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SDBP 2024 Annual Meeting

September 12 - 16, 2024 - Washington DC

SDBP 2023 Annual Meeting

September 7 - 11, 2023

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403




Thank you to our Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Advertisers!

Check out things to do while in Minneapolis!

Schedule and Continuing Education
Hotel Accommodations
2023 Lectureship
Exploring DBP
Research Symposium


CLICK HERE for Registration Fees       

Annual Meeting: Saturday, September 9 – Monday, September 11, 2023

Registration Fee includes: Plenaries, topical symposia, conversational roundtables, research platforms, poster symposia and poster sessions, Committees, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Section meetings, and social events.

Pre-Meeting Registration - additional fees charged for the following sessions:

Half Day Workshops - CLICK HERE for Schedule

Teaching DBP Workshop - CLICK HERE for Schedule


Cancellation Policy: To cancel your registration and receive a refund, a written request must be received in the SDBP office by August 3, 2023. Cancellation requests received by this date will receive a refund less a $50.00 processing fee. Cancellation requests received between August 4 and August 24, 2023, will receive 50% of monies paid. Requests will be processed after the meeting. All requests received on or after August 25, 2023 will forfeit 100% of monies paid.

LEADERSHIP Letter - in support for attendance!

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2023 MEETING PROGRAM - Saturday, Sept 9 - Monday, Sept 11

Continuing Education: CE/CME/MOC Instructions and certificate

Pre-conference Workshops

HALF DAY INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS [Friday, Sept. 8 & Saturday, Sept. 9]
Half-Day Workshops focus on developing skills related to developmental and behavioral pediatrics. 

Half Day Workshops Schedule

The focus of this workshop is the enhancement of faculty teaching and evaluation skills for those who participate in the developmental-behavioral training of learners from a variety of professional fields and educational levels (i.e., graduate-level, medical school, residency, fellowship). 

Teaching DBP Workshop Schedule

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

A block of rooms have been secured for SDBP meeting attendees at the Hilton Minneapolis at a discounted rate of $179.00 USD per night (+taxes) for a single/double occupancy room.

Accessible Amenities

The Hotel provides accessible amenities including accessible routes from the hotel’s accessible entrance to the meeting rooms/ballroom area, where rooms are accessible to wheelchairs (no steps).

Elevators, escalators, steps - all guests have an elevator bank that goes from the lobby to the 25th floor. In addition, guests can also use the pair of escalators between the lobby and meeting room levels of 2nd and 3rd floor for very easy movement.

Sleeping rooms – the hotel offers accessible sleeping rooms with mobility features, and these are located between floors 5 – 10 (all guest rooms are only located on floors 5 – 25). Most of the rooms are next to the guest elevator bank or across from the elevators. There is one elevator bank almost directly in the middle of each guest room floor, so that set of elevators takes all guests to and from every floor.

Hotel Lactation/Nursing room – located on the lobby level called “Nursing Room.”  Hotel front desk can give you access/keys.

SDBP will also provide a quiet sensory room to attendees during meeting hours.

For the Hotel listing of accessible amenities – CLICK HERE and then click on the “Accessible Amenities” button.

2023 Lectureship Award Recipient

Elizabeth Drame, PhD

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
Autism Spectrum Disorders Program Coordinator

Elizabeth Drame, PhD is a special education teacher educator, racial justice advocate, participatory action researcher, traveler, and mother. In her work, she collaborates with Black mothers, community advocates, educators and students to create spaces where Black people’s narratives drive equity change. She is a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she prepares special educators, coordinates the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program, and chairs the department. Dr. Drame teaches courses in the behavioral supports, assessment of students with disabilities, curriculum accommodations, foundations of autism spectrum disorders, action research and collaborative strategies. Her research centers on fostering positive educational outcomes for students with disabilities in inclusive schools, and social justice and equity issues in special education locally, regionally and internationally with a focus on the African Diaspora. She earned her Ph.D. in Learning Disabilities/ Communication Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University and served as a U.S. Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in the African Regional Research Program from 2011-2012 and 2018-2020 in Senegal, West Africa.  

Lectureship Address
Racial Disparities in Autism Care: Exploring Root Causes and Cultivating Antiracist Practices and Research

Description: There is increasing acknowledgement of the impact of social determinants of health, such as structural racism, on health equity outcomes in Black communities. In this keynote address, Dr. Elizabeth Drame will discuss health disparities experienced by Black families and their autistic children, examine root causes for these disparities using a critical lens, and propose research and practice shifts which could lead to greater equity.

There will be 2 poster sessions at the Fall Annual Meeting:

Poster Session 1: Saturday, September 9th from 7pm-8pm central time

Poster Session 2: Sunday, September 10th from 8am-9am central time

Posters - alphabetical listing by main author

Poster guidelines/instructions

Exhibit / Sponsor / Advertise!

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 2023 Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) Annual Meeting!

CLICK HERE for all exhibitor, sponsorship, and advertising detailed information.

Exploring DBP Program Awards
Dedicated to the legacy of Nancy Packert Shashaty, MD

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 2023. This program is a unique opportunity for pediatrics residents, medical students, and second career pediatricians to experience the wide world of the subspecialty of DBP.

Applications are now closed

Awardees will receive funding to attend the SDBP 2023 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. Awardees will be paired with either a senior DBP faculty member or 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 their station in life, cultural background, ability to comprehend or degree of fear.

Additional Information:

WHAT: Attend the 2023 SDBP Annual Meeting and specific program sessions
WHEN: September 7 - 11, 2023
WHERE: Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
APPLICATION: Online submission requires applicant CV upload.

ELIGIBILITY: Pediatric residents, medical students, and experienced pediatricians with an interest in pursuing advanced training in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. The program is not available to residents who have already applied or been matched to a DBP fellowship program.

MONETARY SUPPORT PROVIDED: Waived registration fees to attend the SDBP Annual Meeting with targeted DBP Explorer Program Sessions. Selected applicants will also receive partial funding for travel and lodging (this can include funding to cover air travel/ground transportation, and hotel accommodations).

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING: In addition to attending the entire Annual Meeting, a suggested schedule will be designed for the awardees who will be paired with a seasoned Developmental-Behavioral pediatrician or a current DBP fellow to guide them through the program. A special networking event to learn about the field of DBP and the application process will also be included, and awardees will be able to foster relationships with SDBP members in a fun and relaxed environment.


Research Scholars Symposium 

Applications now closed for 2023

The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) is proud to announce that we again will be selecting qualified applicants for the Research Scholars Symposium at the Fall 2023 Annual Meeting. 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.

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.

This year's Symposium will tentatively take place on September 7 and 8, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN, just prior to the SDBP Annual Meeting.  SDBP will accept between 15-20 Research Scholars into this program. Scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive individualized feedback on their research in progress from senior mentors and peers
  • Learn about how to launch and maintain a research career
  • Network with senior mentors and other SDBP Research Scholars across disciplines

As a requirement of the program, attendees must be current members in good standing of SDBP (current 2023 members) and must register and attend the Annual Meeting. Accepted Scholars will be able to register and pay the fellow/trainee registration rate for the meeting.

SDBP 2022 Annual Meeting

October 20-24, 2022  | Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel 


2022 Annual Meeting - FULL ONLINE PROGRAM

Half Day Workshops

Teaching DBPeds Educational Workshop

Registration Fees

2022 Lectureship Award Recipient

Margaret Montoya (she, her, ella)

Professor Emerita of Law, UNM School of Law  
Consultant on Racial and Health Equity

Lectureship Presentation: Critical Race Knowledge and Skills:  Origins and Applications to Pediatrics

Follow-up Discussion:  Using Storytelling to Improve Pediatricians’ Racial Literacy

Margaret Montoya was among the first cohort of students of color at Harvard Law School.  She was a member of the UNM law school faculty for 28 years after practicing law in Massachusetts, New York, and New Mexico. She worked to create access programs for students and faculty of color in law and medicine. She is a founding member of LatCrit (, a group that centers the Latinx experience in critical legal theory.  In 2002, she began combining her work in critical legal theory with issues of health equity. She served for years as the Senior Advisor to Chancellor of the UNM Health Science Center. She and reproductive health colleagues founded CERCL-FP (Centering Equity, Race, and Cultural Literacy in Family Planning), a collective of dedicated intersectional multidisciplinary professionals who employ critical race theory (CRT) and reproductive justice (RJ) frameworks to analyze and dismantle interpersonal and structural racism within all sectors of family planning healthcare. CERCL has developed an antiracism training program called Racial Literacy, which uses the CRT and RJ skills and knowledge to address the gaps in medical education pertaining to racism and inequities. Prof. Montoya has been active in local political issues involving early childhood education, COVID vaccine equity, and served in the Governor’s Advisory Council for Racial Justice.  She has been a mentor to numerous law students, law graduates, and junior faculty.  Her work has been recognized with symposia, an annual writing retreat, and numerous academic and community awards. As a wife, step/mother, and grandmother, she seeks to combine her professional and personal lives.

CE/CME and MOC Part 2 Information

SDBP 2022 CME / MOC part 2 information 

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Full Accreditation Statement click here

How to Get Your Certificate

1.Go to

  1. Click on one of the two links for CME or MOC part2
  2. Evaluate the meeting.
  3. Print, download, or save your certificate for your records.

If you lose your certificate, or need help, go to