2022 PEMPix

Submissions for the 2022 PEMPix Competition are now being accepted!

Use the form on this page to submit all of your materials. Cases can include photographs, radiographic images or even videos. Remember, this is a visual diagnosis competition and the centerpiece of each case should be a compelling picture or video. By far the easiest way to submit your case is to use the secure online form on this page. I promise that we are not collecting your information or sharing it with any third parties. At least one of the members of your submission team should be a member of the AAP’s Section on Emergency Medicine.

PEMPix 2022 will be presented in person at the AAP NCE in Anaheim on Saturday, October 8, 2022

The actual case may be submitted as a powerpoint presentation, a word document or other common file format. Please include high quality images or videos. You may elect to submit them separately as well. Please do not include any personal identifiers or HIPAA relevant information. Each case should include history, diagnosis and a brief discussion. Cases that have already been published in a journal are not eligible. Name all your files in the following manner Lastname-Diagnosis-PEMPix2022.pptx

The AAP Authorization to Use Photograph form (which you can download right here) is a required part of your submission. Please sign the form yourself. It does not need to be signed by the patient and family. One signed copy from the main author is sufficient for each case submission.

Again… the things you must submit for PEMPix

  • The case including all relevant images or media files, a 5 item multiple choice question featuring possible diagnoses, a brief discussion on the correct answer, and references
  • The AAP Authorization to Use Photograph form, available for download on this site, signed by you the person submitting the case

The deadline for case submissions is Friday, June 17, 2022


Reminder: You must include the case, a 5-item multiple choice question for the diagnosis, and the AAP Release form signed by yourself in order for your submission to be accepted.



Audience Award

Palatal Foreign Body
Drew Taylor Louden
Seattle Children’s

Judges’ Award

Budd-Chiari Syndrome
Tucker Anderson, Mindy Longjohn, Linda Myers
LeBonheur Children’s Hospital

Audience Award

Speckled Lentiginous Nevus
Laura Sartori, MD Christopher Stark, MD
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Judges’ Award

2,4 – Dinitrophenol Toxicity
Michael Chary, MD, PhD Yoneda Nao, MD Ameer Hassoun, MD
Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine New York-Presbyterian Queens