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2015 Call for Symposia

Members of AAAP and its affiliated societies, students, faculty, health professionals, clinicians and researchers are all encouraged to participate in the AAAP Annual Meeting. Individuals who would like to submit a symposium proposal for the AAAP Annual Meeting should submit a completed proposal form.

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Deadline is March 16, 2015


Plenary Session
(typically 2-3 presenters, and perhaps a discussant)

Each plenary is scheduled for 2 hours with 30 minutes for each presenter and 30 minutes for discussion.

Note: There will be a designated session chair for each symposia that will be responsible for contacting the presenter(s) prior to the conference to discuss introductions, the content of the presentations and review their materials (PowerPoint and handouts). At each session, the chair will ensure that the session begins and ends on time, introduces the presenter(s) and the session topic.

Evaluation of Proposals

Each proposal will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers who will recommend one of three options: 1) acceptance of the proposal, 2) revision of the proposal, or 3) rejection of the proposal. The reviewers will examine and evaluate proposals using the following criteria:

  • A clear connection between the title of the session and its content (titles should be less than 10 words, compelling to attract an interdisciplinary audience, and align with session content)
  • Significance and clinical relevance of the topic for this conference
  • Clarity and value of the objectives
  • Mechanism of engaging the audience
  • Defined learning outcomes for attendees

Acceptance of Proposals

The results of the review process will be provided to applicants no later than May 4, 2015.

The presenters of all accepted proposals are required to be confirmed with session chair no later than May 11, 2015. Presenters are responsible for arranging and paying for their own conference registration fee, travel and lodging.

All presenters are required to provide all PowerPoint slides for the conference materials no later than October 15, 2015. Presenters whose registration fees and PowerPoint slides are not received by October 15, 2015 may be deleted from the conference schedule of sessions and program booklet.