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The AAPA relies on its members to share their expertise and passion to help advance the profession. 

Have you encountered an interesting case? Managed to snap an amazing specimen photo? Are you a content expert? Help advance the knowledge of your fellow members by making a submission today!


Contribution Opportunities Include

Peer-Reviewed Article Submission

Each peer-reviewed article published in The Cutting Edge is eligible for the Journal Award. The top three article authors will receive cash prizes. Judging is completed by members of the editorial board. 

  • 1st place - $1000
  • 2nd place - $750
  • 3rd place - $500

Having a peer-reviewed article published also earns you 5 CMP points! Please note these credits are not PACE approved, and therefore will not automatically appear in your Online CME Journal. However, these credits are ASCP approved and will count toward certification maintenance

Journal submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

How to Submit a Journal Article

Poster Submission

Earn CMP points, share your expertise, get others interested, gain experience presenting, discover something new – all while having a great time with fellow conference attendees!

Two CE questions are required with poster abstract submission. For CE question tips and tricks click here

Opens Summer 2018


Photo Contests

Have you come across an exceptional cancer specimen? Consider entering it in the Cancer Specimen Photo Contest. Have an artistic flair? Submit a photo for our Aesthetic Photo Contest. Winners of each category will be published in the Annual AAPA Calendar and receive free membership dues or the equivalent in “AAPA Bucks”.

Opens Summer 2018


Lecture & Workshop Speakers

Speakers are always needed to give one hour lectures (minimum of 50 minutes and maximum of 60 minutes) to attendees at our meetings and conferences. 

Submit your interest of speaking through our Volunteer Form:

Travel Grant & Scholarship Submission Forms

Compete for your chance to win a travel grant to attend an AAPA Spring Meeting or Fall Conference. There are four travel grants available to Fellow members and one travel grant available to 2nd year non-Delegate Student members.  Additionally, there is a student general educational scholarship available to all 2nd year students. Every scholarship submission is peer-reviewed, therefore, if awarded, it comes with a published peer-review article that can be added to a resume.

AAPA Scholarships Page


The AAPA is an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences through the ASCLS PACE program.
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