Sunday, May 17 – Monday, May 18

Research in Action

Monday, May 18 – Tuesday, May 19

The call for submissions for both ePosters and Research in Action is CLOSING SOON!

All submissions must be received by January 12, 2020.

You may find more information about the AAPA Research ePoster and Research in Action process here. You may download a list of the materials you will need to prepare for a Research submission  here.

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 and ePoster Showcases will include CME consideration.

At AAPA 2020, we’re looking for presentation proposals related to the following themes:

AAPA wants you to be inspired by others to find your next breakthrough. Research should highlight how PAs are bringing down PA practice barriers, finding ways to help PAs increase access to care, implementing innovative treatments, establishing novel work teams, and developing PA programs.

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 2020: 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. Submissions with industry involvement may be considered for ePoster presentation at separate sponsored ePoster stations. Authors interested in this option should contact the AAPA Business Development team for more information.

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 Poster 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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