Getting Involved

Join a Section/Council:

The primary purpose of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Sections/Councils is education. Programs developed by Sections/Councils constitute more than half of the educational programming at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition. Sections/Councils are also involved in policy development, practice guidelines, public education, and advocacy.

As a Section/Council Member, you will have the opportunity to share ideas with and learn from colleagues who share your specific interests and/or subspecialty background.

The following sections/council accept International members:

*Section may have additional requirements.
Click here to learn more about membership criteria..

Learn more about joining a section/council.

Apply for section/council membership.

Join as an Affiliate member:

Council/Section Affiliate membership is available to those who are not eligible for AAP membership. Applicants for Council/Section Affiliation must meet the qualifications and requirements stipulated by the respective Bylaws and the AAP Board of Directors.

The following Sections/Councils accept international physicians as affiliate members:

Learn more about becoming an affiliate member.

Apply to become an Affiliate Member