Case & Poster Submission

Call for Cases, Posters, and Junior Faculty & Fellows Forum Presentations

The submission deadline has passed. Submitters will be notified in early June.

Cases of the Year
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.

Poster Presentations
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. Accepted poster abstracts will be published in an upcoming issue of Pediatric Dermatology.

Junior Faculty & Fellows Forum
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 oral presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Important Submission Information

  • The online form must be used for all submissions.
  • Case summaries and abstracts can be up to 2,700 characters, including spaces.
  • Case submissions must be accompanied by photos. Please submit JPG, PNG, or GIF files less than 2MB. Cases submitted without photos will not be considered. (Photos are not required for posters or Junior Faculty & Fellow Forum submissions.)
  • Previously published/presented work will be considered, but please note on the submission form when and where it was published or presented.
  • Submitters will be notified on or before June 4, 2018.
  • Presenters must register for the meeting.
  • Multiple cases per institution may be accepted; but no more than one case per senior author will be accepted.
  • Review process will be blinded.

Attention Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students:
4 Travel Awards Available for SPD Members

Travel awards are available on a competitive basis to fellows, residents, and medical students who are SPD members and present 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. Each award is $1,000. Apply for awards at the time of case/poster submission by checking the appropriate box on the form.

SPD Travel Awards
The SPD Awards and Grants 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.

  • Two $1,000 awards available to fellows, residents, or medical students
  • New for 2018 - MEDICAL STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD - One $1,000 award available just for medical students

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Dermatology Travel Award
One $1,000 Travel Award will be given by the AAP Section on Dermatology. Preference will be given to abstracts that focus on pediatric dermatology education, workforce, Medical Home, and collaborating with pediatrician partners.