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Come see all the Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) is doing at this year's National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL. To many first-time attendees, the conference can be rather overwhelming. Please check back periodically for programming updates for the 2017 conference!

​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 and Leadership Council members. Moreover, the Assembly serves as the primary forum to debut the Section's Annual Advocacy Campaign, present significant awards, and to network with 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 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 Phillip Fischer, Editor of Pediatrics in Review, attends and determines the winner from the Top 20 finalists. 

Click here for a detailed SOPT Assembly agenda (AAP login required). 

SOPT Reception & Poster Display: 

On behalf of the SOPT Executive Committee we'd like to invite you to a special reception on Saturday, October 16 from 6:00-7:00pm at Navy Pier. Come enjoy an evening of complimentary food and drinks, while networking and viewing the Section's clinical case posters. 

* Supported by Abbott Nutrition, a Division of Abbott Laboratories, Inc.

​Online registration is now open. Deadline for advance registration is August 4, 2017.

2017 National Conference Links:

  1. National Conference Website
  2. AAP Conference Planner
  3. Plenary sessions
  4. Peds 21 session
  5. Pediatric Bowl
  6. Trainee Conference Flyer (AAP login required)
  7. Registration 
  8. Hotel Reservations 
  9. Special Events
  10. Family Programs

​Future National Conference Dates:

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

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

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