Council and Section Membership Criteria

​​​​Council and Section Membership Criteria


Councils represent the evolution of Committees and Sections working in the same field into a new, integrated, structure. Councils generate policy, create educational programming and resources, develop and promote advocacy initiatives, support translation of policy and education into practice, and they integrate and evaluate these efforts to maximize impact.

Council on Child Abuse and Neglect
Council on Children with Disabilities
Council on Clinical Information Technology
Council Communications and Media
Council on Community Pediatrics
Council on Early Childhood
Council on Environmental Health
Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care
Council on Genetics
Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention
Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Council on School Health
Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness


Sections were developed within the AAP for members who share a pediatric subspecialty, surgical specialty, special area of interest, or stage of life. Sections cultivate ideas and develop programs within their subspecialty or special interest that improve the care of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Section on Administration and Practice Management
Section on Adolescent Health
Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology
Section on Allergy and Immunology
Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Section on Bioethics
Section on Breastfeeding
Section on Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
Section on Child Death Review and Prevention
Section on Clincal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Section on Critical Care
Section on Dermatology
Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Section on Early Career Physicians
Section on Emergency Medicine
Section on Endocrinology
Section on Epidemiology, Public Health and Evidence
Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Section on Hematology/Oncology
Section on Home Care
Section on Hospice and Palliative Care
Section on Hospital Medicine
Section on Infectious Diseases
Section on Integrative Medicine
Section on International Child Health
Section on International Medical Graduates
Section on LGBT Health and Wellness
Section on Medicine-Pediatrics
Section on Minority Health, Equity and Inclusion
Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Section on Nephrology
Section on Neurological Surgery
Section on Neurology
Section on Obesity
Section on Ophthalmology
Section on Oral Health
Section on Orthopaedics
Section on Osteopathic Pediatricians
Section on Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Section on Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
Section on Pediatric Trainees
Section on Plastic Surgery
Section on Radiology
Section on Rheumatology
Section on Senior Members
Section on Simulation and Innovative Learning Methods
Section on Surgery
Section on Telehealth Care
Section on Tobacco Control
Section on Transport Medicine
Section on Uniformed Services
Section on Urology

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