The Spring Retreat targets Pediatric Endocrine Society (PES) members in their first or second year of Pediatric Endocrinology training. The Retreat is held annually, typically in association with PES Annual Meeting but in 2021 it will be a virtual format and will be March 4 and 5, 2021.

The goals of the Spring Retreat are to develop and practice critical thinking skills in clinical Pediatric Endocrinology, learn different career trajectories within the field, and network with other fellows and faculty. Fellows will present cases to an audience of faculty and peers, including invited content experts.

The two-day course has 12 hours of programming, 6 hours each day.  Programming includes the interactive discussions prepared and presented by fellows (approximately 9 hours including breaks), happy hour(s) for networking and informal discussion, and didactic lectures by nationally known endocrinologists.  With input from a faculty member, fellows prepare a 10-12 minute case discussion to present to the other fellows, faculty, and content experts on an assigned topic.  The group will vote for the most informative/best presentation in each of the 6 theme areas with a $200 prize for each recipient to assist with PES meeting registration, membership dues, or Board Review course materials. Topics will include areas of special interest and controversy within Pediatric Endocrinology.  To share the educational content of the Retreat with a broader fellow audience, the sessions will be recorded upon permission of the presenter and posted on the PES website for view by PES members only.

If more applications are obtained than available positions, the review committee will select one person per program to maintain geographic diversity of the participants.

Click here for Application information for the 2021 Spring Fellows Retreat Pediatric Endocrine Society (pedsendo.org).