2024 Call for Educational Content

General Sessions

  • November 17, 2023: Deadline to submit general session proposals via the proposal portal
  • February 2024: General session proposal notifications

2024 General Session Proposal Portal

General sessions are targeted for general pediatricians or pediatric providers and cover any clinical or non-clinical pediatric content areas. The National Conference Planning Group is responsible for reviewing sessions and selecting, inviting, and confirming faculty.

NEW Core Sessions
The National Conference Planning Group has designated a number of pre-accepted “Core Sessions” which will not need to be submitted as a new proposal. The below list of sessions will be automatically accepted and slated into the 2024 program. The Planning Group will select and invite faculty for Core Sessions in collaboration with AAP sections & councils.

2024 Core Sessions Spreadsheet   2024 Core Sessions PDF

Please note, invitations to faculty members should not be extended during the proposal process as this faculty will be selected and invited by the planning group. Session acceptance does not guarantee that proposed faculty will be invited.

2024 General Session Types

2024 Session Topic List

For Drafting: General Session Proposal Form

National Conference Planning Group

Section/Council Programs & Courses

  • November 17, 2023: Deadline to section/council program & course requests
  • December 2023: Confirmation of section/council program & course requests
  • March 1, 2024: Section/council program & course agendas and faculty confirmations due

Section/council programs are highly focused topics of interest to section or council members and/or general pediatric providers, which require and assume that the attendee has knowledge and interest in the content area. These programs are planned and implemented by section or council program chairs, in conjunction with the National Conference Planning Group and staff. They may include aspects such as: awards, business meetings, educational content targeted to members of the section/council and/or abstract presentations. These sessions are open to all registered National Conference attendees.

Courses are half or full-day specialty programming, which are planned and implemented by an AAP section or council. These specialty sessions offer hands-on education, deep-dive discussion, or are tailored to a specific audience. Courses may require a paid ticket to offset equipment or meal costs.

Requests for section/council programs & courses must be completed by November 17. Please complete the form below and return to ncesubmissions@aap.org.

AAP Section & Councils should hold on inviting faculty or developing agendas until they receive an acceptance notification.  Program chairs and staff should receive notifications in December.

Section/Council Program Request Form

Plenary Session Proposals

The Call for Plenary Session Proposals will open on February 5. 

Due Date: March 15, 2024

Plenary sessions are high-level 15-20 minute credit-bearing lectures that occur on the mainstage of the National Conference. These sessions address cutting-edge, crucial or emergent clinical topics for pediatric care and should be of broad interest and importance to all attendees.


The Call for Abstracts will open on February 16, 2024.

Due Date: April 12, 2024

The National Conference accepts abstracts of case reports, original research, program evaluations, quality improvement projects, and advocacy projects for presentation within various section and council programs. Section/council programs are developed by AAP member specialty and subspecialty communities to provide a forum for the advanced discussion of clinical matters, research developments, or special interest areas. The 2024 Call for Abstracts will be open February 16 to April 12, 2024.

More information is available here.