SDBP 2024 Annual Meeting

September 12 - 16, 2024 | Washington DC

The Westin Washington, DC Downtown
999 9th Street Northwest, Washington DC, 20001


Abstract submissions are now closed.


Registration will open June 2024.

Research Scholars Symposium

The SDBP Research Scholars Symposium is an intensive, 2-day "research in progress" program for advanced trainees in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and all related fields (see eligibility below) and early career faculty. The Symposium is led by interprofessional, senior SDBP leadership who have significant research experience. Key components include review of scholars' proposals in small groups, presentations of methodology for developing projects, research topical lectures, panel discussions, and opportunities for networking.

Deadline Extended! Wednesday, May 29 at 5pm Eastern

Target audience: Advanced trainees and early career professionals in developmental-behavioral pediatrics, general pediatrics, psychology, and any other medical, psychological, educational or allied health professional fields with a strong interest in building research skills related to child development, behavior or mental health developmental sciences.

Eligibility: Eligible advanced trainees are those who have completed doctoral degrees (e.g., MD, PhD, PsyD) or other degrees that are considered terminal in their field and who are currently participating in postdoctoral education programs that include a significant research component (including DBP and other subspecialty fellowships). Applicants must already be participating in any such postdoctoral education program at the time they apply to participate in the RSS. For example, 1st and 2nd year DBP fellows would be eligible, but current residents would not be eligible even if they have already been accepted into their fellowships. Eligible junior faculty are those who have completed training (e.g., DBP fellowships or postdoctoral research programs) in the last 5 years. If you have any question about eligibility and are interested in applying, please contact us.

This year's Symposium will tentatively take place on September 12 and 13, 2024 in Washington DC just prior to the SDBP Annual Meeting.

Exploring DBP Program

Are You Curious About the Field of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics?

The Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics is excited to offer the Exploring DBP Program Awards for 2024. This program is a unique opportunity for medical students, pediatrics residents, and second career pediatricians to experience the wide world of the subspecialty of DBP.

Applications closed on April 22nd.

Awardees will receive funding to attend the SDBP 2024 annual meeting and join enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary attendees at lectures, poster sessions, and social events. In addition to attending the entire annual meeting, there will be several sessions specifically designed for awardees to learn about the field of DBP. 

This program is supported by the family of Dr. Nancy Packert Shashaty, an other-centered developmental-behavioral pediatrician who was dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with disabilities. She was successful in this endeavor because of her kindness, empathy, generosity, intelligence, pragmatism, optimism, humor, and ability to interact with people regardless of their station in life, cultural background, ability to comprehend or degree of fear.


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Rules and Regulations

About the Annual Meeting

The SDBP Annual Meeting is designed to provide a forum for pediatric healthcare providers including pediatricians (researchers, teachers, and/or clinicians), psychologists, nurse practitioners, social workers and educational specialists interested in developmental and behavioral pediatrics.  A variety of educational formats are planned that will encourage the exchange of new scientific and clinical information and support the interchange of opinions regarding care and management issues relevant to developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Scientific material will be presented through symposia, oral abstracts, poster presentations, and small group sessions designed for in-depth exploration of specific topics.

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