The Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (SONPM) is the home organization for specialists in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and also welcomes affiliate members working in related disciplines. At a membership of nearly 3,500, the Section is the largest specialty subgroup of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Section's highest priority is to ensure optimal health and well-being of babies and mothers which is accomplished through the Section's core activities of advocacy, education, outreach and support of clinicians and researchers.
Section committees and working groups focus on perinatal health from many viewpoints: advocacy, education, training, career development, guidelines and policy statements, and other publications. The Section values its collaborative relationship with the American Board of Pediatrics on issues relevant to certification and recertification. Finally, the Section honors leaders and records significant historical moments in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.