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PAS Sponsored by:

American Pediatric Society

Society for Pediatric Research

Academic Pediatric Association

American Academy of Pediatrics


Program Proposal & Submission Formats

The Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting is the largest international meeting focusing on research in child health while providing a unique venue for interdisciplinary scientific interactions.  

The PAS is committed to presenting a high-quality program addressing all aspects of academic pediatrics. Our goal is to present a wide range of cutting-edge science, from basic to translational (pre-clinical), clinical and health services research, that reflects our diverse pediatric academic disciplines.

Program contributions from the pediatric community are encouraged and appreciated. If you would like to contribute to the meeting, submission opportunities are available for invited science, workshop and original science abstract programming. Online availability and deadlines are defined below.

Important Submission Dates

Invited Science
May 15 - June 28, 2012

PAS Workshops
July 2, 2012 - August 9, 2012

Original Science Abstract Submission
September 4 - November 15, 2012



Invited Science Program Formats

Submission deadline has passed.  Click here to login and view your submission.  Deadline is June 28, 2012.
Selected by collaboration from the PAS Program Committee
and placed into the following presentation formats.
Notifications on the status of your Proposal will be distributed August 15, 2012

State of the Art Plenaries

These symposia provide a means for updating and solidifying understanding in interdisciplinary areas of pediatric medicine. These sessions are also commonly forums for the presentation of new developments and seminal advances in biomedical research. They consist of invited lectures from international leaders in the field and are designed to be of interest to a very broad range of attendees. Open to all attendees.

Topic Symposia

These symposia address issues and controversies around topics of interest to a particular audience. As such, they are generally focused on a more specific topic than the State of the Art sessions. Topic Symposia consist of 34 lectures and allow time for active audience discussion. Open to all attendees.

Hot Topics

These symposia focus on areas of rapid clinical discovery and excitement and should address "Hot Topics," controversial issues and seek to stimulate new areas of research or interactions for participants. Time is scheduled for active audience participation. Open to all attendees.

Mini Courses

These symposia address important, relevant topics of interest to all attendees from trainees to junior faculty to more senior faculty. Usually targeted to new, broad-based clinical strategies or techniques, which are not specific for any specific discipline or subset of participants. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for the practicing physician or provider of care. These program are designed to be highly interactive. Open to all attendees.

PAS Workshop Format

Submission deadline has passed. The deadline is August 9, 2012.
Selected by peer-review and collaboration from the PAS Workshop Committee
Notifications available in November

PAS Workshops

These small, interactive training seminars address practical topics of concern for trainees, junior scholars, and the more senior practitioner, investigator, or academic leader. The format of the workshops usually includes a combination of didactic presentations, interactive discussions, and hands-on techniques, depending on the topic presented. Attendance is limited to make the sessions highly interactive. Open to all attendees. 


Original Science Abstracts

Submission Deadline has passed.  Click here to view submitted abstract or obtain receipt.
Abstracts are selected by peer-review and collaboration from the PAS Program Committee
and placed into the following presentation formats.
Notifications available in February

Platform Sessions

Platform sessions are 2-hour sessions with 8 papers. Each paper is afforded 15 minutes for the presentation (10 minute oral presentation; 5 minutes for audience discussion)

Poster Symposia

Poster symposia are 2-hour sessions and include 10-12 grouped posters with a viewing period and a formal presentation or discussion period.  There is some flexibility with the format for the formal presentation period. The goal of the poster symposia format is to encourage participant and audience interaction in a less formal setting than a platform session.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions are 23-hour sessions with 250400 posters on various thematic and traditional subspecialty topics.  Authors are in attendance for a 2-hour period to discuss their work with individual attendees in an informal setting.


Meet the Professor

Meet the Professor candidates are determined by the PAS Program Committee.

These breakfasts are intended for 30 participants and are informal, interactive career discussions with an expert in the topic area. Open to all attendees.

Those wanting to attend one of these breakfasts are encouraged to arrive early as attendance is limited, and they will fill quickly.

Special Interest Groups

SIGs are informal sessions organized around specific areas of interest to academic and community pediatricians. Each session is planned by the SIG chair and the sessions range in format from informal discussions to guest speakers to research presentations. Contact the specific SIG chair if you would like more information. Open to all attendees.


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Last Updated: May 04, 2013