Session Formats

The National Conference offers sessions in a variety of formats to enhance your educational experience. Note the detailed descriptions for formats below. Every session (except workshops and courses) is open to all who have paid the general registration fee.

  • (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.