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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.

PSD Has Been Postponed Indefinitely

The 14th Annual Pediatric Science Days, originally scheduled for April 1-2, 2020, has been postponed indefinitely due to restrictions on public gatherings as a result of COVID-19. Please check back for more information.

Pediatric Science Days is an annual event that celebrates pediatric research at Saint Louis University. This year’s event is a tribute to the life and work of Dr. William Keenan, Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University. An all-day Research Symposium will highlight research involving any aspect of child-related health from across all campuses at SLU. We particularly encourage the participation of trainees at all levels (undergraduate and post-graduate students, residents and postdoctoral fellows).  

About William Keenan, M.D.

William Keenan, M.D.
William J. Keenan, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus

Dr. William Keenan, Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus, led the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Saint Louis University and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital from 1980-2010. Dr. Keenan has trained countless students, residents, fellows and junior faculty, many of who have had a positive influence on the field of neonatology. In addition to his educational and clinical endeavors, Dr. Keenan has been a pioneer in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), coordinating national and international efforts to improve the lives of children. He has served on key committees for the Academy of Pediatrics that address neonatal health, including the NRP Steering Committee, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, and Committee on the Fetus and Newborn. He was recognized for his important work in neonatal health by his 2010 receipt of the distinguished Virginia Apgar Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 2010 he organized and has since directed the International Pediatric Association, tirelessly sharing his knowledge and wisdom to “Help Babies Breathe” across the globe.

 Event Schedule

Day 1
Pediatric Grand Rounds 
Presented by Professor Emeritus William J. Keenan, M.D.
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Danis Auditorium, 1st Floor Glennon Hall

Celebration Honoring the Work and Achievements of
William J. Keenan, M.D.
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Danis Auditorium, 1st Floor Glennon Hall
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Day 2

PSD 2020 Research Symposium
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Danis Auditorium, 1st Floor Glennon Hall

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.

 Registration Information

No longer accepting abstract submissions.