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As a member, you'll have the opportunity for:


  • Serve as an advocate and unified voice on behalf of our patients as well as the profession of pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine.
  • Actively engage in state and federal advocacy for the needs of subspecialist pediatricians, including subspecialty workforce issues, safe and effective drugs and devices for children, drug shortages, and Medicaid Payment.


  • The AAP provides leadership training and lobbying workshops for section members that are interested in developing those skills.
  • The SOPPSM engages pediatric pulmonology training fellows in section activities and opportunities, including a position on the Section Executive Committee.
  • The SOPPSM sponsors the Edwin L. Kendig, Jr Award for lifetime achievement in pediatric pulmonology.


  • Each AAP SOPPSM member that becomes involved in the AAP will benefit from collaboration with other pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.


  • The SOPPSM collaborates with the American College of Chest Physicians to sponsor the Celebration of Pediatric Pulmonology and the Pulmonary Board Review Course.
  • PREP ® Pulmonology ( The premier pediatric pulmonology online selfassessment that meets the ABP part 2 Maintenance of Certification requirements
  • Present educational programs for pediatricians at well attended sessions during the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) and other AAP sponsored courses.
  • Teach general pediatricians and residents at the national and local level at one of many of the AAP’s educational offerings, including NCE, CME courses, and State Chapter workshops.

What has the Section on Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine done lately?

  • Development of the “Blue Book” – the New Policy Manual of Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Developing a manual, “Pediatric Pulmonology, Asthma, and Sleep Medicine: A Manual for Primary Care”
  • 2012 Clinical Practice Guideline, “Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome”
  • Collaboration with the Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma, Allergy and Anaphylaxis to improve management of pediatric asthma nationally
  • Hosted a webinar Coding for Pediatric Pulmonology Services
  • Spearheading a workforce survey of pediatric pulmonology
  • SOPPSM members have the opportunity to participate in the development and review of policies and publications.

Annual Section Dues:

Fellow $30 / Fellowship Trainee Member $0 / Resident Member $0 / Affiliate $60

Whom do I contact:

Julie P. Katkin, MD, FAAP

Laura Laskosz, MPH
AAP Staff
800.433.9016, extension 4928

How to join:

Already a member of the AAP?

Go to and click on JOIN A COUNCIL OR SECTION NOW to complete a fast-track online application.

Not an AAP member?

Go to to submit an online application.