2022 Call for Session Proposals

The 2022 Call for Session Proposals is now open. All submissions and requests must be submitted through the below portal by January 12, 2022. Full details and specific task requirements can all be found in the 2022 Session Proposal Portal.

2022 Session Proposal Portal

The 2022 National Conference & Exhibition will be hosted in Anaheim, California from October 7-11, 2022. This meeting will represent a return to the in-person conference, with all sessions and events being hosted in Anaheim. A portion of the in-person program will also be made available to a virtual audience. Additional details of the virtual attendee experience will be available at a later date.

2022 Submission/Request Timeline

  • January 12, 2022: General session proposals & requests for section/council programs & courses due; function space request forms due
  • February 11, 2022: Call for plenary session proposals & keynote ideas open
  • February 25, 2022: 2022 abstract submission site open
  • March  25, 2022: Plenary session proposals & keynote ideas due
  • April 1, 2022: Section/council program & course agendas and participant confirmation forms due
  • April 22, 2022: 2022 abstract submission deadline

General Sessions

Due Date: January 12, 2022
Proposal Notifications: March 2022

General sessions are targeted for general pediatricians or pediatric providers and cover any clinical or non-clinical pediatric content areas. The National Conference Planning Group is responsible for reviewing sessions and selecting, inviting, and confirming faculty.

Please note, invitations to faculty members should not be extended during the proposal process as this faculty will be selected and invited by the planning group. Session acceptance does not guarantee that proposed faculty will be invited.

2022 Session Proposal Portal

2022 General Session Types

National Conference Planning Group

Section/Council Programs & Courses

Due Date: January 12, 2022
Notifications & Guidelines Released: February 2022

Section/council programs are highly focused topics of interest to section or council members and/or general pediatric providers, which require and assume that the attendee has knowledge and interest in the content area. These programs are planned and implemented by section or council program chairs, in conjunction with the National Conference Planning Group and staff. These sessions are open to all registered National Conference attendees.

Courses are half or full-day specialty programming, which are planned and implemented by an AAP section or council. These specialty sessions offer hands-on education, deep-dive discussion, or are tailored to a specific audience. Courses may require a paid ticket to offset equipment or meal costs.

  • Requests for section/council programs & courses must be completed via the Session Proposal Portal. In addition, AAP staff must complete a separate function space request form.
  • Multi-day programs should submit one request per day.
  • AAP Section & Councils should hold on inviting faculty or developing agendas until they receive an acceptance notification.

2022 Session Proposal POrtal


Participation Request Due Date: January 12, 2022
Submission Open: February 25, 2022
Submission Closes: April 22, 2022

Any programs wishing to participate in the 2022 National Conference Abstract Program must do so through the 2022 Session Proposal Portal by January 12, 2022. Please note: programs will NOT be provided the opportunity to opt into the abstract program at a later date. For multi-day programs, only one submission must include abstract program information.

2022 Session Proposal Portal

The AAP National Conference & Exhibition accepts abstracts of case reports, original research, program evaluations and quality improvement projects for presentation within various section and council programs. Section/council programs may choose to participate in the abstracts program and indicate their program specific preferences within the session proposal portal. These program specific preferences will be used to build the 2022 abstract submission site.

2022 Abstract Information

Coming Soon: Plenary Session Proposals

Opens: February 11, 2022
Closes: March 25, 2022

Plenary sessions are high-level 15-20 minute lectures that occur on the mainstage of the National Conference and are designated for CME credit. These sessions address cutting-edge, crucial or emergent clinical topics for pediatric care and should be of broad interest and importance to all attendees.

Coming Soon: Keynote Ideas

Opens: February 11, 2022
Closes: March 25, 2022

This session is presented by high-profile speaker and/or subject matter expert to promote unity, provoke thought and ignite enthusiasm in all attendees. Keynotes may or may not be designated for CME credit based on the topic.

The planning group will consider all submitted ideas and selections will be made based on interest to attendees, availability of speaker and cost (among other factors).

Proposal Development Resources

The following resources may help in developing proposals:

AAP Policies and Guidelines

Please review the following policy before developing a proposal:


For any questions, please contact nce@aap.org.