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March 13-15, 2020
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Early career investigators present their research in a supportive, structured yet relaxed learning environment
  • Regional clinicians are exposed to cutting-edge clinical and basic science from emerging talent
  • Physician-scientists join educational programs on important topics in pediatric research
  • Trainees and experienced physician-scientists network in a informal and friendly setting
Early Deadline 2/9/2020Standard Deadline 2/23/2020Onsite after 2/23/2020
Member$70$90$120
Junior Member$40$60$90
Non-Member$190$210$240
Trainee$55$75$105
Allied Health (non-member)$100$110$130

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ABSTRACTS AVAILABLE TO VIEW

KEY DATES

  • 9.24.2019 – 10.22.2019 – Call for Volunteers (Abstract Reviewers & Moderators).
  • 10.29.2019  – Reviewer Admin (Select reviewers – ESPR Program Committee)
  • 11.26.2019 – Notify Reviewers selected
  • 10.30.2019 – 1.06.2020 – Call for Abstracts; Call for Clinical Case Competitions
  • 1.7.2020  – Abstract Review
  • 1.30.2020  – Abstract Notifications
  • 01.15.2020  – Sessioning and Development of Program Guide/Mobile App 2020 MEETING

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATIONS: If you need an additional copy of your registration receipt/confirmation, please click on the register button below and enter the email address that you used to register and click resend.


PLEASE NOTE: Official photographs will be taken at the ESPR 2019 Meeting. By registering for this meeting, you agree to allow ESPR to use your photo in any ESPR-related publications, including the ESPR website.

AWARDS

Each year ESPR honors authors of the top abstracts submitted to the ESPR Scientific Meeting as well as a leading mentor.

FACULTY YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Who is eligible?  Junior Faculty who are…

  • Instructor or Assistant Professor level.
  • First (presenting) author on abstract selected for the ESPR Scientific Meeting program.
  • Able to present the study at the ESPR Scientific Meeting.
  • Trainee Young Investigator Award recipients.
  • **Previous Faculty Young Investigator Award recipients are ineligible.

Who selects the awardee?

  • The ESPR Scientific Meeting Program Planning Committee.

When is the Awardee announced?

  • Abstracts are presented during Plenary Session II.
  • The winner is announced in Plenary Session III (Sunday).

How can I apply?

  • Check the appropriate Award box when completing your abstract submission.
  • Submit your abstract and supplemental materials by the submission deadline.

TRAINEE YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Who is eligible?  Trainees who are…

  • First (presenting) author on an abstract selected for the ESPR Scientific Meeting.
  • Able to present the study at the ESPR Scientific Meeting.
  • Previous awardees are ineligible for the Trainee Award but may still apply for the Faculty Young Investigator Award.

Who selects the Awardee?

  • The ESPR Scientific Meeting Program Planning Committee.

When is the Awardee announced?

  • Abstracts are presented during Plenary Session II.
  • The winner is announced in Plenary Session III (Sunday).

How can I apply?

  • Check the appropriate award box when completing your abstract submission.
  • Submit your abstract and supplemental materials by the submission deadline.

TRAINEE TRAVEL AWARD

Who is eligible?

  • First (presenting) authors currently in training.
  • First (presenting) author on abstract selected for the ESPR Scientific Meeting program.
  • Able to present the study at the ESPR Scientific Meeting.

How are awardees chosen?

  • Upon scientific merit as determined by the ESPR Scientific Meeting Program Planning Committee.
  • Dependent upon the availability of funds.

What does the award cover?

  • 50% of one night at contracted ESPR hotel.

How can I apply?

  • Check the appropriate award box when completing your abstract submission.
  • Submit your abstract and supplemental materials by the submission deadline.

MERITORIOUS POSTER & CLINICAL CASE COMPETITION

  • Three Meritorious Poster Awardees will be selected from each poster session.
  • Meritorious Poster Awardees are announced prior to the “Great Debate” (Sunday).
  • Three Clinical Case Competition Finalists will be selected to present cases (Saturday).
  • The Clinical Case Competition winner is announced prior to the “Great Debate” (Sunday).

MENTOR OF THE YEAR - *not connected to abstract submission

The ESPR Mentor of the Year Award is presented to an outstanding teacher who has had a major impact on developing research skills in trainees and launching productive research careers. The Award is announced at the Scientific Meeting.

* Not connected to abstract submission

Year Recipient
2019 Hallam Hurt
2018 George Porter
2017 Judy Aschner
2016 Satyan Lakshminrusimha
2015 Edmund La Gamma
2014 James Padbury
2013 Phyllis Dennery
2012 Heber Nielsen
2011 Gary Fleisher
2010 Margaret Hostetter
2009 Ivan D. Frantz, III
2008 Jane Newburger
2007 Elizabeth McAnarney
2006 Mark Batshaw
2005 Ian Gross
2004 Stephen Ludwig
2003 Robert “Skip” Nelson
2002 Ira Greifer
2001 William Oh
2000 Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos
1999 Philip Ballard

ABSTRACTS

The success of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) Scientific Meeting is driven by presentation of the highest quality original science. Your support and participation, through the submission of your best abstracts and your attendance, is key to our persistent success and growth.

We encourage you to:

  • Submit abstracts of the highest quality detailing cutting edge, hypothesis-driven, novel investigations from your own laboratory or clinical research program. Encourage others in your discipline to submit as well.
  • Encourage junior faculty and trainees to submit their abstracts. Early career stage investigators are especially encouraged to consider submitting their work.

This Meeting is an important opportunity for child health professionals to show their support for academic medicine. The Meeting demonstrates the vigor and enthusiasm of academic medicine by showcasing the best in pediatrics and child health research of this century. We look forward to your abstract submissions. Additional program, housing and registration materials will be available in January on the website.

Key Abstract Submission Dates

  • Call for Submissions Opens: October 30, 2019
  • Submission Deadline: January 6, 2020

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Poster Guidelines

 

ORAL PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

    • Format: PowerPoint 2013 or newer; 16:9 format. No PDFs.
    • Disclosures: On slide 2, list relevant disclosures or indicate you have none.
    • File Name: All Presentations must be labeled exactly like this: Presenter’s Name_Time of presentation_Presentation Topic_Date.
      Example: JDoe_1015_General Pediatrics II_3-24-2019
      Presentation Slides & Disclosures:
    • Submission: Email to lthompson@aps-spr.org, by 11:59 PM EST, TBD .
    • Bring a copy of your slides on your personal USB flashdrive.
    • Time: Oral presentations are allotted 10 minutes.
  • Date | Time | Room:
    • To find details, log into your ESPR/Scholar One account, click on the “Message” tool bar in the upper right hand corner, then click on “Invitations” in the drop down menu.
  • ALL presenters are required to check in at the Speaker Ready Room at least three hours in advance of their presentation to ensure compatibility.

*Note: Presentation updates or changes will be accepted through TBD, 5pm CT.  ALL updates or changes after that must be presented to the SPEAKER READY ROOM ON SITE at least 3 hrs before your presentation.

All media submitted to the speaker ready room will be destroyed post show unless other arrangements are made.

CLINICAL CASE COMPETITION

ESPR solicits interesting clinical cases from residents and fellows for our popular Clinical Case Competition Session. Three clinical cases will be selected for presentation during lunch on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Cases may be submitted online using the Case Presentation template. This template allows submission of the entire case narrative and digital images.

Each Fellow or Resident chosen to present his/her case will also serve as a discussant for one of the other chosen cases. Discussants will receive selected cases in advance.

Guidelines

  • Format: PowerPoint 2013 or newer; 16:9 format. No PDFs.
  • Disclosures: On slide 2, list relevant disclosures or indicate you have none.
  • File Name: All Presentations must be labeled exactly like this: Presenter’s Name_Time of presentation_Presentation Topic_Date.
    Example: JDoe_1015_General Pediatrics II_3-24-2019
  • Submission: Email to lthompson@aps-spr.org, by 11:59 PM EST, TBD .
  • Bring a copy of your slides on your personal USB flashdrive.
  • 10 minute presentation time limit is strictly observed
  • Presentation & Diagnosis Review Schedule
  • ALL presenters are required to check in at the Speaker Ready Room at least six hours in advance of their presentation to ensure compatibility.Note:  All media submitted to the speaker ready room will be destroyed post show unless other arrangements are made.

*Note: Presentation updates or changes will be accepted through TBD, 5pm CT.  ALL updates or changes after that must be presented to the SPEAKER READY ROOM ON SITE at least 3 hrs before your presentation.

Saturday, March 14

  • Case One:
    12:00-12:10pm           Resident/Fellow presentation
    12:10-12:20pm           Resident/Fellow discussion
  • Case Two:
    12:20-12:30pm           Resident/Fellow presentation
    12:30-12:40pm           Resident/Fellow discussion
  • Case Three:
    12:40-12:50pm           Resident/Fellow presentation
    12:50-1:00pm             Resident/Fellow discussion

Sunday, March 15

Diagnosis reveal occurs at the Sunday morning award session.

Suggested Content

The Clinical Case:

  • May be an atypical presentation of a common disease or an unusual disease.
  • Must be solvable using the information presented.
  • Should include a comprehensive history, physical examination, laboratory tests and/or radiographs.
  • Should be presented in an organized, logical manner such that a very good pediatrician could determine a final diagnosis.
  • Should provide the Discussant Fellow or Resident a reasonable opportunity to solve the case.

Submission:

  • Must be submitted by the abstract submission deadline.
  • Include:
    • History of present illness.
    • Pertinent past medical and family history (include only information relevant to the evaluation or final diagnosis).
    • Vital signs, physical examination, and any laboratory result.
    • Optional: One digital image or radiograph without interpretations.
  • Fee: $35 per submission.
  • Questions: Direct to info@easternspr.org.

Selection:

  • Completed in mid-January by the Scientific Program Planning Committee.
  • Three authors will be invited by the Program Chair to present and be a discussant Posters.
  • Residents/Fellows of selected Clinical Cases will create a poster to display their Case.
  • Include only information submitted or presented during the lunch lecture.
  • The final diagnosis should NOT be printed on the posters to allow attendees to review and learn from the Clinical Cases and attempt to determine the final diagnosis.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDITS

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the PA Medical Society. St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children designates the 2019 live activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS

There are a number of options for industry and academic centers to expand their company, institution, and/or product exposure. Opportunities are available on a first come, first-served basis. We invite you to take advantage of these promotional opportunities to heighten your visibility and leave your mark at ESPR!

Exhibitor Details

Exhibitor Letter of Agreement

Sponsor Letter of Agreement

Meeting Archives

2019 – March 22 – 24

2018  March 16 – 18

2017 – March 24-26

2016 – March 11-13

2015  March 20-22

2014  March 21-23

2013 – March 22-24

2012 – March 30-April 1

2011 – March 25-27

2010 – March 26-28

2009 – March 11-15

2008 – March 28-30

2007 – March 9-11

2006 – March 17-19

2005 – March 4-6

2004 – March 26-28

2003 – March 21-23