Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics Sixth Annual Research Day

June 15, 2012

On behalf of the Department of Pediatrics Research Day Committee, please accept this invitation to participate in the Sixth Annual Department of Pediatrics Research Day.  The first five years of this event were overwhelmingly successful.  Greater than 90 abstracts were presented last year!  Let’s continue this level of enthusiasm and participation.

Research Day 2012 will be held Friday, June 15th in the Samis Education Center.  Four abstracts submitted by trainees will be selected for oral presentation.  Oral presentations will begin at 12:15 and lunch will be provided.  The poster symposium will be held immediately after the oral presentations. 

The abstract submission website will open Monday April 2nd and the abstract deadline is Wednesday, April 18 at 11:55 pm.    Please feel free to submit abstracts previously presented at other meetings (except for previous Department of Pediatrics Research Days).

The primary goals of Research Day is to showcase the various types of research, advocacy and QI projects active in our department, share our mutual interests, and develop intra- and interdepartmental collaborations.

We expect submissions from our current pediatric and med-peds residents.  In addition, we would like to see at least one submission per Section, and foresee Sections heavily engaged in research submitting several abstracts.  There is no limit to the number of abstracts a Section may submit.  Section Chiefs, please encourage faculty and fellows with any type of research, QI, or advocacy project to submit abstracts, as Research Day can only be as good as the quantity and quality of the content.

The Research Day Committee also encourages those individuals in Departments outside of Pediatrics whose primary research involves children to participate.  Please forward this webpage to anyone outside the Department of Pediatrics who you think may be interested in submitting an abstract.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at Monique-naifeh@ouhsc.edu should you have any questions or need clarification. The Research Day Committee will review all abstracts and notify authors of their acceptance status by Tuesday May 8th.  We look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you at Research Day!

Sincerely,

Monique M. Naifeh, MD

Chair, Pediatrics Research Day Committee