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National Conference and Exhibition

Come see all the Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) is doing at this year’s National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA. To many first time attendees, the conference can be rather overwhelming. We’ve pulled out what we think you would want to be a part of. Click here for a special invitation to the meeting from the NCE Planning Group Chair.

SOMSRFT Educational Program (aka SOMSRFT Assembly):
Be Our Guest: An Invitation to Learn How to Be an Effective Child Health Advocate and an Academy Leader within Your Professional Home

The SOMSRFT Assembly at the NCE is the annual business meeting for general SOMSRFT members.  The Assembly serves as the forum to conduct critical business matters such as election of national officers, development and approval of Section resolutions to be submitted at the ALF, and basic training of new Executive Committee members.  Moreover, the Assembly serves as the primary forum to debut the Section’s Annual Advocacy Campaign, present significant awards, and to meet senior AAP leadership.

Two specific proposed sessions merit further mention.  First, the Medical Student program has been a new and highly appraised event specifically geared toward medical student issues such as becoming an excellent residency applicant and how to determine the best residency program.  These sessions are led by local residency program leaders and have been met with wonderful success.

Finally, the SOMSRFT Poster Display highlights poster presentations from the SOMSRFT Clinical Case Competition.  Drs. Nazarian and Kamath, from Peds in Review, attend and determine the winner from the Top 10 finalists.  In addition, recipients of the International Travel Grants are invited to display posters highlighting the work they performed while on international rotations/electives.

SOMSRFT Reception & Poster Display:
On behalf of the SOMSRFT Executive Committee we’d like to invite you to a special reception Saturday, October 11th from 6:30-7:30 pm to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Section. The reception will take place on the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier. Come enjoy an evening of free food and drinks, while networking and viewing the section’s clinical case posters. (Information regarding transportation to the reception will be provided onsite)

NEW - Join the American Council on Exercise (ACE) exercise physiologist, Jacque Ratliff, along with the local chapter of the AAP (AAP-CA3), on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12th for a walking tour of the San Diego marina embarcaderos. Walks will depart from Hilton Bayfront Waterfront Park (same location as the start of the Fun Run) at 6:00 a.m. on both days. Conference attendees, their families, and AAP Staff are encouraged to attend to start their day off in a healthy way with this 3 mile walk. It will be completed at a brisk walking pace and will be completed before 7:00 a.m. A few quick stops along the walk will include dynamic stretches and simple body weight exercises that are geared for any fitness level. Join AAP-CA3 and ACE for this wellness walk and take in a beautiful San Diego morning! All participants will receive a free giveaway compliments of the AAP-CA3. For more information on the various physical activity opportunities at NCE, please visit:

Online registration is now OPEN.

2014 National Conference Links:
AAP National Conference website -
AAP Conference Planner -
Preliminary Program -
Exhibit Hall Only Pass - for those that aren't able to attend the sessions, but would still like to visit the exhibit hall

Future NCE Dates:

2014 AAP National Conference & Exhibition
San Diego, CA - San Diego Convention Center
October 11-14, 2014
Pre-conference events Friday, October 10

2015 AAP National Conference & Exhibition
Washington, DC - Walter E. Washington Convention Center
October 24-27, 2015
Pre-conference events Friday, October 23

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