The PAS 2021 Virtual Meeting will bring all of what you know and love about our in-person event to more people, all over the world.
Connecting the pediatric academic community is more important than ever. PAS 2021 Virtual will focus on providing scientists and educators at all career stages with opportunities to showcase their work, learn new science, collaborate with colleagues, build their academic career, and advance their field.
The virtual program will feature exceptional science from 60+ specialties, abstract-driven platforms, e-posters, live events, networking, and an interactive exhibit floor. We look forward to experiencing the new benefits and opportunities of PAS 2021 Virtual with you.
This year, PAS 2021 Virtual will be delivered in two phases.
CME CREDITS & MOC PART II
Please read this important new CME Survey Claim Information:
You can only claim CME credits ONCE. If you intend to participate and claim credits for Phase I and II of the PAS Live Meeting, PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE THE SURVEY UNTIL AFTER JUNE 4, 2021. Please complete the CME-related questions to claim your CME credits. To receive your CME/MOC credits, a valid email is required.
Anyone who claims credit and is a physician will receive an email from Baylor College of Medicine with instructions and a unique link to claim their ABP MOC Part II points.
The CME Survey is NOW available within the Cadmium CD platform and closes Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 6:00 pm CDT. You received an email with your CME login credentials on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
To claim your credits:
Please log in to the PAS Virtual Platform
- In the Left Navigation Menu, click “Claim CME.”
- Under Tasks click “Select Session and Complete Evaluations” to evaluate each session you have watched. (Credits will be calculated by the session evaluations you complete.)
- When you are ready to claim your CME Certificate, complete the “Overall Conference Evaluation” and “Select Area of Practice”, then click “Download/Print CME Certificate.”
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates the internet live activity, PAS 2021 Virtual Meeting, for a maximum of 126.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Baylor College of Medicine designates the internet live activity, PAS Postgraduate Course, for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Baylor College of Medicine designates the internet live activity, PAS Ethics Course for Fellows, for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Baylor College of Medicine designates the internet live activity, APPD/PAS Fellows Core Curriculum Series, for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Baylor College of Medicine designates the enduring activity, PAS 2021 On-Demand, for a maximum of 40.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification – Responses due by July 9, 2021
MOC Part 2 credits can be claimed after June 10, 2021, for Phase I & II applicable sessions.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 10.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
Submission for ABP MOC Part 2 is a 3-step process to include the Evaluation, Certificate, and MOC reflection. Attendees will be asked to complete the meeting evaluation, claim their CME Certificate credits and certificate on the PAS meeting website, an email from Baylor College of Medicine with instructions to claim MOC Part 2 credits. Emails will be sent 24-48 hours of claiming credit, Monday through Friday.
Attendees may use the worksheet to document their learning reflections for five (5) sessions that they attended. Attendees are asked to reflect, identify new knowledge, updates, strategies, professional practice changes, and/or insights gained as a result of the sessions attended. The answers should be unique to the new knowledge gained and specific to the session. Each reflection will be limited to 150 words. For examples of reflective responses that meet the passing standard and those that do not, see Appendix A of the Knowledge and Self-Assessment Process. ALL FIELDS MUST BE COMPLETED AT THE TIME OF ENTRY AND SUBMITTED IN ORDER TO HAVE RESPONSES TRANSMITTED. It is recommended that attendees complete the worksheet in preparation to copy and paste them into the fields.
NAVIGATING THE PAS 2021 VIRTUAL MEETING
Where do I find my login credentials for the Virtual Platform?
- Visit the Virtual Platform-“Forgot Registration ID” and enter the email you registered with, your credentials will be emailed.
- Visit PAS Registration and enter your email you registered with, your credentials will be emailed.
Did you receive multiple login credentials? If so, you are a presenter, moderator, and/or chair as well as an attendee at PAS. Here’s an explanation of the two different credential logins you have been given.
- Virtual Platform Attendee login credentials (For Full Access Pass Holders Only) – Use the full access pass link to access the virtual attendee platform. In the attendee platform, you will be able to view the conference agenda and build out your schedule, access live meeting links when the meeting begins, and view all content when un-embargoed on April 28, 2021. If you’re a presenter, you will receive information on joining your day of sessions closer to the meeting.
- PAS Presentation Management Portal — CadmiumCD Education & Poster Harvester credentials are used by presenters/chairs to complete presenter tasks.
Using the Virtual Platform and Online Program Guide
Follow the pro tips below on how to make the most of your experience. Please note all sessions are listed in Central Time Zone.
Navigation Guide for Virtual Platform
Click here for an in-depth look at utilizing the Virtual Platform and Online Program Guide. This can always be located by clicking the home button of the virtual platform.
Virtual Platform & Online Program Guide Pro-tips
Login & Get Started:
- Log in to the virtual platform using the web browser on your computer (Google Chrome or Firefox should be used for the best experience). We suggest you bookmark this link into your “favorites” list on your web browser for ease of access during the conference.
- Click “Login” on the upper right corner of the page.
- On your first login, you’ll be prompted to set up your profile information. Be sure to fill in required fields (noted by an asterisk). To advance to the next section click the “Save and Continue” button.
- In the next section, you’ll have the option to upload a headshot photo. Please choose a professional photo of yourself that is a minimum of 400 pixels and in a .jpeg, or .png file format.
- After your headshot is uploaded, advance to the next section to customize your profile.
- Last, select your networking and privacy settings and click the “Save and Finish” button. Please note – if you do not allow this setting you will be unable to network with other attendees.
- Click here for an in-depth look at utilizing the Virtual Platform and Online Program Guide. This can always be located by clicking the home button of the virtual platform.
Optimal Virtual Meeting Experience Tech Tips
Attendee Experience: Phase I – April 30 to May 4
Attendee Experience: Phase I – April 30 to May 4
April 28: All On-Demand sessions and e-Posters are available for viewing. Plan your schedule to watch live events during PAS.
April 30: Pre-conference ticketed events are scheduled, with an eighth event by invitation only.
April 30: 4:30 pm to 6:15 pm CT | PAS Opening General Session
9:00 am to 11:00 am CT:
Start your day with an unopposed Live Session PAS partner plenary, featuring special speakers and scientific presentations.
Watch On-Demand with Live Q&A sessions from 9:00 am to 11:00 am CT. The session popup will have a reminder to watch the on-demand recording prior to the 11:30 am CT Q&A.
11:30 am to 12:00 pm CT: On-Demand with Live Q&A sessions will have a live Q&A time from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm CT.
12:00 pm CT: Visit our virtual exhibit hall to actively engage with representatives showcasing institutions, products, devices, and cutting-edge technologies. Chat with booth staff or connect automatically via video or text chat.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm CT: Kick off your afternoon and choose from multiple Live Sessions or view On-Demand with Live Q&A sessions that will have a live Q&A opportunity from 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm CT.
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm CT: End your afternoon with a focus on the cutting-edge research you expect from PAS. You can choose from Live Session or view On-Demand with Live Q&A sessions that will have a live Q&A at 6:30 pm CT.
6:15 pm to 7:15 pm CT: Close your day with Highlighted e-Posters with Live Q&A. While e-Posters are available for viewing throughout the conference, a select group of presenters will be chosen each day to join a live video chat to discuss and answer questions about their research. Note: Attendees should plan to view the e-Poster recordings in advance of 6:15 pm CT as this is a discussion session.
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm CT: Join the Live Q&A session to ask questions about the On-Demand sessions you viewed from 4:30 to 6:00 pm CT.
All times are in Central Time Zone
Attendee Experience: Phase II – May 10 to June 4
Attendee Experience: Phase II – May 10 to June 4
9:00 am to 11:00 am CT | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm CT
Great scientific programming continues! Join us for live interactive sessions from May 10-June 4. Phase II of PAS includes collaborative formats such as Workshops, APA SIGs, Clubs, PAS SIGs, Scholarly Sessions, Platforms, and more. These are scheduled for two hours at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm CT. Access the PAS virtual platform to join these sessions. Some pre-registration may be required for selected sessions that have capacity limits.
All recorded content from Phase I will also be available to you! All content from Phase II will be recorded and added for your on-demand viewing until January 31, 2022.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL
- Meet our exhibitors! From the Virtual Platform, click on EXHIBITORS and visit them.
- Be the first to learn about new job opportunities, devices, and products and speak to company representatives via text or video chat.
- Filter the exhibitor listing by category, alphabet, or simply browse the available exhibitors.
- Participate in the Scavenger Hunt and earn points to win great prizes
DOWNLOAD THE PAS 2021 MEETING APP
How to download and access the PAS 2021 Meeting App:
- Download the eventScribe app from your mobile device’s store
- Open the eventScribe app and select “Search”
- Type “PAS 2021 Virtual Event” and select the event
- Enter in your email you used to register as well as the access code that should have been provided to you once you registered (this is the same login credentials used to access the online platform)
New this year – Due to the Virtual format, the PAS App is only meant to preview the Program.
FORMAT TYPES AT PAS 2021
There will be four types of sessions at the PAS 2021 Virtual Conference. Please review the below types to familiarize yourself.
SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES
SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDELINES
While we encourage the use of social media before, during, and after the meeting as a way to share information and network with other attendees, we remind you to adhere to PAS’ social media do’s and don’ts:
- Follow PAS on Twitter (@PASMeeting) and use the hashtag #PAS2021 to join the conversation about the meeting.
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on LinkedIn
- Blog or tweet about what you hear and learn at the meeting, but refrain from sharing when the speaker explicitly asks not to share. Talks are tweetable and shareable by default, but speakers can ask that attendees not share specific details or slides.
- Converse and network with other attendees before, during, and after the conference.
- Provide feedback to staff and the committee members – we encourage attendees to post about and discuss topics of interest and ideas for future annual meetings.
- Communicate with respect and consideration for others, and keep criticism constructive.
- Capture, transmit, or redistribute data presented at the meeting – this may preclude its later publication in a scientific journal. Please adhere to journal embargo policies and do not jeopardize your colleagues’ work!
- Post copyrighted or trademarked material, or material protected by other intellectual property rights.
- Use PAS’ social media platforms to comment on medical, legal, or litigious matters.
- Post derogatory, demeaning, inflammatory, offensive, disrespectful, hateful, sales-oriented, or otherwise inappropriate comments.
People who participate in social media activity associated with the meeting are expected to:
- Maintain a courteous and respectful demeanor in their comments and posts.
- Contribute value and expertise.
- Represent themselves and their organizations truthfully and professionally.
- Recognize that social media conversations include professionals, patients, policymakers, reporters, and the general public.
The views and opinions posted on PAS’ social media do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of PAS, its leadership, staff, or membership. PAS reserves the right to remove comments it deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate.
PAS EVENT CODE OF CONDUCT
PAS EVENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The purpose of this policy is to address the conduct expected of PAS participants and to outline steps that may be taken when conduct does not align with expectations. For purposes of this policy, “participant” is defined as any individual registered attendee, speaker, organizer, staff, sponsor, guest, or exhibitor associated with any official PAS events. The PAS Code of Conduct applies to all PAS activities. A PAS activity includes but is not limited to activities throughout the year preparing for the PAS events or activities published in the PAS Meeting Program guide or similar materials, including social events, or activities taking place in or on a PAS event platform, PAS-contracted venues, or taking place online or via social media (i.e., postings to PAS Facebook, Twitter and similar pages, including meeting hashtags).
The PAS is committed to fostering a welcoming environment that is safe, collaborative, and productive for dialogue and discovery for all participants. All who register to participate, attend, speak, sponsor, or exhibit at a PAS event agree to comply with this policy.
PAS expects all participants associated with any official PAS events will adhere to the
- Respect common-sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, courtesy, and respect for colleagues, and private property.
- Be considerate and respectful of differing perspectives during the meeting.
- Respect the rules and policies of participating societies, the meeting platform, venues, and hotels.
- Comply with all local, state, and federal laws.
PAS prohibits any form of harassment, sexual or otherwise. Accordingly, some behaviors,
including but not limited to the following, are specifically prohibited:
- Intimidation, stalking, harassment, inappropriate physical or digital contact, unwelcome sexual attention, or discrimination in any form.
- Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior
- Verbal/written threats or personal insults
At any PAS events, PAS prohibits the following:
- Disruption, including but not limited to solicitation or promotional items, of any presentation, video/text chat, exhibit hall activity, or any other events throughout the meeting is prohibited. All participants must comply with instructions given by the moderator and/or any PAS event staff.
- Participants in PAS events are strictly prohibited from screen capturing, recording, photographing, broadcast, distribution, or unauthorized publication of any sessions or presentations or materials presented at PAS events. This includes, but is not limited to, slides, video or text chat, audio recordings, live digital feeds or other forms of digital information sharing.
- Participants in PAS events are strictly prohibited from transferring, sharing, publishing or copying login or access credentials, passwords, or hyperlinks or other materials intended for the use of individual access to PAS content.
Participants asked by anyone to stop engaging in hostile or harassing behaviors are expected to comply immediately. This behavior will not be tolerated and may result in immediate expulsion from a session, event, or the PAS Meeting, including future PAS Meetings or other PAS events, no matter either virtual or a held in-person, and/or deactivation of login credentials or other access mechanisms.
Reporting A Violation
Violations of this Code of Conduct Policy should be reported immediately.
All participants are expected to alert venue security, platform, or PAS personnel of any dangerous situations, violations of this Conduct Policy, or if anyone is in distress as detailed below.
Participants who feel physically unsafe or believe a crime has been committed should contact local police immediately.
To report a Code of Conduct violation, participants may:
- Visit the designated link on the PAS Meeting website, which will collect and promptly relay information confidentially and sensitively, and/or
- Call PAS at 346.980.9717.
Complaints may be raised during or after any PAS event. Allegations regarding misconduct by participants are taken very seriously. PAS encourages prompt reporting of violations so immediate action can be taken to address the concern. Reports may not be submitted anonymously as that would preclude adequate follow-up action.
Procedures Regarding Reported Violations:
During the PAS Meeting
- Once an allegation is received, the incident will be reviewed promptly by the PAS Executive Director, PAS Meeting Director, and members of a PAS Advisory Group, a subset of the Board of Directors.
- Based on this initial information, the complainant will be interviewed promptly by the PAS Executive Director and the PAS Meeting Director together. The complainant will be asked to provide his/her preferred resolution.
- Note: if any of the above individuals are named in an allegation, they may be excluded from any review actions.
- Based on the sole assessment of the PAS Executive Director, PAS Meeting Director, and PAS Advisory Group comprised of the members of the Program Committee Leadership Team, in consultation with legal counsel, as needed, PAS may enact a range of next steps, up to and including immediate expulsion from a session, event, or the PAS Meeting, without prior warning or refund. PAS reserves the right to remove any participant whose social attentions become unwelcome to another and who persists in such attentions after their unwelcome nature has been communicated. PAS also reserves the right to remove any participant who appears inebriated or who engages in conduct that interferes with the ability of other participants to participate in and enjoy the meeting.
After a PAS Event
- If PAS, in its sole determination, concludes the allegation requires further review or scrutiny, the PAS Executive Director, Meeting Director, and an Advisory Group member will raise the complaint with the alleged offender, who will be given a chance to respond.
- Other individuals may be contacted to provide information. Participants are expected to cooperate with PAS information gathering related to a reported violation of this Code of Conduct Policy by providing the information requested by PAS that is relevant.
- Action will be taken by the PAS Board based on its assessment of the level of misconduct.
- PAS may, in its reasonable judgment, refer the allegation to venue or platform security personnel or to the alleged offender’s home institution (Office of Research Integrity or similar), employer, licensing board, or law enforcement for investigation and decision.
- If PAS, in its reasonable judgment, determines an individual has violated this Code of Conduct Policy, PAS may bar the individual from participation in future PAS events.
- PAS will report on the outcome of any investigation to individuals who have reported a violation of this Code of Conduct Policy.
PAS ACADEMIC ETHICS POLICY
PAS ACADEMIC ETHICS POLICY
This policy provides guidelines regarding PAS’s expectations as to submissions for presentations at the PAS Meeting. PAS strives to ensure presentations at the PAS Meeting are presented with the utmost ethical conduct and are free from any conflicts of interest. PAS is committed to fostering an environment where all PAS Meeting participants maintain the highest ethical and academic standards and where all conflicts of interest are fully and openly disclosed. PAS will proactively monitor, compare, and analyze submissions to ensure compliance with PAS abstract submission guidelines and this policy. Failure to follow this policy may result in the immediate rejection of such submission
- Submissions made for presentation at the PAS Meeting should adhere to PAS Meeting Submission Guidelines as posted on the PAS Meeting website.
- There is no limit on the number of abstracts submitted by each author, but the submission of multiple, redundant or highly similar abstracts with only minimal changes in the abstract title or minor changes in data analysis from the same investigator(s) or laboratory is strongly discouraged. Such submissions may result in rejection of all abstracts that are deemed to be in violation of PAS guidelines; rejection may occur prior to, during, or after review, even if submitted to different topical categories.
- Scholarly Sessions or Workshops that were submitted in the past, whether accepted or rejected, can be resubmitted.
- Abstracts submitted to PAS 2020 can be resubmitted if they have not been published in manuscript form prior to submission to PAS 2021.
- Abstracts submitted and/or presented at other Societies’ or national meetings within the 12 months prior to the PAS Meeting may be submitted to the PAS Meeting for consideration.
- Research published in manuscript form prior to the submission of the abstract is not appropriate and should not be submitted. If data contained in the abstract is published after submission of the abstract, the PAS Office must be notified regardless of timing as soon as publication is recognized. At that time, the Program Committee Chair will make a determination concerning presentation at the PAS Meeting. Abstracts should not be submitted if there is knowledge and confirmation that this work will be published in an upcoming article prior to the meeting.
- Upon submission, the submitting author verifies that all authors have agreed to the submission.
- Reviewer scores and comments are confidential and are not available to individuals (including authors) outside of the review process.
- The decision of the Program Committee to accept or decline any submission is final.
- The assignment of presentation format for accepted submissions (for example, platform, plenary or poster session, poster symposium) is at the sole decision of the PAS Program Committee.
- If your submission is accepted, all presenters must give permission for their presentations to be recorded and for the recording to be used for academic purposes by Pediatric Academic Societies, Inc. (PAS). This includes authorizing PAS to reproduce any and all video/audio recordings that are made of the participants during this event, without further compensation. The recordings will be made available only to registered participants
Publication of Submissions
- All submissions, if accepted for presentation, will be published in the PAS Program Guide.
Ethical Conduct & Conflict of Interest
- Submissions should be free of plagiarism and misrepresentation and should align with the standards for research or academic work expressed by the home institution of submitting author(s) or presenter(s).
- All authors of submissions must complete and submit Conflict of Interest Disclosures (COI) in accordance with PAS timelines and procedures. The submitting author should alert her/his colleagues about this requirement.
- Work submitted for presentation must include an acknowledgment of funding sources of commercial nature and/or consulting or holding of significant equity in a company that could be affected by the results of the study. Even if indicated elsewhere in the submission, this must appear as the last sentence and read “funded by…” and/or “equity in…” Required text is not intended to be deducted from character count limits; submitters with questions regarding character counts are encouraged to contact PAS for guidance.
Reporting Ethical Conduct or Conflict of Interest Concerns or Violations
Any individual who believes the research, content, information, or data contained in a presentation within the PAS Meeting program:
- violates the intellectual property rights of another and/or
- was or may be presented without a full disclosure of all conflicts of interest by the submitting or presenting party(ies) should file a complaint with the PAS Program Chair by contacting the PAS Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 346.980.9717.
Complaints will be reviewed by the PAS Program Chair in consultation with an ad hoc committee comprised of the PAS Program Committee Chair-elect and up to two relevant subject matter experts drawn from the PAS Program Committee.
Consequences of Violations
Following consultation with the ad hoc advisory committee, the PAS Program Chair will communicate the outcome and decision to the individual(s) who completed the submission. If a violation of this policy is found, actions taken against such individual(s) may include:
- Rejection of the submission
- First offense, minor: Warning with a reminder of submission guidelines and policy requirements
- First offense, major: Prohibited from submission, presentation, or attendance for the three PAS Meetings following violation
- Second offense: Prohibited from submission, presentation, or attendance for the three PAS Meetings following violation
All decisions of the ad hoc advisory committee shall be final.
Notwithstanding the above, if PAS, in its reasonable judgment, determines an individual has violated this policy in an egregious or flagrant manner, PAS may, without regard to the above tiers, bar the individual from participation of any kind in any future PAS Meetings. PAS reserves the right to immediately remove:
- any Meeting participant whose actions violate this policy
- any content or materials related to violations of this policy
and to cancel any related presentations if PAS, in its reasonable judgment, deems such presentations a risk to its ability to conduct a meeting free of ethical violations or conflicts of interest.
NOTE: For information regarding the conduct expected of attendees of the PAS Meeting, please refer to the PAS Meeting Participant Code of Conduct Policy.