2019 Call for Abstracts


The 2019 Call for Abstracts is now closed for the 32 Section/Council programs taking place during the 2019 National Conference in New Orleans, LA. 

Developed by AAP Sections and Councils, these programs provide a forum for the advanced discussion of clinical matters, research developments, or special interest areas. While geared toward Section/Council members, most programs are of interest to and open to all attendees. Presentation within each program is unique to the subspecialty or subspecialist area.

Please note: Section/Council Programs are held at various dates and times within the broader National Conference schedule.  The AAP National Conference & Exhibition does not have a centralized poster hall where all abstracts will be presented.


  • Friday, February 15, 2019: Abstract submission system opens for the 2019 National Conference & Exhibition
  • Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:59PM EDT: Deadline to submit abstracts for the 2019 National Conference. Submissions not complete by the deadline will be withdrawn from consideration.
  • July 2019: Rejection/acceptance notifications sent to authors
  • September 13, 2019: Final day for abstracts to be withdrawn from presentation and/or changes to presenting author
  • October 4 – October 18, 2019: Advanced pre-submission of final onsite presentation slides
  • October 25 – October 29, 2019: 2019 National Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, LA

Poster Board Size

  • The poster boards (on which to  hang the posters ) are 4′ tall x 8′ wide (4 feet tall = 121.92 centimeters; 8 feet wide = 243.84 centimeters). Posters will need to be that size or smaller. Pushpins will be provided.

Submission Guidelines

  • Health professionals in any field are welcome to submit abstracts. Some sections require sponsors for abstracts whose authors are not members of the section.
  • Conference registration is required for presenting authors. Presenting authors will receive a reduced registration rate for the conference.
  • An abstract may only be submitted to one program, with the exception of the Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds 21) program.
  • 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 edits will be allowed to your abstract after the submission deadline has passed.
  • No other authors may be added after the submission deadline has passed. 
  • No revisions can be made after the abstract submission deadline.
  • Accepted abstracts are made available to the conference attendees and the public in advance of the meeting.
  • Only online submissions via the below links 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. Please note, check specific program guidelines for details as some programs may require different word counts.
  • 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. 
  • Please note: Specific rules may apply for abstracts depending on the program (see each group for specifics).

Important Documents

Please review the following documents before submitting an abstract for the 2019 National Conference:

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.

Abstracts Archive 

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


For more information please email abstracts@aap.org