Session Formats

The National Conference offers sessions in a variety of formats to enhance your educational experience. Educational sessions are open to all registered attendees (excluding family and exhibit hall only registrants).

  • (A) Audience Response Sessions: Question-based sessions that utilize technology to convey an in-depth review or update on a clinical topic.
  • (C) Courses: Half-, full-, or multi-day sessions that focus on a specific clinical skill or topic. These sessions may require pre-registration and an additional fee.
  • (F) Focused Topics: Short sessions with a limited focus meant to provide clinical updates in a narrow area.
  • (I) Interactive Group Forums: Small-group, discussion-based sessions meant to foster conversations among attendees.
  • (H) Section/Council Programs: 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.
  • (P) Plenary Sessions: Occur on the mainstage, imparting critical, cutting-edge information with broad implications. Family registrants are welcome to attend these sessions.
  • (D) Point-Counterpoint Sessions: Pro/con sessions which offer attendees a chance to learn the evidence from both sides of the hottest controversies in pediatrics.
  • (S) Seminars: Didactic lectures intended to convey an in-depth review or update with an emphasis on practical information.
  • (W) Workshops: Highly interactive, hands-on ticketed sessions providing attendees an opportunity to hone a specific clinical skill. Attendance is limited and requires registration and a $75 materials fee per session.
  • (V) Special Sessions and Events: Special programs and events in which all registered attendees are invited to attend. Some may require advance registration and an additional fee.