Annual Pediatric Science Day



The primary purpose of Pediatrics Science Day is to give trainees, whether students, post-docs, residents, fellows, or junior faculty, the opportunity to present their research to their colleagues, and to obtain scientific feed-back in a friendly environment. We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts that either have been recently presented at or have been submitted to national research meetings. However, most importantly, we would like to encourage the participation of all trainees in this unique opportunity!

In addition to abstract submissions, residents and fellows may also submit interesting clinical cases which include a brief case presentation, summary of unusual disease presentation or perplexing diagnosis, and a literature review of novel diagnostic methods and treatments.

2017 Guest Speaker

Catherine DeAngelis

Catherine DeAngelis, MD, MPH

Dr. Catherine D. DeAngelis is Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Service Professor Emerita, Professor Emerita at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine (Pediatrics) and School of Public Health (Health Policy and Management),  and Editor-in-Chief Emerita of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association (2000-2011), serving as the first woman Editor in Chief.  She received her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, her M.P.H. from the Harvard Graduate School of Public Health (Health Services Administration), and her pediatric specialty training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also has been awarded seven honorary doctorate degrees and has received numerous awards for humanitarianism and medical excellence, including the Ronald McDonald Award for Medical Excellence ($100,000 donation made to the Johns Hopkins Child Life Program); the Catcher in the Rye Award for Humanitarianism by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; the Armstrong, the St. Geme, and the Howland Awards (Various Pediatric Societies); and a lifetime achievement award by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).

From 1990-2000 she was Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and from 1994-2000 she was editor of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and also has been a member of numerous journal editorial boards. She has authored or edited 12 books on Pediatrics, Medical Education and Patient Care and Professionalism and has published over 250 peer reviewed articles, chapters, and editorials. Most of her recent publications have focused on professionalism and integrity in medicine, on conflict of interest in medicine, on women in medicine, and on medical education.  Her major efforts have centered on human rights especially as they relate to patients, health professionals and the poor.

Dr. DeAngelis is a former council member and current member of the National Academy of Medicine (nee IOM); a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and has served as an officer of numerous national academic societies including past chairman of the American Board of Pediatrics and Chair of the Pediatric Accreditation Council for Residency Review Committee of the American Council on Graduate Medical Education.

She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh and The University of California, Davis.

2017 Program Schedule

View the program schedule of events

Submitting an Abstract

Follow the Abstract Submission Guidelines and then complete the Abstract Submission Form and upload your abstracts by the Sunday, April 23, 2016 at midnight deadline.

Have Questions?

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