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APS Active Membership Benefits
  • Recognition as an individual who has distinguished themselves as academic leaders, teachers, researchers and whose contributions to academic pediatrics have garnered national and international recognition.
  • Membership in an organization dedicated to the advancement of child health through promotion of pediatric research, recognition of achievement, and cultivation of excellence through advocacy, scholarship, education and leadership development, and who monitors national developments in areas related to academic pediatrics and child health research.
  • Representation in Washington, DC, through the Pediatric Policy Council which combines the advocacy efforts of the APS, SPR, Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs and the Academic Pediatric Association to "speak with one voice."

Linda M. McAllister-Lucas, MD, PhD; Donna M. Ferriero, MD, MS; and Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH (left to right)
  • Quarterly electronic newsletters that provide updates related to the APS and its various committees, pediatric policy, research funding opportunities, and other current issues.
  • Discounted registration for the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting and an opportunity to earn CME credits for attending the meeting.
  • Access to an online directory of Leadership Development Programs, as well as links to other educational tools and helpful references.
  • Access to the PCN Career Center, the premiere online recruitment resource for the pediatric academic societies community.
  • Representation on the Federation of Pediatric Organizations that is concerned with vital issues such as pediatric workforce and subspecialty training, education and research.
  • Representation in national and international arenas on critical issues related to pediatric research and the advancement of child health.
  • Opportunities to receive one of the APS annual awards given to honor outstanding individuals for their contributions and achievements in the field of pediatrics.
  • Opportunities to serve on the APS Council and committees, the PAS Program Committee for the PAS Annual Meeting, as well as for committee participation and involvement at the national level.
  • Participation in the APS Mentor:Mentee Program.
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues at the PAS meetings, including at the APS Presidential Plenary and Awards Session, the APS Members' Networking Lunch, and the APS Members' Dinner.
  • Opportunities to review abstracts for presentation and serve as a session moderator, discussant or poster facilitator at the PAS Annual Meeting.
  • Opportunity to network with colleagues and form collaborations to expand participation in basic, translational and clinical research projects.
  • Collaboration with SPR, AMSPDC, APA, AAP, and other health organizations on pediatric research and child health related topics.
  • Propose Invited Science, Workshops and Special Interest Groups for the PAS Annual Meeting.
  • Subscription to the official society journal, Pediatric Research.
  • Email alerts regarding urgent issues including advocacy.
  • Access to Online Membership Directory.
  • Nominate colleagues for APS membership.
  • Vote in Society elections.
APS Emeritus & Honorary Benefits
  • All of the above EXCEPT NOT ENTITLED to vote, to hold office or to nominate colleagues for APS Active Membership.