Top 2 Pediatrics CME Conferences to Attend in 2019

CMEList March 12, 2019

There are numerous Pediatrics CME options for Pediatricians who need to complete their CME requirements. One of the most popular options, however, is by attending Pediatrics CME conferences. Top conferences allow Pediatricians to learn from experts in Pediatrics in intimate and large learning sessions. They are also often held in popular vacation destinations, allowing pediatricians to relax and enjoy themselves while simultaneously broadening their knowledge around the most relevant Pediatrics topics.

Every year, there are numerous CME conferences held by leading professional organizations across the world. To help you narrow it down, we have highlighted some of the top conferences Pediatricians can attend to meet their CME requirements.

AAP Experience – American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

One of the top conferences Pediatricians can attend is the AAP Experience - American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition. This Pediatrics CME conference will be held on October 25-29 in New Orleans, LA. Pediatricians can earn AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM by attending this conference.

The conference offers over 350 interactive sessions that cover over 70 different pediatric topic areas. There are many different types of sessions attendees can participate in including both interactive, hands-on workshops and larger plenary sessions that cover a wide range of interesting subject matters including advocacy, interactive media, climate change, physician wellness, substance use, and housing security.

The workshops give pediatricians to work closely and learn from over 10,000 peers who attend the conference and the plenary sessions give them a chance to learn about front of the line topics from top speakers and industry leaders in a lecture format.

The conference will also feature an exhibition hall, where over 360 companies, including those specializing in pharmaceuticals, health care, infant nutrition, publications, computer technology, and recruiting will have booths that offer pediatricians the opportunity to learn about innovative pediatric products and processes.

Finally, another benefit of this conference is that it is held in the heart of New Orleans, LA. New Orleans is a popular vacation destination due to the rich culture, music, nightlife, and local culinary favorites. Being able to earn CME credits at an enjoyable vacation destination such as New Orleans makes the process much less bothersome for physicians.

Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting

The Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting is another top option for pediatricians who are looking to attend a CME conference. The conference will be held from April 24 - May 1, 2019 in Baltimore, MD. Pediatricians can earn CME credits by attending the various sessions at this conference.

In total, this conference expects to see over 7,500 attendees. This will give you the chance to network with and share best practices with some of the most intelligent pediatricians in the world.

There are many different sessions that will be held at the conference so you have the ability to attend the sessions that best fit your needs. The different types of sessions include:

  • Scholarly Sessions
  • Workshops and Special Interest Groups
  • Original Science
  • Ancillary Events

Scholarly Sessions

There are many different types of scholarly sessions held at the conference that pediatricians can choose to attend. They include:

  • Basic-Clinical-Translational Round Tables
  • Debate/Pro-Con Discussions
  • Hot Topic/Topic Symposia
  • Industry Sponsored Symposia (ISS)
  • Meet the Professor Breakfast Sessions

Basic-Clinical-Translational Round Tables

These sessions are designed to foster collaboration amongst scientists, clinicians, and researchers who have had to deal with advanced pediatric challenges in their work. These 1.5-2 hour sessions will delve into pediatric focus areas that require more attention and provide insights on best therapies and treatments on how to deal with critical Pediatrics challenges.

Debate/Pro-Con Discussions

These engaging sessions address the most controversial topics in Pediatrics including diagnostics, medical management, therapeutics, policies, and more. Participants will be able to witness multiple viewpoints through rigorous debates amongst industry leaders and they will be able to engage in the debate themselves with a Q&A and live polling.

Hot Topic/Topic Symposia

Similar to the debate/pro-con discussions, these sessions go over controversial topics in Pediatrics. However, these sessions are structured to target specialized audiences such as subspecialists, general pediatricians, educators, etc. Each session usually consists of 3-4 presentations around a very specific topic, typically followed by time for active audience discussion. These sessions are typically smaller than the debate/pro-con discussions.

Check out more information on additional scholarly sessions at the conference.

Workshops and Special Interest Groups


Workshops are designed to be highly interactive and are extremely focused and cater to specific learning needs of participants. The best workshops do a great job of facilitating active discussion and interaction between workshop leaders and the participants. There are usually 30-50 attendees at each workshop. The smaller numbers allow you to get personalized teachings as much as possible. Workshops are meant to be a cooperative learning experience.

Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are small informal sessions that specifically cover topics that would be of interest to academic and community pediatricians. These sessions are sponsored by the Academic Pediatric Association.