PeDRA Annual Conference Registration


7th PeDRA Annual Conference
November 14–16, 2019
Chicago Marriott O'Hare
Chicago, IL

Registration deadline is October 21, 2019. No same day registration.

Review of the conference agenda is highly recommended prior to completing the registration form. Visit pedraresearch.org/2019-conference to view conference information.

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Registration Type

Residents and Fellows (or junior faculty within their first 2 years of practice) may also apply for a PeDRA travel scholarship to help cover expenses related to attending the conference. A short paragraph regarding your career goals, current research, and future research plans should be submitted using the text field that appears after your contact information. This field is required to complete your registration.

Important: If you are a medical student and interested in attending the PeDRA conference, please contact Jenny Wu at conference.pedraresearch@gmail.com to express your interest. Due to the nature of the conference, student registration is limited.

Contact Information

If different than first name listed above

Hospital/Clinic/University affiliation/Organization

Patients and Patient Advocates Registration

Patients and Patient Advocates receive (1) one complimentary registration for the PeDRA Conference. Patients and Patient Advocates are limited to 2 representatives total. You may add a second representative for an additional $150.

Each code may be used for one registration only.

Additional Attendee

If you would like to add a second attendee, please complete the fields below. You will be charged $150 for this attendee. Please be sure to complete the payment section.

Type of Research Performed:

Select all that apply

Special Needs

If you require any special dietary or accessibility needs, please list them here (i.e. accessible hotel room, gluten-free, vegetarian, translation services, etc.) If you do not have any special requests, check the box below.

About You — Needed Demographics Information

The NIH supports the PeDRA Conference. Inclusion of diverse race, ethnicity, and gender is one criterion for NIH support of scientific conferences. Please answer the following questions about yourself to help us understand our conference audience.

If you wish to skip this section, or decline to answer, please select “Unknown/Decline to State”.

Ethnic Category:

Gender:

Race:

For reference, you may use the standard definitions below:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
  • Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Caucasian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Sessions and Activities

Please select the sessions and activities that you plan to attend. All sessions and special activities are open to all attendees, unless otherwise noted.

Note: it is assumed that all attendees will attend all Plenary Sessions and meals. Below are sessions or activities for which an appointment or other special sign-up is required.

Unless indicated otherwise, Working Group Breakout Sessions are closed to Industry Partners.

Thursday November 14, 2019

Working Group Breakout Sessions (Thursday – Saturday)

Please select up to 3 Work Groups you would like to attend during this conference.

Travel and Accommodations

All attendees will be staying at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 W Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631. The discounted conference room rate at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare is $149/night, plus taxes and fees (currently 17.4%). The discounted rate is available up until October 23, 2019 or until the room block is sold out. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability at the current prevailing rate.

Visit the hotel online for more information.

Comment: this section appears only for PeDRA active member, non-member, resident, fellow, and federal employee

Lodging Policies for PeDRA Active Members, Non-Members, Residents, Fellows and Federal Employees:

  • PeDRA will make all hotel arrangements. Please do not book your room directly with the hotel.
  • PeDRA will pre-pay for room and tax for the nights of Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15 only for attendees who select to share a room. Guests will still be required to provide a credit card at the time of check-in to cover any incidental charges (i.e. room service, telephone calls, etc.). Roommates should split these incidental charges at their discretion.
  • PeDRA will not cover any cost for non-shared rooms. If you select a single (non-shared) room, PeDRA will make the appropriate billing arrangements directly with the hotel. You will be required to provide a credit card at the time of check-in to cover all room and tax, as well as incidental charges.
  • Guests staying overnight may also take advantage of the following hotel concessions: $1 discounted guest room WiFi and $20 discounted overnight parking. These charges are the responsibility of the attendee(s).
  • If a room must be reserved after the cut-off date of October 23, 2019, PeDRA will only cover the cost of the room up to the discounted $149 rate. Any difference in price is the responsibility of the individuals sharing the room.

Comment: this section appears only for Advocacy and Industry

Lodging Policies Advocacy and Industry Partners:

  • PeDRA will make all hotel arrangements. Please do not book your room directly with the hotel.
  • PeDRA will not cover any cost of lodging. While PeDRA will make your hotel room reservation for you, you will be required to provide a credit card at the time of check-in to cover all room and tax, as well as incidental charges.
  • Guests staying overnight may also take advantage of the following hotel concessions: $1 discounted guest room WiFi and $20 discounted overnight parking. These charges are the responsibility of the attendee(s).

Comment: this section appears only for Speakers

Lodging Policies for Speakers:

  • PeDRA will make all hotel arrangements. Please do not book your room directly with the hotel.
  • As a speaker, PeDRA will pre-pay for room and tax for up to 2 nights.
  • Guests will still be required to provide a credit card at the time of check-in to cover any incidental charges (i.e. room service, telephone calls, etc.); however, some or all of these charges may be reimbursed. Please refer to your speaker agreemetns for details.
  • Guests staying overnight may also take advantage of the following hotel concessions: $1 discounted guest room WiFi and $20 discounted overnight parking. These charges are the responsibility of the attendee(s).

Registrants must complete the section below to guarantee accuracy.

I would like a:

I will need a hotel room for:

Wednesday night is at the expense of the individual, unless you are a member of the PeDRA Board of Directors. Board of Directors members who are arriving early for the Board of Directors meeting on Thursday will have Wednesday pre-paid by PeDRA.

For those sharing a room, please select one of the following:

If you selected “Please find me a roommate,” please add any information about yourself or your preferred roommate that may be helpful in selecting a roommate for you (i.e. pet peeves, you have a non-traditional sleep schedule, etc.) PeDRA staff will do their best to match you up with a compatible roommate, but these decisions may simply be dictated by who is available and who requires a roommate.

Meeting Policies

All registrants must read and agree to the PeDRA Meeting Policies.

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Important Policies

  1. We expect conference participants to attend the entire conference, arriving prior to the first set of Working Group Breakout Sessions on Thursday (November 14 at 4:30pm) and departing after the meeting conclusion on Saturday (November 16 at 1:30pm).
  2. There are a limited number of Resident/Fellow registration slots available. A travel scholarship to cover expenses related to conference participation will be available for trainees and some junior faculty within their first 2 years of practice. Residents, Fellows, and Junior Faculty applying for support are required to submit a paragraph about their career goals and the role that research will play in their career. Be sure to complete the text field in the registration form to be considered.
  3. Residents, Fellows, and Investigators are encouraged to submit an abstract for the conference. Abstracts for proposed new Projects as well as ongoing Projects will be considered for discussion during the Working Group Breakout Sessions. The submitting author may also select to be considered for the Scientific Poster Session, but is not required. Authors of Ongoing Projects may also select to be considered for an oral presentation during a Plenary Session. Abstracts for completed Projects can be considered for presentation during the Scientific Poster Session and/or Plenary Session, and may also select to be discussed during the Working Group Breakout Sessions. If you have questions related to Abstract Submissions, please contact Conference Staff at conference.pedraresearch@gmail.com.
  4. Patient Advocacy Organizations are asked to prepare their top clinical questions and research priorities for their respective disease areas. These questions will help workgroups in their breakout sessions. Please contact mike.pedraresearch@gmail.com for details.
  5. Online registration will be available until October 21, 2019. Attendees must be pre-registered. On-site registration is not available.
  6. There will be no refund of fees for cancellation after October 14, 2019.
  7. Photography / Video Release: Photos and video will be taken during the 6th PeDRA Annual Conference. By registering for the conference, you agree to grant PeDRA permission to use your image for use in future publications, media, or other materials at the sole discretion of PeDRA. If you do not wish to grant PeDRA permission to use your image for these purposes, written notification must be received prior to the start of the conference. Send your request to conference.pedraresearch@gmail.com.

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