Pediatrics Science Day

8am – 2pm | Harrell Medical Education Building | Room 125

June 6, 2024

Mark your calendars for the 42nd annual Pediatrics Science Day! The event will take place Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 8am – 2pm in room 125 of the Harrell Medical Education Building.

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About Pediatrics Science Day

The primary purpose of Pediatrics Science Day is to give students, post-docs, residents, fellows, or junior faculty, the opportunity to present their research to their colleagues, and to obtain scientific feedback in a friendly environment. We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts that 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 briefcase presentation, a summary of unusual disease presentation or perplexing diagnosis, and a literature review of novel diagnostic methods and treatments.


Kevin Flanigan

2024 Guest Speaker

Kevin Flanigan, MD

Kevin M. Flanigan, MD, is the Robert F. and Edgar T. Wolfe Foundation Endowed Chair in Neuromuscular Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His primary research interest is in the genetic and molecular characterization of inherited neuromuscular diseases, and the development of therapies directed toward these diseases.


Event Schedule

Time Presentation
8:00 am – 9:00 am Pediatric Grand Rounds
9:10 am – 11:00 am Poster Presentations
11:00 am -11:45 am Lunch
11:45 am – 1:45 pm Oral Presentations
1:50 pm Video “UF COM Women in Science”
2:00 pm Award Ceremony

Abstract Submission  

Due May 9, 2024, by 11:59 pm  

Abstracts should not exceed 1 page, with 1-inch margins, using 11 point Times New Roman font in a Word document.  

An example abstract format can include (but other 1 page formats are also acceptable):  

  • Title – Authors’ names and their affiliation  
  • Background/literature review  
  • Research question/s / Objectives / Hypothesis  
  • Materials, approach, process, or methods  
  • Results  
  • Conclusion / Impact  
  • Future directions  

For case reports or series, please include a title, authors and affiliation, introduction, case presentation, literature review, and discussion  

Participants will be notified by Thursday, May 23rd of the committee’s decision.  


History

In 1982, Dr. Sam Gross established Pediatrics Science Day to give UF researchers of all academic levels the opportunity to present and discuss their research. The primary purpose of this event is to create an environment where researchers can learn of advancements, discuss the future of research, and ultimately form partnerships that will transform the field of Pediatrics. Since its inception forty years ago, this event has grown from a few speakers to over fifty oral and poster presentations that highlight the cutting-edge research conducted at the University of Florida each year.

In the spirit of this tradition, it is now time to call on our researchers for the abstracts of potential presentations for our Annual Pediatrics Science Day. All pre-doctoral students, doctoral students, medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty are invited to submit an abstract of their current research for consideration as either an oral or poster presentation.


Executive Committee Members

Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh
Department: MD-PEDS-INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Phone: (352) 294-8591
Brittany S Bruggeman
Department: MD-PEDS-ENDOCRINOLOGY

Brittany S Bruggeman MD

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 265-7337
Manuela Corti
Department: MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE

Manuela Corti Ph.D., P.T.

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-5779
Laura Jacobsen
Department: MD-PEDS-ENDOCRINOLOGY

Laura Jacobsen M.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 265-7337
Carmen Leon Astudillo
Department: MD-PEDS-PULMONARY

Carmen Leon Astudillo M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8381
Michael McIntosh
Department: MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE

Michael McIntosh

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-8870
Elias Sayour
Department: MD-NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Elias Sayour MD, PhD

Stop Children's Cancer/Bonnie R. Freeman Professor For Pediatric Oncology Research; Assistant Dean
Phone: (352) 273-9000
Tung T Wynn
Department: MD-PEDS-HEMATOLOGY

Tung T Wynn M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-9120

 Event Planning Committee Members

Larry A Compton
Department: MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE

Larry A Compton

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST III
Phone: (352) 294-8968
Ashley L Tibbs
Department: MD-PEDS-MEDICAL EDUCATION

Ashley L Tibbs

Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (352) 273-9011