2018 Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference: Precision Medicine

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Conference Co-Chairs

  • Clinton H. Joiner, MD, PhDVice Chair for Research, Emory Department of Pediatrics; Aflac Children’s Chair for Hematology and Director, Section of Hematology, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; and Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Scott J. Hollister, PhDPatsy and Alan Dorris Chair in Pediatric Technology; Director, Center for 3D Medical Fabrication (3DMedFab); Director, Tissue Engineering & Mechanics Laboratory (TEM); and Professor, Wallace A. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
  • Beatrice E. Gee, MD, AB, FAAPMedical Director, Sickle Cell and Hematology Program, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding; and Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director for Translational Science, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine

Keynote Speakers

  • Will Parsons, MD, PhDDirector, Center for Precision Oncology, Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine
  • Charmaine DM Royal, PhDAssociate Professor, Departments of African & African American Studies, Biology, and Community & Family Medicine, Duke University
  • Michael J. Yaszemski, MD, PhD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Professor of Orthopedics and Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic

Presentations Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Scientific Poster Sessions

Technology Demonstrations


Complimentary Evening Aquarium Admission & Door Prizes

**Prizes include tickets to Atlanta area restaurants and attractions, including Buckhead Life Restaurants, Fernbank Museum, Botanical Gardens, and World of Coke!**

Deadline to Submit Abstracts: Friday, March 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM

  • Abstracts on any topic related to child health research are encouraged. 
  • Abstracts related to precision medicine will be given priority when selecting abstracts for oral presentation.
  • Anyone may submit an abstract, including but not limited to principal investigators, trainees, students, and staff.   
  • The maximum length of abstracts is 350 words and you may submit more than one abstract.

PLEASE NOTE: Submitting an abstract does not automatically register you for the conference!  Neither you nor any investigator listed on your abstract will automatically be registered to attend.  Click here to register.

Click here to create a new abstract. (You will be prompted to create an account and password.)

Click here to resume a saved abstract.

The best address to use for the Georgia Aquarium parking deck entrance using GPS is 246 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30313.  

Parking in the official Georgia Aquarium parking deck is included with your registration; please pick up a parking voucher at the registration desk when you arrive. 

Once in the parking deck, USE THE WEST ELEVATORS located on the corner of Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd and Luckie Street and follow signs to the Oceans Ballroom.  PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW SIGNS TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE/East Elevators. The East Elevators will take you to the main entrance of the aquarium, not the ballroom. 

Click here for detailed directions and parking information.

Taking MARTA:

The main thing you need to know when arriving by MARTA is that you do not enter the conference area through the regular front entrance of the aquarium. The entrance to the conference center is by the parking deck off Ivan Allen, Jr. Blvd.  

MARTA by Train:
The Georgia Aquarium is a 10-15 minute walk from the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station on the Blue/Green line or from the Civic Center or Peachtree Center Stations on the Red/Gold line.

MARTA by Bus:
Bus service is available to the Georgia Aquarium from the Civic Center MARTA bus station and Five Points MARTA station via Route 32.

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1) What is the cost to attend the conference?

The registration fee is $40 until May 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM EST or $50 at the door.

2) I don't remember paying a registration fee to attend this conference in the past. Is the fee new?

Yes. Participation in this conference has grown substantially since the first conference was held 6 years ago. While we have been fortunate to continue to receive generous contributions from most host institutions and several sponsors, it is now necessary for us to charge a nominal registration fee to cover expenses. Registration fees cover approximately 20% of the total cost of the conference.

3) How can I pay the registration fee?

You may pay via credit card, Emory smartkey or CHOA cost center. Simply select the ticket type you would like on the registration page.

4) Is the registration fee waived for anyone?

The registration fee is waived ONLY for students, residents, postdocs and fellows.

5) What if I miss the registration deadline? Can I still attend?

Yes, you may still attend the conference if you miss the online registration deadline; however, the registration fee will be higher. Anyone who registers on-site the day of the conferenece will be charged a $50 registration fee.

6)  Will I get a refund if I can no longer attend the conference?

You may receive a refund of your full registration fee until 30 days prior to the conference. After May 8, 2018, no refunds will be given.