Welcome to SONPM

The Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (SONPM) is the home organization for specialists in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and also welcomes affiliate members working in related disciplines. At a membership of nearly 4327, the Section is the largest specialty subgroup of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Section's highest priority is to ensure optimal health and well-being of babies and mothers which is accomplished through the Section's core activities of advocacy, education, outreach and support of clinicians and researchers. ​

Our History

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Mission, Goals, Core values and Strategic Plan
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Benefits & Criteria

SONPM Membership
Benefits of Section Membership
The perks of joining SONPM
How to Join
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Core Section Activities
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Section News

Marshall Klaus Perinatal Research Awards 2022

The American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal-Perinatal Research Grant Program is designed to give neonatal fellows an opportunity to initiate and complete research projects related to their professional interests. $5,000 grants are available to qualifying trainees. Learn more.


NeoPREP® Virtual Course 

An Intensive Review and Update of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine being held virtually on January 24-27, 2022.  Click here to register.