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Society for physician assistants in pediatrics

Who is SPAP?

The Society for Physician Assistants in Pediatrics (SPAP) is a non-profit specialty organization of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). The Society consists of PAs, PA residents and students, as well as affiliate and associate individuals who share a common interest in the art of pediatric medicine. SPAP supports members in promoting high standards in the delivery of pediatric health care and provides the opportunity to network with other PAs and individuals interested in the well being of children.

Our missions

The mission of SPAP is to improve the health care of children by supporting Physician Assistants (PAs) and healthcare teams that provide cost effective, quality care to pediatric patients and by promoting a network for communication, including research and education between providers dedicated to the well-being of children. SPAP will advocate for pediatric patients and their caregivers as well as PAs and other medical providers that care for children.

SPAP's 2019 PA of the Year

The SPAP Board of Directors would like to congratulate Jessica Saint-Paul from California as the winner of SPAP’s 2019 Pediatric PA of the Year! She is an exceptional candidate and has dedicated her 19-year career as a PA to providing comprehensive, quality medical and preventive services for chronically underserved communities. She advocates to decrease the health inequities in the areas of medical and mental health of youth and adolescents in Los Angeles county.

Throughout her career as a PA and Public Health Practitioner, she has continued to demonstrate her passion for advocacy and care for pediatrics and adolescents in her community, some of the highlights include:

In 2005, Ms. Saint-Paul was the founding director for C.H.A.I.N. Reaction, Inc. a non-profit corporation providing case management, life-skills, a furnished transitional housing program for foster care and probation youth.

During her eight years of service at a Federally Qualified Health Center, while providing direct patient care to youth and adolescents at ten area feeder schools, she embarked on one of the largest projects with the Los Angeles Unified School District with the development, implementation, and management of two new school-based wellness centers.

Additionally, she is currently a doctoral student at the University of Lynchburg and has conducted extensive research on adolescent health and medicine, and will be publishing a manuscript on the prevalence of sexually transmitted infections of adolescents in school-based and clinic-based models of care.

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 17 Mar 2020
    • 17 Apr 2020

    It's that time of year when we send out for nominations for SPAP's PA of the year.

    There are two ways to complete the nomination form. Either click the link below to complete the form online, or download the pdf to complete and send back.

    Due date for nominations is April 17th, 2020.

    Nomination online form.

    If downloading the pdf, please email completed application to: Courtney Bishop, SPAP President at ckbish3@gmail.com by April 17, 2020. Thank you!

    Nomination pdf version. 

    • 1 Apr 2020
    • 1 May 2020

    SPAP is excited to open up the 2020 Student Scholarship Application! Students can apply until Friday, May 1st, 2020.

    Applications can be submitted via the online form OR can be printed and emailed back to the email below.

    All applications must be submitted by May 1st along with a Letter of Recommendation provided by a professor or a clinical preceptor.

    Pdf applications and all Letters of Recommendations need to be sent to: dane@spaponline.org

    Apply via online application   Download application and apply
    • 18 Sep 2020
    • 20 Sep 2020
    • Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, 1800 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States


    The Sonesta Hotel - Philadelphia, PA

    1800 Market Street

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    tel. 215.516.7500

    Explore the comfort and fresh, contemporary vibe at Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square. A premier choice among hotels in Philadelphia, enjoy spacious, modern accommodations and luxurious amenities while staying in the heart of downtown and only steps away from Rittenhouse Square. Relax and retreat in spacious accommodations. Treat yourself to a tasty bite, cocktails and people watching at ArtBar. Go for a swim or lounge with a drink at the seasonal rooftop pool. Or wander through the gallery featuring the finest local artists around the city. Relax and retreat in spacious accommodations. Stay artfully with casual sophistication, impeccable service and delightful added touches.


    SPAP has arranged for a conference rate at the Sonesta Hotel for the 2020 Annual CME Conference. Because of events within the city during the same time as the conference, we strongly suggest you make your hotel reservation as soon as possible. You can make your reservation by visiting the conference link below or by calling the hotel at 617.806.4200. Hotel rate has been established at $169/ night. To receive the SPAP conference rate, hotel reservations should be made by August 27th, 2020.

    Click to make a reservation.

    If you are interested in speaking at this conference, please click the call for speakers picture above and apply no later than February 7th, 2020. 

    Apply Here!

(210) 624-8215
The Society for Physician Assistants in Pediatrics 
P. O. Box 90434 
San Antonio, TX 78209

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