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.

The SSPR/SRM Meeting is going Virtual for 2021!


In light of the continuing Covid pandemic, and out of an abundance of caution, the Southern Society for Pediatric Research and affiliated councils have decided to move the SSPR/SRM 2021 meeting to an online platform.

Join us February 25th-27th for both live as well pre-recorded sessions and posters. We will still have the same great research and presentations by trainees and young investigators with posters and platform sessions. The Clinical and Basic Science Young Investigator Awards are also to be awarded this year.

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

Registration is now open and more information can be found in our brochure and final program.

Please note that all sessions

Conference Registration Fees
Member – $65
Non-Member – $75
Trainee/Student – $55


CME Certificate of Credit – $50
SSPR/SRM Registration
Tulane Center for Continuing Education
1430 Tulane Ave. #8451
New Orleans, LA 70112
Fax: 504-988-1779

Please note our social media hashtag: #SSPR2021

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