APA's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide a forum for members to collaborate and facilitate in a particular area of general pediatrics.

SIGs provide a valuable venue for our members to network with other colleagues with similar interests, to provide a forum to discuss issues concerning relevant topics to the SIGS, and work towards goals that will benefit the membership. Outcomes of the SIGS have include annual innovative meetings, invited speakers at the national PAS Meeting, development of research awards, topic-specific manuals, collaborative and/or research projects.

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SIGs by Category

Career Development

Academic Fellows

The purpose and mission of the Academic Fellows SIG is to provide ongoing mentoring, guidance, support, and encouragement to all academic fellows, as a forum…

Division Directors

The purpose and mission of the Division Directors SIG provides is to provide a forum for sharing information among academic division director’s including but not…

Faculty Development

Faculty development is critical to professional development across the academic career continuum in education, leadership/administration, advocacy/health policy, research, and communication/technology whether instituting a new initiative…

Fellowship Training

The Fellowship Training SIG is a forum for fellowship faculty, fellows, graduates of fellowship programs, and anyone passionate about fellowship training. Current SIG Goals To…

Pediatric Residents

The Pediatric Resident SIG was created by residents, for residents. The group focuses on issues important to residents including education, work/life balance, and career development….

PHM Leadership

The purpose and mission of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Leadership SIG is to address the need for leadership development within PHM – leadership is…

Clinical Pediatrics

Child Abuse

The purpose and mission of the Child Abuse SIG is to provide a forum for child health professionals that supports innovation in prevention, advocacy, policy,…

Complex Care and Disability

The purpose and mission of the Complex Care and Disability SIG is to promote clinical care, education, research, and advocacy in complex care. The SIG’s…

Continuity

The Continuity SIG’s mission is to prepare tomorrow’s pediatricians to promote optimal health & well-being of all children by supporting and inspiring continuity faculty to provide…

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics SIG provides a forum within the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) for members to share research (and ideas for research), innovative educational programs,…

Emergency Medicine

The mission of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) SIG is to advance the field of pediatric emergency medicine through the presentation of relevant and timely…

Health Care Transition and Disease Self-Management

The purpose and mission of the Health Care Transition and Disease Self-Management SIG is to create a forum to promote discussion, collaboration, research and innovation…

Health Care Value

The purpose and mission of the Health Care Value SIG is to improve the value of healthcare delivered to pediatric patients. Current SIG Goals To…

Health Informatics

The Health Informatics SIG seeks to increase the exposure of pediatricians to the field of medical informatics and how principles of informatics can be used…

Hospital Medicine

The mission of the APA’s Hospital Medicine SIG is to advance the field of Hospital Medicine within the APA and nationally by working closely with…

Injury Control

The purpose of the Injury Control SIG is to support APA members from diverse clinical backgrounds in their efforts to reduce and prevent morbidity and…

Integrative Pediatrics

The purpose and mission of the Integrative Pediatrics SIG is to further the newly emerging field of integrative pediatric which focuses on the integration of…

Newborn

Purpose and Mission To share and discuss evidence-based information and determine the best clinical practices for the term and late preterm newborns. To enhance the…

Patient and Family Centered Care

The purpose and mission of the Patient and Family Centered Care SIG is to support individuals and programs that aspire to advance the field of…

Quality Improvement

The purpose and mission of the Quality Improvement SIG is to lead QI efforts and education within the APA. Current SIG Goals Organize annual SIG…

Urgent Care

The mission of the Urgent Care SIG is to support urgent care pediatricians engaged in teaching, research, advocacy, and educational scholarship and foster collaboration among…

Culture and Ethics

Ethics

The APA Ethics SIG is a group of individuals with an interest in the application of ethical theory in the context of clinical work, research,…

Global Health

The GH SIG promotes health equity and supports professional development from a global perspective by raising awareness among US pediatricians on key global health priorities…

Latino Child Health Research

The purpose and mission of the Latino Child Health Research SIG is to promote collaboration, networking, and resource sharing as a means to strengthen and…

LGBTQ+ Health and Well-Being

The purpose of the LGBTQ Health and Well-Being SIG is to provide a forum within the APA for members to share and advance research at…

Race in Medicine

The purpose and mission of the Race in Medicine SIG is to bring awareness to the role of race in the practice of medicine and…

Serving the Underserved

The Serving the Underserved SIG is dedicated to improving the health care of high-risk pediatric populations such as children who are economically disadvantaged, uninsured, underinsured,…

Well-Being & Vitality SIG

The mission of this SIG is to serve as the hub of support and essential information regarding the well-being and vitality of Academic Pediatric Association…

Women in Medicine

The purpose and mission of the Women in Medicine SIG is to address the issues facing women in academic pediatrics. The SIG’s goals continue to…

Health Promotion

Environmental Health, Climate Change and Sustainability SIG

Current SIG Goals Provide a forum for highlighting and discussing important pediatric environmental health issues Serve as a network to connect health professionals with an…

Group Care

The Group Care SIG promotes shared medical appointments to meet the quadruple aim of better health, better care, added value, and increased provider joy in…

Health Literacy

The purpose and mission of the Health Literacy SIG is to advance health literacy in the healthcare system and reduce the health literacy burden that…

Literacy Development Programs in Primary Care

The Literacy Promotion SIG provides an opportunity to collaborate on early literacy and parenting research to help inform community outreach, health promotion, and health policy…

Nutrition

The Nutrition SIG of the APA brings together health professionals committed to effective nutrition research, practice, and teaching in academic and community pediatrics. Current SIG…

Obesity

The mission of the Obesity SIG is to connect individuals who share an interest in childhood obesity and to share resources, research, and best practices….

Pediatric Tobacco Issues

The Pediatric Tobacco Issues SIG was formed to create a community of healthcare providers and researchers dedicated to eliminating the dangerous consequences of tobacco use,…

The Immunization SIG

The APA Immunization SIG is committed to improving timely vaccination coverage of children and adolescents. We bring together scientists, clinicians, educators, and advocates to focus on…

Research

Evidence-Based Pediatrics

The purpose and mission of the Evidence-Based Pediatrics SIG is to support APA members who seek to advance the use of evidence-based medicine in improving…

Interdisciplinary Pediatric Researchers

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Pediatric Researchers SIG is to connect individuals, who are not necessarily medically trained and are conducting research in pediatric medicine,…

Pediatric Clinical Research Network

The Pediatric Clinical Research Network SIG holds a highly productive and informative SIG meeting each year at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting.   Join…

Qualitative Research

The purpose of the qualitative research SIG is to bring people from all levels of experience and from different disciplines together learn how to make…

Teaching

Advocacy Training

The Advocacy Training SIG supports community outreach, health promotion, and health policy activity as an integral part of medical training and ongoing career advocacy for…

E-Learning in Medical Education

E-Learning is defined as any type of learning that is enabled or delivered to learners by Internets and Intranets or other types of computer networks….

Medical Student Education

The Medical Student Education SIG is dedicated to being a home for all people who are interested in medical student education. The SIG disseminates  information…

Simulation-based Medical Education (SBME)

The mission of the SBME SIG is to provide a forum to foster simulation-based education, collaboration, and research in pediatrics. Current SIG Goals To foster…

Teaching in Community Settings

The Teaching in Community Settings SIG is an environment for all clinicians who teach outside the traditional academic setting to share common challenges, generate discussion…

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