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MNAAP's Seventh Annual Abstract Competition: May 11, 2018

Submission deadline: April 28, 2018
Open to: Pediatric Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students,

The Minnesota chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) will hold its annual Hot Topics in Pediatrics conference on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Wilder Center in St. Paul, MN.

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the Seventh Annual Resident and Medical Student Abstract and Poster Competition. (Additionally, these abstracts can also be submitted to the national AAP abstract competition with a deadline date of April 13, 2018.)

The goal of the competition is to foster community among pediatric trainees across the state and provide another opportunity for resident and medical student scholarship in a supportive and enjoyable environment.

Abstracts will be accepted in two categories: Case/Program Report (clinical vignette/program report), or Original Research with a separate category of medical students submitting either of these categories.

Authors selected for the poster session on May 11, 2018, will need to attend the meeting in the afternoon to present their abstract/poster and be judged and viewed by Minnesota pediatricians at the annual meeting.

Winners will be selected and prizes awarded with winning abstracts published in a statewide publication and a subsidy to attend the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, FL if your AAP abstract has also been accepted. 

Three winners will be identified - one for each group: Case/Program report (clinical vignette/program report), Original Research, and a Medical Student. Examples of past winning abstracts are available for review in a past edition of Minnesota Medicine on pp. 48-51

Abstracts should number no more than 450 words and must be submitted electronically at

The deadline is April 28, 2018! You will be notified by email by May 1st if your work is accepted for presentation. For more information about the abstract opportunity, visit

If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Andrew Olson at or Katherine Cairns at

Good luck!