Pediatric Research Day

Published On 10/12/2015

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
March 28, 2018


Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital will host its 10th annual Pediatric Research Day on Wednesday, March 28 2018, from 8 4 p.m., in the Chesney Auditorium and Faculty Office Building Auditorium.

The goal of this meeting is to bring together researchers and clinicians from Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the Children’s Foundation Research Institute and other institutions, to facilitate discussions on the latest research findings, medical advances, and scientific innovations. The overarching theme of the tenth Pediatric Research Day is Neuroscience. The James C. Hunt Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Gregory Holmes, Chair of Neurological Sciences at the University of Vermont. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to hear presentations on current research and network with investigators working in a wide range of scientific and medical fields.

Key Dates

Registration Opens Nov. 1, 2017
Abstract Submission Opens Nov. 1, 2017
Abstract Submission Closes Jan. 12, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Abstract Withdrawal Deadline Feb. 2, 2018
Registration Closes March 21, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Call for abstracts - NOW CLOSED

Abstracts are invited for the 10th Pediatric Research Day featuring Neuroscience. Research Day will be March 28, 2018 from members of faculty, research staff, clinical fellow, postdoctoral fellow, medical resident and graduate student categories. All abstracts that meet the submission criteria will be scored by a panel of judges blinded to author identities, and the top scoring abstract in each category will be selected for oral presentation. Due to space limitations, only the remaining top 120 abstracts will be programmed for poster presentations. First authors of top scoring abstracts and posters in each category will be selected for awards.

Abstract guidelines

First Author: Must be the submitting author and presenter. If selected for an oral presentation, the first author will be required to complete a conflict of interest disclosure form.

Authors: All remaining authors must be entered in the order that that should appear. Enter affiliations for each author.

Title: Must be informative and limited to 125 characters with spaces. Please do not put the title in quotation marks or use all uppercase letters.

Abstract body: Must be limited to 1,500 characters, including spaces. The abstract must provide background information, a clearly stated hypothesis, results and conclusions.

Category: Select the category (faculty, research staff, clinical fellow, postdoctoral fellow, graduate students, medical student) that fits the first author.

Submissions: All abstracts must be submitted by Jan. 5, 2018 for consideration.

Notifications: Notifications of abstract programming will be emailed to the submitting author in early March 2018. It is the submitting author's responsibility to notify co-authors.


Poster presentation guidelines

  • Posters must be displayed from 4:30 pm. on March 27 until 4 p.m. on March 28. Authors are responsible for removing his or her poster by March 29 at 9 a.m. Any posters that are not removed by this time will be discarded.

  • First authors must be present at his or her poster from noon to 1 p.m. on March 28 for judges.

  • Posters must fit stands that are 4 x 6 and the title, authors and affiliations must be legible at the top.

  • Pushpins and Velcro stickers will be available to presenters.