St. Jude/PIDS Case Requirements

The call for clinical case submissions for the St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference is now open. 

We encourage submission of interesting infectious diseases cases among hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, solid organ transplant recipients, or other immunocompromised hosts. Cases should not have been presented at other conferences or meetings. Cases may be submitted by infectious diseases fellows, residents, advanced practice providers (APP), or first year faculty members. Other faculty members who wish to submit a case are encouraged to work with a trainee or APP to take the lead on the presentation. Presentations at the meeting will be given in English.

All presenting/correspondent authors must complete and submit a signed cover letter and case submission deck (download your templates) as part of the submission form stating:

  • that he or she is enrolled as a fellow in an ID training program or as a pediatric resident, medical student, APP, or first year faculty
  • the case has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere
  • that no confidential patient information is revealed (see HIPAA Regulations and list of 18 identifiers that must be removed)
  • that if the case includes an image of a physical finding, a signed consent form from the patient or legal guardian has been obtained and is on file
  • that the case includes the affiliations of all the contributing authors
  • the units and reference ranges for all laboratory tests are specified

*All authors must sign the cover letter and consent form.

Each submitted case should include images that illustrate important teaching points related to pediatric infectious diseases. We are looking for cases that illustrate an unusual presentation of a common disease, as well as those that highlight a common presentation of a rare disease. Cases that highlight the infectious complication of an immune deficiency will also be considered. 

Additionally, attendees who have been selected to present their case in the past will not be selected in a subsequent year. If you have submitted a case in the past that was not selected, you are welcome to submit again the following year. Cases from the last two (2) years need to be updated.

All contributors are acknowledged in the pediatric cover letter.

The deadline to complete a submission is 8 p.m. CT on Friday, December 8, 2023. Incomplete cases will be deleted without consideration.

To ensure high quality submissions and that HIPAA Privacy Regulations are met, the author’s program director or ID faculty attending must review the case report and validate that the report complies prior to uploading the case files.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the primary/submitting author to provide a copy of the case presentation directly to the program director/faculty attending for review. 

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