2024 Annual Southeastern Pediatric Research Conference

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2024 General Co-Chairs

Lynn Gardner, MD, MBA, FAAP
Vivien Sheehan, MD, PhD
W. Hong Yeo, PhD


Conference Highlights

  • Keynote Lectures
  • Networking/Mentoring Session
  • Selected Oral Abstract Presentations
  • Poster Sessions and Competition
  • Social Hour and Door Prizes

The abstract submission deadline is April 1, 2024


  • Any child health researcher can submit abstracts, including students, trainees, staff, and faculty.
  • Abstracts submitted to other conferences are welcome.
  • You may submit more than one abstract.
  • All authors must approve the abstract before it is submitted.
  • Abstracts should represent your original research project. Technology abstracts should describe novel or existing research projects and not advertise currently available technology.​


  • ​Abstracts must include the following sections: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.
  • Maximum 350 words, not including the title and authors.
  • Plain text only: no figures, graphs, or tables.
  • Students, fellows, and residents - include the name of at least one mentor in your author list. Make sure your mentor approves your abstract before you submit it!
  • Do not submit duplicate abstracts. If you need to make a change after you’ve submitted your abstract, email your change to Megan Vallowe: megan.vallowe@emory.edu

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.

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Notification of oral or poster presentation selection will be emailed in May 2024.

1) What is the cost of attending the conference?

  • Early registration - until May 24, 2024
    • ​$100 general & $30 for trainees
    • Pay by credit card, SpeedType, or cost center
  • Late registration - after May 24, 2024
    • ​​$125 per person
    • Pay by credit card only, online or at the door

2) Who is considered a trainee?

  • Students, residents, fellows, and postdocs.
  • Postdocs include only those individuals whose official titles include postdoctoral. It does not include postdoctoral staff members such as Research Associates and Research Specialists.

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

  • You may still attend the conference if you miss the early registration deadline; however, the registration fee will be higher ($125).

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

  • You may receive a refund of your registration fee if a cancellation request is received at least 30 days prior to the conference. After May 7, 2024, no refunds will be given.

5) Will CME credits be provided?

  • Yes. The Emory University School of Medicine will provide accreditation for this event. The exact number of credits will be announced once the conference program is finalized. Physicians and nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Emory University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education.