April 4-5, 2013, the University of Wisconsin Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) and the Wisconsin Leadership
Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) along with the University of Alabama at
Birmingham PPC will be co-hosting an interdisciplinary leadership meeting entitled “Making Lifelong
Connections: Leadership, Networking and Career Development for MCHB Trainees”. This meeting provides a
forum for current and former MCH trainees to work together to enhance their leadership skills, network, and
develop professional connections.
The meeting will begin mid-day on Thursday and will conclude with a wrap up reception on Friday. Given the
nature of the meeting, participants will need to commit to the entire program and the two nights of lodging.
Lodging on Thursday and Friday as well as food (snacks and dinner on Thursday, and breakfast, lunch and an
appetizer reception on Friday) will be provided.
Meeting attendees are responsible for working with their program to cover transportation and any other costs.
The discounted hotel room rate ($149.00) will be extended three days before and after the meeting, should
participants wish to stay longer at their own expense. For those who are accepted, there will be a registration
fee of $25.00, to cover the cost of conference materials.
Topics for abstracts or presentations can include current or past projects related to MCH which fall into the
following categories: Research, Professional Development, Program/Policy Development or a Case Study.
The planning committee will review and select participants to invite. The application packets include the
abstract review form that will be used for evaluation and selection.
All applications are due by noon CST on Friday January 25, 2013. Only complete applications will be
considered for review.
The application process is competitive and space is limited. Preference will be given to first time attendees.
We will strive to have diverse representation from the various programs across the country. Accepted
registrants will be notified on February 15, 2013.
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