To provide financial assistance to active members of the AAAP who, because of financial constraints at their institution(s), are unable to attend annual educational meetings or secure approval to process annual membership dues through their department.
The application must be completed, signed, and forwarded to the Member Assistance Program (MAP) Committee. Please click on the "Download Attachments" link at the bottom of the page.
Applications are reviewed for need on an ad hoc basis. The following criteria are considered during the review process:
Priority goes to active members from AMSPDC schools.
There should be only one individual per AMSPDC school, rather than multiple members, receiving assistance.
Preference is given to individuals who did not receive assistance for previous year's meeting, for annual dues, or to new membership requests.
If assistance is awarded, registration OR lodging and travel expenses are covered for the annual meeting. The member is expected to cover all other incidental expenses (i.e., ground transportation, meals, gratuities, etc.).
The Member Assistance Program is currently budgeted in the AAAP annual operating budget for both the annual meeting and membership dues for active members.
The MAP Committee is comprised of the Past President, Treasurer, and one active AAAP member for annual meeting requests and the Membership Director, Treasurer, and one active AAAP member for dues requests.
The MAP Committee will maintain complete confidentiality of applicants and their applications. Only the Committee and the Treasurer of the AAAP will know the identity of the individuals applying for and/or receiving support.