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The Clinical Case Program is now closed. Please check back in February 2018 for the next call for abstracts.
The AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) has held an annual "Clinical Case Competition" since 2003. In this clinical case poster session, residents, medical students, and fellowship trainees submit abstracts of interesting cases they have encountered in their training. These abstracts are judged by a committee of pediatric trainee leaders. The top 20 authors are invited to present their case in poster format at the SOPT Reception and Poster Display at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE). Furthermore, one case will be chosen for publication in Pediatrics in Review, a popular resource for medical students and residents to learn about topics in pediatrics.

Keep your eyes open for unusual diseases or common diseases presenting in an unusual fashion while you are on your pediatrics clerkship. If you are an attending physician, please encourage your medical students to participate in this fun and educational program. And everyone, please support the winners by attending the annual poster session held at the conference.

For additional Case Report Guidelines for medical students please click here.

Past Winners of the Clinical Case Program

(Pediatrics in Review Index of Suspicion Winners)​

2016 Index of Suspicion Winners:
Medical student - Diagnostic Difficulty of Intestinal Malrotation in an Adolescent Male. Anjali Garg, BS,  Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI.
Resident – Subgaleal Hematoma Following Hair Braiding in a 6 Year Old Female.
Oluwaseun Odewole, MD, MPH, Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

​2015 Index of Suspicion Winners:
Medical student - Primary Cutaneous ALK-Positive Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma​. Zachary Graff, Geronimo Mendoza-Urias, MD, Apurv Barche, MD and Curtis Turner, MD, Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine, Amarillo, TX.
Resident - Gastric Bezoar: A Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain in Sickle Cell Patient. Surabhi Kaul, MD, MPH, Monaliza Evangelista, MD and Erin Josserand, Medical Student (MS3), University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX.

2014 Index of Suspicion Winner:
How Much Is Too Much? a Case of Hypercalcemia in a 6-Year-Old Boy Given Vitamin A for Eczema. Monica Liao, MD, Philip Magcalas, MD and Patricia M. Hopkins-Braddock, MD, FAAP, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 

2013 Index of Suspicion Winner:
Chronic, Intermitten Hemoptysis in a 15-Year-Old Girl. Margot Nagan, MD, Marissa Hauptman, MD, Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA. Case will be featured in the September 2014 Pediatrics in Review Index of Suspicion column. 

​2012 Index of Suspicion Winner: 
Persisten Flank Pain and Voiding Dysfunction: A Case of Missed Anterior Urethral Valves. Janae Preece, MD, Division of Urology, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, Kristina D. Suson, MD, Ming-Hsien Wang, MD, Division of Pediatric Urology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Preece’s case will be featured in the September 2013 Pediatrics in Review Index of Suspicion column.

​2011 Index of Suspicion Winner:
Murphy's Law: A Case of Rhabdomyolysis As Initial Presentation of MRSA Sepsis. Jonathan W. Hathaway, M.D, Demetrio Macariola, MD and Shawn Hollinger, MD, Pediatrics, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. Dr. Hathaway’s case will be featured in the September 2012 Pediatrics in Review Index of Suspicion column.

​2010 Index of Suspicion Winner:
Shock and Hypoglycemia in a 4 Week Old Boy​. Amit Lahoti, MD, Children's Hospital of Michigan; Hanaa J. Zidan, MD, Children's Hospital of Michigan.

​2009 Index of Suspicion Winner:
11 Year Old Female with Fever & Hemoptysis​. Katherine Baker, MD, American Family Children's Hospital, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI.

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