PEMPix 2021 version 2.0

Submissions for the 2021 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 2021 will be in person at the AAP NCE at 11AM EST on Saturday October 9th!

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

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 your files in the following manner Lastname-Diagnosis-PEMPix2021.pptx

Each case must include five choices for the interactive multiple choice question formatted presentation. Please include the correct answer as one of the choices. The choices should be options in the differential diagnosis, not “what should you order as the next test” options.

The AAP Authorization to Use Photograph form which you can download right here. Please sign the form yourself. It does not need to be signed by the patient and family.

The submission deadline is now Wednesday June 23rd, 2021

Update 6/22/21 – I have everything working again – feel free to use the form! Sorry again everyone. If it doesn’t work for you then use my email or DropBox. Thanks!

Email to me at

Send it via Dropbox –

I also extended the deadline to June 23rd. Sorry for any inconvenience and angst this has caused anyone.

Submit your case!