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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”.GET INVOLVED
APPLY FOR A FELLOW TRAVEL GRANT
Two winning manuscript submissions will receive a travel grant valued at up to $1800 to attend an upcoming conference. Apply by January 1, 2020!
NOMINATE A SOCIAL CAUSE
Each year the AAPA chooses a social cause to support during our Fall Conference – your favorite organization could be next! Choose an organization close to your heart and submit a nomination today.
VOLUNTEER AS A PRESENTER
Want to share your knowledge and expertise with other PAs? Volunteer to present a one-hour lecture at an upcoming conference!
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.LEARN MORE
Speak at Conferences
Speakers are always needed to give one-hour lectures to attendees at our meetings and conferences.VOLUNTEER
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.LEARN MORE
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)VOLUNTEER
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”.LEARN MORE
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.LEARN MORE
Promote PA Day
PA Day is officially April 14th. Take a moment to plan for your PA Day celebration this year.LEARN MORE
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.