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Legislative Conference Scholarships



Save the date! The American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 Legislative Conference will take place in Washington, DC April 23-25, 2017.

This conference will give pediatricians the opportunity to attend interactive workshops and in-depth training sessions, while networking with more than 100 pediatricians from across the country who share a passion for advocacy.

During the conference, pediatricians will go to Capitol Hill and urge Congress to support strong child health policies. In addition, participants will:

  • Attend skills-building workshops in negotiation, social media and crafting effective messages
  • Hear firsthand from distinguished guest speakers, such as members of Congress, White House officials and federal agency leaders
  • Go to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to invest in child health
  • Learn about federal policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians

The AAP Committee on Federal Government Affairs, the AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees, and the AAP Section on Early Career Physicians are offering several scholarships to AAP members in good standing to cover the cost of registration for the conference. Lodging and travel expenses are not covered by the scholarship.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out an application​​ and submit it to by Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Additional information on eligibility is listed in the application.

For information on how to register and to download a conference brochure, please visit Please send any questions to

We hope to see you in Washington in 2017!​​​