Our association was formed to promote the growth and development of physician assistants who have an active interest in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology. We provide the general membership with a forum for informal assembly regarding the issues that relate to physician assistants in allergy, asthma, and immunology. We facilitate mutual assistance and support of physician assistants, health professionals, and health services by organizing and disseminating health care information through forums, panels, and other similar programs concerning the delivery and quality of health care services. In addition, we develop and maintain a speakers bureau for the Academy and its members.
The AAPA-AAI Student Scholarships promotes the growth and development of physician assistants who have an active interest in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology by offering the scholarships to individuals who qualify and are selected by the following criteria:
• Must be a student member of the AAPA-AAI
• Must have demonstrated commitment to the allergy, asthma, and immunology patient
• Must have the recommendation of faculty (must be in good academic standing)
• Must write an essay, no longer than 500 words of why he/she feels they should receive the scholarship
• Should show service to the PA profession at the national, state, regional, or local level
• Should show service to the AAI specialty
• Should show previous employment, clinical rotation in AAI, or volunteer shadowing in the AAI specialty
Complete the application form and forward it to a faculty member, along with your essay. The faculty member then must complete a recommendation on school letterhead and forward the student application form, essay and faculty recommendation from an official school e-mail address.
Applications must be submitted by July 1st, 2016 to:
Monique Ochoa, Executive Director, AAPA-AAI
Questions may be directed to Michael Calvin, PA-C, Scholarship Chair
AAPA-AAI is excited to share with you information about the launch of "Medikidz Explain Asthma Part 3." AAPA-AAI is a proud partner of this latest installment of the Medikidz series.
Meda Pharmaceuticals (Meda), a leading international specialty pharmaceutical company, announces the launch of Part 3 of the Medikidz Explain Asthma Series, the latest comic book to help families gain an accurate understanding of asthma. Medikidz Explain Asthma Part 3 is the third installment of a series of books developed for children with asthma and their families in collaboration with Medikidz, a global organization that produces unique learning materials for children in a powerfully visual comic book format. It follows Savion, age 10, on an epic journey through Mediland, as he gets a firsthand view of the science behind asthma.
"Our goal for the series is to engage kids and help them better understand and manage their asthma as well as overcome challenges associated with this chronic health condition," said Stuart Loesch, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Meda. "We are committed to changing the patient landscape, by providing tools like Medikidz Explain Asthma for physicians to better connect with patients and families."
Asthma is a common respiratory condition that affects 6.8 million children in the U.S. alone,1 according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is characterized by difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.
Medikidz comic books are written and reviewed by physician specialists to help families gain an accurate understanding of medical information. The action adventure world of its superhero characters helps explain illnesses and treatments to children. The Medikidz Explain Asthma series was developed in partnership with, and endorsed by, leading asthma and healthcare organizations.
"Medikidz Explain Asthma helps kids understand their asthma in a truly unique way, on a level they can understand and relate to. When kids have a better understanding about what's happening in their body, they begin to approach the way they manage their asthma in a whole new way," said Autumn Burnette, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Howard University Hospital. "They self-advocate more and become more of a partner in their care along with their healthcare provider. The series is a remarkable tool for educating and empowering kids with chronic asthma."
ORDERING THE COMIC BOOKS
Healthcare providers can visit www.explainasthma.com to order their copies. Patients and caregivers can request a free copy directly from their provider.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology undertook our first ever Employment and Salary Survey in August of 2015 during our annual conference in Chandler, Arizona. To our knowledge this was the first survey ever to target Physician Assistant (PA) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) providers that specialize in the asthma and allergy field. Throughout 2015 our Board of Directors and management team worked on a survey that would be easy to complete yet provide strong data to better understand the employment demographics in our field as well as information about compensation, benefits, vacation time and more. The data gathered is now presented in this comprehensive, downloadable report.
Members may receive a complimentary copy of the report by going to our members-only page. If you are not an association member and wish to purchase the report, you may do so by clicking the button below which will take you to our payment page at paypal. The fee for the report is $100. Once payment is made through paypal, you will receive an email with a link to download the report.
2016 Conference Exhibitor & Sponsor Information
The prospectus for our Annual CME conference August 5-7, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas is now available. Many opportunities are available to exhibit and/or sponsor our conference. Just a few of the opportunities include:
Meal Product Theaters
Technology Sponsors (recharging station, mobile app)
Traditional Table Top Exhibits
Multiple Levels of Sponsorship Packages
...and much more!