Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum

September 1-2, 2017 – Labor Day Weekend (Friday-Saturday)

disney-grand-floridianDisney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

We look forward to learning about your important discoveries!

We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Pediatric Research Forum for Medical Students sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP), the University of Florida Department of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).





Pediatrics is an ever-changing field of discovery and innovation. Today’s research will lead to tomorrow’s cures. This is an exciting opportunity to share your research with your peers. Open to all medical students in the United States, this meeting will take place in conjunction with the annual conference of the FCAAP, which students are also welcome to attend.

Oral and poster presentations will be available for basic-science, translational or clinical research, and case reports. Cash prizes will be given for the top oral and poster presentations: $500 for 1st; $250 for 2nd; and $100 for 3rd.


You do not have to present in order to attend the event. The event is open to all medical students who are interested in pediatric research. In addition to student presentations, there will be a keynote speech from an inspiring internationally-renowned pediatric scientist.


Keynote Speaker

“How to Find a Gene, Modern Genetics and Its Impact in Medicine”

Constantine A. Stratakis, M.D., D(Med)Sc

Scientific Director
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)


Program Schedule

Friday, September 1, 2017: Evening Reception

7:00-9:30pm       Fun Night Reception

Saturday, September 2, 2017: Conference, Oral / Poster Presentations

7:00-7:45am         Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00-9:30am         Oral Presentations I

9:45-11:15am       Poster Presentations I

11:15-12:00pm     Keynote Presentation

12:00-1:30pm       Lunch and Career Discussion

1:30-3:00pm         Poster Presentations II

3:00-4:30pm         Oral Presentations II

4:30-5:00pm         Wrap-up and Awards Presentation


Registration (Required For All Forum Attendees)

Attendance will be limited to the first 125 registrants and the deadline is July 28, 2017.

To register, click here.


  • Under Registration Type, select Medical Student (Research Forum).
  • For Company, list your academic institution and year (MS1, MS2, etc.)
  • You may pay by check or credit card. This covers only the $50 meeting registration cost.
  • IF your institution will be paying your registration fee, do not submit payment. Instead, select “check” as the Payment Method.

For information about the FCAAP Annual Meeting, click here.


Submitting an Abstract (If You’d Like to Present)

View the submission guidelines and submit your abstract and presentation preference here.

Deadline for abstract submission: July 14, 2017.


Hotel Accommodations (If You’d Like a Room)

The Florida Chapter of AAP’s 2017 Annual Meeting: The Future of Pediatric Practice has secured an amazing hotel room block rate for the Disney Grand Floridian Resort. Rooms are available at $205 per night (plus tax and fees) for Friday and Saturday. There will be no resort fee for guests in the FCAAP room block as well as no charge for self-parking. Check-in time is after 3:00 pm and check out is 11:00 am.

The conference room block will remain open until August 10, 2017, or until full, whichever is earlier.

IF you would like contact information for students at other medical schools interested in sharing a hotel room and splitting costs, click here. Deadline for request: July 14, 2017.

IF NOT, and you’re ready to book your room (with additional options of reserving a free airport shuttle and purchasing discounted Disney tickets), click here.  Reservations can also be made by phone by calling 407-939-4686 (be sure to mention the FCAAP conference – The Future of Pediatric Practice 2017).



Please contact Scott Rivkees if you have any questions.