Case & Poster Abstract Submission

SPD's 45th Annual Meeting will be delivered virtually. Click here for additional information.

The submission deadline has passed. Submitters will be notified in mid-June.


Cases of the Year
Accepted cases will be pre-recorded as part of the virtual meeting. Submit your case summary by May 26. Case summaries and photos will be reviewed, and accepted cases will be invited to submit a 5-minute recorded presentation to be included with meeting content. Cases of the Year includes cases with a known diagnosis, diseases that were difficult to diagnose, or cases presenting management challenges. These cases should have attendant teaching value. Twenty cases will be selected for the Annual Meeting. CVs and disclosure forms will be required for each author on the case. Case slides must be submitted CME review prior to recording.

Poster Presentations
Accepted posters will be posted online as PDFs and made available to meeting registrants. Submit your abstract by May 26. The abstract will be reviewed and accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full poster PDF. Research studies should be submitted as poster presentations. Case reports should be submitted as Cases of the Year, not posters, if appropriate. Three poster abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the pre-recorded Research Forum. To be considered for oral presentation, check the appropriate box on the submission form. Accepted poster abstracts will be published in an upcoming issue of Pediatric Dermatology.

Junior Faculty & Fellows Forum
Junior Faculty & Fellows Forum presentations will be pre-recorded. This category includes basic science or clinical research projects which may include case series of clinical interest with accompanying literature reviews, which may have been conceived and/or conducted by pediatric dermatology fellows and/or junior faculty who have been out of training for five years or less. Three submissions will be chosen for oral presentation at the Annual Meeting. CVs and disclosure forms will be required for each author. Slides must be submitted before the meeting for CME review.

Important Submission Information

  • The online form must be used for all submissions.
  • Case summaries and abstracts can be up to 2,700 characters, including spaces.
  • Case submissions must be accompanied by photos. Please submit JPG, PNG, or GIF files less than 2MB. Cases submitted without photos will not be considered. (Photos are not required for poster abstracts or Junior Faculty & Fellow Forum submissions.)
  • Previously published/presented work will be considered, but please note on the submission form when and where it was published or presented.
  • Presenters must register for the meeting.
  • Multiple cases per institution may be accepted; but no more than one case per senior author will be accepted.
  • Review process will be blinded.