for Pediatric Residents and Medical Students

Dedicated to the Legacy of Nancy Packert Shashaty, MD


The SDBP Exploring DBP Program is a unique opportunity for pediatrics residents and medical students to experience the wide world of the subspecialty of DBP. The 2019 Program was such a success, that SDBP is offering the program again in 2020! Awardees will receive funding to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP). In addition to joining enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary attendees at workshops, lectures and poster sessions, the awardees will have a personal "tour guide" at the meeting and attend a special session to explore the surprisingly broad range of DBP clinical work, scholarship and practice settings.

Please note: as we navigate the complexities of the current situation and the impact of COVID-19, we will continue to assess our annual meeting plans and continue to keep applicants posted of updates and changes. We will carry out this special program in the fall, it will be in-person and/or virtually. We do encourage you to apply and are optimistic that we will be able to offer this program in a format conducive to both awardees and mentors.

This program is supported by the family of Dr. Nancy Packert Shashaty, an other-centered developmental-behavioral pediatrician who was dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with disabilities. She was successful in this endeavor because of her kindness, empathy, generosity, intelligence, pragmatism, optimism, humor, and ability to interact with people regardless of station in life, cultural background, ability to comprehend or degree of fear.

WHAT: Attend the 2020 SDBP Annual Meeting and specific sessions (in-person or virtually given COVID-19)
WHEN: Arrive: Friday 10/9/2020 & Depart: Monday 10/12/2020 (dates may change if virtual)
WHERE: Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas or virtually

CLICK HERE to APPLY!     Deadline: Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5:00pm eastern

ELIGIBILITY: Pediatric residents and medical students with an interest in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. The program is not designed for residents currently in the process of interviewing for fellowships or who have already been matched with a program.

MONETARY SUPPORT PROVIDED: Waived registration fees to attend the SDBP Annual Meeting with targeted DBP Explorer Program Sessions. Funding for travel and lodging (this can include funding to cover air travel/ground transportation, and hotel accommodations will be provided if the meeting is in-person).

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING: In addition to attending the entire Annual Meeting, a suggested schedule will be designed for the awardees who will be paired with a seasoned Developmental-Behavioral pediatrician and a current DBP fellow to guide them through the program. A special networking event to learn about the field of DBP and the application process will also be included, and awardees will be able to foster relationships with SDBP members in a fun and relaxed environment.

Needed for application submission:
-Applicant CV
-One page summary (appx 300 words) of applicant's interest in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and attending the SDBP Meeting
-Verification letter of support from applicant's residency program director or supervisor approving the time off to attend the SDBP Meeting