The APA Board of Directors has provided an operational template for APA Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Please review the Handbook to learn more about how SIGs provide a forum for interested members of the APA to collaborate and facilitate communication in a particular area of pediatrics.
The APA will provide an annual stipend not to exceed $500 to each individual SIG to support reasonable SIG activities.
This funding can be used for the creation of educational materials/supplies needed for the SIG meeting, to pay for a speaker or a poster that is produced by SIG members, or for plaques, etc.
All SIG-generated bills must be submitted to the APA National Office for payment (please include an itemized receipt of the charges)
Unused funds do not carry over from one year to the next. Unusual planned expenses over the $500 stipend may be submitted to the Board for special consideration. These require pre-approval by the Board.
The Association will provide the customary audio-visual support for SIG meetings at the annual PAS meeting. This does not include internet service
All questions regarding this funding can be directed to the APA national office. We recommend contacting the office if you are unsure whether a specific item can be covered with SIG funds.
Per the PAS Speaker Support Policy, Faculty participants are not eligible for complimentary meeting registrations. All participants must register for the PAS Meeting.
The Speaker Support Policy is robust and covers the wide array of speakers invited to PAS. Please be sure you are only referring to the section on APA Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The other policies do not apply for APA sponsored SIG sessions.
Can our speaker get a Guest Pass?
To get a guest pass for PAS the speaker must meet the following requirements:
Has no affiliation with the PAS meeting,
Would not be eligible for membership in any of the sponsoring societies
Has no benefit or interest in attending the entire meeting