Midwest SPR is committed to presenting the broadest possible range of high-quality work at the 2021 Scientific Meeting.
• Historically, abstracts accepted for presentation are hypothesis-driven new work.
• Abstracts rarely accepted for presentation include open-label drug trials, single case reports, highly speculative accounts of clinical experience, and op-ed accounts of personal experience.
• Interim results from an ongoing clinical trial will not be accepted for presentation unless the study has been prematurely closed for efficacy, lack of efficacy, or issues of safety.
• If the abstract is selected, the presentation must include the methods used for study and any other information relevant to research.
• There is no limit on the number of abstracts submitted by each author, but the submission of multiple, similar abstracts from the same investigator(s) or laboratory is strongly discouraged.
General Submission Policies
• Character count is 2,600—includes spaces and title; excludes author’s name, institution and
upload of tables and images.
• A maximum of four images or tables may be uploaded with the abstract.
• A submission fee of $60 is required for each abstract submitted, payable by credit card only.
• Submitter does not need to be a member of Midwest SPR to submit an abstract for the Midwest SPR 2021 Virtual Scientific Meeting.
• The submitting author verifies upon submission that all authors have agreed to the submission of the abstract.
• Abstracts submitted or presented to other societies or national meetings cannot be submitted for consideration unless additional data has been added.
• Research published in manuscript form prior to the submission of the abstract should not be submitted. If data contained in the abstract is published after submission of the abstract, the Midwest SPR Program Office must be notified regardless of timing as soon as publication is recognized. A member of the program committee will make a determination concerning presentation. Abstracts should not be submitted if there is knowledge of an upcoming publication prior to the annual meeting or submission deadline.
• Conflict of Interest/ Disclosure: Work submitted for presentation must include an acknowledgment of funding sources of commercial nature and/or consulting or holding of significant equity in a company that could be affected by the results of the study. Even if indicated elsewhere in the abstract, this must appear as the last sentence of the abstract and read “funded by…” and/or “equity in…” if pertinent.
• Any animal studies must conform with the “Guiding Principles in the Care and Use of Animals” of the American Physiological Society and any human experimentation has been conducted according to a protocol approved by the institutional committee on ethics of human investigation. And, if no such committee exists, it must conform with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (Clinical Research 14: 193, 1966).
Abstract Selection Process
Abstracts of superior quality will be selected for presentation and will be graded based on quality of scientific merit/importance, research, design, data analysis and presentation. The submission of abstracts without data due to incomplete investigations or analyses will be evaluated only on the basis of the information provided.
Reviewer scores and comments are confidential and are not available to anyone (including authors) outside of the review process. The decision of the Program Committee to accept or decline an abstract is final. The decision on which format the abstract will be presented is also the decision of the Program Committee.
Notification of Receipt and Acceptance
Notification of receipt will be automatically emailed to the contact author upon submission of the abstract. Notification of abstract acceptance status will be emailed to the contact author listed on the abstract.
Note that the security firewall at some institutions may block communications from Midwest SPR. You can log into your Midwest SPR abstract account at any point to check for emails and invitations to present.
Award Consideration and Selection
Midwest SPR announces several awards during the meeting, based on abstracts accepted for presentation. There is no separate award submission process.
Publication of Abstracts
All abstracts (excluding tables and figures) accepted for presentation will be viewable in the online program guide. Full abstracts will be made available on the Midwest SPR website.
Attendance at the Midwest SPR Scientific Meeting
If the presenting author is unable to participate, another co-author named in the abstract may be designated to present, provided the change is communicated to Midwest SPR by September 23, 2021.
● As a reminder, a magnify feature will be available for attendees to zoom in on your e-Poster.
Completion: Ask yourself:
Founders Award for Outstanding Service to Pediatric Research
Sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition
The Founder’s Award is the highest honor given by the Midwest Society for Pediatric Research to a senior member in recognition of contributions made in the development of the careers of academic pediatricians and in the advancement of pediatric research.
James Sutherland Award Junior Faculty Award
Sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition
The Sutherland Award is presented for the outstanding abstract presentation by a junior faculty member (<5 years on faculty) at the Scientific Meeting. The James Sutherland Award was named after a neonatologist from the University of Cincinnati, who was instrumental in establishing their neonatal unit. The award, which recognizes the best investigative work presented by a junior faculty member, was first given in 1991. To be eligible for this award, the junior faculty candidate must be no more than five years out of fellowship training.
Frederic M. Kenney Award for Outstanding Fellow
Sponsored by Abbott Nutrition
The Kenny Award is given for outstanding research presentation by a fellow at the MSPR.
Jack Metcoff Award for Outstanding Resident or Fellow Presentation
Sponsored by the Midwest SPR
The Jack Metcoff Award is given for outstanding research presentation by a resident or fellow at the MSPR.
Sponsored by the Midwest SPR
The Student Award is given for the most outstanding abstract presentation by a student.
William E. Segar Award
Sponsored by Friends of William E. Segar & the Midwest SPR
The William Segar Award was initiated in 2012 to be given annually to a student, resident or fellow trainee with a hypothesis driven clinical research or behavioral/social or education project that involves innovative improvement in patient care delivery. MSPR wishes to thank the Segar family for their generous donation to this award.
Stanley Phillips Best Poster Award
Sponsored by University of Wisconsin
Awarded for the best poster or posters at the MSPR meeting.