Program Overview

The 2022 AAP National Conference & Exhibition will accept abstracts of case reports, original research, program evaluations and quality improvement projects for presentation within various section and council programs. Section/council programs are developed by AAP member specialty and subspecialty communities to provide a forum for the advanced discussion of clinical matters, research developments, or special interest areas.


  • February 25, 2022: Abstract submission site opens
  • April 22, 2022: Abstract submission site closes at 11:59PM CDT
  • May 2022: Section and council peer-review process
  • Week of June 20, 2022: Abstract acceptance notifications sent to authors
  • August 12, 2022: Abstract presenting author registration deadline at 11:59PM CDT
  • September 9, 2022: Abstract materials upload, presenting author change, and withdrawal deadline at 11:59PM CDT
  • October 7-11, 2022: 2022 AAP National Conference & Exhibition

National Conference Abstract Policies & Guidelines

General Guidelines
  • The submitter will serve as the primary contact for all correspondence regarding the abstract during the submission process. After an abstract is accepted, the presenting author will serve as the primary contact.
  • All accepted submissions will be made available to conference attendees and the public following the embargo lift which occurs the Friday that the conference begins.
  • Health professionals in any field are welcome to submit abstracts. Some programs may have membership or sponsorship requirements for submission.
  • Submissions will be peer-reviewed by representatives of the program under which the abstract is submitted.
Submission Content
  • Submissions are allowed in one section/council program only.
  • Abstract text is limited to 450 words.
  • Up to two images and/or tables are permitted (file formats: JPG, PNG, BMP). Image content/text and captions do not count towards word limit.
  • Only individuals can author a submission. Study groups are not allowed to author a submission and will be removed.
  • It is highly encouraged that authors meet the definition of authorship as defined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
  • Geographical location and name of institution and/or study site is permitted only when it is a significant variable to the study.
  • Study registration numbers should be included on abstracts, posters, and slides, where applicable.
  • Use only standard abbreviations. Special or unusual abbreviations should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full word.
Author Conflict of Interest Disclosure & Research Funding
  • All cited authors must complete a Conflict of Interest disclosure inside the submission portal before the submission deadline.
  • The submitter/presenting author is responsible for ensuring all authors are aware of and comply with the disclosure requirement. The submission will not be final until all disclosures are complete.
  • Failure to disclose will result in disqualification of the submission.
  • All sources of funding for the research must be disclosed within the submission and should be acknowledged on posters and slides.
Submission Types
  • Case Report: Presenting scientific documentation of a single clinical observation to enhance knowledge on clinical manifestations, diagnostic approaches, or therapeutic alternatives of a rare or unusual clinical condition/disease. Required Headers: Introduction, Case Description, Discussion, Conclusion
  • Original Research: Presenting systematic investigation designed to produce new knowledge and approaches using process or outcome variables. If your abstract describes animal experimentation or involves the use of human subjects, IACUC or IRB approval numbers must be included in the submission. Required Headers: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  • Program Evaluation: Presenting ongoing or completed projects, including education programs, showcasing novel and innovative methods for examining and/or improving the effectiveness and efficiency of a program or policy. Required Headers: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion
  • Quality Improvement Project: Presenting approaches to assess and improve professional practice performance using quality improvement methodology. Please see MOC Eligibility for detailed criteria. Required Headers: Purpose/Objectives, Design/Methods, Results, and Conclusion/Discussion

Abstracts Archive

Abstracts from previous National Conference & Exhibition programs are available for viewing:


Email Us