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National Conference & Exhibition Abstracts

During the National Conference & Exhibition, AAP Council and Section programs cover clinical matters or research related to subspecialty or special interest areas. ​Submissions by AAP members, nonmembers, and by health professionals in any field are accepted​

Abstract submission for the 2017 National Conference & Exhibition is now closed.

Deadline for abstract submission was April 7, 2017. Authors will be notified of the outcome of the review process in early June 2017.

General Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions by AAP members, nonmembers, and by health professionals in any field are accepted. Some sections require sponsors for papers whose authors are not members of the section.
  • An abstract may only be submitted to one council or section program, with the exception of the Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds 21) program.
  • Notifications: Final decision will be emailed to the presenting (corresponding) author in early June 2017 by email; consequently, an accurate email address is critical. If you have not received an email notification by June 30, 2017, contact
  • The decision regarding acceptance and presentation of abstracts is final.
  • The presenting author will serve as the primary contact for all correspondence regarding the abstract. 
  • No other authors may be added after the submission deadline has passed. 
  • Conference registration is required for presenting authors. Presenting authors will receive a reduced registration rate for the conference.
  • Accepted abstracts are made available to the public online in advance of the meeting and are published in Pediatrics e-supplement following the conference. Presenting author must receive consent to publish from all authors of the abstract.

Submitting an Abstract

  • All abstracts must been submitted by April 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm (EST). Submissions not complete by the deadline will be withdrawn from consideration
  • Only online submissions will be considered.
  • There is no fee to submit abstracts.
  • Abstract text is limited to 450 words. Up to two images and/or tables are permitted. Image captions do not count toward the word limit.
  • Do not include geographic location of institution and/or study site (unless significant element to the study).
  • Use only standard abbreviations. Special or unusual abbreviations should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full word. 
  • No revisions can be made after the abstract submission deadline.
  • Please Note: Specific rules may apply for abstracts depending on the program (see each group for specifics).

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

  • All listed authors must complete a disclosure via the AAP online abstract management system.  
  • An author's disclosure is relevant and specific to the content of his/her abstract presentation. If his/her potential conflict of interest relates to other content that will not be discussed in his/her abstract presentation, he/she does not need to disclose those relationships.
  • For oral abstract presentations, which are designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, an employee of an ACCME-defined commercial interest* is prohibited from being an author or presenter of an abstract that is selected. 
  • For poster presentations, which are not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, an employee of an ACCME-defined commercial interest* is allowed to be an author of an abstract that is selected; however, that individual is prohibited from being the person who is responsible for verbally describing the findings on the poster to learners. 

* As defined by the Accreditation Council for CME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.​

Click on the appropriate link below to submit an abstract

Abstracts from previous National Conference & Exhibition presentations are available for viewing online:




For more information, call 800/433-9016, ext. 4079, or e-mail
If you would like to request a copy of a previously presented abstract, please contact the AAP Division of Library and Archival Services at 800/433-9016, ext. 7635.
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