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.


Abstract Submission is NOW OPEN for PAS2020!

Prepare it, Share it, Represent it!

  • Put your research in front of more than 8,300 physicians, researchers and Allied health professionals from around the world.
  • Insight from people spanning 62 countries

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(Pediatric Science And Research Career Day)

Jump start your PAS experience on Friday with special sessions targeted towards trainees, fellows and career development. PAS provides a variety of high-quality educational, career-developmental, and collaborative opportunities to help you make the most of your meeting experience. More information here

APA Quality Improvement Conference 

Friday, May 1, 2020 7:00am – 5:00pm 

The 10th Annual Advancing Implementation and Quality Improvement Science for Children’s Healthcare conference brings together experts, trainees, clinicians, and researchers to explore both fundamental and highly specialized areas in QI. Topics include planning, implementing, and reporting on QI projects; qualitative and statistical approaches and analysis; and ethical, social, and behavioral considerations. Attendees can customize their experience by selecting from the mix of plenary, break out, and poster sessions, which encourage networking between young investigators and top QI professionals. Additional fee: $300 physicians/non-trainee, $200 trainee; register through the PAS registration system starting Nov. 5, 2019. 

Event details can be found here.

*Please Note: A follow-up email will be sent from the APA office with additional information once you have registered. Please contact Jennifer Padilla, jennifer@academicpeds.org, with any questions or concerns.  

APPD/PAS Fellows Core Curriculum 

Friday, May 1, 2020 1:00pm 6:30 pm 

The APPD/PAS Fellows Core Curriculum offers three tracks, each with three interactive workshop sessions, that focus on skill building in key academic development areas identified in the American Board of Pediatrics Guidelines for Fellowship Training. Segments include grant and manuscript writing, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, quality improvement, teaching, biostatistical analysis, and clinical research ethics. The sessions provide valuable insights and strategies, as well as networking and collaboration opportunities. Certificates of completion will be available for participants. Additional $100 fee; register through the PAS registration system starting Nov. 5, 2019. Curriculum offerings can be found here.

Journeys & Frontiers in Pediatric Research (Attendance By Invitation)

Friday, May 1, 2020 1:00pm – 6:30 pm 

PAS M4 Reception – m4 = (mentor/mentee)+(mix+mingle)

Friday, May 1, 2020 6:30pm – 8:00pm 

Time to make some new friends and connect the new wave of pediatric scholars with PAS society leadership. Join fellow trainees, faculty leaders, and hospital sponsors for a reception that promises to be full of networking opportunities, pediatric specialty education and a warm welcome to PAS 2020!

Register now through the PAS registration system.


Trainee Pathway

Focuses on career development, networking, skills development and informational sessions that foster mentor/mentee interactions. As you consider this pathway, please be aware and consider the following PAS Labs to be tested at the 2020 Meeting:

Trainee Zone 

New at PAS 2020! Our Trainee Zone offers PAS trainees a VIP space to connect, network, and learn. Institutional sponsors will be giving 15-minute career development “Med” Talks in the Zone, and there will be multiple orientation sessions for first-time attendees to learn how to navigate PASThe Trainee Zone offers allday coffee breaks for trainees, comfortable lounge furniture, device charging stations, and posting boards with job, career, award, and membership information. Trainee Zone’s location and hours are coming soon.  

Experts With Rounds (Breakfast Included)  

New PAS lab pilot program that is taking the place of the historical Meet the Professor sessions on Sunday morning from 7:30am – 9:00am. Led by 20-30 experts, this event allows attendees to come together with faculty leaders to discuss a variety of topic areas, share their perspectives, and build relationships. Topics will include career development and issues on the forefront of pediatric research and hot topics in pediatrics. Experts will lead two 25-minute table top discussions that includes Q&A. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit two tables. Please be sure to RSVP during the PAS Registration process. NOTE: Attendance is limited to the first 300 attendee RSVP’s received. Be on the lookout for further scheduling details and topic areas to choose from in mid-March.

Trainees on the Town – Spin Philadelphia 

Join fellow trainees at this networking event held on the Sunday night of the meeting at the amazing Spin Philadelphia! Ping pong galore, team building for trainees, DJ, food stations, and passed hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, signature drink, and soft drinks will be served from 7 to 8:30 pm. We will provide a shuttle service to Spin from the convention center. This is an event all trainees will want to attend! 

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