Gain National Recognition with an APA Award

By APA Staff | December 4, 2020

APA members may apply for or nominate a colleague for an award in numerous categories. Members may also choose their abstract or program to be considered for an award when submitting to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) or Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) meetings. Region and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) may also offer awards. Apply or…

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PAS 2021 Virtual Call for Abstracts Now Open

By APA Staff | December 4, 2020

Abstract Submission Important Dates Call for Abstracts: Nov. 10, 2020, to Jan. 5, 2021 Abstract Review and Selection: Jan. 12-Feb. 9, 2021 Notification sent by email: Feb. 19, 2021 Abstract Fee: $90 Begin your Abstract Submission Abstract Submission Instructions Tips for Quality Abstracts Topic Areas Topic Area Descriptions Abstract Presentations Presentation formats (platform or poster) are determined in February by…

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New for 2021 | PAS Announces the Trainee Registration Grants Program

By APA Staff | December 4, 2020

The APA is excited to share that PAS is offering a new opportunity for trainees just in time for the 2021 Meeting! Program Description The Trainee Registration Grants Program aims to increase trainee participation in the PAS 2021 Virtual Meeting!  Selected trainees will receive free registration to attend the meeting (and, with the meeting going…

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Message from APA’s President, Dr. Latha Chandran, Week of October 19, 2020

By APA Staff | October 19, 2020

October 20, 2020 Dear members of the APA, We have all had to deal with the various unexpected and changing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our daily lives. Whether it be at work or at home, disruption of our daily routines, ways of communicating, ways of managing our children, and so on, these changes…

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APA’s October Featured Blog: The APA’s Health Policy Scholars Program

By APA Staff | October 19, 2020

APA’s Health Policy Scholar’s Blog Lois K. Lee, MD, MPH; Lauren Gambill, MD, MPA; Lenore Jarvis, MD, MEd This year has highlighted the significance of health policy and advocacy in many important ways. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the weaknesses—but also the strengths—of the United States (U.S.) health system with its response to this unprecedented…

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Advancing Pediatric Education Excellence Teaching Program Application Process NOW Open!

By APA Staff | October 19, 2020

Limited space is now available for the Advancing Pediatric Educator eXcellence (APEX) Teaching Program’s new cohort scheduled to coincide with the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Conference in 2021. This track is being offered to general pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists. We welcome physicians as well as advanced practice providers. The APEX Teaching Program…

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Region 2 Update

By APA Staff | September 28, 2020

Region 2 is just now seeing some respite from having been the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic for many months. We want to sincerely thank all our members for your efforts in safeguarding the health of children and adults in the region during this challenging time. We hope that you and your families are safe…

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Qualitative Research SIG Update

By APA Staff | September 20, 2020

The Academic Pediatric Association’s (APA) Qualitative Research Special Interest Group (SIG) has had a productive year despite the confines of the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MS, MPH joined our leadership with Drs. Tewksbury and Paul as a SIG co-chair, and we thank Dr. Kind for her SIG leadership since 2014 as she…

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Patient and Family-Centered Care SIG Update

By APA Staff | September 14, 2020

APA PFCC SIG Blog Post PFCC SIG Co-Chairs: Jody L. Lin, MD, MS, Rebecca Rosenberg, MD, MPH, Arti Desai, MD, MSPH Patient- and family-centered care in 2020. Below we discuss what we should strive for in clinical care and research related to patient- and family-centered care and how we may continue striving for these ideals…

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Health Literacy SIG Update

By APA Staff | September 8, 2020

The APA Health Literacy SIG completed a member survey that showed interest in health literacy policy, implementation, and research. Based on the survey and discussion at the 2019 PAS, we sought to identify opportunities to further member engagement. Because of the cancellation of the 2020 PAS, we launched two successful virtual networking and discussion events…

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