The Section on Hospital Medicine accepts original research and evaluation of quality improvement projects pertinent to the care of hospitalized children, the administration of the inpatient service, or the education of care providers on the inpatient service.
Presenters of accepted abstracts should notify Dr. Eric Biondi
as soon as possible if they must cancel their presentation.
Abstracts will be accepted for poster presentations only. Also, the abstract must be original research or quality improvement evaluation; case reports will not be accepted.
Abstracts may be published in a future issue of Hospital Pediatrics
All research conducted by abstract authors should have been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the institution(s) where the research was conducted, unless the research was exempt. The abstract selection committee may ask for documentation of approval or exemption by the respective IRBs if warranted.
Abstracts may be submitted to another scientific society for presentation, but should not have been published prior to presentation at the AAP. Papers presented at previous AAP meetings should not be re-submitted.
The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Abstract Research Award is available for the best research submitted for consideration. The winner receives $1,000 plus a plaque and is expected to be present during the poster presentation for the award ceremony. Award guidelines can be found on the Section web site at www.aaphospmed.org
Abstract Chairperson: Dr. Eric Biondi
Program Chairpersons: Dr. Travis Crook and Dr. Rachel Marek
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS AND MOC PART 4 ELIGIBILITY
- This year, we will be accepting abstracts describing quality improvement projects. These abstracts may be eligible
for free MOC Part 4 credit through the AAP’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Portfolio.
- Please describe the following in your abstract submission. These items MUST be included on the poster or slide presentation in order to be eligible for MOC credit:
- The specific aim of the quality improvement project that describes the target population, desired numerical improvement, and timeframe for achieving the improvement
- The process for improvement (eg, QI methodology utilized, how the intervention was implemented, how tests of change were used to modify interventions, who was involved, etc)
- Graphical display of data: a minimum of baseline and 2 follow-up measurements
- A discussion of the degree to which the aim was achieved
- Factors that affected success
- Next steps for the QI project
If you created an account in a different program, you may use the same username and access key. If this is your first time submitting, please create a new account.
- To submit an abstract describing a QI project, select the “QI Project” radio button as part of your abstract submission.
- If accepted into the H program, you will be contacted by AAP Division of Quality/MOC Portfolio staff with further information about MOC eligibility.
- Note: authors can still submit a QI project abstract even if not interested in MOC credit. Abstracts may still be accepted into the program even if they do not follow the MOC guidelines. These, however, will not be eligible for MOC credit.
- Poster/oral presentations describing projects already approved for MOC Part 4 credit are not eligible for additional credit.
- Additional details are available here: www.aap.org/mocabstracts