The Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) held their 22nd bi-annual meeting in New Orleans at the Loews Hotel, with chair Dr. Ann Thompson.
The meeting started on October 1st with the second annual Fellows Course. This course provides fellows, junior faculty of 2 or less years, and new PhDs or PhD students, pursing extramural funding for clinical research in pediatric critical care with a unique opportunity to learn about key aspects of clinical research and provide a one-on-one review of their research idea or proposal with the course faculty. The course had 39 attendees from 24 different institutions. Fifteen faculty members from 14 different institutions generously donated their time in order to provide lectures as well as one-on-one feedback on research proposals for the Fellow Course.
The PALISI meeting kicked off on Wednesday, October 2nd with the 150 attendees enjoying the Welcome Reception held at the hotel. The following three days included talks by the members presenting new protocols, study updates and results, and research ideas. The highlight of the meeting was the guest speaker Charity Moore PhD, MSPH, Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics, and Clinical and Translational Science from the Univeristy of Pittsburgh (photo on left with Dr. Ann Thompson), who provided two valuable lectures, Working with a Biostatisticianand Developing Pilot Studies in Clinical and Translational Research, and Data and Safety Monitoring Boards and Interim Analyses.
The 23rd PALISI Meeting will take place in Park City Utah, at Canyons Resort, March 14 - 16, 2014.
The Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) are a collaboration of clinical researchers in 78 pediatric intensive care units across North America. These researchers have joined together to identify optimal supportive, preventive and therapeutic strategies for acute lung injury, sepsis, multi-organ failure, and other acute, life-threatening pulmonary or systemic inflammatory syndromes that affect infants and children.