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St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference

 

March 6-8, 2024
Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Also available virtually

 
 

The St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Conference features leaders in the field of Infectious Diseases and features Pediatric ID Research, Transplant/ Immunocompromised Hosts, Infectious Diseases, Career Development and Global Health

For over 20 years, this symposium, hosted by the St. Jude Department of Infectious Diseases and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, has  highlighted research as a career for pediatric infectious diseases specialists by drawing from all the Pediatric Infectious Diseases training programs in the country.

 

Agenda for 2024 Conference

  1.  Wednesday, March 6
    Sessions are in the Auditorium unless noted
    7:55 – 8:00 am

    Welcome and Introduction to the St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric ID Conference

    Miguela A. Caniza, MD, MPH
    Director Infectious Diseases Division of Global Pediatric Medicine
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    8:00-9:30 am Luminaries in Global Health
    8:00 – 8:45 am

    Dengue: From Local Risk to Global Epidemics

    Liliana Sánchez-González MD, MPH, CTropMed®
    Medical Epidemiologist, Dengue Branch
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    8:45 – 9:30 am

    A Journey in Dengue Vaccine Research

    Eduardo Lopez, MD
    Scientific Director, Centro de Estudios en Infectología Pediátrica (Center for Studies in Pediatric Infectious Diseases)
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Universidad del Valle
    Cali, Colombia

    9:30 – 9:45 am
    Q & A with Luminaries
    Moderator: Jimmy Carlucci, MD, MPH
    9:45 – 10:00 am Break
    10:00 – 10:45 am

    Pediatric Transplant/Immunocompromised Hosts Platform Presentation 1

    A Renaissance of Novel Antifungal Agents: Learning from Expanded Use in Pediatric Patients

    Brian Fisher, DO, MSCE, MPH
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    Moderator: Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD, MSc

    10:45 – 11:30 am

    Frontiers in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Lecture 1

    Paving New Roads: A One Health Approach to Antibiotic Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria in the Community

    Latania Logan, MD, MSPH
    Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics
    Emory University School of Medicine

    Moderator: Jessica Snowden, MD, MS, MHPTT

    11:30 – 11:45 am Q&A
    11:45 am – 12:45 pm Lunch
    12:45 – 1:30 pm
    Breakout Career Sessions

    Career Tracks

    Clinical Research and Diversity & Health Equity

    Liset C. Olarte Carhuaz, MD, MSCI
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Division of Infectious Diseases
    Baylor College of Medicine

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    Navigating the Challenges of a Smaller ID Practice

    Thomas G. Boyce, MD, MPH
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology
    Marshfield Clinic Health System

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    Physician Scientist

    Emma Mohr, MD, PhD
    Physician Scientist
    Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

    12:45 – 1:30 pm
    Meeting Room 2

    Finding the Right Job to Develop Your Niche

    Neil Surana, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Pediatrics
    Duke University

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    John Williams, MD
    Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

    12:45 – 1:30 pm
    Lecture Hall

    How Compensation Works in Pediatric ID

    Paul Spearman, MD
    Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research and Education
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital

    1:30 – 2:10 PM

    Career Development Presentation

    How to Develop and Evolve as a [Digital] Medical Educator

    Sara Dong, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Emory University School of Medicine

    Moderator: Emma Mohr, MD, PhD

    2:10 – 3:00 pm

    "Febrile" Live Podcast Recording

    Sara Dong, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Emory University School of Medicine

    Moderator: Emma Mohr, MD, PhD

    3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
    3:15 – 4:00 pm

    Career Presentation

    Remembering 1989: How A Mother with HIV and Her Child Shaped My Career

    Rana Chakraborty, MD, MSc, FAAP, FRCPCH, D.Phil. (Oxon), FPIDS, FIDSA
    Professor and Consultant
    Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

    Moderator: Emma Mohr, MD, PhD

    4:00 – 4:35 pm

    Oral Abstracts Session 1

    Abstract Presentation 1: Transplant Infectious Diseases
    Sara Kim, MD (Seattle Children's Hospital/University of Washington)
    Viral epitope profiling of hematopoietic cell transplant recipients with respiratory syncytial virus upper respiratory tract and lower respiratory tract infections

    Abstract Presentation 2: Global Health
    Dolores Freire, MD (University of Alberta)
    Facilitators and barriers to revaccination after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation among pediatric patients in Ecuador

    Abstract Presentation 3: General Research
    Wefag Ahmed, MD (SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University)
    Th2 and IL-17 responses in Chlamydia pneumoniae-stimulated PBMC in asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects

    Moderator: Hamid Bassiri, MD, PhD

    5:00 - 6:00 pm
    Board Room
    Poster Session - Global & Transplant Case Posters
  2. Thursday, March 7
    Sessions are in the Auditorium unless noted

    7:50 am

    Welcome and Announcements

    Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD
    Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
    Yale School of Medicine
    Yale School of Public Health

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    Gabriela Maron, MD
    Director IDS-BMTCT
    Department of Infectious Diseases
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    8:00 – 9:00 am

    Grand Rounds

    HLH: 101 to 2024

    Ashish Kumar, MD, PhD
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Co-director, Histiocytosis Center
    Cincinnati Children's

    Moderator: Hamid Bassiri, MD, PhD

    9:00 – 9:45 am

    Pediatric Transplant/Immunocompromised Hosts Platform Presentation 2

    What's New and on the Horizon for Pneumococcal and RSV Vaccines in Children

    Rick Malley, MD
    Senior Physician in Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Harvard School of Medicine

    Moderator: Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD, MSc

    9:45– 10:15 am

    Updates from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Transplant Network (PIDTRAN)

    Sanya Thomas, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Host Defense Program, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Division of Infectious Diseases
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital

    Kevin J. Downes, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    Moderator: Gabriela Maron, MD, MSc

    10:15 - 10:45 am Break
    10:45 – 11:30 am

    Panel: The Good, Bad & Ugly of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Immunocompromised Children

    Kevin J. Downes, MD
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    Attending Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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    Shane Cross, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Antimicrobial Stewardship
    Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Moderator: Gabriela Maron, MD, MSc

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Oral Abstracts Session 2

    Abstract Presentation 4: Transplant
    Varvara Probst, MD (Nationwide Children's Hospital)
    Evaluation of CMV T-cell Mediated Immunity in Children with CMV DNAemia After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

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    Abstract Presentation 5: General Research
    Matthew Mayorga (Kansas City University)
    Bovine Lactoferrin Impairs in-vitro Growth of Neonatal Sepsis-causing Escherichia Coli Clinical Isolates

    Moderator: Jessica Snowden, MD, MS, MHPTT

    12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
    1:15 – 1:40 pm

    Oral Abstracts Session 3

    Abstract Presentation 6: Global Health
    Haya Hayek, MD (Vanderbilt University Medical School)
    Long-Term Trends in Antibiotic Use in a Low-Resource Medical Setting: Amman, Jordan (2010–2023)

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    Abstract Presentation 7: Top Abstract
    Sumanth Cherukumilli, MD (University of Maryland)
    High Mortality Rates and Antimicrobial Resistance in Children with Invasive Bacterial Infections in a Tertiary Care Facility in West Africa

    Moderator: Elizabeth Schlaudecker, MD, MPH, FPIDS, FAAP

    1:40 – 2:40 pm

    Interactive Debate: Travel Medicine and Transplant

    Elizabeth Moulton, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
    Transplant Infectious Diseases
    Baylor College of Medicine

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    Tanvi Sharma, MD
    Director of Infectious Diseases
    Pediatric Transplant Center
    Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School

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    Paul Sue, MD
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics
    Columbia University

    Moderator: Monica I. Ardura, DO, MSCS, FAAP, FPIDS

    2:40 – 3:00 pm Break
    3:00 – 4:30 pm

    Panel Discussion: Strengthening Pediatric Infectious Disease for the Next 40 Years

    Archana Chatterjie, MD, PhD
    Dean, Chicago Medical School
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

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    Sallie Permar, MD, PhD
    Chair, Department of Pediactrics
    Weill Cornell Medicine

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    Juan Salazar, MD, MPH
    Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Physician-in-Chief

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    Joseph W. St. Geme, MD
    Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Moderator: Neil Surana MD, PhD

    5:00 - 6:00 pm
    Board Room
    Poster Session - Research and Transplant/ICH
    6:30 – 8:30 pm Dinner at the Peabody Hotel Skyway
  3. Friday, March 8
    Sessions are in the Auditorium unless noted
    7:50 – 8:00 am

    Welcome and Announcements

    William J. Steinbach, MD
    Chair, Department of Pediatrics
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Pediatrician-in-Chief
    Arkansas Children's
    President, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

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    Octavio Ramilo, MD
    Chair, Department of Infectious Diseases
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    8:00 – 8:50 am

    Frontiers in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Lecture 2

    The Journey of Protecting Infants from RSV Through Maternal Immunnization

    Flor Munoz-Rivas, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Virology and Microbiology
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Moderator: Octavio Ramilo, MD

    8:50 – 9:40 am

    Frontiers in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Lecture 3

    Malaria Vaccine Development, a Career Path in Peds ID

    Matthew B. Laurens, MD, MPH , FAAP, FPIDS
    Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Pathology
    Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship
    Director, International Clinical Trials Unit, Malaria Research Program
    Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD)
    University of Maryland School of Medicine

    Moderator: Jessica Snowden, MD, MS, MHPTT

    9:40 – 9:55 am Break
    9:55 – 10:55 am

    Challenging Cases in Immunocompromised Hosts

    Case 1: When it (d)rains, it pours: An usual case of chronic supporative otitis in an immunocompromised host
    Eleana Vasileiadi, MD (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)

    Case 2: Fever in a Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipient
    Mohamad Shieb, MD (Medstar Georgetown University Hospital)

    Case 3: Spider Bite?
    Gina Lee, MD (University of Texas Southwestern)

    Case 4: Septic Shock: More than Meets the Eye
    Morgan Martinez (Texas Children's Hospital)

    Moderator: Manjiree Karandikar, MD, MBS

    10:55 – 11:45 am

    Frontiers in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Lecture 4

    Andrea Hahn, MD, MS
    Attending, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Children's National

    Moderator: Octavio Ramilo, MD

    11:45 am–12:00 pm Break: Pick up lunch and return to Auditorium
    12:00 – 1:00 pm

    2024 John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases

    Sir Andrew J. Pollard, PhD, FRCPCH, FMedSci
    Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group
    Ashall Professor of Infection & Immunity, Pandemic Sciences Institute
    University of Oxford Department of Paediatrics

    Moderator: Octavio Ramilo, MD

    1:00 pm Adjourn
 
 
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