American Academy of Physician Assistants

Research Activities

AAPA wants you to be involved with its research and product development!

The Latest Research By and About PAs

AAPA Research is now accepting ePoster proposals for AAPA 2017. Share your original research with the PA community! Submissions are now open through December 31, 2016 to all PA and PA student researchers.

Submit your abstract for consideration.

The AAPA ePoster Session features original research from PAs and PA students on topics from case studies and clinical research to educational and outreach innovations.

ePosters will be displayed onsite at AAPA 2017 from Monday, May 15, to Friday, May 19. Select ePoster abstracts will be published online by JAAPA and indexed in Ovid.

NOTE: The submission process for this year has changed! Read the ePoster Session Guidelines.

Questions? Email us.

Student Poster Awards

The JAAPA Student Poster Award, furnished by Wolters Kluwer, is awarded to the top three student ePosters at AAPA 2017. Each winner earns $500.

Research in Action Presentations

This presentation series features top PA researchers presenting original research on PA education, the PA workforce — covering topics such as job availability and employment, productivity, and malpractice and liability — as well as other critical issues in PA workforce research.

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.

Interested in becoming a peer reviewer? Visit

Clinical Research Trials Guide

Work in a clinical research trial and make your mark on the practice of medicine. Review our clinical trials guide to get started today!