May 3, 2018
12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Toronto, Canada
Brought to you by the APA Academic General Pediatric Fellowship Accreditation Program
Paul Darden, MD - Chair



The conference is a wonderful opportunity for all fellows, specifically Academic General and Hospital Medicine Pediatric Fellows and Program Directors from around the country to network, to develop professionally and  to share scholarly interests in research, education, quality improvement or advocacy. The conference is supported and underwritten by the Academic General Pediatric Fellowship Accreditation Committee of the Academic Pediatric Association.

Who Should Attend? 
 Residents interested in pursuing hospitalist medicine or general academic pediatrics, fellows, program directors, associate program directors and other leaders of fellowship training programs.  You do NOT have to be affiliated with an APA accredited fellowship training program to attend.

The 2018 AGP Fellows Conference is designed to focus on the academic core competency domain of Career Development. This includes opportunities for participants to: 

1. Practice self-advocacy when applying and interviewing for an academic position.

2. Present scholarly work and/or participate in peer feedback on scholarship.

3. Describe methods to build non-clinical academic skills, including skills in research and medical education scholarship.

4. Discuss strategies for maintaining work-life balance.

The AGP Fellow’s conference is also designed for program directors, associate program directors and other leadership personnel. Faculty leadership will participate in discussion groups with the fellow participants as well as serve as facilitators for workshops. 

Additionally, all fellow and faculty members who participate will be able to create an academic network to enhance professional communication, growth, feedback, and advancement in their career. 

The purpose of the conference is to create a gathering of the national community of generalist fellows and faculty of the APA. We aim to build camaraderie across programs, provide valuable network­ing opportunities, offer high caliber workshops to potentially supple­ment local program offerings, and provide a forum in which fellows can share and receive constructive feedback on their scholarly works in progress. 

There is no registration fee to attend this conference.  It is made possible by the APA Academic Pediatrics Accreditation Committee (AGPAC).  All trainees who are fellows within APA accredited training programs will receive $200 to offset the hotel costs of attending the meeting.  You will be required to submit a form for reimbursement after the meeting. If you are unsure if your program is accredited, please visit AGP Accredited Programs.


Planning Committee

Inga Aikman, MD, MPH - Co-chair

Louis Bell, MD

Debra Bogen, MD

Daniel Coury, MD

Paul Darden, MD

Melissa Klein, MD, MEd 

Julieana Nichols, MD, MPH - Co-chair

Mary Ottolini, MD, MPH

Maya Ragavan, MD, MPH - Co-chair

Neha Shah, MD, MPH

Peter Szilagyi, MD

Teri Turner, MD, MPH, MEd

Joyee Vachani, MD, MEd

Jacqueline M. Walker, MD, MHPE