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Symposia Submission

The Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research will accept proposals for symposium sessions at the 35th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL from June 13-14, 2022.

Symposia offer members an opportunity to directly shape the program, and all members of SPER are highly encouraged to consider submitting a symposium proposal.

Symposia proposals should be submitted using the online form. In preparing your proposal, please succinctly discuss the topic and why it would be of interest to the membership, the content to be presented or debated, suggested speakers and their expressed willingness to attend, and estimated allocation of time. Please make sure to provide enough detail about the content of the symposium for reviewers to be able to evaluate its significance, innovation and approach. However, it is intended that proposals be very brief, and it is not necessary to have all presenters identified and named at this time. In fact, if you would like assistance in connecting with potential speakers on particular topics, members of the Executive Board are available to help (contact: Lisa Bodnar, lbodnar@pitt.edu).

We encourage proposals that reflect diversity in institutions, career stages, expertise, and socio-demographic backgrounds, including gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, country of origin, and socio-economic status. Please describe how you have considered diversity in developing your proposal. Members of SPER from all career stages are encouraged to submit a symposium proposal.

The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2021. You can expect a decision in January 2022.