SDBP 2022 Annual Meeting - October 21-24, 2022

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Abstract Submissions


SDBP is offering NEW submission formats this year to broaden our  research presentations and expand our professional development sessions!

  • Posters/Platforms/Poster Symposium: traditional formats of single study research presentations in 2022.  Authors submit research abstracts and the Program Committee will determine the grouping of accepted presentations into one of the three formats.
  • Topical Symposia (previously called "concurrents"): These sessions are ontopics that are conceptual or relevant to practice issues, clinical care, training, or research,  intended to allow the audience to compare/contrast models, understand multiple perspectives on issues, and engage with conceptual questions. (90 minutes)
  • Research Symposia: A cohesive group of empirical research presentations on singular or related topics. Submissions include individual presentations as well as chair/discussant. (60-90 minutes)
  • Spotlight Research: A forum to debut new, ground-breaking, or innovative findings in the field of developmental & behavioral pediatrics and for senior researchers to present their body of research to colleagues. (60 minutes)
  • Conversational Roundtable: An engaging conversation among 3-4 scholars/ practitioners, with a focus on a central question or theme. (60-90 minutes)
  • Hot Topics: A forum for professional conversations on today’s hottest topics within developmental-behavioral pediatrics. (15 minutes)

for DETAILED information on all abstract submission formats.

Research Scholars Symposium

SDBP will be selecting qualified applicants for the Research Scholars Symposium at the Fall 2022 Annual Meeting.

Application instructions and submit here

The SDBP Research Scholars Symposium is focused on fostering high quality developmental and behavioral research through this intensive "research in progress" program. The Symposium is led by interprofessional, senior SDBP leadership and key components include review of research proposals in small groups, presentations of methodology for developing projects, lectures, panel discussions, and opportunities for networking.

Deadline: Tuesday, June, 7, 2022 at 5pm eastern

Target audience: Trainees and early career professionals with a strong interest in building research skills. We strongly encourage applications by all DBP fellows, as this program has been developed to provide additional support and mentorship beyond that provided through DBP fellowship programs.

Eligibility: Trainees (i.e., clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, pre-doctoral, advanced graduate students (Master's degrees or higher) and junior faculty (who have completed training within 5 years), in any relevant field, including developmental-behavioral pediatrics, other pediatric fields (e.g., general pediatrics, adolescent medicine, child abuse pediatrics), child and adolescent psychiatry, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, other psychology fields, and nurse practitioner professions. If you are not in one of these categories or fields and interested in applying, please contact us to determine eligibility.

Exploring DBP Program

Applications for 2022 to open soon!

About The Program

SDBP Exploring Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) Program for Pediatric Residents and Medical Students
Dedicated to the Legacy of Nancy Packert Shashaty, MD

Are You Curious About the Field of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics?
The Exploring DBP Program is an annual program for pediatric residents and medical students who are interested in learning more about the specialty of developmental and behavioral pediatrics. The program coincides with the SDBP Fall Annual Meeting.

Awardees will receive funding to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) 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 (and possible some pre-meeting virtual components. Awardees will be paired with both a senior DBP faculty member and a current DBP fellow to guide them through the program and to provide mentorship. Awardees will be able to foster relationships with SDBP members in a fun, relaxed environment!

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 station in life, cultural background, ability to comprehend, or degree of fear.

Stay tuned for more meeting information!

SDBP 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

For those who registered/attended our virtual meeting, access is available for through May 2022!


Session Recordings
Session recordings will be on the same platform you used for the live meeting ( Recordings that are available will be embedded within that specific session on the agenda. There are a few session recordings that will be edited and posted later this week. You will have up to 6-months to access the platform and recordings.


Continuing Medical Education
To secure CME and MOC, please see below.

How to Get Your Certificate:

  1. REVIEW CME/MOC Learner Notification – click here to view or download
  2. Go to
  3. Click on the link that pertains to you:
  • SDBP 2021 Fall Virtual Live Annual Conference - for all professions
  • SDBP 2021 Fall Virtual Live Annual Conference MOC - for LIVE MOC only
  • SDBP 2021 Fall Virtual Conference Enduring (APA, MOC, NY PSY)  - This has a post-test as required by these boards for enduring.
  • SDBP - SDBP 2021 FALL Virtual Conference Enduring - Physicians & Nurses
  1. Evaluate the meeting.
  2. Print, download, or save your certificate for your records

Questions on CME/MOC?



2021 Lectureship Recipient: Nia Heard-Garris, MD, MSc, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Content Tracks:
 We are excited to offer multiple tracks that will include workshops, concurrents, and state of the art research on topics such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Advocacy, Clinical Practice, Autism, and Tele-Health.

SDBP Clinical Symposium
Coping with the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Complex Behavioral Health & Psychopharmacology Toolkit
SDBP is launching our first Clinical Symposium specifically designed to be a clinical, skill-building program developed by and for our interprofessional membership. This symposium will be a clinical deep dive into the management of trauma related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including advanced psychopharmacology and behavior management.

Teaching Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Workshop 
The annual Teaching DBPeds Workshop is designed to assist program directors, rotation directors, and faculty in development and implementation of innovative, efficient, and effective curricula and teaching strategies for interprofessional trainees in developmental-behavioral pediatrics.

Half Day Workshops
We offer NINE interactive workshops with topics including race, health equity, Psychotropic Medications, genetic testing, documentation, advocacy and more.

Networking Sessions and much more!