ePoster and Research in Action


Sunday, May 23 – Monday, May 24

Research in Action

Monday, May 24 – Tuesday, May 25

AAPA 2021 call for submissions opens December 1, 2020, and closes January 10, 2021!

Research must be about the PA profession or PA education, or conducted by PAs and/or PA students. Researchers may submit: Research in Action* only, ePoster only, Research in Action* AND ePosters, or ePoster ONLY IF not accepted for Research in Action.
* Please note that Research in Action will include CME consideration.

At AAPA 2021, we’re looking for presentation proposals related to the following themes:


There are many ways to be a PA, but the cornerstone of providing incredible patient care ties you all together. We are looking for research that highlights how PAs provide quality care to patients.

PA Value and Impact

Research in this area may address the role PAs play in providing quality healthcare, improving patient satisfaction, or increasing access to care. It may also address public awareness or perceptions of PAs; or PA utilization as it relates to the cost effectiveness, or medical liabilities, of healthcare.

Understanding the PA Workforce

Research in this area may address issues of diversity with the profession; PA specialization trends; the ability for PAs to have career flexibility; workforce projections; or how national and state practice barriers are impacting PAs.

PA Role and Practice

Research in this area may address the reach of the PA profession; PAs roles on, as well as the dynamics of, medical teams; innovations into the expanded roles of PAs; and how legislation and systems influence the way PAs practice.

New for AAPA 2021: Industry Sponsored Research

AAPA will not consider submissions for ePosters or Research in Action with industry or medical education company involvement or sponsorship. Authors may have relationships to industry (which must be disclosed), but the submission as well as any ePosters and presentations themselves must be independent of those relationships: written by the author without industry or medical education company planning, oversight, editing, review, financial support, or approval.


Selection for participation in both the ePoster Sessions and Research in Action will be based on quality of the research, clarity of the abstract, and adherence to the Guidelines.

Support PA Research

One simple way you can support PA research is to become a peer reviewer. Both the ePoster Session and Research in Action series rely on peer reviewers from JAAPA to maintain the high quality of submissions and participants. If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer for AAPA ePosters and Research in Action, contact us.

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