Research Events at AAPA Conferences

ePosters and Research in Action

Learn more about Research Activities at AAPA 2023. The submission cycle for AAPA 2023 closed on January 12. We expect notifications to be sent in February.

Stay in the know by bookmarking the AAPA 2023 ePoster & Research in Action Special Events page.

AAPA 2023 Research Activities

We’ll be at AAPA 2023 in Nashville, May 20-24! Make sure to stop by the Research booth and attend our Research activities.

Call for Research Presentations

The submission cycle for AAPA 2023 closed on January 12. We expect notifications to be sent in February.

Both ePoster and Research in Action feature original research from PAs and PA students on topics from case studies and clinical research to educational and outreach innovations to demonstration projections and quality improvement activities.


ePosters will be displayed onsite at AAPA 2023 from Friday, May 19, to Wednesday, May 24. New this year, ePosters will be presented by one of the authors in either the Exhibit Hall (May 21 to May 22) or as part of a CME series (May 20 to May 22). There will also still be time to talk to others interested in your work! As always, select poster abstracts will be published online by JAAPA and indexed in Ovid.

Did you know that each year JAAPA publishes select AAPA conference ePoster abstracts? These abstracts are indexed in OVID and searchable on PubMed. You can find them online today!

Research in Action

Research in Action are 25-minute podium presentations for which attendees receive Category 1 CME credit. One speaker from each Research in Action presentation will receive a small honorarium.

New for 2023

ePoster Meet the Author Sessions. We are trying something new this year in lieu of the traditional Meet the Author sessions, there are two venues for presenting ePosters: (1) ePoster Research Rounds (CME) which are 6-minute presentations within a 1-hour time block held in a CME room and (2) ePoster Meet the Authors (non-CME) which are 3-minute presentations in Exhibit Hall.

Industry Sponsored ePosters. We are once again accepting industry-sponsored ePosters. Corporate/industry research will only be considered for ePoster Meet the Author Sessions, which are non-CME. Please note, corporate/industry sponsored ePosters will not be available online through the AAPA website.

Proposal Process. We have transitioned to a new platform for proposal submissions. We hope this makes your experience easier.

Research Completeness. Your ongoing research project does not need to be completed by the time of your presentation if you are submitting new primary research. Please indicate the work is ongoing within the submission portal, include preliminary results, proposed analyses, anticipated findings, and applications for the research.

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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.

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