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The Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting will be May 5-8, 2018 in Toronto Canada. The APA headquarter hotel is the Fairmont hotel. Please note that attendees that do not reside in Canada will need a valid passport in order to travel to the meeting.

Register today for these upcoming pre-PAS Meeting programs:
- AGP Fellows Conference | Thursday, May 3, 2018
  Register here

- Quality Improvement and Implementation Science Conference | Friday, May 4, 2018
  Register here.
  Click here for more information.

-Speed Mentoring | Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  Register here to participate in APA's Speed Mentoring session. There are plenty off mentee spots and a few   mentor spots available!

The APA is hosting this year's Pediatric Hospital Medicine Meeting. Click here to learn about the meeting, program content and hotel location.

Registration is open for pre-conference programming including the half-day "Developing Your Career in Pediatric Hospital Medicine" program, hosted by APA's faculty development section of the Hospital Medicine SIG and sponsored by the APA. Click here to register for the program.

The APA presents the 15th annual Environmental Health Scholars Retreat in Providence, RI on October 5-7, 2018. The Retreat gives trainees an opportunity to present research in progress in an informal setting with faculty input on the project and presentation. Pre- and post-doctoral trainees and clinical fellows are encouraged to apply. Click here for more information.

APA Strategic Plan: 2017-2022

Click here to download the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan

In November 2016, APA's Board of Directors, local Region and SIG chairs, discussed the strategic direction of the association and developed the 2017-2022 strategic plan. The 2017-2022 strategic plan identifies 4 substantive goals for ensuring APA's future. The goals are not listed in any order or priority; all are equally important and interrelated.

Strategies indicate how APA will organize, focus and expand its resources to maximize its effectiveness and efficiency in achieving these goals. The goals and strategies will be reviewed annually in order to ensure progress and success.

In order to achieve these goals, APA needs your help and your commitment. APA would love to hear your ideas about tactics that can help us achieve one of our goals. Please submit your ideas here.

The Academic Pediatric Association (APA) awarded a $5000 grant to the Continuity Special Interest Group (SIG) to find ways to increase HPV vaccination rates in the United States. The Continuity SIG chose to sponsor a resident HPV video contest, with the aim that residents would create a public service announcement video encouraging resident colleagues to provide a strong recommendation for HPV vaccination. Twelve program expressed interest in participating and nine videos were submitted. The Continuity SIG Steering Committee met and identified the top three videos. The first place winner was Maimonides Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, Brooklyn, NY, and leader, Jonathan Strysko. The second place winner was UCSF Fresno Pediatrics, Fresno, California, and leader, Clarisse Casilang, and the third place winner was University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, and leaders Natalie Torres and Puja Sood.

Article in Academic Medicine: New Century Scholars: A Mentorship Program to Increase Workforce Diversity in Academic Pediatrics

  • July 2017 Newsletter: APA Focus
    Read the latest updates.

  • Last spring, the APA co-sponsored a conference on Child Poverty with the Roosevelt Institute and the Century Foundation; this report was derived from those presentations, and may be useful to use in our continued advocacy on this issue. (7 Lessons About Child Poverty)


    Click here to read, "The Impact of a National Faculty Development Program Embedded Within an Academic Professional Organization" an article about APA's Educational Scholars Program recently published in Academic Medicine, Volume 92, Issue 8, August 2017:

    Baldwin, Constance D.; Gusic, Maryellen E.; Chandran, Latha

    Academic Pediatrics Supplement on Childhood Poverty

    Click here for a look at the Academic Pediatrics Supplement on Childhood Poverty



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