Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum

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We look forward to learning about your important discoveries!

We are pleased to announce the 6th 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).

2019 Event Details:

When: Friday, August 30 – Saturday, August 31, 2019 (Labor Day Weekend)
Where: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

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 forum 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

Joel Hirschhorn, M.D., Ph.D.

Joel Hirschhorn, M.D., Ph.D.

“Responding to Zika, Ebola, Pandemic Influenza and Other Infectious Disease Threats”

Chief, Division of Endocrinology
Concordia Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Genetics,
Harvard School of Medicine

Program Schedule

Friday, August 30, 2019: Evening Reception

7:00-9:30pm        Fun Night Reception

Saturday, August 31, 2019: Conference, Oral / Poster Presentations

6:45-7:45am         Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00-9:15am         Oral Presentations I

9:30-11:15am       Poster Presentations I

11:30-12:30pm     Keynote Presentation

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

1:45-3:30pm         Poster Presentations II

3:30-4:30pm         Oral Presentations II

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


Attendance will be limited to the first 125 registrants and the deadline is July 12, 2019. Registration is required for all attendees

  • 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.

Submitting an Abstract

Deadline for abstract submission: July 12, 2019.

Hotel Accommodations

The Florida Chapter of AAP’s 2019 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 $215 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 July 31, 2019, or until full, whichever is earlier. Reservations can also be made by phone by calling 407-939-4686. Tell the reservation agent you are attending The Future of Pediatric Practice 2019, hosted by FCAAP, to have the conference room rate applied to your reservation.

Split the Cost

If you are interested in sharing a hotel room and splitting the cost with other medical students, click the button below and complete the roommate assignment questionnaire. Please note the deadline for requests is July 12, 2019.


Please contact Larry Compton if you have any questions.