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​Membership in the Council is open to all Fellows and Resident Fellows of the AAP with an interest in injury, violence, and poison prevention. Full members of the Council pay annual dues of $25. An affiliate membership category is open to licensed physicians currently ineligible for membership in the AAP and licensed allied health professionals actively involved in the prevention of injury, violence, and poisoning. Affiliate dues are $60 annually. 

The Council on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention holds its organizational meetings and hosts educational programs at the Academy's annual National Conference and Exhibition (NCE). Topics addressed at past educational programs included violence prevention, drowning, firearms, sports injuries, head injuries, and child passenger safety. The Council also hosts a day-long program featuring hot topics presentations, a discussion of recent literature on injury, violence, and poison prevention, and scientific abstracts.