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APA’s Regions host a meeting once-a-year. Meetings offer continuing medical education (CME) credits, networking and mentoring events.

Abstracts are accepted late in the year and offer APA members the opportunity to practice their presentations for the annual PAS meeting. Click on your Region below for more information on their upcoming 2020 meeting. 

Region 1

Regions 2&3

Region 4

Region 5

Region 6

Regions 7&8

Regions 9&10 

New for 2020! Resident Region Meeting Travel Grants

Second-year residents may apply for a small travel grant for residents to attend their respective APA Region Meeting. Applicants selected to receive a travel grant are expected to attend their respective APA Region Meeting in order to receive the funds. Checks will be distributed either at the meeting or mailed shortly after the conclusion of the meeting.

Those who are not selected to receive a travel grant will receive a discounted APA membership for the following year's dues renewal.

New for 2020! Attend Your Region's Meeting & Earn CME

Starting in 2020, all APA Region attendees will earn CME by attending their local Region's annual meeting. Individuals can register for CME for a nominal $25 fee on their Region's meeting registration site.

Find My Region Meetings

Check out the schedule of Region meetings. Not sure which Region you are in? Find out!

Resources for Planning Your Region's Meeting

Meeting Specifics

1. Agenda items

    • APA President Intro/PowerPoint
    • APA Research network info
    • Update on any recruitment of APA scholar programs/awards

2. Meeting materials

    • Table cloth (obtained from APA central office)
    • APA Membership info
    • Flyers (if needed)
    • APA Lanyards
    • Badges – cardstock and badge holders
    • APA Folders
    • APA Pens

3. Keynote guidelines/tips to selecting a speaker

    • Region Chairs can choose their theme (APA Board of Directors can give provide categories or direction, if necessary)

4. Research abstract presentations and posters

    • Timeline for abstracts (see below)

5. Lunch with a networking activity

    • Career theme tables (senior mentors are identified for different themes)
    • Speed mentoring
    • Solicit written works in progress from trainees and allow them to get input from the meeting attendees over lunch.

6. Workshop

    • Must adhere to selected theme of meeting.

7. Registration

Registration Rates: To expand on standards, the APA now has price ranges for meeting attendees.  These are wide ranges, as some regions are a one-day event, others are multi-day and offer CME.

  • Students (undergraduate, graduate, medical, nursing):
    $20-50
  • Residents/fellows/post-docs:
    $50-100
  • Nurses, associate providers, research staff:
    $100-200
  • Faculty (MD/DO/PhD) (member, non-member): 
    $150-$300

Region Meeting Timeline

Task Time frame from date of meeting Deadline Notes
Open registration 3-4 months    
Open abstract submission site 3 months    
Deadline for abstracts 2.5-3 months    
Review abstracts 2-2.5 months    
Select abstracts 2 months    
Notify abstract presenters 1.5 months    
Finalize program 1 month    
Registration to close 2-3 weeks    
Printing deadline 2 weeks    
Print and prepare materials for shipping 1-2 weeks    
Ship materials 1 week    
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