2021 Conference

Mark your calendars now for the next conference!

2021 AAMA Annual Conference

Houston, Texas

Sept. 24–27, 2021

The Westin Galleria Houston

The conference will be held in person. And because the AAMA’s priority is the health and well-being of all conference attendees, the AAMA will continually monitor guidelines set by Texas and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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Conference Materials

Prep for Conference

Two ways to register:

Online Conference Registration (Sign-in required.)

2021 Registration Brochure

The 2021 Excel Awards! Winners will be announced at the ​65th AAMA Annual Conference in Houston. In a special celebration for the 65th AAMA Annual Conference, the winners of the Awards of Distinction, student essay ​competition, and CMA (AAMA) Employer of the Year Award will be honored during the Presidents Banquet on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. All other winners will be honored during the Welcome and Awards Celebration on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.

The submission window for the 2021 Excel Awards is now closed. 

Employer Letter

Publishers Showcase

Ad Insertion Order

Delegate and Alternate Submission Form. AAMA Members—talk to your state president about serving as a delegate or alternate in the AAMA House at the ​65th AAMA Annual Conference in Houston. If you are attending, but not serving in the House, consider volunteering to serve on a House committee. State presidents—complete and submit these forms to the AAMA by June 1.

Conference Attendees' Materials 

Health and Safety Protocols for the 2021 AAMA Conference

2021 Conference Program

2021 First-Timers Flyer

2021 AAMA Annual Conference Meeting Space Map

Houston Herald: 2021 Preconference Newsletter

2021 CEU Checklist

CASAT Presentation - Language Matters

AAMA Leaders' Resources (MarCom Department Presentation during the State Leaders)

Check back with this page as more conference materials are published.

Conference Updates

Updates will be listed according to most recent (i.e., newest updates are at the top)

Agenda Update!

Note the new times for the following continuing educations sessions on Sunday, Sept. 26:

  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (Galleria III–IV): 1–3 pm
  • Concussions (Galleria III–IV): 3:30–5:30 pm

Conference Sessions That Require Masks for Attendance


  • Medical Assistants Education Review Board (MAERB) Forum


  • Walk This Way: Feet and Diabetes Go Hand in Hand
  • Breathing Exercises to Calm Anxious Minds

House of Delegates (HOD) Delegate/Alternates Orientation: In lieu of having an HOD Delegates/Alternates Orientation on-site at the 2021 AAMA Annual Conference, information was emailed to delegates, alternates, state leaders, and the Society of Past Presidents. Questions may be directed to the AAMA Speaker of the House (SpeakerHouse@aama-ntl.org) or Vice Speaker of the House (ViceSpeakerHouse@aama-ntl.org).

Conference Perks

Discounted Tickets for Texas NFL Game on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. As a special bonus for 2021 AAMA Annual Conference attendees and AAMA members,* the Houston Texans are offering discounted pricing on tickets to the Houston Texans vs. the Carolina Panthers game on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021! Use the dedicated link for this special offer to access more information on ticket pricing and seating options.

*Proof of conference attendance or AAMA membership is not needed.