Dedicated to the Legacy of Nancy Packert Shashaty, MD


The New Exploring DBP Program is a unique opportunity for pediatrics residents to experience the wide world of the subspecialty of DBP. Awardees will receive funding to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP). In addition to joining enthusiastic, multidisciplinary attendees at workshops, lectures and poster sessions the awardees will have a personal "tour guide" to the meeting and attend a special session to explore the surprisingly broad range of DBP clinical work, scholarship and practice settings. DBP cares about the tiny NICU graduate, the toddler with autism, families of rambunctious preschoolers, children with learning problems and teenagers being teenagers. DBP advocates at the individual, community, and national level for individuals with differences and families from all backgrounds and cultures. DBP partners with many disciplines, agencies and organizations.

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.

The first annual Exploring DBP Awards will be awarded in 2019.

WHAT: Attend the 2019 SDBP Annual Meeting and specific sessions
WHEN: Arrive: Saturday 9/14/19 / Depart: Monday 9/16/19
WHERE: Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

CLICK HERE to APPLY!     Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00pm eastern

ELIGIBILITY: Pediatric Residents 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 Exploring DBP Program sessions, air travel/transportation to the meeting, and hotel accommodations at the Headquarters Hotel arriving Saturday, September 14 and departing on Monday, September 16, 2019.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING: In addition to attending the entire Annual Meeting, a suggested schedule will be designed for the pediatric resident 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 approving the time off to attend the SDBP Meeting