St. Jude/PIDS Case Requirements

All submitting/presenting authors must complete and submit a signed pediatric cover letter and consent stating:

  • that he or she is enrolled as a fellow in an ID training program or as a pediatric resident or medical student
  • 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, trainees 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 consent letter and case report have given their permission for the case to be published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and have agreed to the transfer of copyright of the case and images to the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society if the case is accepted for presentation.

The deadline to complete a submission is 5 p.m. PST on January 8, 2021. 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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