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Mark Your Calendars for these APA Events at PAS.
APA members can attend all the following events. Some events require registration. Registration closes soon so do not delay!

New this year! The APA has reserved a space for you to relax and rejuvenate at the meeting. Join us in the APA Wellness Lounge to reset and refocus. Please note this space is reserved for recharge and not for presentation preparation or work. Devices are discouraged.

Thursday, April 25
Annual AGP and HM Fellows Meeting
Registration is free. Click here for more information and to register!

Friday, April 26
9th Annual Conference on Advancing Implementation and Quality Improvement Science for Children’s Health Care Click here for more information and to register!

Saturday, April 27
APA New Members and First Time Attendees Orientation, 7:30 am – 8:30 am

APA Speed Mentoring, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Still accepting mentees! Click here to register!

APA Wellness Lounge Hours, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Growing Diversity and Inclusion in Our Communities” Reception 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
PAS Partner-Sponsored Reception

Sunday, April 28
APA Wellness Lounge Hours, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

APA Membership Meeting & Jeopardy, 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Monday, April 29
APA Region Meetings, 7:00 am – 8:00 am

APA Wellness Lounge Hours, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

APA Presidential Plenary, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

APA Education, Health Care Delivery, Membership, Public Policy and Research Committee Meetings, 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

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

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