Virtual Faculty Resource Page

Thank you for being virtual faculty for the 2021 Virtual National Conference & Exhibition!

This page will serve as a resource for relevant faculty information. All required tasks and faculty deliverables must be completed within the Session Portal.

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The recent surge in COVID-19 infections across the U.S. from the delta variant and the transmission of COVID-19 to children make it challenging for large numbers of attendees to convene safely in person and continue to protect themselves, their patients, their families, and their communities. Therefore, the 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition will be entirely virtual. See here for the full announcement.

Travel arrangements: if you made a hotel reservation through the official AAP hotel block, your reservation will automatically be cancelled. If you booked a flight through the AAP travel office, your flight will be automatically cancelled. Please do not contact the housing bureau, the AAP travel office or the hotel directly to cancel. If you made travel arrangements on your own, you are responsible for cancelling.

We are so grateful for all your participation in the 2021 AAP National Conference to date. We look forward to working with you to ensure that our members receive the outstanding education they expect and need from the National Conference.

Again, thank you for all you do for the AAP National Conference. We look forward to an event to remember. Please reach out to if you have any questions or concerns.

Important Dates/Deadlines

  • January 31, 2022: 2021 National Conference & Exhibition virtual access ends

Session Portal

The Session Portal is where faculty will complete tasks, upload documents, etc. Please be on the lookout for reminders as tasks become due.

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Livestream Session Logistics

All livestream sessions will be 1-hour and presented live in real-time (no pre-recorded content). We recommend that you present for 45-minutes and leave time at the end for a moderated Q&A. A National Conference Planning Group Member will be assigned to each livestream session to provide a very brief introduction of the session and facilitate the Q&A. A discussion and Q&A board will be available for attendees.

Additional information can be found in the Session Portal.

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Section/Council Program Logistics

All section/council programs & courses will be hosted on Zoom Webinar with chat and Q&A turned on (unless otherwise noted). Attendees of these programs will be able to engage with other participants and faculty through the chat/ Q&A features. For additional information, please visit the Session Portal.

It is highly recommended that you also upload a pre-recorded narrated video file (MP4 h.264) of your presentation. Instructions for recording yourself can be found here.

Please reach out to your section/council contact for specific agenda, program, and content-related questions.

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Presentation Content/Requirements & Slide Template

Deadline: September 24, 2021

A 2021 National Conference branded PowerPoint template is available for slide development. While this template is not required, faculty should ensure that final slide presentations include:

  • Session title and speaker information
  • Conflict of interest/disclosure (please ensure this matches your current disclosure)
  • Learning objectives
  • Changes in practice
  • Reference list

All presentation slides are due September 24, 2021 and must be submitted through the Session Portal. Attendees will be able to access slides through the online conference platform. Additional information/instructions can be found in the Session Portal.

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Copyright Information

Due to the virtual/enduring format of this educational activity, the utmost caution should be taken on copyright. We do not want you to be sued for copyright infringement. Please review the following copyright resources as you develop presentation.

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

When developing your presentation, please be sure to review the following materials on equity, diversity & inclusion at the 2021 National Conference.

AAP Meeting Code of Conduct

Words Matter: AAP Guidance on Inclusive, Anti-biased Language

Tips to Make Your Virtual Presentations Accessible

Educational Resources for Developing CME/CPD Content

To help support the development of the Best Pediatric CME/CPD for the Best Pediatric Care, the AAP Committee on CME (COCME) has developed a website that includes resources for faculty/authors and educational planners as they develop and deliver CME/CPD activities.

Listed below are some resources to assist in developing presentations and other educational content.

Educational Resources for Developing CME/CPD Content

Conference Registration

As virtual faculty, your conference registration fee is waived. Please visit the Session Portal for a promo code to waive your registration fee.

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In consideration for your participation, the AAP will provide an honorarium of $100 per session and complimentary registration.

Additional details and instructions on how to upload your W-9 can be found within the Session Portal.