June 13-16, 2018

The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, FL

Pediatrics by the Sea is the Georgia AAP’s Summer CME Meeting on Practical Pediatric Topics & Pediatrics Coding Conference. This meeting is open to all pediatricians, residents, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, family physicians, medical students, and other child healthcare professionals.

Welcome to Amelia Island

Amelia Island offers visitors an unspoiled setting for relaxing and rewarding stays. Thirteen miles long and two miles wide, the northern and southern tips of the Island are park preserves which make up nearly 10 percent of the entire Island. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Intra-coastal Waterway, Nassau Sound and one of the East’s largest and deepest inlets – Cumberland Sound – Amelia Island is edged with natural Appalachian quartz beaches and framed by dunes as high as 40 feet.

Amelia Island’s small size belies the host of activities she offers her guests. From golf and tennis at world-class resorts to kayaking, sunset sails and horseback riding on the beach.

The Island offers all types of accommodations, restaurants and shops to meet the needs of the most discriminating traveler or budget-minded family. The Island is home to Florida’s only spoken history museum.

Amelia Island is located off the northeastern-most tip of Florida on the Atlantic Ocean and separated from Georgia only by the Cumberland Sound. The island is located adjacent to the historic community of Fernandina Beach, Fla. For more information about the Amelia Island & Fernandina Beach area.

The Ritz-Carlton

meetings-gaaap_r1_c4Find yourself in the place where Southern charm meets the sea and live oaks meet white sandy beaches. One of the most popular beach destinations on the East Coast, this barrier island resort provides a welcome barrier between you and the world beyond.

Located on a grand stretch of the island’s 13 miles of coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is a AAA Five Diamond hotel and was ranked as one of the top 100 hotels in the US by Travel & Leisure Magazine, and one of the top rated family resorts in the country (see below).


It features well-appointed guestrooms, including club rooms & suites; four restaurants and lounges; The Ritz-Carlton Spa; a fitness center; nine ocean side tennis courts, & 18 holes of PGA championship golf at its front door!

ritz-islandTo reserve your room at our specially arranged rates, please call 904-277-1100 or 866-763-2960.  Rates are $319 a night for a single or double, Tuesday thru Saturday.  Please call by May 6, 2017 for best room availability and mention that you are attending Pediatrics by the Sea.  Reservations can alse be made online at https://aws.passkey.com/go/PedsbytheSea2017  (As of 3/1/2017 the room block at the Ritz Carlton is sold out. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please contact the hotel at 904-277-1100.)

Click here for other available accommodations on the island.


There are two receptions at Pediatrics by the Sea for your enjoyment. On Thursday, we’ll have our Welcome Reception and on Saturday night, the President’s Reception. These events are for all attendees, exhibitors, & their guests.


Bring the Kids Along!

The Ritz-Carlton at Amelia Island was rated Top 10 Child Friendly Resorts in USA by Child Magazine.  The Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed for children aged 5-12. Offering full or half-day options, seven days a week, Ritz Kids has something for every child.


CME sessions are summer business casual. (You may want to bring a jacket or sweater as the meeting rooms are sometimes cool due to the air conditioning.) Attire for the evening receptions is resort casual.

How Do I Get There?

Access by Car: From I-95 – Take I-95 to Exit 373 (old 129), turn east onto A1A, travel 15 miles crossing the Intracoastal Waterway onto Amelia Island and follow signs to the Ritz-Carlton.

Arriving by Air: Less than 30 minutes from Amelia Island, Jacksonville International Airport (JIA) links Northeast Florida with cities across the United States and abroad.  Several major carriers service Jacksonville.

Special Requirements

If you have physical or dietary needs, which require accommodation to fully participate, please indicate on your registration form or call the Chapter Office.

Meeting Information

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