2021 PERC Annual Scientific Meeting

PERC 2021 Virtual Annual Conference 

After careful consideration of the current situation with the second wave of the pandemic upon us, the PERC executive has come to the difficult but prudent decision to not hold an in-person PERC 2021 meeting.  We know how valuable and rewarding it is to see everyone each year.  The PERC meeting has facilitated the advancement of moving pediatric research forward, sharing results, advancing the next generation of researchers, and expanding our social and professional network. 

While we will not have the opportunity to meet in-person, we are still committed to ensuring PERC has a virtual conference.  We will prioritize that trainees and staff have the opportunity to present their work, discuss new research ideas, and share results from PERC-endorsed projects. 

We will be using the same dates that were held in our calendars - Sunday, January 31st – Thursday, February 4th 2021.

You will find details below about the upcoming PERC 2021 meeting which will be held virtually including; Submission of Intention to Present Requests and Award Submissions.


All presentation requests must be received via online submission on or before Sunday, December 6th, 2020. This includes staff, fellows and David Johnson Award for Best Fellows Research presentations. The submission deadline has now passed. 


A few notes:

  • Fellows submitting for the David Johnson Award, a structured abstract is required – details provided in attached guideline document.
  • Staff presentations - these must be new ideas for PEM multi-site studies or existing PERC-Endorsed studies.
  • Ongoing Study Updates – Due to the timing of the virtual conference, this year, we will not be including the 5 minute ongoing study updates.However, if you would like to include them in the PERC e-Binder, please send them to the PERC Coordinator Becky Emerton via 
  • Investigator Meetings - For this year only (due it being a virtual meeting), we will not be hosting the investigator meetings.  We encourage you to organise breakout meetings with these groups of people separately.



Click here to view the full meeting agendas.

Click here for the TREKK Network meeting agenda. 



Click here to view the meeting e-Binders.



Online registration for the PERC 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting is available through this link –

You will be able to renew your PERC membership dues at the same time.



There have been a few revisions to the guidelines, specifically to the eligibility criteria for submissions. These have been highlighted below and the full guideline document is below.


  • The three semi-finalists will be required to have their supervisor write a descriptive letter of support which outlines what the fellow did throughout their project.  These letters will be reviewed and judged as part of the fellow’s presentation on the Monday night of the PERC annual meeting.
  • Only PEM fellows are eligible for this award. The presenter must still be at the level of fellow or been staff for 18 months or less.
  • Projects must be part of the scholarly activity for a PEM Fellowship.
  • Projects must be initiated and completed during the 2 year fellowship program. Protocol development and ethics approval may be obtained prior to starting fellowship but all data collection must take place during fellowship.
    • For example, prospective data collection in a cohort study, clinical trial or survey; retrospective data collection through chart review; analysis of a pre-existing data base; or abstract/full article screening/data abstraction for a systematic review must take place during the fellowship.
  • Projects must be relevant to Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


Structured abstracts are to be submitted online on or before Sunday, December 6th, 2020.  The deadline to submit has now passed. 



This award is offered every 2nd year with the next award competition being held at PERC 2021. Nominations need to be submitted by Friday January 8th, 2021. For details see below document and send nomination letters and CVs to the PERC Coordinator Becky Emerton via 


Please don’t hesitate to contact the PERC Coordinator Becky Emerton via if you would like more information or have any questions at this stage.


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