2019 Annual Conference

November 14-16, 2019Chicago Skyline

Chicago Marriott O’Hare
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

Join your PeDRA colleagues November 14-16, 2019 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare and be at the forefront of design and initiation of important studies that will advance the science of pediatric dermatology and ultimately provide new solutions to our young patients.

Close to 150 clinicians, researchers, government leaders, and patient advocacy representatives will gather to discuss study areas, hear updates on collaborative projects already launched, learn about best practices in multicenter research facilities, and gain insights into new research innovations.


2019 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keynote Dinner featuring Jason Fried, Founder & CEO of Basecamp
    Join Jason Fried, Founder & CEO of Basecamp, and Co-Author of New York Times Bestsellers “REWORK” and “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work,” for an armchair discussion about how to work more effectively and efficiently, without the chaos and stress that’s often celebrated in the work more / work longer culture.
  • Early Investigator Forum: Show Me the Money How to Turn Ideas into Reality
    This year’s Early Investigator Forum will focus on bringing your research to fruition by learning about current funding options and what funding organization look for in a potential project.
  • The Research Hot Seat – A PeDRA Shark Tank
    A group of early to mid-career investigators will pitch innovative research projects to a panel of judges (“sharks”) and receive on-stage feedback in a friendly and constructive way.  The entire audience will get an inside look at the grant review process, and up to $25,000 will be awarded to the successful “sharkee”.  To learn more and apply, check out the Research Hot Seat RFA.  Applications are due by September 24, 2019.
  • Work Group Breakout Sessions: Birthmarks, Genetic Skin Disorders, Inflammatory Skin Disease Collaborative, Neonatal Skin, and Skin Tumors and Reactions to Cancer Therapies
    Not 1, not 2, not 3, but 8.5 hours of dedicated Working Group discussion time to help you collaborate, find research partners, and brainstorm new and innovative research projects.
  • Plenary Sessions in Innovating through Research and Coming to Consensus
    Problem-driven innovation in medicine is where clinicians and researchers play a vital role in creating technological solutions to unmet, but identified, clinical problems – hear from Lilit Garabyan, MD, PhD Harvard Medical School and Steven Xu, MD, MSc, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine on how they found innovation through their research. Finally our last plenary session will bring together researchers to discuss the methodology and consensus guidelines from CARRA, AAP, AAD, PHACE, and MTX.

2019 Full Agenda

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BETTER SCIENTIFIC POSTERS
New this year, PeDRA is encouraging all poster presenters to consider using Mike Morrison’s better scientific poster format.  This format was designed to facilitate discussion and creative insight, making it a perfect fit for PeDRA’s collaborative environment.  Templates to build you “better” poster can be found here and more information will be shared with authors following abstract review.

HOTEL & TRAVEL POLICY
All attendees will be staying at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 W Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631. The discounted conference room rate at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare is $149/night, plus taxes and fees (currently 17.4%). The discounted rate is available up until October 23, 2019 or until the room block is sold out. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability at the current prevailing rate.

Visit the hotel online for more information. Chicago Marriott O’Hare

Lodging Policies for Active PeDRA Members, Non-Members, Federal Employees, Residents & Fellows

  • PeDRA will make all hotel arrangements. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK YOUR ROOM DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL.
  • PeDRA will pre-pay for room and tax for the nights of Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15 only for attendees who select to share a room. Guests will still be required to provide a credit card at the time of check-in to cover any incidental charges (i.e. room service, telephone calls, etc.). Roommates should split these incidental charges at their discretion.
  • PeDRA will not cover any cost for non-shared rooms. If you select a single (non-shared) room, PeDRA will make the appropriate billing arrangements directly with the hotel. You will be required to provide a credit card at the time of check-in to cover all room and tax, as well as incidental charges.
  • Guests staying overnight may also take advantage of the following hotel concessions: $1 discounted guest room WiFi and $20 discounted overnight parking. These charges are the responsibility of the attendee(s).
  • If a room must be reserved after the cut-off date of October 23, 2019, PeDRA will only cover the cost of the room up to the discounted $149 rate. Any difference in price is the responsibility of the individuals sharing the room.

Lodging Policies for Representatives of Advocacy Organizations and Industry Partners

  • PeDRA will make all hotel arrangements. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK YOUR ROOM DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL.
  • PeDRA will not cover any cost of lodging. While PeDRA will make your hotel room reservation for you, you will be required to provide a credit card at the time of check-in to cover all room and tax, as well as incidental charges.
  • Guests staying overnight may also take advantage of the following hotel concessions: $1 discounted guest room WiFi and $20 discounted overnight parking. These charges are the responsibility of the attendee(s).

You will submit your lodging request using the registration form.

Airport & Transportation

The nearest airport to the conference hotel is Chicago O’Hare International (ORD). The hotel provides a FREE shuttle to/from the airport 24/7. Be sure to schedule your pick-up by calling 773-693-4444. Lyft and Uber are also accessible at O’Hare. A one-way fare is approximately $15 USD. Please check with your transportation provider for accurate rates.

To view full meeting policies please visit this link.

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