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SPR 2024 Pediatric Research Course - Live Online

Friday, March 1, 2024 at 10:00 AM (EST) to Friday, May 17, 2024 at 12:30 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Download the full program (here). Updates will be posted as they become available. 

Course Director:

Andrea S. Doria, MD, PhD, MSc, MBA
Professor, Vice-Chair of Radiology (Clinical Practice Improvement), Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto
Radiologist, Senior Scientist, Research Director, Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Imaging Lead of Personalized Child Health of SickKids
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON, Canada 

Please join us for SPR’s first personalized Research Course, live online. This information-packed program features engaging interactive lectures and case-based exercises delivered by leading experts in the field of pediatric radiology research. The Course will convene over two separate days: a full-day program on Friday, March 1 and a half-day program on Friday, May 17. The Course will be interspersed by two group or individual-based tutorial sessions, as well as an optional in-person networking gathering at the SPR Annual Meeting.

We will explore basic concepts on research methodology and statistics applied to the radiological sciences. Additionally, we will discuss feasibility points for a successful research project and will share tips on avoiding to repeat multiple steps of a research project based on the wide experience of the course faculty. Examples extracted from the action project that the participants will conduct during the course will be utilized.

This is a unique opportunity for participants to learn and directly apply this knowledge into actionable activities under the mentorship of knowledgeable pediatric radiology researchers.

Hoping For On-Demand Access?
The first day of the Course, March 1, will be recorded and converted into an on-demand activity later this year. All registrants for the live online course will also have access to the recordings at no additional cost.

Technical Requirements:
This live online course will be delivered using the Zoom Meeting platform which will be accessed through the SPR Online Education Center - XPress. Zoom meeting access, activity evaluation and credit claiming will all be available within the SPR Pediatric Research Course product available within XPress one week before the start of the Course.

Registration is now available! Click the "Register Now" button to complete the registration process.

Registration rates: (click here).

Discount Eligible Countries: If you reside and practice in one of the countries listed here, please complete the preliminary registration form here. Do NOT register until you have completed this preliminary registration form AND received instructions on how to proceed from the SPR Registrar.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund, less a $100 administrative fee, will be issued provided a written request for cancellation is received at least 30 days prior to the meeting.

Target Audience:
This program is tailored to the following professionals: radiologists at different levels of their careers (residents, fellows, junior staff, and mid-career clinical radiologists), medical students, nurses, technologists and allied health professionals. 

Statement of Accreditation:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Michigan State Medical Society and The Society for Pediatric Radiology. The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Michigan State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Format:
Between Day 1, March 1 and Day 2, May 17, this innovative course will offer two online tutoring sessions for participants covering one of the three options of interest listed below. These online sessions will offer participants to work directly with experienced faculty in helping achieve personal course goals.

Option #1: Developing your research idea.
By the end of the Course, participants should have understood how to best concoct the materials of the project into a meaningful manuscript.

Option #2: Improving your research paper prior to submission for consideration of publication in a scientific journal.
By the end of the Course, participants should be able to package their previously prepared materials into specific sections of a manuscript (ex., Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion).  into a complete manuscript ready for submission and consideration of publication in a scientific journal.

Option #3: Turning a previously rejected manuscript into a publishable manuscript.
With the assistance of course tutors by the end of the course participants should be able to make modifications in the previous version of the manuscript with the aim of converting the manuscript into an improved version.