The SLU Department of Pediatrics will be holding its seventh annual Pediatric Science Days and Research Symposium Thursday and Friday, April 11-12. The goal for Pediatric Science Days is to bring together multidisciplinary investigators whose focus is on pediatric-related basic science, translational, clinical, epidemiology, outcomes or ethics research, not only from the Department of Pediatrics but from across the University.
Pediatric-related research at SLU will be showcased at an all-day symposium involving faculty and trainees at various levels (students, residents, and fellows) from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in Danis Auditorium at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.
Submission of abstracts from faculty and their trainees from multiple disciples for platform or poster presentation are welcome at this symposium. Submitted abstracts may represent new work or may be similar or identical to work presented or to be presented at other research venues. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to Friday, March 15. Registration is free and is required for the attendee luncheon. Abstract and registration forms can be accessed on the SLU Pediatrics website.
The department typically hosts nationally recognized research visiting professors to share their expertise with trainees and faculty as part of this event. This year will feature Olaf Dammann, M.D., professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University. Dammann, a research leader in the field of perinatal inflammation and prematurity, is internationally recognized for his work on perinatal antecedents of neonatal brain injury. He is the new editor in chief of the premier pediatric journal, Pediatric Research.
Dammann will present a special pediatric grand rounds at 8 a.m. Friday, April 12, in Danis Auditorium. The title of his talk is "Perinatal Antecedents of Neonatal Brain Injury."
That same day, he will later moderate an academic roundtable for trainees and junior faculty and will share his experiences and provide advice to fledgling academicians at 9:30 a.m. in the Mund Room on the first floor of Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.
Detailed information about Pediatric Science Days 2013, including online abstract and registration forms, can be found on the Department of Pediatrics website.