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Clinical Case Program


The Clinical Case Program is now open. Visit the Call for Abstracts website for instructions. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 13, 2018.

The AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) has held an annual "Clinical Case Competition" since 2003. Fellowship Trainees, residents, and medical students can submit abstracts of interesting cases they have come across in their training through the Academy's online abstract submission process. The abstracts are judged by a committee of pediatric trainee leaders, and the top twenty authors are invited to present their case in poster format at the SOPT Reception and Poster Display at the National Conference and Exhibition. The first-place medical student, resident, and Fellowship Trainee winners are determined by the Editor-in-Chief of Pediatrics in Review (PIR) before the conference based on the abstracts alone. The Editor-in-Chief will announce the winners at the poster reception and will publish the cases in PIR as an Index of Suspicion article the following September. 

Pediatric trainees, please keep your eyes open for unusual diseases or common diseases presenting in an unusual fashion. Attendings should encourage medical students, residents, and Fellowship Trainees to participate in this fun and educational program. And everyone, please support the winners by attending the annual poster session held Saturday night at the conference.

For additional Case Report Guidelines for residents please click here.

Past Winners of the Clinical Case Program 
(Pediatrics in Review Index of Suspicion Winners)

2017 Index of Suspicion Winners:
Cases will be featured in the September 2018 Pediatrics-in-Review Index of Suspicion column.
Medical student – Intraventricular hemorrhage in a term neonate. Ellen McMahon, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Resident – IBD presenting as DVT/PE and Pancreatic Atrophy/Insufficiency in an Asymptomatic Patient. Aanchal Sharma, MD, Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY.
Fellowship Trainee – Hyoid Hemangioma: A Rapidly Expanding Neck Mass Leading to Cardiopulmonary Arrest. Stanley Lee, MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

2016 Index of Suspicion Winners:
Cases will be featured in the December 2017 Pediatrics-in-Review Index of Suspicion column.
Medical student - Diag nostic 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.​