KEY DATES

Call for Abstracts June 28
Abstract Submission Deadline August 17
Abstract Review August 18
Abstract Scores Due August 26
Registration Open TBD
Abstract Notifications September 3
Meeting Dates October 13 – 15

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration Complimentary

ABSTRACTS

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.


• 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).

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 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.

Midwest SPR announces several awards during the meeting, based on abstracts accepted for presentation. There is no separate award submission process.

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.

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.

ORAL PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

POSTER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES

e-Poster Requirements

  • The e-Poster must be a one-sided, single-page PDF file.
  • Slide ratio 16:9 in landscape is preferred.
  • No animation or videos.
  • Tables and images should be large enough for audience viewing.
  • Copyrighted images are prohibited unless full attribution is provided.

● As a reminder, a magnify feature will be available for attendees to zoom in on your e-Poster.

Completion: Ask yourself:

  • What do I want the viewer to remember?
  • Is the message clear?
  • Do important points stand out?
  • Is there a balance between words and illustrations?
  • Is the pathway through the poster clear?
  • Is the poster understandable without oral explanation?

AWARDS

The 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.

PAST AWARDEES:

  • 2020 | Thomas P. Shanley
  • 2019 | Pamela Kling
  • 2018 | Scott C. Denne
  • 2017 | Valerie Opipari
  • 2016 | Francis Sessions Cole, III
  • 2015 | Jeffrey Segar
  • 2014 | Margaret K. Hostetter
  • 2013 | Howard Kilbride
  • 2012 | Alan Jobe
  • 2011 | Juan Sotos
  • 2010 | Michael K. Georgieff
  • 2009 | Avroy A. Fanaroff
  • 2008 | William E. Truog
  • 2007 | Edward F. Bell
  • 2006 | James E. Heubi
  • 2005 | John A. Widness
  • 2004 | Robert P. Kelch
  • 2003 | Frank R. Greer
  • 2002 | Jean Robillard
  • 2001 | Edward S. Ogata
  • 2000 | Sherin U. Devaskar
  • 1999 | Robert T. Hall
  • 1998 | Laurence A. Boxer
  • 1997 | Dorothy J. Becker
  • 1996 | Gunnar B. Stickler
  • 1995 | Fred G. Smith
  • 1994 | Dharmapuri Vidyasagar
  • 1993 | Rosita Pildes
  • 1992 | Reginald C. Tsang
  • 1991 | William Widman
  • 1990 | Jean Holowach-Thurston
  • 1989 | Ira M. Rosenthal
  • 1988 | Orville C. Green
  • 1987 | William E. Segar
  • 1986 | Samuel J. Fomon

The 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.

PAST AWARDEES:

  • 2020 | Kok Lim Kua
  • 2019 | Matthew Durbin & Zachary Vesoulis
  • 2018 | David Gordon
  • 2017 | Jennifer Bermick & David Gordon
  • 2016 | David McCulley
  • 2015 | Sarah Haskell
  • 2014 | Naim Alkouri
  • 2013 | Craig A. Byersdorfer
  • 2012 | J. Boriosi
  • 2011 | Amie VanMorlan
  • 2010 | Sharon Celeste-Morley
  • 2009 | Michael Wilhelm
  • 2008 | Alex Y. Huang
  • 2008 | Mara Becker
  • 2007 | Jayme D. Allen
  • 2006 | Matthew I. Goldsmith
  • 2005 | Michael J. Blake
  • 2004 | J. Carter Ralphe
  • 2003 | Shruti M. Phadke
  • 2002 | Steven Pipe
  • 2001 | Janine Y. Khan
  • 2000 | D. Balkundi
  • 1999 | I.I Ekekezie
  • 1998 | Robert H. Lane
  • 1997 | Carol Gilmour
  • 1996 | Michael R. Uhing
  • 1995 | Edward N. Guillery
  • 1994 | Thomas Scholz
  • 1992 | Rebecca A. Simmons

The Frederic M. Kenney Award for Outstanding Fellow or Resident

Sponsored by Abbott Nutrition

The Kenny Award is given for outstanding research presentation by a fellow at the MSPR.

PAST AWARDEES:

  • 2020 | Lila Nolan
  • 2019 | Kathleen Boyne
  • 2018 | Jennifer Berger
  • 2017 | Stacy Kern
  • 2016 | Rakhee Bowker
  • 2015 | Kok-Lim Kua
  • 2014 | Jessica White
  • 2013 | Brittany L. Knipstein
  • 2012 | Brian Becknell
  • 2011 | Andrew Harris
  • 2010 | Misty Good
  • 2009 | Suzanne Kingery
  • 2008 | Melissa Agoudemour
  • 2007 | Wendy Luce
  • 2006 | Rinku Mehra
  • 2005 | Peter DeYoung
  • 2004 | Eyal Shteyer
  • 2003 | Heather Bartlett
  • 2002 | Indra D. Chandrasekar
  • 2001 | J. Carter Ralphe
  • 1996 | Brenda B. Pondexter
  • 1990 | Jonathan M. Klein
  • 1989 | Michael S. (Mickey) Caplan

The 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.

PAST AWARDEES:

  • 2020 | Maxwell Mathias
  • 2019 | Monica Hoff
  • 2018 |  Julie Dillard
  • 2017 |  Katie Satrom
  • 2016 |  Kyle Sabey
  • 2015 |  Jean Dinh
  • 2014 |  Sophia Patel
  • 2013 |  Lauritz Meyer
  • 2012 |  Brian Stansfield
  • 2011 |  Dennis Slagel
  • 2010 |  Shaun Ahlfeld
  • 2009 | Paul Mann
  • 2008 |  Sundan Rajan
  • 2007 |  Nicholas Von Bergen
  • 2006 |  Todd D. Nebesio
  • 2005 |  Christopher Lindblade
  • 2004 |  Aaron K. Olson
  • 2003 |  Gerhard C. Heldebrandt
  • 2002 |  Nancy B. Aspey
  • 2001 |  Lisa K. Kelly
  • 2000 | Gregory Dalshaug
  • 1999 |  Jennifer L. Kloesz
  • 1998 |  Rajeev Dixit
  • 1997 |  Howard M. Katzenstein
  • 1996 |  Raghavendra Rao
  • 1995 |  Genie E. Roosevelt
  • 1994 | Bindya S. Singh

The Student Award

Sponsored by the Midwest SPR

The Student Award is given for the most outstanding abstract presentation by a student.

PAST AWARDEES:

  • 2020 | Shiloh Lueschow
  • 2019 | William Genthe
  • 2017 | Haley Bremer
  • 2016 | Matthew Murtha
  • 2015 | Raymond Kreienkamp
  • 2014 | Micaela Zywicki
  • 2013 | Richard C. Godby
  • 2012 | Brandon Downing
  • 2011 | Jeremy Sandgren
  • 2010 | Emily Peterson
  • 2009 | Katie Meyer
  • 2008 | Christa Pittner
  • 2007 | Keri Drake
  • 2006 | Christopher Lux
  • 2005 | Amy Hurst
  • 2004 | Emily Segar
  • 2003 | Karen Wiseman
  • 2002 | Liza Cadnapaphornchai
  • 2001 | Anthony Ratanproeksa

The 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.  

PAST AWARDEES:

  • 2020 | Amy Rothwell
  • 2019 | Aaron Weiss
  • 2018 | Erin Nealon
  • 2017 | John Fiester
  • 2016 | David Segar
  • 2015 | Brock Medsker
  • 2014 | Emma Austenfeld
  • 2013 | Shawna S. Shafer
  • 2012 | Carl Backes

The Stanley Phillips Best Poster Award

Sponsored by University of Wisconsin

Awarded for the best poster or posters at the MSPR meeting.

PAST AWARDEES:

  • 2020 | No Award Given
  • 2019 | Mitchell Luangrath & Brandon Tomlin
  • 2018 | Katie Satrom
  • 2017 | June Hu
  • 2016 | Kristin Kan
  • 2015 | Michael Thompson
  • 2014 | Michael Thompson
  • 2013 | BreAnn Sheehan
  • 2012 | Frances A. Boyle

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