The Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015 meeting (PHM 2015) will be held July 23-26, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas. Jointly sponsored by the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), and the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospital Medicine (AAP SOHM), PHM 2015 presents and encourages the sharing of interesting or challenging cases and/or scientific research in oral or poster presentation format.

The PHM 2015 Planning Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Clinical Conundrums and Abstracts for PHM 2015.

Abstract submissions in the following categories are preferred: Practice Management, Clinical Research, Health Services Research, Quality Improvement, and Education.

Submissions must be 2,500 characters or less and must include the following: purpose/objectives, design and methods, results and conclusions/discussion. Any submission that exceeds the character limit will be automatically rejected. Submissions may include up to two supplemental tables or figures that must be in Adobe PDF format. Informational material is provided on the submission site regarding how best to categorize your submission.
Deadline for submission: January 13, 2015.
Notification of acceptance will be posted by March 24th.

Clinical Conundrums:
The PHM 2015 Planning Committee is seeking interesting and exciting cases with a definitive or likely diagnosis that presented as a diagnostic dilemma and cases with uncommon presentation of common illnesses that prove to be challenging to diagnose and/or to manage.

The Committee hopes to include cases that will further patient care by inspiring a change in the way you practice within your hospital, advance the education of trainees and spark future research. Priority will be given to submissions that are most relevant to pediatric hospital medicine and have the potential to engage the audience in an interactive manner.

PHM 2015 will include three dedicated Clinical Conundrums oral presentation sessions in addition to the poster sessions at the meeting. Oral presentation sessions will consist of three to four case presentations; each case lasting 20 minutes, including five minutes for Q and A. In addition, cases may be selected for one of the two poster presentation sessions at PHM 2015.

There is a limit of 3000 characters for the text of your Clinical Conundrum submission (title & Clinical Conundrum body will be counted). ANY SUBMISSION THAT GOES OVER THE 3000 CHARACTER LIMIT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED. You may submit a maximum of two graphics or tables that support your submission.
Deadline for submission: January 13, 2015.
Notification of acceptance will be posted by March 16th.

Please access the online Clinical Conundrum & Abstract Submission form at:
Click here to submit a Clinical Conundrum
Click here to submit an Abstract


*Please note that if you have submitted an abstract for Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) you will still need to submit your abstract through the PHM 2015 submission site.

Please contact Jennifer Padilla at or 703-556-9222 if you have any questions.


Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015 Planning Committee and
Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015 Conundrum Co-Chairs
Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015 Abstract Co-Chairs

Conundrum Co-Chairs:

Snezana Nena Osorio, MD, MS

Kathy Bradford, MD
Rita Pappas, MD, FAAP, FHM


Abstract Co-Chairs:

Anne Andrews MD, MSCR
Derek Williams, MD, MPH




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