Welcome to Orlando!


We are excited to see all of you at the 2018 NMPRA National Conference! Last year’s
conference and 50th anniversary gala set the bar quite high, but we are confident
that this year’s conference will only build on last year’s. For those who have never
been, you picked a great year to start as we will be meeting in Orlando this year! The
NMPRA conference is open to medical students, residents, and faculty alike. There
will be poster presentations, case presentations, panels, awards, and a keynote

speaker. It is a time to reflect on how far we’ve come as a field, network with like-
minded individuals, reconnect with friends and colleagues, and help forge the future

of Med-Peds. We cannot wait to see you all there, please reach out with any

Please note that registration is now closed.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando-International Drive-Convention Center
8978 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
The conference will start at 1:00 PM with closing remarks at 9:00 PM

2018 NMPRA National Conference Schedule
Saturday, November 3rd :

1:00-1:30 Welcome and Overview (Orange/Osceola Room)

2017 NMPRA Grant Presentations

1:30-1:55 2017 Community Service & Advocacy Grant Presentation (Orange/Osceola

Dr. Eric Chow (Brown University) – TEACH: Identifying and Overcoming
Barriers to Care in Woonsocket, RI

2:00-2:25 2017 Research Grant Presentation (Orange/Osceola Room)
-Dr. Robin Ortiz (Johns-Hopkins) – Elucidating the Epigenetic Underpinnings of
HPA Axis Dysfunction in Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk, Outcomes,
and Comorbidities

2:30-2:55 2018 Resident Case Competition Winner #1 – Dr. Bryan Haimes

3:00-3:30 Break & Refreshments (Atrium)

Forging Connections as Med-Peds Physicians– a Lecture Series

3:30-3:55 Dr. Jennifer Lindstrom – Treating Childhood Obesity in Communities
(Orange/Osceola Room)

4:00-4:25 TBA (Orange/Osceola Room)

4:30-4:55 Dr. Samuel Borden – Designing a Rewarding Career: Things I wish I knew When
I Was Starting Out (Orange/Osceola Room)

5:00-6:00 Breakout Sessions
-Med-Peds Program Director Panel Discussion with Students (Orange Room)
-Med-Peds Faculty Panel Discussion with Residents (Citrus Room)
-Med-Peds Advocacy Session (Lake Room)

6:00-6:30 Clinical Case Competition Presentations (Orange/Osceola Room)
-Medical Student Winner – Mackenzie Naert
-Resident Winner #2 – Dr. Jessica Jaddaoui

6:30-7:30 Cocktail Hour & Poster Session (Atrium)

7:30-8:15 Dinner & Keynote (Orange/Osceola Room)
-Dr. Varon Cantrell – Serving the “Least of These” – Caring for the Underserved
as Med-Peds Physicians

8:15-8:30 Recognition of 2018 Award Recipients (Orange/Osceola Room)
-Howard Schubiner – Dr. Michael Maguire
-Gary Onady – Dr. Joshua Price

8:30-9:00 National Med-Peds Updates (Orange/Osceola Room)
-Med-Peds Program Directors’ Association – Dr. Brett Robbins
-Med-Peds Section of the AAP – Dr. Michael Donnelly
-National Med-Peds Residents’ Association – Dr. Derek Pinkerton

9:00 Closing Remarks (Orange/Osceola Room)