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Do More Than Belong.

Volunteering is the act of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community. Here at the AAPA, your professional community relies on volunteers for just about everything we do; whether it’s sharing a Facebook post or pulling together a conference, your participation in AAPA affairs makes a difference for the community. Yes, everyone’s level of participation varies over time. But it’s up to all of us to get involved, to be engaged within the pathologists’ assistant community, to keep the profession in the limelight and thriving. So, take a second and see how YOU can “Do More Than Just Belong”.


Immediate Needs

Volunteer as a Presenter

Share your knowledge and expertise with other PAs by presenting a one-hour lecture at the 2020 Spring Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina (March 16-18)!


VOTE IN our Photo Contest

The photos are in and it's almost time to vote for your favorites! One vote per member per category. Winners will be announced at the Fall Conference.


Order a Fall Conference T-Shirt

Purchase your special, limited edition t-shirt by Friday, July 26! All proceeds go to our 2019 Social Cause, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.


PA's promoting the profession

Are you or do you know a PA promoting the profession? We want to share your story! Submit a summary of how you spread the word about PAs or nominate a colleague.


How to Get Involved

Write Journal Articles

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.


Speak at Conferences

Speakers are always needed to give one-hour lectures to attendees at our meetings and conferences.


Apply for Travel Grants/Scholarships

Compete for your chance to win a travel grant to attend an AAPA Spring Meeting or Fall Conference. Additionally, there is a student general educational scholarship available to all 2nd year students.


Volunteer on a Committee

There are a wide range of micro opportunities from staffing the PR booth, to participating in a task force such as the salary survey, to committee work, to serving on the Board of Trustees (BOT)


Photo Contests

Have you come across an exceptional specimen? Consider entering it in the AAPA Annual Photo Contest. Winners will be published in the Annual AAPA Calendar and receive free membership dues or the equivalent in “AAPA Bucks”.


Present a Poster

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! Open to Fellows, Associates, and graduating student members.


Promote PA Day

PA Day is officially April 14th. Take a moment to plan for your PA Day celebration this year.


Participate in Social Media

Connect with other members through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, the website forums or social link pages. By participating with other PAs online you help spread awareness of the profession.

Sustaining Members

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