SAVE THE DATE!
March 10-12, 2022
The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) and American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) are joining together this year for the 1st Annual Eastern Medical Research Conference (a combined meeting of the 34th ESPR Annual Meeting and 15th AFMR Eastern Regional Meeting).
For up-to-date information, visit the joint meeting webpage at ESPR-AFMR – 1st Annual Eastern Medical Research Conference.
All accepted abstracts will be published in the April supplement of the Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM), the official journal of the AFMR.
ESPR & AFMR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NOW OPEN
Deadline to Submit: January 5, 2022
Elucidating Social and Chemical Environmental Determinants of Health Disparities: Promise of the Exposome
Rosalind J. Wright, MD, MPH
Dr. Wright is the Horace W. Goldsmith Professor of Children’s Health Research at Kravis Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Dean for Translational Biomedical Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
MENTOR OF THE YEAR
Paul A. Offit, MD
Dr. Offit is the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Medical Education Panel: Recognizing and Disrupting Microaggressions
Olanrewaju (Lanre) Falusi, MD
Dr. Falusi is Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Children’s National Hospital, Director of the Leadership in Advocacy, Under-resourced Communities and Health equity (LAUnCH) Track, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington DC.
Enrique Escalante, MD, MSHS
Dr. Escalante is Assistant Program Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Pediatric Residency Program at Children’s National Hospital
ADDITIONAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
- Medical Education Panel on Recognizing and Disrupting Microaggressions
- Award Presentations
- Full-Length Abstract Presentations
- Interactive Poster Presentation Sessions
AMA PRA Category 1TM CME Credits will be provided for this meeting.
March 10, 2022 | Pre-Conference Workshops
A Workshop on Common Statistical Errors
John Zupancic MD, MS, ScD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Associate Chief of Neonatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Encouraging Diversity in Researchers – A ‘Shark Tank’ Approach to Solutions
Patricia M. Vuguin, MD
Chair, ESPR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
This session will be based on the TV show Shark Tank, where investors pitch their product ideas to venture capitalists, who in turn provide feedback – and sometimes funding to get a project off the ground and into the marketplace.
Selected early career and trainee researchers will be invited to come to pitch their ideas on how to enhance diversity in research to a panel of judges. Submission will open shortly.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Award: $500 grant for project and complimentary registration to PAS
- 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