Call for Abstracts: 24th Annual Meeting and Symposium


December 5-8, 2013 * Scottsdale, Arizona

Call for Abstracts

Members of AAAP and affiliated societies, students, faculty, health professionals, clinicians and researchers are all encouraged to participate in the AAAP 2013 Annual Meeting by submitting workshop, paper and/or poster abstracts.  

Submissions for paper, poster and workshop presentations must be submitted online by July 1, 2013. Please visit for the online submission form.  

Submission Categories:

Paper presentations offer an opportunity to briefly present research findings or data on clinical experiences. These presentations are organized into concurrent 60-minute sessions with each abstract presentation 10 minutes in duration followed by an additional 5 minute question/answer period.

Posters are displayed throughout the conference with the author(s) hosting informal discussions about their work.

Workshops are 90-minute sessions which emphasize an interactive learning process around a specific topic. The emphasis will be on skills development and small group discussion as opposed to dissemination of information in a lecture format.

The following guidelines apply to submission of proposals for all presentations.

Paper and Poster Presentations: Submissions must contain data (either quantitative or qualitative) and report research results.

Submissions should be organized under the following headings:

Background: Describe the importance of the study and state the objective(s).

Methods: Provide a description of the methods used: study design, setting, population, measures, and analytic procedures.

Results: Describe the results to support the conclusions.

Conclusions: State the implications of the findings for clinical practice, research, education, and/or policy.

Funding: Indicate source of funding (i.e., NIH Institute, Foundation, Health Care Company, Pharmaceutical, etc.).

Authors should indicate their presentation preference (poster or paper) on the abstract submission form. The same paper may not be submitted for both a paper presentation and poster. During the review process, the Review Committee may recommend the author convert a paper submission to a poster. Papers that have been published or accepted for publication either in article or abstract form prior to the abstract submission deadline will not be eligible for review. Papers under review at the time of the submission deadline but not yet accepted for publication, even if appearing before the meeting, are eligible for presentation.


Workshops should be interactive, with an emphasis on audience participation in discussions, skill-building exercises, etc. Participation in workshops should impact attendee’s teaching, clinical, policy and/or administrative work.

Learning Objective(s): Provide the objective of the workshop. Learning objectives are a tool to assist in identifying the specific steps that will be taken to address the gap between an identified need and the “best practice”. This is what the participant should be able to do as a result of the CME activity.

Brief Summary of Workshop: Describe the workshop in 250 words or less.

Contents and Methods: Describe the identified objectives to be accomplished. List the methods, strategies, materials and resources to be used in the workshop. Please specify the techniques that you will use for skill-building and facilitating discussion in meeting the goal of making this an interactive session. Note: No more than half of the workshop time (45 minutes or less) will be spent on presentation with the remaining time dedicated to discussion and interactive exercises with the participants.

Funding: Indicate source of funding, (i.e., NIH Institute, Foundation, Health Care Company, Pharmaceutical, etc.)

Additional Presenters: List name, degree, and institutional affiliation for any additional presenters who will be involved in the workshop.
Please see attached for a sample of a paper, poster or workshop submission. For further information, email or call (401) 524-3076.