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Pediatric Science Days

The Saint Louis University Department of Pediatrics annual Pediatric Science Days and Symposium focuses on all aspects of child health. Each year, as part of Pediatric Science Days, the department hosts a distinguished academic pediatrician. 

This event is jointly sponsored by the Department of Pediatrics and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation.

The 12th annual Pediatric Science Days and Symposium will be held April 26-27 at SLU's medical center. 

Our Visiting Professor

Wade Clapp
D. Wade Clapp, M.D.

This year's visiting professor is D. Wade Clapp, M.D., professor of microbiology, immunology/biochemistry and molecular biology; the Richard L. Schreinerprofessor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University; and physician-in-chief at Riley Hospital for Children.

Clapp was named Indiana University’s chair of pediatrics in September 2009. He is a neonatologist and a physician/ scientist with an active lab and NIH grant support focusing on translational research. His research has been internationally acclaimed and has resulted in several clinical trials. He is also past director of the M.D./Ph.D. program at IU, which is now an NIH-designated medical scientist training program.

Event Schedule

Thursday, April 26

Research Symposium
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Danis Auditorium, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital  

This all-day event, which highlights diverse areas of research related to children’s health and well-being, is intended to promote cross-University interactions.  Presentations will be comprised of posters and platform talks

Friday, April 27

Special Pediatrics Grand Rounds Presentation
7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Learning Resource Center, Pitlyk Auditorium A

D. Wade Clapp, M.D., will present work related to basic science, translational and clinical research endeavors to understand the molecular pathogenesis and treatment of neurofibromatosis.

Academic Roundtable for Early Career Investigators and Trainees
9 to 10:30 a.m.
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Mund Conference Room, Room 1205
By registration only

Clapp will facilitate an informal discussion with trainees or junior faculty on issues related to academic career development. Those in attendance will find that he relates the stories to his own career path. 

2018 PSD Schedule of Events and Presentations

Registration Link

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