Academic Paediatric Association

The APA is committed to the promotion of Academic Paediatrics and Child Health and brings together trainees and senior researchers:

Activities include:

  • Engaging in advocacy for the discipline of academic paediatrics
  • Strengthen children’s biomedical and health services research in the UK
  • Support paediatricians and non-clinicians engaged in child health research
  • Support paediatric academic trainees
  • Supporting clinical trainees who wish to acquire research experience
  • Developing a strategy for recruitment and retention of academic paediatricians
  • Mentoring academic trainees and providing career advice
  • Supporting and developing academic training and training opportunities
  • Providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information
  • Contributing to the maintenance of undergraduate and postgraduate academic standards by providing academic advice to educational, professional and regulatory bodies

The APA holds an excellent annual trainee led training day for Paediatricians engaged in research or looking to get involved.