Registration is now open and more information can be found in our brochure and final program.
Conference Registration Fees
Member – $65
Non-Member – $75
Trainee/Student – $55
CME Certificate of Credit – $50
Tulane Center for Continuing Education
1430 Tulane Ave. #8451
New Orleans, LA 70112
Please note our social media hashtag: #SSPR2021
The joint plenary session will feature excellent talks related to Covid. Saturday February 27th, 2021.
2020 SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic – From Bench to Bedside and Beyond
Timothy Sheahan, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children
Jane C. Burns, University of California San Diego
Vaccine Development For SARS-COV 2
Sonya Heath, University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Southern Society for Pediatric Research
The SSPR was organized in 1960 as a forum for pediatric investigators from the South to present their work and to support career development and leadership in academic pediatrics. Our primary mission is to support and grow the next generation of academic pediatricians and to propel them to national and international recognition.
The society meets annually in New Orleans, Louisiana in conjunction with the Southern Regional Meetings. Several workshops on important research and academic skills are presented each year.
A highlight of the meeting is the Basic and a Clinical Young Investigators’ Award competition each year. We also have an active Trainee Travel Award program to encourage meeting attendance by students, residents, and fellows. In addition, a new Young Faculty Award program is sponsored to honor and help support travel of selected junior faculty. Most recently, we also recognize the SPR Travel Award to Enhance Diversity in the Research Workforce.
The Founder’s Award and Pediatric Educator Award are awarded annually to honor individuals who have made important contributions to the Society and to the education of pediatricians in the southern region.