Research 

APAO Members:

The Integrative Oncology (IO) Scholars program is a free year-long training program from the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School, funded by the National Cancer Institute. This program trains health professionals in evidence-based integrative and complementary oncology through on-site and distance learning. As an IO Scholar, you will develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and evidence-based integration of complementary therapies in conventional oncology care.

Licensed physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers and psychologists working in clinical oncology environments are encouraged to apply. Financial assistance is available for travel to the three

in-person sessions in Ann Arbor, Michigan. CME/CE credits available. Applications are due January 15, 2018. CLICK HERE for more information.

Advancing Research

APAO is dedicated to supporting the research interests of Physician Assistants and investigators dedicated to improving the care to people with cancer and related disorders.

To more aggressively engage Physician Assistants in research initiatives we have created the APAO investigator award.  The Award is open to PAs in oncology who are lead authors on abstracts selected for presentation at a scientific meeting.

At the APAO Annual CME conference  Members of APAO are invited to share innovative clinical techniques or research findings.  Accepted abstracts will be selected for seminar or poster presentations.  Click here to view submission details.

To support research of investigators external to APAO we have created policies to to ethically and appropriately manage requests for data owned by APAO.  

Research Collaboration with APAO

Policies for the Review of Requests 
for Data and External Research Collaboration
 
APAO has a strong interest in facilitating research related to Physician Assistants in the delivery of exceptional care to people with cancer and related disorders.  To support this mission, APAO has developed the following policies to ethically and appropriately manage requests for data owned by APAO.  The following policies are designed to support research initiatives dedicated to contributing to or developing an improved understanding of the physician assistant profession or cancer and related disorders. 

  1. APAO supports research initiatives on the PA profession or cancer or related disorders
  2. The Board of directors will review requests from external investigators and APAO members.  The board of directors will make final recommendations regarding the request for data or collaboration.
  3. Data collected for research initiatives will be collected from the membership database, conference participant lists, and all other means routine to the daily operations of APAO.
  4. APAO and all investigators will only report aggregated, non-identifiable data.