SDBP 2023 Annual Meeting

September 7 - 11, 2023

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Hotel Accommodations
Research Symposium
Exploring DBP

Abstract Submissions


For detailed information on types of submissions -  CLICK HERE.

Deadline: 4/17/2023 

SDBP is accepting both research and professional development submissions.  We offer multiple types of proposals for SDBP 2023. See below for brief descriptions and also click on link above for more detailed information and guidelines.


  • Individual Research Abstracts (Poster, Platform, Poster Symposium)
    These are individually submitted, single study/traditional formats of research presentations; Program Committee will determine the grouping of accepted presentations into one of the three formats.
  • Research Symposia: 60-90 minute sessions
    Each SDBP Research Symposium will consist of a cohesive group of empirical research presentations on topics of etiology, mechanisms of change, prevention, treatment efficacy, treatment effectiveness, dissemination and implementation, etc. Each symposium will be 60-90 minutes in length and will include one chair (primary contact), one discussant, and three or four 15-minute presentations.
  • Spotlight Research Presentations: 60-minute session
    This format provides 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.


  • Topical Symposia (previously "Concurrent Sessions")
    Each Topical Symposium will be 75 or 90-minute sessions presented by a range of informed individuals on a topic that is conceptual or relevant to practice issues, clinical care, training, or research.
  • Conversation Roundtable
    This format is intended as a forum for discussion of overarching questions/issues with focus on a central question or theme. This session is not intended for presentation of specific research findings. The roundtable is an engaging conversation among 3-4 scholars/practitioners and the audience about ideas, methods, or professional- and research-related experiences (60-90 minutes).
  • NEW: Clinical Case Conference
    This is an opportunity to share educational case reports that provide valuable clinical pearls to aid clinicians in their everyday practice. The topics covered should have substantial scientific and clinical basis. A Clinical Case Conference should present up to 4 specific cases and include a walk-through of the clinical presentation, assessment, diagnosis, clinical conceptualization, and/or relevant treatment issues and outcomes. 


Submissions closed. 

Half-Day Workshops focus on developing skills related to developmental and behavioral pediatrics. SDBP membership represents various disciplines and practice locations. Education that can be specifically applied and tailored to community/private practice clinicians who may not have access to other mechanisms of clinical updates and education is highly desired.

 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). The workshop is designed to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to implement similar teaching and evaluation methods in their local programs.  

For detailed workshop information and guidelines CLICK HERE



information to come soon.

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.

Those looking to make hotel reservations need to use the SDBP link that the hotel will provide to us closer to the meeting.

Check back here for more information coming soon!

Research Scholars Symposium

2023 applications will open soon!

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

Admission to the Symposium will be competitive, based on a formal application and review process. Applicants who are selected to participate will attend the SDBP Research Scholars Symposium, free of charge, AND lodging will be provided, covering the 1-2 nights, depending on final schedule (2 fellow scholars sharing per room). Please note: Scholars from the 2022 Symposium are permitted to reapply for the 2023 Research Scholars Symposium, however, no hotel lodging assistance will be provided.

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.

Scholars will be assigned to tables that include 2-3 mentors. Each scholar will be expected to present their project to their table and should be prepared to critique and offer feedback to their peers on their research in progress. (Abstracts will be sent in advance of the meeting).

Applications must include the following items:

  1. A brief, structured abstract (1000 word limit) that contains
    • Title
    • Study background, rationale and aims
    • Methods (including overall overall design, sample, intervention (if any), assessments, sample size/power analyses, and preliminary analytic plan)
    • Progress to date (if applicable, including preliminary results, not required)
    • Implications for developmental-behavioral science, practice and/or policy
    • Funding/applications in progress (if applicable, not required)
  2. References: at least 5-10 major background references that you used to develop this project (references not included in abstract word count.)
  3. Brief Candidacy Statement (250 word limit) that contains:
    • Your individual goals for attending the Symposium, in relation to your short and long term research goals.
  4. Your biosketch (NIH format, 5 pages maximum):
  5. Mentor Letter of Support including:
    • How well mentor knows the applicant
    • How mentor's expertise dovetails with the candidate's proposed study
    • Plans for mentorship
    • How much time the mentor plans to spend with the candidate on this project and will it be live or distal
    • The anticipated role of the applicant in the proposed study
    • How much time the candidate will have to dedicate to the project
    • Other institutional support

Important: If you have submitted an abstract to the SDBP Annual Meeting, this does NOT preclude you from applying to the SDBP Research Scholars Symposium, which will undergo a separate submission process as outlined on this application. 

Exploring DBP Program Awards

Dedicated to the legacy of Nancy Packert Shashaty, MD

Click here to learn about the program.

2023 submissions will open soon! 

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

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