Session Formats

The National Conference offers sessions in a variety of formats to enhance your educational experience. Descriptions of formats are listed below. Educational sessions are open to all registered attendees (excludes family and exhibits only registrants).

  • (A) Audience Response Sessions: utilize technology to convey an in-depth review or update on a clinical topic.
  • (C) Courses: half, full or multi-day sessions that focus on a specific clinical skill or topic. These sessions may require pre-registration and an additional fee.
  • (F) Focused Topics: short sessions with a limited focus meant to provide clinical updates in a narrow area.
  • (I) Interactive Group Forums: small-group discussion-based sessions meant to foster conversations amongst attendees.
  • (P) Plenary Sessions: occur on the mainstage, imparting critical, cutting edge information with broad implications.
  • (D) Point-Counterpoint Sessions: offer attendees a chance to learn the evidence from both sides of the hottest controversies in pediatrics.
  • (S) Seminars: didactic lectures intended to convey an in-depth review or update with an emphasis on practical information for the general pediatrician.
  • (W) Workshops: highly interactive, hands-on ticketed sessions providing attendees an opportunity to hone a specific clinical skill. Attendance is limited and requires registration and a $75 materials fee per session.