American Academy of Physician Assistants

Constituent Organization Awards

Each year AAPA recognizes outstanding constituent organization (CO) programs and projects through the Outreach and Advocacy Awards. The awards program showcases the tremendous work of COs, whose accomplishments are acknowledged during the CO Leadership Forum at Annual Conference. Have you improved a PA practice law or regulation? Have you implemented an innovative CME program? How about a public service initiative or student engagement activities? Each of these examples could make an award-winning CO. All AAPA constituent organizations are eligible to participate. This includes state and federal service chapters, specialty organizations, caucuses and special interest groups. Check out the new award program criteria. Applications for 2017 awards may be submitted now.

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2016 Outreach and Advocacy Award Winners

2016 CO Award Winners with AAPA President Jeff Katz

2016 CO Award winners Association of PAs in Oncology (Heather Hylton, PA-C) 
PAs in Orthopaedic Surgery (
Dennis Gregory, PA-C) and 
North Carolina Academy of PAs (Marc Katz, PA-C) with AAPA President Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA 

The 2016 Outreach and Advocacy Award winners were announced and presented during the Constituent Organization Leadership Forum at AAPA Conference 2016 in San Antonio on May 15.

AAPA President Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA presented awards to the following constituent organizations:


North Carorlina Academy of PAs

2016 Award for Fostering PA Excellence

Project: Outreach and Legislative Advocacy with passage of HB 724

Fostering PA Excellence NCAPA

AAPA President Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA presents the 
award for Fostering PA Excellence to Marc Katz, PA-C,
Immediate Past President, NCAPA.



PAs in Orthopaedic Surgery

2016 Award for Optimizing PA Practice

Project: Multi-faceted orthopaedic CME programming initiative

Optimizing PA Practice PAOS

AAPA President Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA presents the
award for Optimizing PA Practice to Dennis Gregory, PA-C,
Vice President of PAOS.


Association of PAs in Oncology

2016 Award for Growing the PA Profession

Project: Specialty Organization Capitol Hill Day  

 Heather Hylton APAO award

Heather Hylton, PA-C, Director at Large, APAO.