TPS Annual Meeting CME Proposals

The call for proposals will open in late November. The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2023 TPS Annual Meeting was Sunday, January 8th, 2023.   The CME Committee will meet in late January to determine which proposals will be accepted for inclusion in the 2023 TPS Annual Meeting CME Program. 

2023 TPS Annual Meeting
September 28th-October 1, 2023
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
3001 Kalahari Blvd.
Round Rock, TX 78665

CME Submission Instruction Sheet
Please review the important instructions and information sheet to ensure your application is complete.

Topics of Interest for Submission
We welcome submissions on any topic relevant to the practice of pediatrics; however, this year we also asked our TPS Committees to identify 3 high priority needs which fall under their committee area. Please review those priorities here. Please reference this document when composing the summary of supportive literature section of your proposal. If your submission topic addresses a high-priority topic, it will be given additional consideration during the scoring process as referenced in the scoring rubric.

How to submit your proposal
The deadline to submit a proposal was Sunday, January 8, 2023.

You should prepare the following information and save a copy of your content before preparing and submitting this online proposal:
Topic/Title for Presentation
Summary of Supportive Literature (1400 character limit with spaces)
References for Summary of Supportive Literature
Proposed Speakers (Name, contact address, cell and work phones)

Session Availability and Duration:
The TPS Annual Meeting runs Thursday through Sunday. Speakers should be available to speak during the full duration of the meeting. Topics are typically grouped to optimize the experience for attendees.

Session duration during the annual meeting is typically allocated in 30, 45, and 60 minute slots with very few slots allocated at 60 minutes. While we sometimes offer longer slots for workshops, speakers should be prepared to deliver their content interactively and in one of the durations notated above.

Additional Information:
Each proposal goes through the same process after it is submitted. It is first evaluated to make sure that it qualifies to confer CME credit on an audience of TPS members. Elements considered are relevance, innovation, teaching methods, objectives, and clarity of proposal/evidence cited (TPS CME Proposal Scoring Rubric). All proposals that qualify are then reviewed by the TPS Committee on Medical Education (CoME) at the end of January. 

The number and types of proposals that are accepted depend on the schedule and venue of that year’s Annual Meeting. After the CoME meeting, you will be notified that your submission has been accepted or rejected. In some cases, two strong proposals are submitted on a similar topic; each sponsor will then be asked to combine their topic with the other. At other times, a strong proposal is submitted on a topic for which there is a shorter time slot than that requested, and the sponsor will be asked to offer a proposal for the shorter time slot.

You will not receive a confirmation email from us until after the deadline on January 8, 2023; however, when you submit, you should see a thank you screen confirming your submission.

Previous Annual Meeting Session Topics
2022 Annual Meeting CME Topics
2021 Annual Meeting CME Topics
2020 Annual Meeting CME Topics
2019 Annual Meeting CME Topics
2018 Annual Meeting CME Topics


QUESTIONS? Contact Amy White at or by phone at 512-370-1519.