Annual Meeting – Shark Tank 2018


The 4th Annual Ohio AAP Shark Tank is on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Inspired by the popular TV show, Ohio AAP invites participants into the Shark Tank to present an idea that will improve Pediatric Practice and/or Child Health. The panel of “sharks” will judge all entries. Five submissions will be selected for an oral presentation and 15 posters will be selected!  The five selected for oral presentations will have the opportunity to present live on September 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Participants will answer questions from the Ohio AAP judges or “sharks” and our Annual Meeting audience!

Three prizes will be awarded!  Two prizes will be awarded for first and second place in oral presentations to assist in implementing the idea. First place will be awarded $1000. Second place will win $750. The Best Poster will win $500. All attendees who submit or present will receive FREE Annual Meeting Registration.

The winners will also have the option to further promote their work with one of the following:

  • One-page feature about the project/poster in the Ohio Pediatrics newsletter
  • Webinar hosted by the Chapter for the winner to present their project/poster to the membership

In 2017 we had many great ideas! Winning ideas included the “Development of an Interactive Virtual Tour of a Local Impoverished Neighborhood: Can this Impact Pediatric Physicians’ Perspectives and Practice?” presented by Dr. Margot Lazow.  Kelsey Maag and Katelyn Carlson’s won the poster presentation with their winning poster titled, “Quality Improvement Projects: A Medical Student’s Role and Perspective” received recognition for the work they’ve done with quality improvement projects. Your idea could be the next winner!

Important Information:

  • Poster submission and Shark Tank Applications due by July 31, 2018.
  • Groups/teams can present on poster/presentation together If you are selected for an oral or poster presentation, you will be notified by August 21, 2018.
  • You will be given 5 minutes to present your information which leaves room for two minutes for the “sharks” questions
  • Posters will be presented at Ohio AAP Annual Meeting on September 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Dublin, Ohio
If you have questions – contact Renee Dickman via email or at 614-846-6258.
Last, Credentials

Shark Tank Registration - Friday, September 21, 2018