The nominee must be first author/presenter of the abstract accepted for presentation. A letter from the senior investigator or sponsor that includes a statement that the work was performed by the nominee and fully addresses the role the candidate had in the work must be sent to the SSPR President.
Any student, resident, fellow or junior faculty is eligible for the Young Investigator competition who:
- has performed the major portion of the investigation no later than 5 years following completion of a fellowship or postgraduate training;
- wishes to report on a problem related to pediatrics;
- has demonstrated that the work is scientifically important;
- has a sponsor who is a member of the SSPR; and
- has been directly responsible for the majority of the work presented (as corroborated by a Senior Investigator or Sponsor letter).