Section on Pediatric Trainees Meetings

​Section on Pediatric Trainees

National Conference

Come see all the Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) is doing at this year's National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL. To many first-time attendees, the conference can be rather overwhelming. Registration is FREE for medical student members.  

​SOPT Educational Program (aka SOPT Assembly):

​The SOPT Assembly at the National Conference is the annual business meeting for general SOPT members. The Assembly serves as the forum to conduct critical business matters such as election of national officers, development and approval of Section resolutions to be submitted at the AAP Annual Leadership Forum, and basic training of new Executive Committee and Leadership Council members. Moreover, the Assembly serves as the primary forum to debut the Section's Annual Advocacy Campaign, present significant awards, and to network with senior AAP leadership.

Two specific proposed sessions merit further mention. First, the Medical Student program has been a relatively new and highly appraised event specifically geared toward medical student issues such as becoming an excellent residency applicant and how to determine the best residency program. These sessions are led by residency program leaders and have been met with wonderful success.

Finally, the SOPT Reception and Poster Display highlights poster presentations from the SOPT Clinical Case Competition. Dr Phillip Fischer, Editor of Pediatrics in Review, attends and determines the winner from the Top 20 finalists. 

Future National Conference Dates:

AAP National Conference & Exhibition
Orlando, Orange County Convention Center
November 3-6, 2018
Pre-conference events Friday, November 2

AAP National Conference & Exhibition
New Orleans, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
October 26-29, 2019
Pre-conference events Friday, October 25

AAP National Conference & Exhibition
San Diego, San Diego Convention Center
October 3-6, 2020
Pre-conference events Friday, October 2

Clinical Case Presentations

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). 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.

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)

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.​

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