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AAP 2016 Annual Meeting Late-Breaking Abstracts

Accepting Submissions: November 10 - December 18, 2015

The AAP Program Committee recognizes that the results of some original and exciting scientific research were not available by the deadline for the general abstract deadline in September.  For the first time the AAP offers a call for late-breaking abstracts that highlight novel and substantive studies of high importance to be presented at the February 2016 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA.



To submit a late-breaking abstract, the following criteria must be met:

  • Late-breaking abstracts should highlight novel and practice changing studies. The late-breaking abstract deadline is not intended to be merely an extension of the general submission deadline and will focus on capturing abstracts with ground-breaking and novel data that otherwise could not be presented at the annual meeting.
  • The research must be new and of sufficient scientific importance to merit special consideration after the standard abstract deadline. Abstracts should describe either large clinical studies or high-impact translational research that could not be completed prior to the original deadline. The selection process will be highly competitive; no more than six abstracts will be selected for an oral presentation in a late-breaking abstracts session of the AAP annual meeting.
  • Late-breaking abstracts are not eligible for oral or poster presentation in the regular AAP annual meeting abstract program. Late-breaking abstracts will not be chosen from among the abstracts submitted by the general submission deadline, but all other AAP policies stated in the general submission call for abstracts will still apply.
  • At least one of the authors must be an AAP member who has paid the current membership dues.
  • Research and/or studies must fit into one of the AAP 2016 Abstract Review Categories. NO CASE STUDIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Any of the following criteria will make a late-breaking abstract ineligible for presentation at the AAP annual meeting:

  • Data are publicly available via major search engines (such as PubMed, Google Scholar, etc.);
  • Data are accepted for publication before the abstract submission closing date
  • Data have been or are to be presented at a meeting of 1,000 or more participants before the AAP annual meeting. Case reports are not considered abstracts and should not be submitted.
  • Abstracts over the word limit or not submitted by the December 18, 2015 deadline. 

Abstract Review and Selection Process

  • After the submission deadline, all completed and eligible abstracts will be made available to the AAP Abstract Reviewers for blinded review and scoring, and final decisions will be made in early January 2016.
  • Abstracts will be evaluated and scored solely on their scientific merits.
  • Incomplete abstracts will not be reviewed.
  • The same study must not be submitted as multiple abstracts. Abstracts that are simply different versions of a single study will be rejected.
  • Abstracts will be peer reviewed according to the subject categories. Authors must indicate during online submission the appropriate review category (one only). Please use the list of abstract review categories, which provides detailed descriptions of each category, to assist you in selecting the correct abstract classification. Read through all of the categories and select the category most closely associated with your abstract. All category selections will be final. There will be NO re-classification or edits of abstracts after the abstract submission site has been closed. 
  • Of all late-breaking abstracts submitted for consideration, only six will be considered for an oral presentation. The Late-Breaking Session features the top six abstracts. These are formal oral presentations, each followed by a brief discussion.

Late-breaking abstracts not accepted for presentation will not be published in any form.

Off-Label Use




  You will be required to note whether your presentation will include discussion of off-label use of products. If so, you must provide a brief explanation.

How to Submit a Late-Breaking Abstract

The abstract submission site is now open.  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE SUBMISSION SITE.

  • Late-Breaking Abstracts must be submitted online through the official online abstract submission system. Emails and word processing files not submitted through the site will not be accepted.
  • At least one author MUST be registered for the 2016 Annual Meeting at the time of submission.

Abstracts cannot be submitted and will not be reviewed without proper completion of the "Submission Information" and "Disclosure" sections of the online abstract submission program.


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