Health & Safety

On-Site General Safety Information

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all AAP National Conference attendees. The AAP has worked diligently with the convention center and hotels regarding protocols to create a safe and healthy environment for this event.

In case of emergency, please call one of the following numbers for the quickest response time (please save these in your phones) or call 911.

Orange County Convention Center: 407-685-9828

Hyatt Regency Orlando: 407-309-5656


  • Conference badges are required in all conference space and off-site special events. However, please remove your badge when you have departed the meeting for the day.
  • If you see something, say something. AAP has hired security that are clearly visible including local uniformed police officers. AAP meeting staff are also available and visible wearing gray conference vests.
  • In case of an emergency, you will be notified through the facilities emergency response messaging systems which will provide specific instructions depending on the emergency (to evacuate, remain indoors, etc.)
  • Put away your cell phone, headphones, and valuables as you navigate the city.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and don’t travel alone in the early and late hours of the day.


  • The AAP anticipates several groups demonstrating during our meeting. We expect these to be peaceful protests, however, we encourage all meeting participants to remain vigilant and strongly encourage no interaction.
  • These groups are not allowed inside any convention facilities and must remain on public sidewalks. Any protester entering AAP meeting space will be escorted out by security.

AAP Meeting Code of Conduct

  • AAP is committed to inclusion, equity, and respectful treatment of all meeting participants and seeks to provide a safe and professional atmosphere in which attendees may learn, network, and participate in a welcoming environment of mutual respect. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, AAP staff, service providers, and all others are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct.
  • AAP reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, respond to any incident of unacceptable behavior, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund prohibiting attendance at any future meeting.

Important Health and Safety Information

  • All registered meeting participants, staff, and guests must comply with all applicable regulations imposed by federal, state, and/or local health authorities and government mandates as well as abide by all safety precautions established by meeting and hotel venues.
  • All participants are encouraged to wash hands regularly, and hand sanitation stations will be readily available.
  • AAP offers a worry-free registration in which you may cancel your in-person registration for a full refund any time  prior to the deadline posted on the activity’s shopAAP page.
  • The AAP supports the use of masking, and it will be optional in all meeting spaces.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about this health and safety information, please contact the AAP registration team at

Waiver and Release

By participating in this American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) educational course, you understand that travel and gathering involves risk of sickness, including sickness from COVID-19.  You (and on behalf of your guest(s)) waive and release the AAP and its employees, agents, exhibitors, and others involved in the planning and delivery of this educational course from and against claims, liabilities and expenses arising from injury, sickness or death from contraction or spread of COVID-19 or other communicable disease due to travel to or attendance at an event sponsored by the AAP.

While at the National Conference and in the AAP function space, you agree to comply with any government, health authority, venue, and/or AAP safety and health requirements and protocols throughout the duration of the course. You understand that your failure to comply with any health and safety requirements or protocols or failure to comply with any direction from AAP staff or instructors on site during the course may result in loss of right to attend or participate in the course including forfeiting any registration fees paid.

This waiver and release is binding on you and your heirs and successors.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance in helping keep each other healthy. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact AAP Registration at 800-433-9016, option 3 or


Supporting our Members, Families, and Local Communities in Orlando

The AAP is committed to hosting a meeting that reflects our mission and values. Below please find more information about our approach to the 2024 National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando. 

Florida Community & Member Engagement

Questions or Concerns?

Please email AAP Registration at or call 1-800/433-9016.