Why APS?  Membership Matters / Members Matter

Founded in 1888, the American Pediatric Society (APS) is the first and most prestigious academic pediatric organization in North America. Nearly 1,200 members strong the APS is dedicated to the advancement of child health through the promotion of pediatric research, recognition of achievement and cultivation of excellence through advocacy, scholarship, education and leadership development. Members of APS are recognized as academic leaders in pediatrics, and they continue to contribute to the overall progress of child health while inspiring the next generation of child health professionals.

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