ePosters, Research Rounds & Research in Action

ePosters, Research Rounds & Research in Action

ePosters: Meet the Authors

Sunday, May 19 – Monday, May 20

Research in Action & Research Rounds

Saturday, May 18 – Tuesday, May 21

The call for submissions closed January 14, 2024. We expect notifications to be sent mid-February.

Research must be about the PA profession or PA education or conducted by PAs and/or PA students. Research in Action and Research Rounds presentations are CME activities. Please note that you will be asked to submit for Research in Action or ePosters only. If your submission is not accepted as a Research in Action presentation, you may be accepted as an ePoster or as part of a Research Round.

Do you have a quality improvement project that led to better patient outcomes or team performance? Do you have a demonstration project that shows how PAs can improve care for an underserved population? Do you have a small sample pilot study that you want to share with others to build up to a larger multi-center study? Did you have an interesting case study? All these and more are research we want to see.

At AAPA 2024, we’re looking for presentation proposals related to the following themes:

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 with, a focus on team collaboration; innovations into the expanded roles of PAs; and how legislation and systems influence the way PAs practice.

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.


We are looking for research that highlights creative ways PAs increase access to care, implementing innovative treatments, establishing novel work teams, and developing PA programs. Share research on creative ways to break down barriers and improve patient care.

Industry Sponsored Research

AAPA will consider submissions for ePosters or Research in Action with industry or medical education company involvement or sponsorship, if a PA is involved in the research.

Encore Presentations

AAPA will consider encore presentations. Encore presentations are presentation that have been presented at other conferences. AAPA reserves the right to reject encore presentations if there are more high-quality submissions than there is space for them.


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

Support PA Research

One simple way you can support PA research is to become a peer reviewer. All Research presentations and ePosters rely on peer reviewers 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, let us know today.


We are also looking for moderators for both Research in Action and Research Rounds. Please let us know if you are interested by emailing us at [email protected].