Join us in Las Vegas for our 1st APAPP Conference!

Join over 200 nurse practitioners and physician assistants for in-depth reviews and discussions highlighting the latest developments and current concepts in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The 2.5-day conference will feature presentations from advanced practice providers, who are experts in their respective fields.


June 20-22, 2024 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas


We are the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers (APAPP), the first ever association of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), both Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, who work in the field of pulmonary medicine. Our goal is to work together for the advancement of the profession and the well-being of our patients.

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Discover Our New Podcast

The APAPP Podcast is a podcast for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Available to stream on all your favorite podcast stations including Apple Podcasts and SpotifyVideos of the podcast can be watched on our YouTube channel and on Spotify.

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Upcoming Events & Conferences

APAPP Critical Care Journal Club

Aug 21, 2024

Mark your calendars! The APAPP Critical Care Committee is hosting its first journal club on Wednesday, August 21st, at 8 PM EST. […]

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2024 AABIP Annual Conference

Aug 22, 2024

You are invited to the 7th Annual Conference of American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology to be held on August 22-24, […]

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APAPP Member Benefits

Become a member and gain exclusive benefits, such as:
> Posting your CV for employers to find
> View job listings specific to your field
> Member exclusive discounts
> Fellowship and certification opportunities
> Networking


You BeLUNG Here!

Check out our blog and see what amazing things our APAPP members do. Have a great story? Still feel like typing after hammering away at your EMR all day? Then, contribute to our blog. We want to hear your stories across all pulmonology specializations: critical care, sleep medicine, respiratory therapy, and more.

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Our Sponsors and Donors

Our members have benefitted from the support of generous sponsors, donors, and educational partners. We’d like to acknowledge their contributions and thank them for valuing NPs, PAs, and other advanced practice providers working in the Pulmonary realm of medicine. Interested in partnering with us and engaging with our members?

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Get Involved

Want to help shape our organization? Interested in serving on a committee? Want to share your leadership experience? Are you an expert in your area of medicine and interested in lecturing? See all the opportunities we have for providers like you, here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mission of this organization?

The Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers (APAPP) was founded by Nurse Practitioner, Corinne Young in 2020. It is the first association solely focused on Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) working in the realm of pulmonary medicine. The association enables Nurse Practitioners, Physician Associates, and other pulmonary advanced practice providers the ability to join together under one membership – working towards a common goal of excellence in pulmonary medicine.

APAPP recognizes the void in the standards of training of APPs who choose to work in pulmonary medicine. Our goal is to create a home for pulmonary APPs and close the education gap by providing unique learning, Fellowship, and Certification opportunities. We invite all pulmonary advanced practice providers to join our network and collaborate with like-minded professionals. Together, we can achieve remarkable advancements in pulmonology, lung health, and respiratory medicine.

What are the benefits of joining APAPP?

Our commitment to supporting advanced practice providers extends beyond education and training. We offer a range of resources designed to help them excel in their careers, including access to the latest research, professional development opportunities, and a platform for networking with peers. By providing these tools, we aim to empower advanced practice providers to achieve their full potential and make a lasting impact in the field of pulmonology.

As a member of the Advanced Practice Pulmonary Nurse Association, you join a dedicated community striving for excellence in pulmonology, enhancing both patient outcomes and professional development.

By joining, you access:

  • Exclusive resources designed to elevate your clinical practice and patient outcomes.
  • Enhance your expertise with cutting-edge research, continuing education (CE) opportunities, and professional networking, all tailored to advance your career in pulmonary care.
  • Engage with peers and leaders for unparalleled growth and advancement in pulmonary healthcare.
  • Develop strong professional relationships—experience a platform for discussion and knowledge exchange—ensuring your practice stays on the cutting edge of respiratory medicine.

How do I become a member?

  1. To become a member of the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers (APAPP), please begin by visiting our “Join Now” page.
  2. Fill out the form (individuals will select member)
  3. Enter your personal details (name, professional designation, state in which you’re licensed, contact information,
  4. Enter your billing information for the $50 application fee. Membership access to tools and resources is immediate, and you will receive a confirmation email with further details.

What are other ways to participate, outside of standard membership?

Please reach out if you are interested in sharing your career journey (via blog post contribution or podcast episode),  serving on one of our committees, or joining our fellowship program.

What is the fellowship program?

Becoming a Fellow of the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers (APAPP) validates your experience and commitment to Pulmonary, Critical Care, and/or Sleep Medicine. Requirements:

  • Must be an active member of APAPP with current dues
  • Must have practiced in your area of Fellowship request for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Must have 2 letters of recommendation vetting your knowledge and experience. At least one reference must be from an MD.
  • Must hold active NP or PA licensure.
  • Must submit a personal statement regarding your contribution, commitment, and/ or leadership to your field of medicine.
  • Must submit a one-time, non-refundable $100 fee.

Once approved, the member will receive a letter of confirmation of fellowship, a lapel pin of their specialty, and a frameable certificate.

How can I get involved as a business, event organization, or educational institution?

For businesses, products, or educational institutions, please contact us for customized sponsorship packages. Email us at  to get started.

What type of events are featured on the website?

From annual conferences to specialized workshops and webinars, each item listed in our curated events list is designed to cater to the evolving needs and interests of pulmonary healthcare professionals. Participate in these events to stay updated on the latest trends and research in the field, and to gain insights from leading experts.