Including the MPPDA Annual Meeting

Key Dates

Enhanced Learning Sessions (ELS) 
Call for Enhanced Learning Sessions: September 19, 2022
Deadline for Submission: November 7, 2022
Notifications: December 2022

Poster Abstracts
Call for Poster Abstracts: October 2022
Deadline for Submission: December 2022
Notifications: January 2023

Enhanced Learning Sessions

We encourage presenters to explore non-traditional, engaging, and innovative session formats that incorporate active learning, as well as that allow time for questions, answers, and dialogue between presenters and participants. Timely and important topics that are best addressed by expert panel discussion, flipped classroom, didactic presentations, or other formats will all be considered along with typical workshop submissions. Session topics with well written and well described educational goals and objectives and with well thought out agendas are sought for review.

Call for Submissions: Opens on Monday, September 19, 2022
Deadline for Submissions:
 Monday, November 7, 2022 (11:59pm Eastern)

Character Limit

Each submission should be a maximum of 2,600 characters long, including spaces. This is calculated from the length of the Title and Body. You will be able to check your character length at the bottom of the Submission Information page and in the Submission Information section of the Submission Overview page.

Topic Categories

Submissions should be related to the field of pediatric medical education. Topic categories include, but are not limited to:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Faculty Development and Support
  • Program Accreditation and Evaluation
  • Programmatic Innovations
    • All types of programs – fellowships, categorical programs, small, medium, large sized programs as well as all types of innovations in curriculum, meeting requirements, assessment, mentorship, etc.
  • Recruitment
  • Support, Teaching and Remediation of Professionalism
  • Trainee and Faculty Educational Scholarship
  • Trainee Assessment and Remediation
  • Trainee Education
  • Wellbeing
  • Workforce Issues

All Caps versus Upper/Lower Case Lettering

Titles will automatically be entered by the submission site in all upper-case lettering. However, descriptions, references, authors, and other submission information must be entered in upper- and lower-case letters. Please do not enter that information in all caps. All details published in our meeting program must be consistently formatted.

You may use a text editing program to write your submission such as Microsoft Word and paste the text into the submission text area, BUT it is strongly advised to review your content after pasting into the web form, especially when using special characters to make sure your browser did not misinterpret the pasted content. The text editor field has formatting and special character options available in a top menu.


Standard abbreviations may be used, i.e., RBC, g, kg, mg, %, etc. Non-standard abbreviations must be explained when first presented and should be kept to a minimum.

Submission Confirmation

A confirmation of your submission will be sent to the email address belonging to the APPD account used to submit the proposal. Please review the submission to ensure its accuracy. If you do not receive a confirmation upon submission, please check your spam folder. If you still have not received a confirmation email, please contact


The submission review process utilizes a blind grading system. Demographic information collected from the corresponding author will not be considered in the review process. Authors should be cautious in using institutional references in the body of the submission. Do not put author names or affiliations within the title or body section.


Only the Main Author of the submission will be notified of the Program Committee's decision. It is the responsibility of the main author to inform co-authors/co-presenters of the decision. Notifications will be sent December 2022.


Presenters of accepted ELS proposals are required to register for and attend the meeting.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

Presenters of accepted ELS proposals are required to complete a conflict of interest disclosure form (to be sent by the APPD).

Sample ELS Sessions from Previous Years

For reference, you are welcome to view ELS sessions from previous annual meetings:

Spring Planning Executive Committee Members

Sharon Calaman (Chair)
Keith Ponitz (Co-Chair)
Brian Lurie
Francisco Hernandez
Youngna Lee-Kim
Mollie Grow
Zuri Hudson
Shawnice Kraeber
Elizabeth Nelson
Stephen Barone
Patricia Poitevien
Jennifer O'Toole (MPPDA representative)