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Why Attend a Conference as a Student?
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Why Attend a Conference as a Student?

The AAPA offers multiple opportunities for students to attend the official AAPA Fall Conference. 

  • Two students are chosen by each program as official AAPA Student Delegates.  Delegates must write a publication-worthy manuscript and present a poster to be presented at the conference.
  • Those not chosen as delegates are invited to enter the Student Non-Delegate Conference Travel Grant competition for a chance to attend the conference.  The best publication-worthy manuscript wins!
  • All students are welcome and encouraged to attend the conference at a discounted registration rate.

There are multiple benefits to attending a conference as a student, but here are just a few of our favorites.
 

Scholarships & Travel Grants

Student Delegate Program
Student Non-Delegate Conference Travel Grant
Student General Eudcational Scholarship

Connections

The 2015 Fall conference had PAs in attendance from 45 states and 5 countries.
More than 200 different labs sent representatives.
Meet PA students and future colleagues from other schools.
Meetings are arranged between students and top AAPA leadership.

 

Employment

Poster sessions provide direct engagement with lab personnel from around the country.
Connections made by students at conferences have led to interviews, mentorships, and future employment.
Published articles look fantastic on your CV.  
Special student roundtable: interview tips, negotiating strategies, and résumé design.

Education

Daily lectures from world-renowned experts on various aspects of pathology.
Poster sessions feature cutting edge case studies and research from students and Fellows.

 

Adventure

Conferences are held in beautiful hotels in vacation destinations.
A few afternoons are free to explore the area and enjoy a break from work!

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