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Attendance Justification Toolkit
Your one-stop of justification materials for the AAP's Annual Meeting
The AAP’s mission is to advance education and research among medical students, residents, fellows, academicians and other physiatry professionals. We offer these tools to provide a clear path to assist you in achieving your educational goals and leadership potential. The AAP's Annual Meeting is the most cost-effective, educational and career-enhancing experience. Utilizing effective results in your programs and practice is achieved with exposure to new thoughts, ideas and peers that you will experience by attending. It is these key interactions that advance each attendee's career, improves programs and institutions and moves the specialty of physiatry forward.
This toolkit will assist you in communicating the value of being involved in the AAP's Annual Meeting. Your decision maker will be sure to appreciate your initiative and the investment made into your professional development, as well as greater knowledge that you can apply directly to research, education and patient care in your institution.
Benefits of Attending
We understand that you play many roles from clinical practice, to teaching and mentorship, to administration and more. To meet those needs, the AAP has it all! When you propose attending the AAP's Annual Meeting, it demonstrates your commitment to your institution and specialty. Try to identify specific areas for improvement and focus on what you will bring back to the program/ institution/ hospital/ practice to demonstrate return on the investment.
Skills & Knowledge Benefits
State your program, hospital or institution's specific goals or needs, and then state how specific components of the AAP's Annual Meeting will help meet those needs.
Attending the AAP's Annual Meeting will enable you to meet and interact with peers, up-and-coming leaders and today’s pioneers from around the country. The AAP is particularly focused on fostering mentorship, networking and long-lasting relationships. You will be able to acquire valuable information and insights, gain an understanding of what other physiatrists are talking about, and how they are accomplishing goals or tackling challenges that are similar to your own.
Exhibit Hall Benefits
The Exhibit Hall showcases vendors with new products you could use or evaluate for potential future use. It's an opportunity to collect first-hand information and compare competing technologies all in one place. It's also a chance to discover companies you've never heard of before, offering solutions you don't even know about yet, so you can make more informed decisions for current and future projects.
Sample Justification Letters
Prior to the conference, you will most likely have to submit forms or letters to your supervisor and/or organization to approve the costs associated with attending the AAP's Annual Meeting. We have created several documents you can use.
Three days at the AAP's Annual Meeting will be the most cost-effective educational and professional development choice you make all year.
Nine Tips for Building Your Case for Attendance
REGISTRATION OPENS IN SEPTEMBER 2019!