Society for Pediatric Research Briefing on Federally Funded Child and Infant Health Research

By | April 19, 2017

On April 25, the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) will hold a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, “Pediatric Research: The Role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Supporting Life-Saving Science.” SPR is an active member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).

The briefing will be held from noon to 1:00 pm at 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Speakers include SPR President Shari Barkin, MD, and Shetal Shah, MD (who represents SPR on the FASEB Science Policy Committee), and Vivek Balasubramaniam, MD (SPR’s FASEB Board representative). Other co-sponsors include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association, and the American Pediatric Society.

The speakers will discuss how federal funding for pediatric research has led to discoveries that allow infants and children to lead healthy lives. An additional panel of parents and patients will share their experiences in managing severe food allergies and the role of research in solving unknown health issues.

The event is geared to congressional staff, but is also open to the public. RSVP’s are strongly encouraged and should be directed to