SDBP 2024 Annual Meeting


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


Registration now open!




2024 - SDBP Meeting Registration Fees

SDBP Member

by August 1st

after August 1st  
Physician  $500$600
Non-Physician Professional (Psychologist/ Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse/ Occupational /Educational Specialist/Social Worker)$290$350
Resident/Fellow*; Professional in Lower Income Economies (LIE)  Fee includes 1 half day workshop$155 $205
Student/other (Medical, Nursing, Psychology,   Allied Health)   Fee includes 1 half day workshop$50$50

Non Member

Physician $700 $800
Non-Physician Professional (Psychologist/Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse/ Occupational/Educational Specialist/Social Worker)$400$500
Resident/Fellow*; Professional in Lower Income Economies (LIE)  Fee includes 1 half day workshop$200 $250
Student/other (Medical, Nursing, Psychology,
Allied Health (Research Assistant/Coordinators/Non-Clinical Professionals)           Fee includes 1 half day workshop
  $85  $85

*Medical Residents/Fellows, Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellows/Trainees

Workshop Fees- Half Day & Teaching DBP Workshop - 2024

Physician $150$200
Non-Physician Professional (Psychologist/Nurse Practitioner/ Clinical Nurse/ Occupational/Educational Specialist/Social Worker)$125$150
Resident/Fellow; Professional in Lower Income Economies (LIE) Student/other (Medical, Nursing, Psychology, Allied Health)$70$90

Clinical Symposium 2024 – Registration Fees
Friday, September 13, 2024
2 simultaneous 4-hour clinical symposium sessions will take place on Friday afternoon 2:00-6:00pm.
(Registrants choose one session; max number for each session dependent on space)

Fee for each: 

  • $185 for SDBP members                          
  • $210 for Non-members  
  • $ 50 for resident/fellows/students/Professional in Lower Income Economies (LIE)

Teaching DBP Workshop - sessions and descriptions

Half Day Workshops - sessions and descriptions

2024 Annual Meeting - Schedule-at-a-Glance (tentative)

Poster Listing (by author last name)

Poster Guidelines

Clinical Symposium

SDBP is offering 2 Clinical Symposium Sessions at the Fall Annual Meeting!

2 simultaneous 4-hour clinical symposium sessions on Friday, September 13th from 2:00pm-6:00pm eastern
(Max number for each session dependent on space)

When registering, choose 1 of the options below:

Option 1
Training and Utility for Two Level-2 Autism Screeners: RITA-T & ADEC
Invited Speakers: Roula Choueiri, MD, Kennedy Krieger Institute;
Ashley Early, MSW, LISW-CP, Medical University of South Carolina;
Elizabeth Kryszak, PhD and Charles M. Albright, PhD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Learners will have the opportunity to receive training in two Level-2 Autism Screeners: the Autism Detection in Early Childhood (ADEC; Young, 2007), and the Rapid Interactive Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers (RITA-T; Choueiri, 2015). The ADEC is a quick, easy-to-administer observation tool for assessing ASD symptoms in very young children, initially designed as a secondary screening tool but adaptable for diagnostic purposes with added expertise. The presentation will cover ADEC's administration, research support, limitations, and its adaptation for telehealth (ADEC-Virtual). Additionally, the RITA-T will be discussed, focusing on its integration in specialty clinics, primary care, multidisciplinary teams, and early childhood community providers. Participants will review integration strategies, access materials and resources, and receive online training through the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Target audience: Behavioral and mental health professionals seeking training in additional modalities for autism screening and evaluation.

Option 2
Advanced Psychopharmacology Updates for DBP Care
Invited Speakers: Jeffrey Strawn, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital;
Robyn Thom, MD Massachusetts General Hospital

Learners will gain an in-depth review of emerging research in psychopharmacology for co-occurring conditions with autism spectrum disorder and for stopping and cross-titrating SSRIs in youth with anxiety disorders. Speakers will discuss the role of pharmacogenomic/genetic testing and considerations for children on polypharmacology, the impact of ADHD on pediatric anxiety disorders and its impact on psychopharmacologic treatment, and treatment resistant anxiety and adjunct medications. Speakers will also discuss clinical approaches for patients who have not responded to first line evidence-based approaches, review new antipsychotic medications, treatment of tardive dyskinesia, and weight and insulin modulators (when to discontinue or add a weight modulator).

Target audience: Medical professionals interested in advanced and current psychopharmacology research and best evidence-based recommendations.

Clinical Symposia: Friday, September 13, 2024 – 2:00pm – 6:00pm eastern

$185 for SDBP members
$210 for Non-members
$  50 for resident/fellows/students/LIE professionals (Lower Income Economies)

Advocacy on Capitol Hill

Capitalizing on our Fall 2024 meeting location in Washington DC, your Advocacy Committee is planning a variety of advocacy activities throughout the conference and we want to encourage all participants to embrace the art of influence and elevate your advocacy skills to the next level. 

CLICK HERE to go to the ADVOCACY - Capitol Hill Visit - webpage!

If you plan on joining us on our visit to Capitol Hill, please make sure you register for it, when you register for the annual meeting - as we will send additional emails/information to those who register for the Capitol Hill Visit!

Hotel Accommodations - Book NOW!

The Westin Washington, DC Downtown

999 Ninth Street Northwest
Washington DC, 20001

A block of rooms have been secured for SDBP attendees at
The Westin at a discounted rate of $229.00 (+ taxes) per night.
Please use the SDBP link to reserve  your room!

SDBP - Hotel Room reservation link

Hotel floor plans for meeting rooms:

Accessible Amenities

Accessibility Room Features: mobility accessible rooms; accessible rooms with roll-in showers; hearing accessible rooms with visual alarms and notification devices for door and phone

Accessibility Information

Digital Accessibility information


Mai Pham, MD MPH, (she/her) is President and CEO of IEC. Mai co-founded the organization in 2020 with the goal of advancing equitable healthcare outcomes for people with IDD.

Mai is a nationally-recognized healthcare policy leader who was Vice President, Provider Alignment Solutions at Anthem, Inc., where she was responsible for value-based care initiatives. She previously served as Chief Innovation Officer at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where she was a founding official and the architect of Medicare’s foundational programs on accountable care organizations and primary care. Mai has published extensively in medical literature on healthcare payment policy and its intersection with health disparities, care coordination, quality performance, provider behavior, and market trends. She serves as a Director on Boards of Atlantic Health Systems and the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, and the Board of Advisors for Station MD. She also serves on the faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

Mai holds an AB from Harvard University, an MD from Temple University, and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University, where she was also a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. She is mother to two beautiful young adults, one of whom is autistic.



Would clinical and research professionals, in the area of developmental and behavioral pediatrics, child psychology, education, and related disciplines be interested in your products or services? 

Then don’t miss your opportunity to sponsor, exhibit, and advertise at the 2024 Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) Annual Meeting!

CLICK HERE for all Exhibitor, Sponsorship and Advertising details.

When you are ready to complete your application and place your order for any of the above options, you can go to:




Rules and Regulations

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.

Applications for 2024 are closed.

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.

Learn more here

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.

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.