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Register now: AAP brings 2020 National Conference to you :

September 1, 2020

The AAP has gathered world-class faculty and is gearing up for a global audience at the 2020 Virtual National Conference & Exhibition Oct. 2-5. The flexible and diverse virtual program provides an array of educational opportunities with more than 35 live sessions and 150 on-demand sessions.

Although it was necessary to cancel the in-person National Conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAP is working to ensure that pediatricians can continue to access top quality education online in order to provide the best care for their patients.

Browse the conference schedule at to view the selection of sessions in pediatrics. There are topics to appeal to every interest, including dermatology, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, infectious diseases, practice management, gastroenterology and more.

Live sessions will address hot topics that impact pediatric practice such as racism and equity, COVID-19 and global health.

The Pediatrics for the 21st Century program is titled “Fighting Racism to Advance Child Health Equity: A Call to Action.” Other sessions of note include Sara “Sally” H. Goza, M.D., FAAP, delivering the President’s Address; AAP President-elect Moira Szilagyi, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, on trauma-informed care for a safe, stable and nurturing environment; Omolara Uwemedimo, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, Global Health Program director at Cohen Children's Medical Center, N.Y., on socially responsive pediatrics; and Richard Louv, co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, on nature as an antidote to sedentary lifestyles, social isolation, toxic stress and health inequity.

The virtual program will allow a larger international audience to attend the conference and to access a robust global health program. Sessions will explore how to map your career in global health, develop skills for the field, work with immigrant families and adolescents, and approach tough conversations on sexual identity and assigned gender. As Helping Babies Breathe marks its 10th anniversary, the Section on Global Health and Helping Babies Survive will host a half-day program. An online educational series on COVID-19 from the section will culminate with a live session, Supporting Families Globally During COVID: How Pediatricians Make a Difference, on Oct. 4

Other National Conference highlights include:

  • Several sessions addressing various aspects of COVID-19 in pediatrics, such as medical complexity, multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and infection prevention and control.
  • The James A. Stockman Lecture featuring Thomas Glenn III, M.D., pediatric cardiology fellow, on his personal and professional experiences with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
  • Council and section programs, which are open to all attendees.
  • A virtual poster hall with an opportunity to learn about clinical matters, research developments and special interest areas.
  • A virtual exhibit hall to connect with exhibitors offering information from the fields of health care, pharmaceuticals, infant feeding nutrition, publications, computer technology and recruiting. Attendees can video chat with exhibitors, enter drawings and see product theaters on emerging pediatric devices and products.
  • A virtual fun run, technology sessions and wellness activities.

Members and nonmembers must register by Sept. 18 to get the lowest rate. Regular pricing is offered from Sept. 19 through Oct. 30. Registered attendees can access live and on-demand recordings until Jan. 31, 2021.

Register at For more information, call 800-433-9016 (option 3).

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