Cases of the Year Submissions

Call for Cases & Posters
SPD's 42nd Annual Meeting
July 14 - 17, 2016 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

The deadline to submit Cases and Abstracts has passed. Submitters will be notified by June 6, 2016.

Attendees are invited to submit case summaries and poster abstracts for review and selection to be presented during SPD’s 42nd Annual Meeting. There are three categories:

Moderator: Amy Jo Nopper, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospital

Cases of the Year includes cases with a known diagnosis, diseases that were difficult to diagnose, or cases presenting management challenges. These cases should have attendant teaching value. Case presentations are four minutes, with an additional two-minute question & answer period. Twenty cases will be selected for the Annual Meeting.

Please note that if a submitted case is chosen to be presented as one of SPD’s Cases of the Year, it will not be simultaneously assigned a poster space. Submitted cases not chosen for a Cases of the Year oral presentation may be presented as a poster; however, SPD will give preferred assignment of space to research-oriented work.

Moderator: John Browning, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

This category includes basic science or clinical research projects which may include case series of clinical interest with accompanying literature reviews, which may have been conceived and/or conducted by pediatric dermatology fellows and/or junior faculty who have been out of training for five years or less. Three submissions will be chosen for presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Poster Chair: Wynnis Tom, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital/UCSD

Research studies should be submitted as poster presentations. Case reports should be submitted as Cases of the Year, not posters, if appropriate. Poster presenters should be available during coffee breaks for discussion. Approximately 40 posters will be selected for presentation during the conference, each on a four-foot tall by eight-foot wide board. Awards will be presented for the best posters.

Important Submission Information

  • All cases & posters must be submitted via the online form.
  • Case summaries & poster abstracts can be up to 2,700 characters, including spaces.
  • Case submissions must be accompanied by photos. Please submit .jpg files less than 2MB. Photos are not required for poster submissions.
  • Previously published/presented work will be considered, but please note on the submission form when and where it was published or presented.
  • SPD will publish abstracts selected for presentation in meeting materials and will use text as submitted. Please ensure that your text is correct when submitted, as SPD is unable to make corrections. Accepted poster abstracts will be published in Pediatric Dermatology.

Attention Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students - Travel Awards Available

Travel awards are available on a competitive basis to fellows, residents, and medical students who are SPD members and present cases (Cases of the Year) or posters at the SPD Annual Meeting. This is an effort to encourage participation among trainees interested in pediatric dermatology and helps provide recognition for exceptional work as well as financial assistance to attend the meeting. There will be two $1,000 awards available for the SPD 2016 Annual Meeting. Members who qualify will apply through the SPD website at the time of submission of cases and posters. The SPD Awards and Goals Committee will evaluate the quality of the case/poster, focusing on whether it presents “new” information, is relevant to care of children with skin diseases, quality of data, and approved consent process.

The AAP Section on Dermatology will offer one $1,000 Travel Award, open to residents or fellows who present cases or posters at the Annual Meeting. Preference will be given to abstracts that focus on pediatric dermatology education, workforce, Medical Home and collaborating with pediatrician partners. Members can apply for this award at the time of case or abstract submission.