- Presentation formats (platform, poster or poster symposium) are determined in February by the PAS Program Committee.
- Platform sessions are two hours in length. Presentations are 15-minutes (10 minute/presentation; 5 minute/discussion).
- Poster symposium sessions are two hours in length and consist of a poster viewing period followed by a formal presentation or discussion period. Session moderators determine the presentation or discussion format for poster symposium sessions.
- Poster sessions are two-three hours in length and consist of a general viewing and author attendance period. Detailed instructions for the preparation of slides and posters, as well as scheduling notices, will be provided to the contact author with the presentation notification in February. The complete schedule of all abstract presentations will be finalized by February.
- 90 – 120 minute sessions that are open to all attendees at no additional fee.
- Audrey K. Brown Kernicterus Symposium
- Bilirubin Club
- Bioethics Interest Group
- Directors of Research Club
- Lung Club
- Milk Club
- Neonatal Feeding Club
- Neonatal Hemodynamics Club
- Neonatal Sepsis Club
- NICU Follow Up Club
- Pediatric Hospital Medicine Club
- Perinatal Brain Club
- Perinatal Nutrition Club
Core Curriculum Series (Three 90 – 120 minute sessions will be presented in each of 3 tracks)
- A comprehensive core curriculum for fellows that address areas of academic development identified in the guidelines summarized in the American Board of Pediatrics Guidelines for Fellowship Training. Workshops focus on skill and knowledge acquisition that are appropriate for individuals at the fellowship level of training and provide a foundation for those who may not have had exposure to some required topics, as well as those who wish to pursue a topic in greater depth in the future. It is intended that these themes will repeat each year so individual curriculum’s can be created to complement education provided by local fellowship training programs. Certificates of completion will be distributed to participants in attendance who have signed in and provided their email address. Exception: Fee required for Core Curriculum Fellows’ Series
Invited Science (Length: 2 hours) – (Variety of Approaches)
- Important relevant topics of interest to all attendees from trainees to senior faculty. They are usually targeted to new; broad-based clinical strategies or techniques, which often are not for any specific discipline or subset of participants. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for the practicing physician or provider of care and is designed to be highly interactive. Invited speakers are provided support policies for the various invited science programs.
Meet the Professor Breakfast Sessions (Length: 45 minutes)
- Provides trainees and junior faculty the opportunity to meet with senior academic physicians who can provide insights in their field and provide career guidance in a small interactive group. These breakfast sessions will be on Sunday, from 7:00am to 7:45am. Sessions are small and seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-enrollment is not required.
Special Interest Groups (Length: 2-3 hours)
- SIGs are informal sessions sponsored by the Academic Pediatric Association and are organized around specific areas of interest to academic and community pediatricians. Each session is planned by the SIG Chair and in format from informal discussions to guest speakers to research presentations. Sessions are small and seating is on a first-come, first served basis.
Workshops (Length: 2-3 hours)
- Includes a combination of didactic presentations, interactive discussions and hands-on techniques depending on the topic presented. Some workshops address practical topics of concern for trainees and junior scholars, while others focus on issues relevant to the senior practitioner, investigator or academic leader. Sessions are small and seating is on a first-come, first served basis. Pre-enrollment is not required.
Industry Sponsored Symposia
- Educational programs that are not part of the official scientific sessions planned by the PAS Program Committee. Symposia are required to meet ACCME Guidelines and Standards for Commercial Support and the content is free of commercial bias for or against any product. ISS are planned solely by the sponsoring company/organization. Events are scheduled during time slots that do not compete with PAS programs or exhibit hours.
- There is no fee to attend these symposia, however, pre-registration is required. Host companies send separate invitations and on-site registration is available at the door.
Non-Scientific (Ancillary) Events
- Functions held adjunct to the PAS Meeting and coordinated by a group other than PAS is considered an ancillary event. Educational and scientific programming, organized outside of PAS yet directed at the same audience, may not be offered over the official dates of the PAS Annual Meeting within 100 miles of the PAS meeting location.
Event types include:
- Alumni Event
- Business Meeting
- Committee (includes Council and Society meetings)
PAS charges a one-time $350.00 administration fee for all ancillary events. This excludes PAS Partner and Alliance Organizations business meetings, committee meetings or special sessions.
Rules & Guidelines for Non-Scientific (Ancillary) Events
NOTE: All requests must be completed using the PAS Program and Events Center.
Pre-conference Space Availability
- Wednesday – Limited space available for hotel hosted events. Request accepted upon availability.
- Thursday – Limited space available for hotel hosted events. Request accepted upon availability.
- Friday – Limited space available for convention center and hotel events. Request accepted upon availability.
Post-conference Space Availability
- Tuesday – Limited space available from 2:45pm – 5:45pm
- Wednesday – Limited space available from 8:00am – 12Noon
Black Out Dates/Times
Organizations may not hold functions during the PAS scientific program schedule. These times include:
- Saturday, 8am-6:30pm
- Sunday, 8am-11:45am and 1pm-6:30pm
- Monday, 8am-11:45am and 1pm-6:30pm
- Tuesday, 8am-11:45am and 1pm-6:30pm
Key Planning Timeline – Non-Scientific (Ancillary) Event
|July 18||Call Opens for all Ancillary Events|
|October 2||Call Closes for all Ancillary Events|
|November 9||Ancillary Event Notifications Emailed. This will include hotel assignment, day/time of the event and contact information for A/V and catering needs.|
|January 15||Call Opens for Late Ancillary Events|
|March 1||All Ancillary Events requests close.|
|TBD||Ancillary Event Notifications Emailed. This will include hotel assignment, day/time of the event and contact information for A/V and catering needs.|
|TBD||Catering and AV orders due, and administrative fees due to prevent event cancellation.|
Non-Scientific (Ancillary) Event Locations
- All activities are restricted to the official PAS hotels or the Convention Center, assigned at the discretion of PAS. Please note, per hotel policy, no outside food and beverages are allowed in any meeting function.
- Space is assigned upon submission of your event to the PAS Program and Events Center.
- PAS accepts no financial or organizational responsibility for ancillary or exhibitor education events. Room rental, catering, A/V equipment, labor and other charges are the sole responsibility of the organizer. (PAS and the co-headquarter hotels have the right to move an event if PAS or the hotels determine the space assigned is needed for an official function or is not best suited to the event).
- Space cancellations must be received by February 24, 2019.
- Cancellations received on or before February 24, 2019, will be removed from publication announcements.
Note: Your assigned contact person is responsible for informing your event attendees of the cancellation.
- A full refund for the administrative fee will be given to cancellations received on or before February 24, 2019.
- Additional promotions or notifications will be your responsibility. Marketing pieces, advertisements, invitations, etc. may not use the PAS logo or name—inferring or implying that the event was endorsed by PAS.
- Bulletin boards are available at the Convention Center to publicize meetings and gatherings; notices are limited to a size of 8.5” x 11”.
- Distribution of invitations, tickets, etc., promoting an ancillary event is strictly prohibited in all other public spaces of the event venue, convention center or other hotels.
- One (1) sign may be placed at the door, but only during the scheduled time of the session. Signage at the door may not exceed 24” x 36”. Marketing guidelines apply.
- Additional signs are not permitted. Signage scattered throughout the hotels or convention center is not permitted and will be removed.
PAS Program Office
9303 New Trails Drive, Suite 350
The Woodlands, TX 77381
American Pediatric Society
Society for Pediatric Research
- SPR Fellows’ Basic Research Awards, including:
- SPR Fellows’ Clinical Research Award, including:
- SPR House Officer Research Award
- SPR Student Research Award
- Young Investigator Award*
- E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics*
- Maureen Andrew Mentor Award*
- Douglas K. Richardson Award for Perinatal and Pediatric Healthcare Research*
- Thomas A. Hazinski Distinguished Service Award*
American Pediatric Society / Society for Pediatric Research Joint Award
American Academy of Pediatrics
- AAP William A. Silverman Lecture*
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
- Henry L. Barnett Award (ASPN and AAP Section on Nephrology)*
- ASPN Founder’s Award*
- ASPN Trainee Research Award
- ASPN Fellow Research Presentation Award
- ASPN Resident Travel
Academic Pediatric Association
- APA Fellow’s Research Award
- APA George Armstrong Lecture*
- APA Health Care Delivery Award*
- APA Global Health Research Award*
- APA Ludwig-Seidel Award
- APA Michael Shannon Research Award
- APA Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award*
- APA Public Policy & Advocacy Award*
- APA Outstanding Teaching Award*
- APA Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Pediatric Education*
- APA Resident Research Award
- APA Research Award*
- APA Student Research Award
- APA Teaching Award for Faculty
Federation of Pediatric Organizations
March of Dimes
PAS Travel Grants
- PAS Travel Grant Program