Flint hosts regional pediatric research day March 21

The regional 17th Annual Pediatric Research Day takes place in Flint, Mich., this year, with a conference theme of Environmental Effects on Child Health. Special speakers are:

  • 8:45 am Welcome & Introduction with Mona Hanna-Attisha MD MPH of Hurley Medical Center/Michigan State University
  • 11:30 am Keynote Presentation #1 with Michael Weitzman MD of New York University
  • 3:45 pm Keynote Presentation #2 with Ruth A. Etzel MD PhD of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The all-day event takes place Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the Flint Farmers Market, 300 E. First St., Flint, Mich. It is sponsored by the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Wayne State University, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and the DMC Detroit Medical Center. The event is free, but registration is required.

Contact information

Contact Michelle Volker Phone Email Website

About the event

  • Free
  • 8 am to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Flint Farmers Market, 300 E First St, Flint, Mich.
  • Registration required by March 14

  • Includes light breakfast, lunch
  • Poster and oral sessions all day
  • Vendors, trainee talks

  • 8:45 am Welcome & Introduction with Mona Hanna-Attisha MD MPH
  • 11:30 am Keynote Presentation #1 with Michael Weitzman MD
  • 3:45 pm Keynote Presentation #2 with Ruth Etzel MD PhD

Background

It all began nearly two decades ago when two MSU-CHM Pediatrics and Human Development Faculty (BV Madhukar and Rachel Fisher) launched a scientific conferences for medical students with professionals performing basic science research relevant to their fields. Soon after, Wayne State University, Detroit, joined as a partner. The goal - to encourage interest in research, to strengthen relationships between clinical and basic researchers, and to promote appreciateion of the basic sciences in the medical community - remains the same today.

Now the event includes all of the sponsors listed above and is open to medical students, graduate students, resident physicians, postdocs, fellows, and faculty. It is a valuable way to look at issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Posted by: Julie Campe