December 14 2018 2:58 PM

Legislative-conferenceRegistration for the 2019 AAP Legislative Conference is officially open!  The conference will take place April 7 - 9 in Washington, DC.

Each year, the conference brings together pediatricians and pediatric trainees from across the country who share a passion for child health advocacy. Participants attend skills-building workshops, hear from guest speakers, learn about policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians and go to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to support strong child health policies.

For the fourth year, the conference will feature a Pediatric Subspecialty Advocacy Track with specific legislative and skills building workshops uniquely focused on the interests and needs of pediatric medical subspecialists and surgical specialists.

There are several scholarship opportunities available:

  • The AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees, the Section on Early Career Physicians and the Committee on Federal Government Affairs are offering several scholarships. Click here for more information and to apply.
  • The Community Pediatrics Training Initiative supports 4 pediatric faculty-resident pairs to attend the Legislative Conference. Click here for more information and to apply.
  • The AAP Section on International Child Health is also offering several scholarships. Click here for more information and to apply.  

Please help to spread the word by sharing with your colleagues and in your pediatric residency programs.