We want you at PAS 2020!

Invest in your career and spend time with other physicians, researchers, hospitals and allied health professionals from around the world! You’ll leave invigorated and inspired to put what you learn into practice.

There are so many reasons to attend PAS 2020, the latest scientific advancements in pediatric research, incredible networking opportunities with 8,300+ attendees and access to innovative technologies, products and services just to name a few!

Still need convincing — or need to convince your leadership? Here are the top reasons why you won’t want to miss this year’s conference and we’ve got you covered with a handy pre-written approval request letter. Just edit with your info and copy and paste it into an email. Done and done!

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Networking & Engagement.  Networking opportunities are a vital component of your conference experience and can help lay the groundwork for future professional collaborations and opportunities.  Last year, over 8,300 attendees, from 62 countries joined us for the PAS Meeting.  At PAS 2020 physicians, researchers, and Allied health professionals from around the world will come together with colleagues and like-minded researchers to building meaningful connections, discover ideas, share their research and experience the best the field has to offer.

Brilliant Content.  Through approximately 4,000 abstracts presentations, 380 sessions and 90 workshops, more than 1500 presenters will share with you access to cutting-edge pediatric research and the latest in scientific findings.  PAS 2020 will continue to bring you the latest clinical and scientific advances and will serve as a forum for those who shape the future of pediatric research.

The Latest Technology & Innovation. More than 150 exhibitors will be on site to offer you a hands-on opportunity to explore new technology, services, and innovative products.  The PAS exhibit floor has an abundance of ideas and the latest tools available.

Special Events. Don’t miss out on these special events created just for you! PAS provides a variety of high-quality educational, career-developmental, and collaborative opportunities to help you make the most of your meeting experience.

Continued Learning. With so much to discover and learn during the 6 action packed days and 831 hours of scientific content you will be sure to find tons of practical takeaways and ideas for you to reference keeping you ahead in your future collaborations.


PAS Meeting attendees are the influencers of growth in the pediatric research field. From building excitement among young med students to experienced veteran researchers PAS 2020 inspires colleagues and collaborators of all ages and background.

A wide variety of specialties attend PAS — including Neonatology, General Pediatrics,  Nephrology, Hospitalists and many more.


Draft a PAS Advantage Letter to share with your department head

  • Focus on what you will bring back to your home institution (lab, department, academic institution, hospital, etc.)
  • Identify sessions that both strengthen your professional development AND support your university/hospitals goals.
  • Target attendees and speakers you are interested in creating future collaborations with.
  • Explore innovative technologies and products in workshops and on the exhibit floor that could be implemented when you return.
  • Attach the infographic for a quick snapshot of all aspects available to you if you attend.
  • Identify colleagues who have attended and visit with them about their experience.
  • Prepare a conference cost estimate with cost-saving strategies: register early, share a room, explore best flight options and daily meal budget, etc.
  • Document key takeaways from the sessions and workshops you attend, as well as the posters and exhibits you visit
  • Create a Conference Report to share highlights with your colleagues and to justify your institution’s investment