Dear Members, 

We are proceeding with an in-person meeting but have arranged for a virtual option for those who can no longer travel for the 2022 WMRC in Carmel, California January 20-22, 2022. 

We have set up a Web Page that gives you access to the following items below:

  • Link to the most current conference program
    • Link to all sessions via Zoom
    • Registration – in case you have NOT registered 

Please check this ahead of time so you know what Zoom link to join to present your talk OR attend

If you are joining us in-person, please check the program as there has been some room changes from what was previously scheduled.

Hope to see you in person or via Zoom this week!

WSPR 2022 Conference Abstract deadline:  September 24, 2021

The Western Society for Pediatric Research (WSPR) welcomes investigators from all nations and at all levels of career to apply for membership! As a young investigator engaged in clinical or laboratory research in pediatrics, you will have the opportunity to join an organization whose mission is to encourage research endeavors at all levels. Through our co-sponsorship of the Pediatric Academic Societies’ (PAS) Annual Meeting, we provide a forum for the presentation and dissemination of innovative ideas and research. Most important, the Society actively supports the development of future pediatric scientists by our sponsorship of trainee and young faculty travel awards, and recognizes outstanding research and education in pediatrics through sponsored awards.

If you register before January 8, 2022 you will get a discounted registration rate.

Abstract Deadline:
Abstract deadline was September 24, 2021.

If you register before January 8, 2022 you will get a discounted registration rate.  Registration will open in Mid-August.

Registration Hours:
Thursday, January 20, 2022 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, January 21, 2022 – 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM  

Hotel Accommodations: Since there is no Hotel Headquarters, the Western societies have arranged to use a reservation service that will assist you with your hotel, motel, and inn accommodations for the “Doctor’s Meeting.” Please contact the following: – or call 707-302-0340, – or call 831-915-7258. NO FEE FOR BOOKING

Student and Resident Hotel Reservations: All students stay at the Carmel Mission Inn ( Please use group code: “Western Student Medical Research Forum” when making reservations. To make a reservation call: 1-855-235-3915; cut-off December 22, 2021. Room rate: $149 single and $169 double (plus taxes).

Preliminary Schedule

9:30 am–11:15 am        WAP Symposium – WAP/WSCI Distinguished Lectureship
11:30 am–12:30 pm     Junior Investigator Workshop “How to Publish: Tips from a Journal Editor” Intended for Fellows and Jr. Faculty (Additional charge of $10 and lunch will be provided)
12:30 pm–5:30 pm        Concurrent Subspecialty Sessions
6:00 pm–7:30 pm          Reception and Poster Session at Carmel Mission Inn, shuttle provided from Sunset Center to Carmel Mission Inn
7:00 pm–8:30 pm          Club Events

8:00 am–12:30 pm        Concurrent Subspecialty Sessions
12:30 pm–1:30 pm         Junior Investigator Workshop “TBA” Intended for Fellows and Jr. Faculty (Additional charge of $10 and lunch will be provided)
1:30 pm–5:00 pm          Joint Plenary Session
7:00 pm–8:30 pm          Club Events

8:00 am–12:00 pm        Concurrent Subspecialty Sessions