2019 Call for Abstracts


The 2019 Call for Abstracts is now closed for the 32 Section/Council programs taking place during the 2019 National Conference in New Orleans, LA. Accept/reject notifications will be distributed in June 2019.

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 Submissions not complete by the deadline will be withdrawn from consideration.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  • September 13, 2019: Final day for abstracts to be withdrawn from presentation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

Submission Guidelines

  • 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).

Participating Section/Council Programs

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.

Important Documents

Please review the following documents before submitting an abstract for the 2019 National Conference:

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

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.

Abstracts Archive 

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


For more information please email abstracts@aap.org