Message from APA’s President | Week of March 30

By Jessica Konrath | March 31, 2020

Hi, everyone! The last week has seen a lot of change on the ground. On one hand, the federal government has extended its social distancing recommendations, and trajectories of hospitalizations and deaths appear as serious as previously predicted, especially on the mid-Atlantic coast and pockets of the South and Midwest. On the other hand, there…

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Message from APA’s President | Week of March 23

By Jessica Konrath | March 23, 2020

Hi, everyone! Last week was a long, intense week as we headed toward a more comprehensive public health shutdown. On behalf of the APA staff and board, I hope you’re all doing as well as possible, that your family and friends are doing okay, and that your students, colleagues, institutions, and communities are banding together…

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Clinical guidance on well-child and sick visits

By Jessica Konrath | March 20, 2020

Clinical guidance on well-child and sick visits How do we provide routine preventive and sick care during this pandemic? The AAP recently published recommendations to give guidance on best practices for how to care for patients under these conditions. Key takeaways are: Continue to offer well-child check ups. Consider conducting well visits for newborns, and…

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A Message from APA’s President Regarding the PAS 2020 Cancellation

By Jessica Konrath | March 16, 2020

March 13, 2020 Dear Member Colleagues, As many of you have heard today, due to the rapidly rising public health concerns caused by the recent global outbreaks of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the 2020 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting has been cancelled. Although we are disappointed that we will be unable to meet in…

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APA Region 6 Meeting Will Be Rescheduled in the Fall

By Jessica Konrath | March 16, 2020

Due to the numerous travel bans resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, APA’s Region 6 annual meeting will be rescheduled in the Fall. The Region Co-Chairs will send the updated information in the coming weeks.  

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The Importance of Counting Every Child in the 2020 Census

By Jessica Konrath | March 4, 2020

Did you know that children, months old to 4 years old, were under-counted more than any other age group in the last Census? It’s extremely important that every child be counted because the 2020 Census will help determine how much government funding communities receive for critical resources that children and families will depend on for…

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Registration is Open for PHM 2020

By Jessica Konrath | February 19, 2020

Register for PHM20 early and save. Discounts are available for APA members! Register for PHM20

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Registration is Open for the Pediatric Academic Generalist & Hospital Medicine Fellows Conference

By Jessica Konrath | February 5, 2020

Academic general pediatric fellows, hospital medicine fellows, program directors and child health professionals and leaders in graduate education are invited to attend the annual Fellows Conference. Attendees will collaborate, develop leadership skills and share scholarly interests in research, education, quality improvement and advocacy. Click Here for More Info & to Register

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Research Scholars Program (RSP) is Recruiting National Advisors

By Jessica Konrath | January 24, 2020

RSP is now recruiting for national advisors for their sixth cohort. This is a great opportunity to work with junior faculty who are building their understanding of research through didactic education and designing and conducting their own research. We hope you consider serving as a national adviser for one of the scholars. RSP National Advisor…

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APA Launches Online Community

By Jessica Konrath | January 21, 2020

APA’s new Online Community is live! This members-only networking and communications platform enables you to connect, engage, share critical information, best practices and events. The Online Community will replace APA’s listservs.   Log into the Community to Join the Conversation   Members can login to the Community with the same username and password they use…

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