APS SPR Journeys & Frontiers in Pediatric Research: Genomic Basis of Disease
Submit your department’s nomination by March 9 for this collaborative session at the PAS 2020 Meeting.
The American Pediatric Society (APS) and the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) are pleased to announce a joint session during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2020 Meeting, entitled “APS SPR Journeys & Frontiers in Pediatric Research: Genomic Basis of Disease.” This half-day session is part of a new PAS Lab, and will take place Friday, May 1 at 1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT in Philadelphia.
This invitation-only event will feature scientific discussions from notable senior and junior pediatric investigators. APS members are encouraged to submit nominations. The event requires nominations of early-stage researchers (fellow or emerging junior faculty levels) by their pediatric department chairs. The deadline to submit a nomination is March 9. Instructions for nominations are available here.
The APS and SPR are excited to partner on this event designed to foster collaboration and discussion among distinguished academic pediatric leaders and outstanding early-stage researchers. The intimate gathering will include scientific talks, roundtable discussions and breakout sessions. Emerging investigators will share their research and gather feedback from pediatric leaders with additional opportunities for networking and discussion.
This event helps further the society’s vision as “an engaged, inclusive, and impactful community of pediatric thought leaders.” As the premier North American scholarly child health meeting, the PAS Meeting is the natural venue for this gathering, and the long history of close, productive collaborations make the APS and SPR enthusiastic partners with PAS in this exceptional educational offering. This forum will inspire and foster the development of the academic pediatric scientist pipeline essential to innovation and improvements to child health.
Please email email@example.com to submit your nomination or to inquire about details. The APS and SPR Executive Councils will select and invite participants to join the session by March 15.
The PAS 2020 Meeting takes place April 29 through May 6 in Philadelphia. Early registration closes on March 11. For more information about APS sessions and workshops at the PAS 2020 Meeting, please visit the APS website.
To nominate an outstanding early-stage researcher from your department to join this event, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 9:
- Nominee name, degree(s), email address, specialty/subspecialty (if applicable), a 1-2 sentence summary of their research focus including relevance to our theme, and a list of their publications.
- Confirmation of departmental commitment to fund PAS 2020 Meeting registration and related travel.
- Confirmation that the Nominee, if selected, will attend the full event on Friday, May 1, 2020, from 1-7:30pm, at the PAS 2020 Meeting in Philadelphia.
The APS also invites you to nominate one additional outstanding trainee from your department at the resident or medical student level with a strong orientation and commitment to pediatric research, if their research is strongly related to this year’s theme (Genomic Basis of Disease).
APS & SPR JOURNEYS & FRONTIERS IN PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
GENOMICS BASIS OF DISEASE: Speakers & Schedule
May 1, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 7:30 PM
1:00-1:05 Welcome – Robin Steinhorn, Joel Hirschhorn, APS | SPR Presidents
1:05-1:35 A Career Journey: One Researcher’s Story – Bruce Gelb
1:35-2:05 Senior Science (APS) – Sherin Devaskar
2:05-2:35 Senior Science (SPR) – Sallie Permar
2:35-2:55 Developing Science – Ashley Steed
2:55-3:15 Developing Science – Neil Romberg
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:30 Concurrent Scientific Round Tables – 60 minutes each
- Table Leads: Speakers and/or APS or SPR Council members; facilitate intros, networking
- Format: 2-3-minute research overview from Jr. researchers; discussion & feedback
- Participants: Assigned by specialty/research interests – 8 max/table.
4:30–6:00 Concurrent Workshops
- Integrating research into residency: Transforming clinical training to support pediatric scientists. Sallie Permar, F. Bruder Stapleton, David Nichols, D Parsons, Audrea Burns
- Career development: Independent research, grants, and transition to leadership: Constantine Stratakis, David Hunstad, Dennis Twombly, Tonse Raju, Katherine Grantz, Nathalie Maitre
6:15-7:30 Event Reception for Participants
- Table Leads continue to facilitate introductions, networking, and feedback