ESPR 2023 Annual Conference
March 10-12, 2023

Join us in-person at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia

This year's annual conference promises to be educational, exciting and inspirational! It's our first time together in a few years and THE place to be in March for everything related to pediatric research.

By attending this year's meeting, you'll discover:

  • Early career investigators present their research in a supportive, structured yet relaxed learning environment;
  • Regional clinicians will be exposed to cutting-edge clinical and basic science from emerging talent-
  • Physician-scientists joining in educational programs on important topics in pediatric research, and
  • Trainees and experienced physician-scientists networking in a informal and friendly setting

Click here to download the ESPR Final Program 2023


Speakers and Presentations include:


ESPR 2023 Keynote Speaker:

"Firearm Injury Prevention: Advancing the Science and Advocating for Change"

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine | Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate in Pediatrics | Division of Emergency Medicine
Associate Director for Public Policy | Sandra L. Fenwick Institute for Pediatric Health Equity and Inclusion




Pre-Conference Speaker:
Eva Sibinga, MS

"Data Visualization: Do's and Don'ts to Effectively Communicate Research Results"

Data Science Curriculum Developer | Codeacademy



Pre-Conference Speaker:
Roger F. Soll, MD

"The Challenges of Reading and Writing Systematic Reviews"

H. Wallace Professor or Neonatology | University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine
Vice President |Vermont Oxford Network
Core Editor | Neonatal Cochrane Collaboration



Pre-Conference Speaker:
Ben Courchia, MD

“Trust your crazy ideas, lessons in medical innovation”

Director | Envision Health and HCA University Hospital, Miami, FL




"From Curricula to Assessment: How LGBTQ+ Health Education Can Improve the Care of LGBTQ+ Youth"

Lauren Roth, MDAsst. Professor of Pediatrics | Dir. Service-Learning Course | Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children's Hospital at  Montefiore | Co-Chair, LGBTQ+ Health and Well-being Special Interest Group, Academic Pediatric Association (APA)



Mentor of the Year:
Karen Puopolo, MD, PhD

"What My Mentors and My Mentees Have Taught Me About Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis"

Chief, Section on Newborn Medicine | Pennsylvania Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics | University of Pennsylvania | Perlman School of Medicine




ESPR 2023 Conference COVID-19 Policy

At the current time, the city of Philadelphia strongly recommends (but does not require) masking in all indoor public settings:

Regardless of whether you choose to mask or not, in order to protect all participants, we request that you refrain from attending if you are displaying signs and symptoms of an active COVID-19 infection or have recently tested positive. We recommend that you reach out to us in advance, should you have questions or concerns.

Member Early Bird Register by Feb 17th
  • Faculty $150.00
  • Trainee $75.00
  • Allied Health $130.00

Non-Member Early Bird Register by Feb 17th
  • Faculty $300.00
  • Trainee $75.00
  • Allied Health $130.00

Member Standard Registration Opens Feb 18th
  • Faculty $200.00
  • Trainee $100.00
  • Allied Health $150.00

Non-Member Standard Registration Opens Feb 18th
  • Faculty $350.00
  • Trainee $100.00
  • Allied Health $150.00

On-site Only Registration Opens March 10

  • Faculty $250.00
  • Trainee $150.00
  • Allied Health $180.00
  • Non-Member Faculty $375.00

Presentation Guidelines

iPoster Presenters:

-Printed Posters cannot exceed 4 feet tall by 8 feet wide.
-Posters can be set up in the Grand Ballroom: 

Friday, March 10th starting at 3:00 pm and no later than 5:45 pm
Saturday, March 11th starting at 7:00 am and no later than 6:15 pm
Sunday, March 12th starting at 7:00 am and no later than 7:30 am

-Assigned poster numbers will be emailed to the lead author and should be posted placed on the corresponding poster board.
-Posters should be removed after being presented

Oral Presentations:

*Each room will have a podium, laptop, podium microphone, LCD projector and screen
*We recommend you send in advance of the meeting, your presentation for pre-loading on to the laptop in your assigned room.

Your presentation is a 10 minute talk and 5 minutes for questions
*Please stick to your time- your moderator may interrupt presentation if it goes over time
*Conflict of interest/disclosure slide is recommended


If you are using a PowerPoint presentation (or any other PC-based application), please note that you have to deliver it on a USB Memory stick to one of the technicians in the Speakers’ Ready Room as soon as you arrive at the Venue in the morning – and at least 2 hours before the start of the session.

Please note that only conference computers are used in the session rooms. These are supplied with Office Business 365 and the native ratio of the projection on the screens in the halls is 16:9. The Conference will not be able to support lecture slides presented on personal computers UNLESS IT HAS BEEN SPECIFICALLY ADVANCED WITH THE PRODUCTION COMPANY BY NOON THURSDAY MARCH 9.

If you include video clips in your PowerPoint presentation, be sure to EMBED THEM INTO THE PRESENTATION AS WELL AS TO HAVE THE VIDEO CLIP ALSO ON THE USB DRIVE.  You will test it with a techinician in the speaker ready room at least 2 houres before the start of the season or as soon as you arrive at the venue in the morning. Please make sure to check it with the technician in the session hall where your presentation is taking place, during a coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the season - even after checking it in the speaker ready room.


To use MAC presentations on the PC compatible conference computer, please note that you need to prepare it according to the instructions below, before taking it to the speaker room:
1. Convert it to PowerPoint or PDF.
2. Use a common font, such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana etc. (Special characters might be changed to a default font on a PowerPoint-based PC).
3. Insert the images as JPG files (and not TIF, PNG or PICT – these images will not be visible on a PowerPoint based PC).



Each year ESPR honors authors of the top abstracts submitted to the ESPR Scientific Meeting as well as a leading mentor.


Hotel Reservations

Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing
201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106

Overlooking the Delaware River with views across to New Jersey, our hotel is less than a mile from Liberty Bell and the Museum of the American Revolution. We’re adjacent to Spruce Street Harbor Park and walking distance to Old City. We offer an indoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Book your room by  to take advantage of the ESPR special meting rate of:

$219.00 + Tax/Single/Double
$244.00 +Tax/Triple
$269.00 +Tax/Quad

Book your room by February 23, 2023 to guarantee these group room rates!




There are a number of options for industry and academic centers to expand their company, institution, and/or product exposure. Opportunities are available on a first come, first-served basis. We invite you to take advantage of these promotional opportunities to heighten your visibility and leave your mark at ESPR!


Meeting Archives

2022 – March 10-12
2010 – March 26-28
2021 – March 9-122009 – March 11-15
2020 – March 13-15 – Canceled2008 – March 28-30
2019 – March 22 – 242007 – March 9-11
2018 – March 24-262006 – March 17-19
2016 – March 11-132005 – March 4-6
2015 – March 20-222004 – March 26-28
2014 – March 21-232003 – March 21-23
2013 – March 22-24
2012 – March 30-April 1
2011 – March 25-27

Future Meeting Dates

March 10-12, 2023 – In Person at Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing , Philadelphia, PA