Recognition/Acknowledgement as a Leader in Pediatrics
APS members include individuals who have distinguished themselves as academic leaders, teachers and researchers whose contributions to academic pediatrics have garnered national and international recognition. Members are recognized as academic leaders within the pediatric field, and their contributions continue to be significant in advancing child health.
A Network of Child Health Professionals
Membership in APS is dedicated to the advancement of child health through promotion of pediatric research, recognition of achievement, and cultivation of excellence through advocacy, scholarship, education and leadership development, and who monitors national developments in areas related to academic pediatrics and child health research.
Advocacy for Child Health
In order to speak with one voice on behalf of child health, APS provides representation in Washington, D.C., through the Pediatric Policy Council which combines the advocacy efforts of the APS, the SPR, the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs and the Academic Pediatric Association.
Other Key Benefits
- Quarterly electronic newsletters that provide updates related to the APS and its various committees, pediatric policy, research funding opportunities, and other current issues.
- Discounted registration for the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting and an opportunity to earn CME credits for attending the meeting.
- Access to an online directory of Leadership Development Programs, as well as links to other educational tools and helpful references. Also a subscription to the official society journal, Pediatric Research.
- Representation on the Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) that is concerned with vital issues such as pediatric workforce and subspecialty training, education and research and representation in national and international arenas on critical issues related to pediatric research and the advancement of child health. Collaboration with SPR, AMSPDC, APA, AAP, and other health organizations on pediatric research and child health related topics.