Region 1

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, New Brunswick

Call for Abstracts

Academic Pediatric Association
Region I Meeting
Monday, March 27, 2017
Massachusetts Medical Society
860 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

All faculty, fellows, residents and students from APA Region I may submit abstracts for presentation at the meeting. Abstracts will be considered for poster or platform presentations. Work presented by students, residents and fellows will be eligible for award recognition. Online submissions are due by Friday, January 13, 2017. Authors will be notified Wednesday, mid-January.

We do not accept case reports or historical abstracts. We accept Research and QI abstracts. Abstracts are more likely to be accepted if they relate to the APA mission: The APA is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all children and adolescents by promoting research, advancing a scholarly approach to education, developing innovations in health care delivery, advocating for an equitable child health agenda, and fostering leadership and career development of child health professionals.

Abstracts should be no longer than 2600 characters (authors and institutions, are excluded from word count), and should be in the following format:
Abstract title

Please note, you may submit the same abstract to both the regional meeting and the PAS national meeting. The regional meeting offers an opportunity to practice presentations and to receive feedback from colleagues. In the past we have had authors contact us at the last minute informing us that they cannot attend the meeting. Abstract selection is competitive for this meeting. A submission implies that one of the authors will be available should the abstract be accepted for poster or platform presentation.

Abstract submission deadline is Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5 PM EST.

Please click on the link below to submit an abstract:

April 2016 Newsletter Article

Dear All.

Over 50 of us got together for our APA region 1 meeting on March 14, 2016 at the The Inn at Longwood Medical - 342 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA . The title and focus of the meeting was Pathways to Academic Productivity: Professional development in pediatric research, education, and quality improvement.

The keynote address was given by Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH: "QI, Research, and the Yellow Brick Road to a Learning Health System" and guided us on a journey that explored the worlds of QI and research including analytical challenges and issues regarding appropriate ethical oversight.

Lei Chen, MD gave a very spirited workshop: "Crafting a winning, or at least acceptable, manuscript" and shared some very helpful tips on the essentials of the various sections of a scientific manuscript for clinical research.

Mark Schuster MD PhD gave us a national APA update.

The following faculty Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD, Laurel K. Leslie, MD, MPH, Judith Palfrey, MD, Joanne E. Cox, MD, Lei Chen, MD, MHS, Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH, Matthew Sadof, MD held informal group mentoring during a lunch with the professor.

A workshop on Multivariable Regression Techniques for Pediatric Clinical Research was given by Michael C. Monuteaux, Sc.D.

We had 7 platform presentations and 17 posters representing 11 institutions. We would again like to congratulate Karen Farbman, MD from Children's Hospital Boston who won the award for her presentation of ";A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Admission Rates for Children With Anaphylaxis".

All in all a good time was had by all and many old and new connections were made.

We look forward to seeing you at the PAS meeting in Baltimore. Please join us at the Region 1 breakfast.

Your region co- chairs,
Amy, Mark and Matt

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Past Meetings

Region I Meeting:
Monday March 14th , 2016
Boston, MA


Region I Meeeting
Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Lord Jeffrey Inn, Amhurst, MA

Previous Newsletters

    Current Region I Co-Chairs:

    Matthew Sadof, MD
    Baystate Medical Center Children's Hospital
    140 High Street C Level
    Springfield, MA 01199
    Phone: (413) 794-2052

    Amy Starmer, MD
    Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School
    300 Longwood Ave
    Boston, MA 02115
    Phone: (617) 355-0673



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