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2023 AAP National Conference & Exhibition

October 24, 2023

The 2023 AAP National Conference & Exhibition is taking place Oct. 20-24 in Washington, D.C. For more information and to register, visit

Advocacy in full bloom during AAP National Conference & Exhibition
Advocacy was a key theme at the 2023 AAP National Conference & Exhibition, with attendees sharing their advocacy messages through a special project and rallying on the National Mall.

HHS Secretary Xavier BecerraBecerra highlights HHS efforts to improve child health, praises work of pediatricians
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, J.D., detailed efforts in areas like nutrition, mental health and reproductive health care and said he wants to partner with pediatricians.

Dr. Anthony FauciDr. Fauci: Pediatricians served as ‘shining light’ during COVID-19 pandemic
The AAP presented Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., with an Honorary Fellow designation in recognition of his decades of leadership, dedication, wisdom and service to children and families.

Family shares journey navigating barriers to care, battling rare disorder
After Jackson Webb was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder at age 7, his family spent more than a decade navigating an often unfair health care system.

Plenary speaker shares how she put health equity into action
Ala Stanford, M.D., FACS, FAAP, started a center in Philadelphia that provides physical and behavioral health services to underserved people of all ages.

AAP leaders talkingPediatricians reflect on unique, historic roles during COVID-19 pandemic
A new documentary-style video that explores lessons learned during and after the COVID-19 pandemic will debut at the conference.

Dr. Chung recounts how AAP, pediatricians rose to challenges of past year
In her plenary address Saturday, Sandy L. Chung, M.D., FAAP, reflected on the accomplishments of the AAP and members during her year as president.

Inspirational keynoter offers positive survival toolkit to maintain resilience
Valorie Burton, a life strategist and motivational speaker, offered a vision on how to succeed under pressure, navigate setbacks and maintain a self-directed positive perspective during her keynote address at the National Conference.

It’s not too late to register for 2023 AAP National Conference
Whether you’re looking to increase your clinical knowledge, hone your hands-on skills or advocate for your patients, the 2023 National Conference & Exhibition from Oct. 20-24 in Washington, D.C., is the place to be.

Experts offer words of wisdom to conquer National Conference
With access to more than 350 educational sessions, hundreds of exhibits and numerous special events, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Take a deep breath and follow advice from National Conference Planning Group members.

Ditch the travel guide: AAP staff, members share favorite D.C. spots
Step outside the convention and explore the D.C. area. AAP staff and members share some of their favorite places and hidden gems in our nation’s capital.

5 sessions explore how pediatricians can prevent firearm injuries, deaths
More children died due to firearms than motor vehicle crashes in 2021. Five sessions look at what pediatricians can do to reduce firearm injuries and deaths.

Pediatric obesity: Sessions offer insights into complex, chronic disease
Numerous sessions provide tips for implementing the new AAP clinical practice guideline on the evaluation and treatment of obesity. They also discuss how obesity is related to eating disorders and food insecurity and offer strategies to reduce weight bias and stigmatizing language in patient care.

Pediatrics On Call podcast logoPediatrics on Call hosts, Pediatrics editors to discuss key topics in pediatric research during live broadcast
Following the success of last year’s live broadcast, the hosts of the Pediatrics On Call podcast again will be recording a live episode at the conference.

Doctor at computerFind out what to do if you’re attacked on social media
While establishing a presence on social media may seem daunting, it can be an effective way to connect with patients and families.

Exhibit hallPut on your walking shoes and head to Exhibit Hall
The world’s largest pediatric exhibit hall opens at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 in Halls A and B of the convention center.

Earn credit, gain confidence treating teen patients at risk of opioid misuse
Most opioid misuse begins during the pediatric years. A four-hour course on Friday aims to help participants identify and treat opioid use disorders in the pediatrician’s office and offers credit toward the Drug Enforcement Administration requirement for substance use training.

Audience at conference‘H programs’ not limited to members of sections or councils; worth checking out
H programs are held throughout the conference in addition to the 350-plus general education sessions. Programs run from several hours to several days, and attendees can choose how much of a program they want to attend.

National Conference session to focus on identifying, addressing chronic absenteeism
With chronic absenteeism rates among U.S. students nearly doubling post-pandemic, pediatricians can play a key role in addressing health issues that may be preventing patients from developing a routine at school.

Scientist doing experimentCutting-edge research on display in Poster Hall
Full abstract details will be available on the Conference Platform app beginning Friday, Oct. 20.

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