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The Academic Paediatrics Association (GBI) is a relatively new association, committed to the promotion of Academic Paediatrics and Child Health, open to all levels of clinical and non-clinical academic staff, and those with NHS appointments, who are actively involved in research related to paediatrics and child health in the UK and Eire. The aims of the Association are to promote excellence in research relevant to child health and to support the teaching of paediatrics by:

  • Engaging in advocacy for the discipline of academic paediatrics
  • Developing a strategy for recruitment and retention of academic paediatricians
  • Mentoring academic trainees and providing career advice
  • Supporting and developing academic training and training opportunities
  • Providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information
  • Contributing to the maintenance of undergraduate and postgraduate academic standards by providing academic advice to educational, professional and regulatory bodies
  • Acting as a nominating body for Clinical Excellence and Distinction Awards

President: Professor John Warner

Secretary: Professor Nick Bishop
Treasurer: Professor Richard Grundy

Become an APA Member

Benefits of becoming a member:

  • Access to the United Kingdom's representative body for Academic Paediatric Practice
  • Updated information on conferences, policies and documents relevant to Paediatric academia
  • A discussion forum protected just for APA members
  • The latest training and assessment information
  • Join developing research and regional networks
  • Membership costs £40 per year post CCT and £20 per year pre CCT. Please click the button below and you will be asked to input some basic details. You will then be able to download a direct debit form. Please return this lower portion of the form to your bank and the upper part to the address indicated (this enables APA to have a hard copy of your membership details). Once this form is received full access to the site will be granted.

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Important Updates

Final programmes for Academic Paediatricians in Training Study Day and APA April 3rd/4th in Southampton
Final programme for these meetings now attached
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Trainees and APA Meeting in Southampton
Next APA Meeting - save the date - abstracts by 28th Feb
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Senior Lectureship(s) in Sheffield
Replacement post(s) in PAediatric Endolcrinology
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NIHR TRC Rare Diseases update and call for fellowship proposals
Short deadline for Fellowship proposals in Rare Diseases - also contact Tim Barrett:- t.g.barrett@bham.ac.uk
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General Public

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health wins £2 million grant
Project to reduce under-five mortality in Africa
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RCPCH Obesity Initiative
Our obesity page will update members, the health profession, parents and carers on the progress of the RCPCH objective to detect, treat, manage – and ultimately prevent – obesity.
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