Conference on Military Perinatal Research
Supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition
2018 Conference on Military Perinatal Research (COMPRA)
The Conference on Military Perinatal Research (COMPRA) has been in place since the 1970's thanks to the dedication of many individuals over the years. This conference has traditionally offered a forum for the presentation of neonatal-perinatal research by both young and established physician scientists currently serving in or affiliated with the military. Thanks again this year to the continued generous support of Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) and the AAP Uniformed Services Section, the 37th annual COMPRA occurred at the Eilan Hotel & Spa in San Antonio on October 19th-21st.
This year's theme was "Improving the Quality of Care for Neonates and Their Providers." Dr. Jason Higginson, MD, USN Captain, served as the 2018 Robert A. deLemos Guest Lecturer. Dr. Jason Higginson, MD, currently serves as the Chair for Pediatrics at Eastern Carolina University. His talks were entitled "Fighting Physician Burnout with Faculty Development: The Teachers of Quality Academy" and "Learning to Lead: Military Leadership Lesson Applied in Reforming Quality in a Large NICU."
Additionally, we were extremely lucky to welcome Drs. Reese Clark of the Pediatrix group and Gautham Suresh of Texas Children's Hospital as guest speakers with their talks on "Defining and Improving Value in Pediatric and Neonatal Care" and "The Impact and Prevention of Burnout in Health Professionals" respectively.
Twelve military affiliated fellows and staff were selected with travel expenses provided to present their research in platform format for their current and future colleagues. Three active duty fellowship programs were represented with basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, and quality abstracts presented.
For information regarding attending or abstract submissions for the 38th annual COMPRA held in fall 2019, please contact Nicholas Carr or Tracey Coletta.
Guide to Military Pediatric Residencies
Please see the Guide to Military Pediatric Residencies 2019-2020
Ogden Bruton Lectureship
In 1980, Colonel Ogden C. Bruton, MC, Ret, USA established a fund whereby a prominent, pediatrician would be engaged to speak about pediatrics to attendees of the Section on Uniformed Services annual program at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE).
The Lectureship provides travel accommodations for a speaker each year at the AAP National Conference.