13th World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology (WCPD 2017)



13th World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology (WCPD 2017)
July 6 – 9, 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago • Chicago, Illinois USA

presented by the Society for Pediatric Dermatology
co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics

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COURSE DIRECTORS

Anthony J. Mancini, MD - Program Chair
Northwestern University

Albert Yan, MD - Vice Chair
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Andrea Zaenglein, MD - Vice Chair
Penn State / Hershey Medical Center


INVITATION TO ATTEND WCPD 2017

On behalf of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD), it is my great honor to invite you to the 13th World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology – also known as WCPD 2017. This unique event takes place only once every four years, and we are pleased to be hosting it in Chicago, Illinois, USA July 6-9, 2017.

Co-sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), WCPD 2017 is truly a global event which offers a multitude of opportunities for teaching, learning, networking and collaboration. Physicians with a passion for pediatric dermatology will gather to hear both practical and cutting-edge lectures, present and share the results of their research, and develop or strengthen professional relationships. Experts from many contributing specialties will be present, and the conference welcomes attendance from all physicians who wish to further their clinical expertise, broaden their global networking, and expand their research partnership opportunities.

Please remember there are many ways to directly participate as a part of the WCPD 2017 program. Submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation or your most unique case for our Cases of the Year session. Submissions will be accepted online August 1, 2016 through January 1, 2017.

Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the US, and is well-known for its music, theater, architecture, shopping, dining and world-class cultural attractions. Our picturesque skyline studs the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, and our host hotel, Chicago Hyatt Regency, is a AAA Four Diamond property situated along the Chicago River.

We look forward to seeing you at WCPD 2017!

Sincerely,

Anthony J. Mancini, MD
Program Chair
13th World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology / WCPD 2017


HOST SOCIETY

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) is the WCPD 2017 host. The SPD was established in 1975 and currently has a membership of over 1,000 worldwide. It is the only national organization in the United States specifically dedicated to the field of Pediatric Dermatology.


FEATURED SESSIONS

WCPD 2017 educational sessions will feature the latest treatment approaches, protocols and pearls in 35 different pediatric dermatology topic areas - all aimed at providing attending practitioners the tools to provide high quality patient care. The scientific program will be announced in Spring 2016.


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MEETING HOTEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

A special room rate of $219 USD per night (single/double occupancy). Rooms will be available for reservation beginning early 2017.


Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, Illinois USA
www.chicagoregency.hyatt.com


ABOUT CHICAGO


AIR TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION & SHUTTLE RESERVATIONS

Airlift to Location:

  • 2,750 daily inbound – outbound flights at 2 international airports (O’Hare and Midway)
  • Over 50 non-stop international destinations
  • Over 150 direct non-stop domestic destinations

EDUCATIONAL SESSION & ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

To maximize the direct participation of pediatric dermatologists around the world in the meeting’s scientific program, the following submission categories and abstracts have been established:

Submission of Abstracts for Oral Presentation
Open: August 1, 2016 | Deadline: January 1, 2017

A limited number of “stand alone” abstracts that are not related to courses, symposia and seminars will be chosen for oral presentation (15 minutes) during a General Session. These should be late-breaking or high impact research studies that are of significance to the field. Submissions will be subject to a double-blind review by the Scientific Organizing Committee and selected for programming based upon merit and potential thematic interest to congress attendees.


Submission of Abstracts for Poster Presentation
Open: August 1, 2016 | Deadline: January 1, 2017

Abstracts that represent either research-oriented work or case review may be submitted for poster presentation consideration. Submissions will be subject to a double-blind review by the Scientific Organizing Committee and selected for programming based upon merit and potential thematic interest to congress attendees. 150 posters will be accepted for live presentation with the remainder to be included on the program and available on a USB drive. Formal poster presentation time will be scheduled on two days of the congress for live presentation authors to be available to discuss their work with other attendees.


Submission of Cases of the Year
Open: August 1, 2016 | Deadline: January 1, 2017

The "Cases of the Year" category includes cases with a known diagnosis, diseases that have proven difficult to diagnose, or cases presenting management challenges. These cases should have attendant teaching value. A maximum of 30 cases will be selected for short 4 minute presentations (10 presented each day of the Congress in General Session).

All submissions described above will be accepted only via the online submission system.

Acceptance for all abstracts submitted for oral presentation, poster presentation and Cases of the Year will be announced by February 15, 2017 so that international attendees have sufficient time to secure the necessary travel documents.


Submission of Courses, Symposia and Seminars
The deadline for submission of Courses, Symposia and Seminars has passed.


REGISTRATION FEES

Conference registration will open in Fall 2016. Fees are as follows, in US dollars, through June 1, 2017:

Physician $550
Resident/Fellow $275
Physician Extender/Midlevels $475
Physician in Developing Country* $400


*Low and lower-middle income economies as defined by the World Bank.


TRAVEL AWARDS

Congress organizers will be offering 15 Travel Awards of $1,000 USD plus free meeting registration for residents, fellows, young graduate dermatologists from Developing Countries. Additionally, there will be five (5) Travel Awards available for SPD member fellows, residents or graduate students who present posters or cases at WCPD 2017 (also at $1,000 USD each). The AAP Section on Dermatology will offer one $1,000 Travel Award, open to residents or fellows who present cases or posters at the WCPD 2017. Preference will be given to abstracts that focus on pediatric dermatology education, workforce, Medical Home and collaborating with pediatrician partners.

Eligible attendees may apply when submitting a poster or case abstract and the deadline is January 1, 2017. Travel Award recipients will be announced by February 15, 2017.


SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITS

WCPD 2017 offers industry partners a variety of ways to participate including:

Exhibits
Branded Sponsorship Opportunities
Satellite Symposia
Advisory Board Meetings

We are now taking commitments on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, please click on the appropriate link above.

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