22nd Annual SPLIT Meeting

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September 14–15, 2017

Hosted by Seattle Children’s Hospital at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle

Studies in Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) is a community of pediatric hepatologists, transplant surgeons, research coordinators, nurse coordinators and other health professionals across the United States and Canada working together to advance knowledge in pediatric liver transplantation. SPLIT was started in 1995 and has evolved from a research registry into a multifaceted organization focused on improving outcomes for children receiving liver transplantation.

Program highlights will include:

  • Eliminating Pediatric Wait-List Mortality: A Path Forward
  • Technology and Liver Transplantation: Tools to Improve Value
  • Living Donation: Expanding Access to All Wait-Listed Children
  • Challenging Cases: Cholangiocarcinoma, Ethical Issues in Transplantation, ABOi Liver Transplantation

View the brochure (PDF).

Meeting Location

Bell Harbor Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121

Hotel Accommodations

Edgewater The Edgewater
2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67
Seattle, WA 98121

We do have a room block available with great rates, but you must register by August 22.

  • Cityside, $195 (68 rooms)
  • Waterside, $195 (only 10 rooms)

Registration Now Open

Early registration rates:

  • Investigators, faculty members, $385 (rates increase to $425 beginning August 15)
  • Coordinators, allied health professionals, trainees, $285 (rates increase to $325 beginning August 15)

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Young Faculty/Trainee Travel Award Program

The SPLIT Education Committee is pleased to announce that it will be able to support the Young Faculty/Trainee Travel Award Program this year, targeted at fellows and young faculty that are pursuing a career in pediatric liver transplantation.

Objective

The goal is to support the travel of individuals early in training to attend this meeting; connect with a community of mentors; and present their research and contributions to the field of pediatric liver transplantation.

  • This award program includes the following components:

    • Free SPLIT Annual Meeting registration
    • Grant for reimbursable travel expenses up to $1,000 to attend SPLIT
    • Networking opportunities at SPLIT

    Awardees will be expected to attend the SPLIT annual meeting and present their research in either poster or platform form during the meeting.

  • Applicants are required to submit all of the following:

    • One letter of sponsorship from a member of SPLIT
    • Candidate’s CV
    • Candidate’s statement of interest and commitment to attend the entire SPLIT meeting and associated events
    • A research abstract (follow guidelines for abstract submission, below)

    Applications opened April 7, with deadline to submit by June 1. Recipients of the award will be notified by June 16.

    We will be considering candidates who have not previously been recipients of the SPLIT Travel Award. Applications will be scored by members of the education committee on the following criteria: Interest in pediatric liver transplantation, commitment to research, academic potential and quality of research abstract.

    Please submit application materials to Kelly Wallace-Boughter.

SPLIT Coordinator Travel Award Program

The SPLIT Education Committee is pleased to announce that it will be able to support the SPLIT Coordinator Travel Award Program this year, targeted at SPLIT coordinators who are actively involved in SPLIT and wish to gain practical knowledge at the SPLIT Annual Meeting as well as have an opportunity to connect with a community of coordinator mentors. This year, there is one travel grant available for a qualified SPLIT coordinator.

  • This award program includes the following components:

    • Free SPLIT Annual Meeting registration
    • Grant for reimbursable travel expenses up to $1,000 to attend SPLIT
    • Networking and mentorship opportunities at SPLIT

  • Applicants are required to submit all of the following:

    • A personal statement including current and past involvement in SPLIT, including but not limited to:
      • Committee involvement
      • Participation in QI projects
      • Personal importance of attending the meeting
    • Letter of recommendation from their PI or co-PI to address:
      • What are the perceived goals for the coordinator for attending the SPLIT Annual Meeting?
      • Please comment on the coordinator’s current efforts within SPLIT including data entry, committee involvement and any prior meeting attendance.

    Applications opened April 20, with deadline to submit by June 1. Recipients of the award will be notified by June 16. Applications will be scored by members of the education committee as well as the chairs of the coordinator committee on the above criteria.

    Please submit application materials to Kelly Wallace-Boughter.

Abstract Submissions for Poster Session

Abstract submissions will open July 1, closing August 1. Accepted abstracts will be presented at a poster session on September 14.

Call for abstracts

Seattle Children’s Hospital is excited to be hosting the 2017 SPLIT Annual Meeting September 14–15, 2017, and invites you to participate by submitting abstracts for a poster presentation in areas of pediatric liver transplantation. Original research as well as case reports, program building and quality improvement initiatives are welcome. Previously presented abstracts will be considered. Trainees, advanced practice providers, nurses, junior faculty and other professionals involved in the care of transplant recipients are encouraged to submit.

  • Submission deadline is August 1. All authors will be notified of submission decision by August 15.

    Original research abstracts should be limited to 350 words and include the following:

    • Title
    • Background
    • Research Design/Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions

    Case report abstracts should also be limited to 350 words and include the following:

    • Introduction
    • Summary of Case Report Details
    • Discussion and Implications for Future Practice

    Quality improvement and program development abstracts should also be limited to 350 words and include the following:

    • Introduction
    • Purpose
    • Detailed Summary
    • Conclusion

    To submit an abstract or ask further questions, please email Kelly Wallace-Boughter.

Poster presentation details

Posters will be displayed in the Sound Room at Bell Harbor International Conference Center on September 14. Because of space limitations, posters should be no larger than 4′ × 6′. Posters should be in place by 4:30 p.m. on September 14. Conference staff will provide poster pins and will assist with setup. All poster presenters are required to be at their posters during the entire author-attended poster session from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

SPLIT 2017 welcomes support from sponsors and exhibitors. We will recognize all levels of sponsorship/support with acknowledgment in the syllabus and signage at the event. Exhibitors will be provided with a 6ft table located in the pre-function area.

Levels of Support

  • Level 3: $5,000, includes 2 registrations; 2 parking validations
  • Level 2: $2,000, includes 1 registration; 1 parking validation
  • Level 1: $1,000 includes 1 registration; 1 parking validation

Please contact Kathie Kohorn or 206-987-5379 in the Seattle Children’s CME office for more information and documentation to complete the process.