Workshops (including discussion meetings and training events) provide the opportunity for participants to engage in intensive discussion or training activities on a particular subject or project. Workshops generally involve small groups, emphasize participant involvement, and are oriented toward a specific goal or outcome. They are NOT for the presentation of academic research to a general audience.
Over the past few years the AAPA has had an increasing number of requests to hold workshops and similar events at the annual meetings. Because of time and space limitations it has become necessary to have a formal submission and evaluation procedure for these requests.
Workshop, discussion meeting and training event requirements:
You will need
the following information:
Please note: You must be registered for the meetings at the time you submit your workshop proposal. If you are not already registered, you will be given the opportunity to do so at the time of registration.
The Review Process:
The AAPA officers will review and rank workshop proposals. The workshop organizer will be notified as to our decision to accept or reject the proposal no later than December 15, 2017.
We welcome well developed proposals showing sufficient planning and organization. The number of time-slots available for workshops is limited. Proposals from AAPA committees will be prioritized followed by those proposals that show the greatest potential to be of benefit to AAPA members. Time and space constraints may force the rejection of otherwise strong proposals.
Financial Support for Workshops, Discussion Meetings and Training Events
A small amount of competitively awarded funding is available to help defray the costs of events sponsored by AAPA committees. Costs may include speaker travel and honoraria costs. Requests may also include costs to extend the reach of scientific sessions through electronic/virtual technologies or other means. The following costs will NOT be considered:
Applicants should justify their funding requests in terms of the value that will be added to the event. Typical awards are anticipated to be in the range of $1500-$2000. You will be able to apply for this funding when you submit your workshop proposal.
Once the workshop is accepted:
If the workshop is accepted, AAPA members will have the opportunity to register for the workshop early in 2018. If there is a limit on the number of workshop participants, the slots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. When the limit is reached potential participants will have the opportunity to put their names on a waiting list.
Workshop organizers will have the opportunity to contact their workshop registrants prior to the meetings with any information or prior preparation needed for the event.
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