Dear ESPR Community,

Thank you for your patience while we evaluated our options after making the very difficult decision to cancel the ESPR 2020 Meeting. After careful consideration, we are offering paid ESPR registrants the option to donate their 2020 registration fees or receive a full refund. We greatly appreciate such generosity and support should you choose the donation option as it is a practical way to sustain the ESPR at this most difficult time.

Please take a moment, by May 8th, to indicate if you prefer to Donate Your Registration Fee to ESPR or to receive a Full Refund of your registration fee. Donations are entirely voluntary, and as the ESPR is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by IRS guidelines.

Any paid registrant who prefers a refund – or may be unable to donate due to original funding restrictions – will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For further questions regarding refunds or donations, please contact the ESPR office at

We would also like to bring your attention to the following announcements and important information below.


ESPR Abbott Nutrition Trainee Young Investigator Award Recipients:
Dr. Eni Jano
Dr. Charles Lechner
Dr. Christopher Thom

ESPR Mead Johnson Junior Faculty Young Investigator Award Recipients:
Dr. Lyndsey Garbi
Dr. Edward Hurley
Dr. Munmun Rawat

SPR Diversity in the Research Workforce Travel Award Recipient:
Dr. Angelica Garcia

The ESPR Program App will remain available for download from the app store and the online program guide is available on the meetings page of the ESPR website.  All presentations/abstracts are included and are citable to list on your CV.

To cite the Program Guide, the following format is suggested. (Please check with your Department for questions about institution-specific guidelines.)

LastName, FirstName Dr. Presentation title. Poster/Oral Platform. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.  March 13-15, 2020. Due to Covid-19 related conference cancellation, this peer-reviewed abstract and/or presentation was disseminated on 1/April2020 to ESPR 2020 Meeting Program Guide.

Citation of Abstracts:
Abstracts are published in electronic format only. For purposes of citation, please use E-ESPR2020:Abstract number.
2020 example citation: E-ESPR2020:275.

Authors are free to resubmit accepted abstracts to other conferences and/or proceed with publication. Before doing so we urge you to carefully review the relevant submission or publication guidelines to be sure you are in full compliance.

Thank you again for your tremendous support. We wish you safety and health as we all navigate this challenging time together. We hope to see you next year for our 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, March 12-14, 2021 in Philadelphia.


Heather Brumberg, MD, MPH, FAAP
ESPR President