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Seminars & Symposia

Upcoming and weekly events at St. Jude.

Upcoming Events

Below are upcoming symposia and special seminars that will be held at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or are sponsored in part by St. Jude in collaboration with other institutions.

Now through May 16!

This weekly, interactive lecture series features leading experts across the spectrum of basic, translational, clinical and population science.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 8 am to 6:30 pm (CDT)
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 8 am to 4:45 pm (CDT)
Marlo Thomas Auditorium
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee
The symposium will also be available virtually

The goal of this symposium is to advance the care of critically ill pediatric hematology/oncology patients through improvements in patient care, multidisciplinary collaboration, as well as clinical and translational research.

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April 21 – 23, 2024
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

The third CIVR-HRP meeting will feature talks by leading experts in the field and the trainees that are doing the science, panel discussions, and opportunities to network. We hope that sharing the achievements of the teams will showcase the power of collaboration and help stimulate innovative new strategies to transform the development of improved vaccines.

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June 10-12, 2024
Renasant Convention Center
Memphis, TN

The International Conference on Cellular Immunotherapy in Pediatric Oncology (CIPO) brings together international experts to discuss the latest advancements in pediatric immunotherapy. The event will be hosted in-person only to encourage productive interactions. 

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Save the date: October 2-3, 2025
Registration information coming soon

The 5th annual Bringing Chemistry to Medicine symposium features talks by leading experts from around the globe working at the interface of chemical and biomedical sciences.

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Archived Symposia

Arthur W. Nienhuis Research Symposium

March 20, 2024

This symposium honors the contributions of Dr. Arthur W. Nienhuis, former CEO of St. Jude and a forerunner in the field of hematopoiesis, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and gene therapy.

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Building Global Bridges

Saturday, January 27, 2024

SAMD9 and SAMD9L syndromes are recently discovered rare multisystem disorders that can affect the blood, immune system, brain, heart, lungs, hormones, digestion, bones, skin, and more.  Families affected by these rare diseases often feel isolated. Join us for an informational session to learn the latest research and connect with other families. 

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October 19-21, 2023

The 5th ISCAYAHL will focus on discussion of the main questions in the field of pediatric, adolescent and young adult (AYA) Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). The goal of this conference is to provide a platform to share work from global collaborations and form new ones.

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17th Annual Biomedical Research Symposium:

Friday, October 14, 2022
8 AM-5:30 PM
Marlo Thomas Center Auditorium

The 17th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Biomedical Symposium brings together leading experts in the fields of computational biology, single-cell omics, network biology, systems immunology, systems pharmacology, and protein engineering. 


Thursday, June 2, 2022

This half-day virtual symposium will feature the leading experts in spatial omics who are developing new platforms and applying them to answer fundamental questions about cellular interactions during development and disease. 
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CME Opportunities

To find out more about CME events at St. Jude, please visit our CME portal

Danny Thomas Lecture Series

The weekly Danny Thomas Lecture Series educates the St. Jude basic science and clinical faculty of the latest cutting edge research and therapies in areas of biomedical sciences. 

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Annual St. Jude Seminars and Symposia

  1. Presented by the Professional Excellence Council, this seminar aims to encourage attendees to develop healthy coping strategies for everyday life situations. Past topics include keeping cool in difficult situations, addressing problems with creative solutions, and learning how to reduce stress.

  2. This annual symposium brings together a group of the world's leading investigators in basic science and clinical and translational research to discuss recent advances and the future of childhood cancer as well as other catastrophic diseases.

  3. This course is a beginner’s level introductory class to the Child Life profession designed for current Child Life students, future Child Life students, and prospective interns with a realistic view of the Child Life role in a hospital setting.

  4. With a participant-informed topic selected each year, this 3-day conference focuses on the exchange of innovative ideas among medical and pediatric oncologists (fellows, residents), nurse practitioners, oncology nurses, and other associated allied health professionals.

  5. Modeled after the Southeastern Residents Conference (SERC), this 2-day conference provides an opportunity for post-graduate pharmacy trainees in the mid-south region to formally present the results of their research and major projects, and allows for fellowship, relationship development, and collegial sharing of ideas and information.

  6. This 2-day course addresses all aspects of HIV management in infants, children, adolescents and young persons, and presents evidence-based data to optimize clinical practice. The course is intended for individuals that are interested in expanding their knowledge in HIV/AIDS care.

  7. This 2-day educational course presents the current surgical management of children with malignant solid tumors for general pediatric surgical fellows and junior faculty who are COG Institutional Surgery RIs.

  8. This 2-day conference is designed to provide practical information relating to current issues in the area of pediatric hematology/oncology in a relaxed and interactive atmosphere for affiliate and St. Jude hematology/oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical research associates, and other health care professionals.

  9. This 2-day research conference features presentations from leading investigators in infectious diseases and microbiology, and holds a series of career development workshops, including sessions on career paths in industry, government, and academia. All PIDS members are encouraged to attend.

  10. This symposium presents updates on current diagnosis, treatment, and management of opportunistic infections in transplant patients, identifies research gaps in transplant ID, and elucidates how different immunosuppressive agents predispose to specific infectious diseases.