Abstracts are currently being accepted through Friday, April 12th at 11:59PM EDT within 32 Section/Council programs taking place during the 2019 National Conference in New Orleans, LA. Health professionals in any field are welcome to submit abstracts. Please see the links below to all participating programs and special guidelines for within each program.
Developed by AAP Sections and Councils, these programs provide a forum for the advanced discussion of clinical matters, research developments, or special interest areas. While geared toward Section/Council members, most programs are of interest to and open to all attendees. Presentation within each program is unique to the subspecialty or subspecialist area.
Please note: Section/Council Programs are held at various dates and times within the broader National Conference schedule. The AAP National Conference & Exhibition does not have a centralized poster hall where all abstracts will be presented.
- Friday, February 15, 2019: Abstract submission system opens for the 2019 National Conference & Exhibition
- Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:59PM EDT: Deadline to submit abstracts for the 2019 National Conference. Submissions not complete by the deadline will be withdrawn from consideration.
- Mid-June, 2019: Rejection/acceptance notifications sent to authors
- September 13, 2019: Final day for abstracts to be withdrawn from presentation
- October 4 – October 18, 2019: Advanced pre-submission of final onsite presentation slides
- October 25 – October 29, 2019: 2019 National Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, LA
- Health professionals in any field are welcome to submit abstracts. Some sections require sponsors for abstracts whose authors are not members of the section.
- Conference registration is required for presenting authors. Presenting authors will receive a reduced registration rate for the conference.
- An abstract may only be submitted to one program, with the exception of the Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds 21) program.
- The decision regarding acceptance and presentation of abstracts is final.
- The presenting author will serve as the primary contact for all correspondence regarding the abstract.
- No edits will be allowed to your abstract after the submission deadline has passed.
- No other authors may be added after the submission deadline has passed.
- No revisions can be made after the abstract submission deadline.
- Accepted abstracts are made available to the conference attendees and the public in advance of the meeting.
- Only online submissions via the below links will be considered.
- There is no fee to submit abstracts.
- Abstract text is limited to 450 words. Up to two images and/or tables are permitted. Image captions do not count toward the word limit. Please note, check specific program guidelines for details as some programs may require different word counts.
- Do not include geographic location of institution and/or study site (unless significant element to the study).
- Use only standard abbreviations. Special or unusual abbreviations should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full word.
- Please note: Specific rules may apply for abstracts depending on the program (see each group for specifics).
See below for a complete list of Section/Council programs participating in the 2019 Call for Abstracts. To find out more about a specific program or to complete a submission, click on the corresponding link below. Please note: best results will be achieved using Chrome or Firefox as your browser; the sites are optimized to work with those browsers.
- Council on Child Abuse and Neglect
- Council on Clinical Information Technology
- Council on Early Childhood
- Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care
- Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention
- Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
- Council on School Health
- Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness
- Innovations in Obesity Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment
- Pediatrics for the 21st Century: Children & the Opioid Crisis
- Provisional Section on Minority Health Equity and Inclusion
- Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology
- Section on Breastfeeding
- Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
- Section on Child Death Review and Prevention
- Section on Critical Care
- Section on Emergency Medicine
- Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- Section on Hospital Medicine
- Section on Integrative Medicine
- Section on International Child Health
- Section on LGBT Health and Wellness
- Section on Medicine-Pediatrics
- Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
- Section on Obesity
- Section on Oral Health
- Section on Orthopaedics
- Section on Pediatric Trainees
- Section on Surgery
- Section on Tobacco Control
- Section on Transport Medicine
- Section on Uniformed Services
Please review the following documents before submitting an abstract for the 2019 National Conference:
- Compliance with CME Disclosure Policy
- AAP Committee on CME (COCME) Guidelines for Addressing Intellectual Property in AAP CME Activities
- AAP Policy on Allegations of Plagiarism
- Development of Presentation Material and Copyright Information
All listed authors must complete a disclosure via the AAP online abstract management system.
- An author’s disclosure is relevant and specific to the content of his/her abstract presentation. If his/her potential conflict of interest relates to other content that will not be discussed in his/her abstract presentation, he/she does not need to disclose those relationships.
- For oral abstract presentations, which are designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, an employee of an ACCME-defined commercial interest* is prohibited from being an author or presenter of an abstract that is selected.
- For poster presentations, which are not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, an employee of an ACCME-defined commercial interest* is allowed to be an author of an abstract that is selected; however, that individual is prohibited from being the person who is responsible for verbally describing the findings on the poster to learners.
*As defined by the Accreditation Council for CME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
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