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National Conference and Exhibition


​​​​The ​Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) participates in many activities during the AAP National Conference & Exhibition. Registration is FREE for medical student members.  

To many first time attendees, the conference can be rather overwhelming. We've pulled out what we think you would want to be a part of. Click here for a special invitation to the meeting from Dr Dan Schumacher, National Conference Planning Group Member and Former SOPT Executive Committee Member 2007-2011.

SOPT Educational Program (aka SOPT Assembly):
The SOPT Assembly at the National Conference is the annual business meeting for general SOPT members. The Assembly serves as the forum to conduct critical business matters such as election of national officers, development and approval of Section resolutions to be submitted at the AAP Annual Leadership Forum, and basic training of new Executive Committee members. Moreover, the Assembly serves as the primary forum to debut the Section's Annual Advocacy Campaign, present significant awards, and to meet senior AAP leadership.

Two specific proposed sessions merit further mention. First, the Medical Student program has been a relatively new and highly appraised event specifically geared toward medical student issues such as becoming an excellent residency applicant and how to determine the best residency program. These sessions are led by local residency program leaders and have been met with wonderful success.

Finally, the SOPT Reception and Poster Display highlights poster presentations from the SOPT Clinical Case Competition. Dr Deepak Kamat, Editor of Pediatrics in Review, attends and determines the winner from the Top 20 finalists. 

Click here for a draft agenda of the SOPT Assembly.

SOPT Reception & Poster Display:
On behalf of the SOPT Executive Committee we'd like to invite you to a special reception Saturday, October 22nd from 6:30-7:30pm. The reception will take place at the Exploratorium. Come enjoy an evening of free food and drinks, while networking and viewing the Section's clinical case posters. 

Online registration is now open. Deadline for advance registration is September 9, 2016.

2016 National Conference Links:

  1. National Conference Website​
  2. AAP Conference Planner 
  3. Plenary sessions
  4. Peds 21 website page
  5. Registration (Registration opens June 1)
  6. Hotel Reservations (Hotel Reservations opens June 1)
  7. Trainee Flyer
  8. Peds 21 Flyer
  9. International Flyer in English​
  10. International Flyer in Spanish​
  11. Special Events 
  12. 2016 National Conference Preliminary Program (Available June 1) 

Future NCE Dates:

AAP National Conference & Exhibition
Chicago, McCormick Place
September 16-19, 2017
Pre-conference events Friday, September 15​

2018 AAP National Conference & Exhibition
Orlando, Orange County Convention Center
November 3-6, 2018
Pre-conference events Friday, November 2

2019 AAP National Conference & Exhibition
New Orleans, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
October 26-29, 2019
Pre-conference events Friday, October 25

2020 AAP National Conference & Exhibition
San Diego, San Diego Convention Center
October 3-6, 2020
Pre-conference events Friday, October 2​​​