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APPD 2020 Annual Spring Meeting

March 30-April 2, 2020
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, California

APPD 2020: Building Bridges

Preliminary Meeting Schedule

Submission Deadline:

Enhanced Learning Sessions*
(workshops, debates, innovative educational opportunities, etc.):
December 4, 2019

*includes workshops, expert panel discussion, flipped classroom,
didactic presentations, or other innovative formats


Should you encounter any problems during your submission, please contact info@appd.org

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Welcome to the Submission System for the APPD Enhanced Learning Sessions

The APPD Program Planning Executive Committee is delighted to accept your submissions for our 2020 Annual Spring Meeting in San Diego.

Once again this year, we are soliciting proposals for Enhanced Learning Sessions (ELS - previously known as workshops). ELS should include creative delivery methods to engage the meeting participants, including workshops, expert panel discussions, town halls, didactic presentations, or other innovative formats.

Last year's ELS submission process was very competitive, with more than 80 proposals received. As you prepare your proposal, please consider the following strategies to strengthen your ELS proposal:

  1. Include a concise, attention-grabbing title for your ELS that will give participants a sense of what will be accomplished at the session.
  2. Craft clear, appropriate, and attainable learning objectives.
  3. In the abstract, provide a clear description of the need for this topic to be covered and its importance to APPD members. Describe what knowledge, skills, or attitudes the participants are expected to develop or share during the session.
  4. Build an agenda of activities (90 minutes total or 60-90 minutes for Coordinators' Workshops) that includes appropriate instructional methods for achieving the objectives. Be realistic in what can be accomplished in the available time. Show how participants will be engaged by the session, either through interactive activities or through the content delivery methods chosen.
  5. Demonstrate how your ELS is innovative in its subject matter and/or instructional approach. If this topic has been covered in workshops or ELS in the past, show how this session will be different or build upon what has come before.

Each of the above items will be scored by your proposal reviewers. Information that is missing or not clearly elaborated may dampen enthusiasm for your proposal. Proofread the proposal carefully and consider having other colleagues critique it using the above instructions. You can examine the exact rubric used by our reviewers in evaluating your proposal by clicking the "Scoring Rubrics" link in the upper left corner of this screen.

Above all, ask questions of mentors and colleagues if you are new to writing ELS proposals.

Enhanced Learning Session submissions are due by December 4, 2019.

APPD 2020 Annual Spring Meeting Program Chairs

Adam Wolfe, MD, PhD, Program Chair
Baylor College of Medicine/The Children's Hospital of San Antonio

Brian Lurie, MD, Program Co-Chair
Atrium Health/Levine Children's Hospital

Adam Rosenberg, MD, Past Program Chair
University of Colorado/Children's Hospital of Colorado