Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum

2021 Event Information

Saturday, September 4, 2021
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida

Disney's Yacht Club Resort

We are excited to invite everyone back to Disney for the 7th Annual Pediatric Research Forum for Medical Students!

This program is sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP), the University of Florida Department of Pediatrics, and the Society for Pediatric Research.

  • The Pediatric Research Forum for Medical Students is an exciting opportunity for students to share their research with peers.
  • The event takes place September 4, 2021, at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida in adherence of all Disney COVID-19 protocols.
  • The forum, open to all medical students, will take place in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Oral and poster presentations will be available for basic science, case report/series, and clinical research.
  • Pediatrics is an ever-changing field of discovery and innovation. Today’s research will lead to tomorrow’s cures.

Keynote Speaker

Davis Stephanie

Stephanie Duggins Davis, M.D.

Brewer Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Pediatrics
University of North Carolina
President, Society for Pediatric Research

Stephanie Duggins Davis, MD is the Brewer Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina.  She also serves as the Physician in Chief of UNC Children’s. She is a NIH funded physician scientist whose research focuses on identifying and elucidating respiratory diseases in young children with cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, and chronic lung disease associated with preterm birth. She has served in leadership positions within the American Thoracic Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Board of Pediatrics. Training the next generation of physician-scientists is a major focus of Dr. Davis’s efforts. She has over 15 years of experience mentoring various levels of academic trainees, including serving as program director for a NIH T32 training award. Many of her trainees have received NIH-loan repayment and/or early-investigator awards and most remain in academic medicine at several leading institutions.

Program Schedule

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Time Event
6:30am-7:00am Breakfast
7:00am-7:30am Poster Setup
7:30am-7:45am Welcome Remarks
7:45am-9:00am Oral Presentations (Group 1)
9:00am-10:45am Poster Presentations (Odd numbers)
10:45am-11:15am Break & Exhibits
11:15am-11:30am Group Photo
11:30am-12:30pm Keynote Speaker
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch & Career Discussions
1:30pm-1:45pm Break & Exhibits
1:45pm-3:30pm Poster Presentations (Even numbers)
3:30pm-3:45pm Break & Exhibits
3:45pm-5:00pm Oral Presentations (Group 2)
5:00pm-5:15pm Research Forum Conclusion & Award Presentations

Abstract Submission & Registration


Submission Deadline: Extended to June 18, 2021 to accommodate the lifting of institutional COVID travel restrictions. Students will receive an email notification of acceptance and presentation type by June 24, 2021.


Registration is required for all forum attendees. Attendance will be limited to 100 registrants. The cost to attend and/or present at the forum is $100 per student. Registration information will be made available to you following abstract acceptance notification.

Submission Instructions

The recommended format for abstract submission is as follows. Character count should be limited to 250 words (excludes author’s names, institutions, and upload of tables and images). Basic science and clinical research abstracts should include the following sections: Title, Authors & Affiliations, Background & Objectives, Methods & Analysis, Results, and Conclusions. Case study/series abstracts should include the following sections: Title, Authors & Affiliations, Introduction, Case Presentation(s), and Discussion.

Hotel Accommodations

The Florida Chapter of the AAP has secured an amazing hotel room block at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort for a discounted rate. Information on how to book a room will be included in your abstract acceptance notification email.


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