In June, AAP members began receiving their dues invoices for 2003-’04. In the cover letter accompanying the invoice, AAP Executive Director Joe M. Sanders Jr., M.D., FAAP, outlined a number of new and innovative member benefits available in the coming year.

These benefits were developed after seeking input from members via needs assessments, focus groups and volunteer work in committees, sections, chapters, task forces and other AAP entities.

Each year, the Academy strives to add value and re-think the delivery of benefits to meet members’ ever-changing needs. The examples below represent a cross-section of benefits available to members in the coming year:

Over the last four years, the AAP Committee on Membership, chaired by John W. Mitchell Jr., M.D., FAAP, has pored over needs assessment data. The committee has reviewed virtually all benefits of membership and developed suggestions to enhance or improve them.

The committee receives input from members representing...

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