Accreditation & Objectives

Virtual National Conference & Exhibition: October 8-11, 2021*

  • * Internet Live content is available 10/8/2021-10/11/2021.
  • * Internet Enduring content is available 10/12/2021-1/31/2022.
  • * Credit must be claimed between 10/8/2021-1/31/2022.

Purpose of the National Conference

The Virtual National Conference & Exhibition is dedicated to keeping pediatric providers abreast of the latest best practices in pediatrics. Whether attendees are looking to obtain continuing medical education (CME) credits or dedicated to lifelong learning, this conference provides a large selection of pediatric educational opportunities.

See here for the Virtual Conference Platform.

Goals and Objectives

The Virtual National Conference & Exhibition strives to meet participants’ identified educational needs and support their life-long learning with a goal of improving care for children and families. The AAP is committed to excellence and innovation in education. The AAP National Conference is the forum at which pediatric professionals meet and interact for updates, review of pediatric practice, research, and advocacy. The Virtual National Conference provides a place for the AAP governance/administration/organization to interact with its general membership.

The content of this CME activity does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Instructional Objectives

The instruction (learning experience) in this activity will:

  • Provide the most current information related to illness and preventive healthcare of prenatal, neonatal, infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • Create a forum for discussion of current issues and problems in pediatric healthcare.
  • Instruct attendees on procedures related to patient health management.
  • Inform, enable and update on practice management and policy.
  • Support and train attendees in advocacy of issues related to child health.
  • Highlight the importance of physician self-care and wellness and their impact on patient care

Learner Objectives

As a result of attending this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Practice evidence-based, informed pediatric medicine.
  • Apply current techniques and procedures.
  • Advocate effectively for issues related to children’s health.
  • Demonstrate improvement in competence, performance or patient outcomes.
  • Apply strategies to maintain wellness and prevent burnout.

Credit Designation Statements

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this Other activity (Internet Live and Internet Enduring) for a maximum of 95 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 95 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 95 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the AAP.

PAs may claim a maximum of 95 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

This program is accredited for 95 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 19.00 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (2.00 related to psychopharmacology) (8.75 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 20.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

If you do not successfully complete all components of the activity and evaluation assessment ABP MOC Part 2 Points will not be awarded.

Please note: your completion data will be shared with the ABP through the ACCME PARS system within 30 days of successful completion. This will include the name of the activity and provider; participant name; participant’s ABP ID number; participant’s DOB; date of completion of the activity; the PARS activity identifier; ABP MOC Part 2 credit statement and number of MOC points awarded.  If any questions or concerns, please contact the AAP at

Special sessions and events that are not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are identified throughout the virtual conference platform.

Sessions that include pharmacology (Rx) credit identified throughout the virtual conference platform.

Disclosure of Commercial Support for AAP CME Activities

The AAP gratefully acknowledges support for the 2021 Virtual National Conference & Exhibition in the form of educational grants from Pfizer Inc., Abbott Nutrition, Reckitt Mead Johnson, and American Board of Pediatrics. For a full listing see here

Disclosures & Faculty

Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest

The AAP CME/CPD program develops, maintains, and improves the competence, skills, and professional performance of pediatricians and pediatric healthcare professionals by providing quality, relevant, accessible, and effective educational experiences that address gaps in professional practice.  The AAP CME/CPD program strives to meet the educational needs of pediatricians and pediatric healthcare professionals and support their lifelong learning with a goal of improving care for children and families.  (AAP CME/CPD Program Mission Statement, May 2015)

The AAP recognizes that there are a variety of financial relationships between individuals and commercial interests that require review to identify possible conflicts of interest in a CME activity. The “AAP Policy on Disclosure of Financial Relationships and Resolution of Conflicts of Interest for AAP CME Activities” is designed to ensure quality, objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous AAP CME activities by identifying and resolving all potential conflicts of interest prior to the confirmation of service of those in a position to influence and/or control CME content. The AAP has taken steps to resolve any potential conflicts of interest.

All AAP CME activities will strictly adhere to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure the Independence of CME Activities. In accordance with these Standards, the following decisions will be made free of the control of a commercial interest: identification of CME needs, determination of educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content, selection of educational methods, and evaluation of the CME activity.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure all potential conflicts of interest are identified and mechanisms to resolve them prior to the CME activity are implemented in ways that are consistent with the public good. The AAP is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased CME activities.

All 2021 National Conference conflict of interest disclosures can be found below. Please note, there may be discrepancies in the provided list of disclosures compared to faculty/participant verbal disclosures in the session due to changes or relevance.

2021 conflict of interest disclosures

This activity may discuss or demonstrate pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved device or pharmaceutical. Individual faculty/participants will note when “off-label” use is being presented.

List of Principal Faculty & Credentials

All faculty and their credentials are available within each session listing on the Virtual Conference Platform.

Product-Specific Advertising/Links to Product Websites

No product-specific advertising of any type appears in this educational activity/content. No links to product websites appear in this educational activity/content.

Method of Participation and Minimum Performance Level

Individuals will participate in this activity via an internet connection. Participants must access the virtual conference portal, attending or viewing at least one live and/or on-demand session, at least once prior to January 31, 2022 to be eligible to claim credit. Following at least one access of the virtual conference portal, participants will be able to claim their credit and print a certificate. Because credit can only be claimed once, please do not claim credit until you have completed all live and/or on-demand sessions in which you plan to participate.

Individuals can participate in the activity via live internet sessions and/or recorded on-demand sessions at a time they choose until January 31, 2022.  Scheduled live sessions will be recorded and made available after the conference to all attendees. On-demand content will be available beginning Friday, October 8. All sessions must be completed by January 31, 2022. Handouts and session recordings will be posted in the Virtual Conference Platform through January 31, 2022.

Name of Medium or Combination of Media Used

Live and on-demand presentations will be accessed via a computer or mobile device with audio and internet connection.

Hardware & Software Requirements

In order to have the best experience with our streaming media services, it is recommended that you test the ability to receive streaming media before the day of this event on the computer or mobile device you will be using to participate in the activity.

System Requirements

The system requirements for viewing a streaming media event are:


  • Windows 10 or Windows 8
  • Display resolution of 800×600 pixels or greater
  • Firefox 71.0 or later, or Google Chrome 84.0 For Firefox and Chrome, Silverlight 0 or later
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • No network blocks or filters that disable streaming media


  • Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later
  • Safari 13.0.1 or later (or Firefox 71.0 or later) Silverlight 0
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • No network blocks or filters that disable streaming media

Credit Claim and MOC Information

Credit Claim Information

Attendees of the 2021 Virtual National Conference & Exhibition are responsible for calculating, claiming and recording your AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in the online AAP Transcript System by January 31, 2022, and will also have the option of printing a copy of their certificate.  Individual or paper certificates will not be distributed. View full details here.

Maintenance of Certification Information

Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) may earn up to 20 ABP MOC Part 2 credits for attending the 2021 Virtual National Conference and successfully completing a self-assessment by November 8, 2021. No late assessments and no re-submissions will be accepted after this date. View full details here.

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