The Association of American Physicians is a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 by seven physicians, including Dr. William Osler and Dr. William Henry Welch, for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” The Association is composed of members who are leading senior physician scientists and are competitively selected. Currently we have over 1700 active members and approximately 600 emeritus and honorary members from the United States, Canada and other countries. The goals of its members include the pursuit of medical knowledge, and the advancement through experimentation and discovery of basic and clinical science and their application to clinical medicine. Each year, individuals having attained excellence in achieving these goals, are recognized by nomination for membership by the Council of the Association. Their election gives them the opportunity to share their scientific discoveries and contributions with their colleagues at the annual meeting.

To be eligible for nomination, you have to be nominated by a member and seconded by a member. The nominee works with the nominator on the information required that is then submitted by the nominator. To view eligibility and what is required in the on-line application click here

2021 Nomination Schedule

  • June 29, 2020 - Nominations Open
  • October 16, 2020 - Nominations Deadline
  • October 19, 2020 - Letters of Support Open
  • November 02, 2020 - Letters of Support Deadline
  • November 20, 2020 - Reviews Open for Council
  • January 13, 2021 - Council Deadline
  • January 21, 2021 - Council Meeting
  • January 23, 2021 - Council Meeting Ends
  • February 15, 2021 - Annual Ballot
  • March 08, 2021 - Ballot Deadline

2020 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting
April 3-5, 2020
The Fairmont – Chicago, Illinois

The next ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting is April 3-5, 2020 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The 2020 Planning Committee is looking forward to another excellent program that includes outstanding scientific sessions and provides a forum for discussion of policy and career issues relevant to physician-scientists.

CANCELLED: The 2020 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.  We hope to see everyone at our 2021 meeting (April 8-11, 2021).

Register, Hotel, Program Agenda go to:

Upcoming Meetings

ASCI/AAP 2020 Joint Meeting – Cancelled due to COVID-19

April 3-5, 2020
The Fairmont Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

ASCI/AAP 2021 Joint Meeting

April 8-11, 2021

*Starting mid-afternoon of April 8 due to 2020 cancellation*
The Fairmont Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

2021 Presidential Address

Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD


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2020 Elected Members