link will have to pay the 20% VAT Tax; NO EXCEPTIONS

Please contact our CME coordinator, Pam Lucas at  for questions

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