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Professional Benefits

AAPS House of Delegates and Annual Scientific Meeting 
During the House of Delegates and Annual Scientific Meeting, the Board of Directors, Academies of Medicine, ABPS Boards of Certification and various Committees meet and conduct business. Additionally, a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary educational program is offered where attendees may earn category 1 CME of the AMA PRA.

AAPS Mid-Winter Board of Certification Meetings
During mid-winter, the Boards of Certification meet and conduct business. Additionally, ABPS item writing and oral case development for certification and recertification examinations are scheduled for all ABPS Boards of Certification during this event.

These meetings provide a forum for physician specialists to discuss developments and emerging issues in their area of specialty and encourage collegial relationships that enable members to pursue their professional goals of participation in the association’s various activities.

Academy of Medicine Affiliation 
The AAPS represents nine (9) affiliated Academies of Medicine. Upon recept of membership dues, the AAPS automatically assigns members to the appropriate specialty academy based on the physician’s declaration of specialty.

ACCME-Accredited CME 
The AAPS affiliated Academies of Medicine sponsor quality Continuing Medical Education programs. AAPS is accredited as a national continuing medical education credit sponsor by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The ACCME is comprised of The American Board of Medical Specialties, The American Hospital Association, The American Medical Association, The Association of American Medical Colleges, The Association for Hospital Medical Education, The Council of Medical Specialty Societies and The Federation of State Medical Boards.

CME Registry Services 
AAPS maintains CME records accumulating hours earned through AAPS programs and prepares complimentary reports upon request. These reports are valuable when seeking, renewing and expanding hospital privileges, securing a state license and recertification.

Governmental Affairs
Governmental Affairs represents members interests at the state and federal levels.

Leadership Training
AAPS provides newly-elected leaders with training to develop skills enhancing their ability to start efficiently within the AAPS.

Recognition Promotion 
AAPS employs a full-time expert to assist members in dealing with third-party payers, hospitals and potential/current employers.

Unlimited Board Certification Verification
As a member in “good standing”, Diplomate members receive unlimited, responsive attestation to ABPS affiliated Board Certification.