American Pediatric Society

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The American Pediatric Society (APS) and the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) are joint professional and advocacy organizations for pediatricians in the United States and Canada.

According to its constitution, “the objectives shall be to bring together men and women for the advancement of the study of children and their diseases, for the prevention of illness and the promotion of health in childhood, for the promotion of pediatric education and research, and to honor those who, by their contributions to pediatrics, have aided in its advancement.” The societies maintain a code of ethics for member physicians conducting research, including a statement that defines conflict of interest, and a statement of principals for protecting integrity in the conduct and reporting of clinical trials.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • The John Howland Award, considered the highest honor given by APS, has been awarded since 1952 to honor those who, by their contribution to pediatrics, have aided in its advancement.
  • The E. Mead Johnson Award, given by the Society for Pediatric Research, was established in 1939 to honor clinical and laboratory research achievements in pediatrics.


  1. ^ "Mission Statement". American Pediatric Society. Retrieved 2009-05-29.