Institutional Update
February / 2019
Exciting Conference and Membership Options for Institutional Members!
Although APPAM will hold several conferences between now and the time for #2019APPAM - including two regional student conferences, two public policy camps, Spring Conference and International Conference - planning for the Fall Research Conference is already well underway. We began accepting submissions for panels, posters, roundtables, single papers and super sessions on February 4, 2019, and we will continue accepting submissions through April 11, 2019. Our hope is that all submissions will contribute to the conversation on diversity not just as it is traditionally defined, but also in terms of discipline, ideology and methodology.

More immediately upon us is our Regional Student Conference in Washington, DC, which will be presented at American University March 29 - 30, 2019. Registration for this first of APPAM's 2019 Regional student conferences opened on Friday, February 15th. For just $25, all registrants have full access to a two-day program that includes a career tips roundtable, poster and concurrent sessions, breakfast and lunch each day, and dinner on the first night. Your students should register here by March 21st.

Finally, we are beyond ecstatic to announce that both our conferences and our year-round benefits will better accommodate our most seasoned public policy professionals, thanks to this month's introduction of the Retired Members category. Paying only $45 annually, individuals in this membership category will have the same benefits as Professional Members of APPAM. We look forward to better serving and highlighting the interests of our Retired Members moving forward. We encourage them and all of our Institutional members to submit proposals for our 2019 Spring Conference detailed below!
Institutional Members Call for Proposals:
Spring Conference Submissions Open through February 28th

The APPAM 2019 Spring Conference - Are We Preparing Our Students for Success? Employment Opportunities for Graduate Students - is a rare opportunity especially geared toward APPAM's Institutional Members. Its submissions process encourages academics and researchers to get creative and experiment with pedagogical approaches by submitting session proposals that are based on open-ended questions such as "What should policy students be taught?" and "Are employers' needs being met by policy graduates?"

Academic employers, non-academic employers and graduate program representatives are strongly encouraged to submit proposals for this new event. If they have questions about what to submit, they are also encouraged to ask APPAM Executive Director Tara Sheehan at [email protected].

Want to contribute an original featured article, podcast or webinar for APPAM media?
We are considering contributions to our year-round news and information sources now. E-mail [email protected] with a proposed topic, and we'll discuss placement possibilities and timelines thereafter!
Friendly Reminder:
The Institutional Membership Renewal Period is Underway!

If you've not already, please pay your dues ASAP in order to become current on your APPAM Institutional Member status!

Those of you who've already renewed should check your e-mail boxes for a special membership discount code that you can share with students and staff.

Please feel welcomed to e-mail [email protected] with any questions or to renew your institutional membership!
Upcoming Webinar:
The Future of Drug Pricing and Its Impact on Healthcare Policy

The price of prescription drugs in America has risen significantly over the last decade, outpacing all other aspects of healthcare spending. Healthcare continues to be one of the most important issue for voters. According to Gallup's Midterm Election Benchmark poll, healthcare tops the list of voter issues with 80% of polled voters indicating that healthcare is extremely or very important to their vote.

Join ASHEcon and APPAM experts as they discuss the rising cost of drug pricing, how it will impact healthcare policy, what is currently being done to address this issue, and what future steps policy makers and researchers can take to alleviate the impact of rising prescription drug costs.

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Time: 2 to 3 PM ET
Registration: GoToWebinar
Webinar ID: 327-473-867
APPAM Members in the News
JPAM recently announced its new Editorial Board, with a number of APPAM Institutional and Professional members now holding seats.

APPAM President-Elect Maria Cancian began serving Georgetown University as the Dean of its McCourt School of Public Policy on February 1, 2019.

Mathematica Policy Research just launched its new On the Evidence podcast. Future episodes will investigate and promote the use of data and evidence to address social challenges through conversations with pioneers in their fields.

The National Academy of Education recently announced the election of sixteen scholars to membership, including members of the APPAM community.

Have news to share?
We want to feature your work! Email coverage and information to  [email protected] .
Upcoming Deadlines:
Mark Your Calendars for These Important Dates
March 12, 2019: Public Policy Camp at UMBC

Membership question?
Email Membership and Administration Manager Ryan Martz for assistance.
Update Your Member Profiles!

Since January, APPAM staff have added a number of categories to the member profiles, including for your highest degrees earned and your Twitter handles. Adding this information to your profiles and keeping it current will allow APPAM to serve you well in more ways than you can imagine. Visit your MemberClicks site to make the updates today!