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Welcome to the MSPR 2021 Virtual Scientific Meeting

This meeting provides a forum for pediatric scientists, developmental biologists, and particularly junior faculty and trainees, to present their work in a supportive, constructive setting.

The mission of the Midwest SPR is to further pediatric research in the Midwest by highlighting scientific discovery, fostering collaborations, and promoting academic career development from trainees to senior faculty.

Through our strong mentorship networks and our annual meeting, we provide our members a unique way to develop significant, interactive, and supportive scientific and academic connections with other researchers across the Midwest region.

Explore the schedule for the meeting and review the scientific abstracts selected for presentation. New this year: in addition to oral presentations during the plenaries, poster presenters will upload their poster and provide a three-minute audio recording describing their work.

Registration in two steps
1. Register for the meeting here—registration is complimentary. You will receive credentials giving you access to log in and see all uploaded content beginning Oct. 8.
2. After logging in, click on the sessions you want to attend and complete a quick sign up to get the Zoom link for each session. Make sure you add the link to your calendar.

Special Workshops
  • Getting Your Work Published – presented by Cynthia Bearer, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Research journal. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1:15-2:45 pm CT
  • Launch Your Career in Pediatrics: A Practical Career Development Workshop for Fellows and Junior Faculty (and their mentors). Thursday, Oct. 14, 12:30-2:45 pm CT
Noteworthy Invited Speakers
  • Founder's Award Recipient - Patrick Brophy. Wednesday, October 13, 12:00-12:45 pm CT. 
  • Genetic mechanisms of surfactant protein function and disease  – presented by Aaron Hamvas. Friday, Oct. 15, 8:00-9:00 am CT. 
We look forward to sharing outstanding research and helping make connections between current and future colleagues during the MSPR 2021 Virtual Scientific Meeting.