Annual Pediatrics Science Day
June 02, 2016
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.
Philip R. Johnson is a Senior Advisor to the International Aids Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and will be our Keynote Speaker for Pediatric Science Day. Dr. Johnson has extensive scientific and leadership experience which includes 20 years with the National Institutes of Health and as Director of Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and 10 years as Chief Scientific Officer & Executive Vice President of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has overseen basic, clinical and translational research covering influenza, respiratory syncytial viruses and HIV, and pioneered the use of recombinant adeno-associated-virus (AAV) vectors to deliver genes encoding for neutralizing antibodies or antibody-like molecules that inhibit HIV entry. Dr. Johnson has worked with and IAVI for more than a decade on AAV-vector-based approaches; an ongoing Phase 1 trial also involves the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the University of Surrey. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a pediatric residency and an infectious diseases fellowship at Vanderbilt University. We are delighted to have him serve as the 34th Annual Pediatrics Science Day Visiting Professor.