St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference

Mar. 3 - 5, 2022


Please mark your calendars!  The 21st Annual St. Jude/PIDS Conference will be held, March 3-5, 2022.  The conference is divided into four primary sections: the immunocompromised host, infectious diseases research, career development, and global health.




The target audience for this conference includes medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty with interests in pediatric infectious diseases, global health, immunocompromised hosts and transplant medicine. The primary objectives of the meeting are to:

  • Provide updates on the current diagnosis and management of complex infections in immunocompromised patients
  • Understand new developments in host-pathogen interaction, focusing on bacterial, viral, and fungal infections
  • Identify opportunities and challenges during the transition from residency to fellowship and from fellowship to faculty
  • Provide updates on global health-related opportunities for trainees and to share strategies for developing a successful career globally including in resource-limited settings

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Call for Abstracts and Cases

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society are pleased to announce the 2022 Call for Abstracts and Cases. Meritorious abstracts will be selected for poster or oral presentation during the meeting.   If you have a case that illustrates an unusual presentation of a common disease, highlights a common presentation of a rare disease or highlights the infectious complication of an immune deficiency, we invite you to complete the submission form and letter on the Case Requirements page for consideration.

Oral and poster presentations will be divided into the two topic areas below.  If you would like to present a Research or Transplant poster, you must attend the conference in-person. Please note that the Global poster session will be virtual.

  1. Immunocompromised Hosts/Transplant ID Research
  2. General ID Research

Abstracts must be submitted by 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT on Monday, January 17, 2022 through the online portal here. Please follow the guidelines detailed in the submission portal. Abstracts that do not follow the guidelines will not be accepted for the meeting.

We encourage submission of interesting infectious diseases cases among hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, solid organ transplant recipients, or other immunocompromised hosts.  Cases should not have been presented at other conferences or meetings.  Cases may be submitted by infectious diseases fellows, residents, advanced practice providers (APP), or first year faculty members.  Other faculty members who wish to submit a case are encouraged to work with a trainee or APP to take the lead on the presentation.  Presentations at the meeting will be given in English.  Click here to submit cases. Case requirements can be viewed hereThe deadline for submission is 8:00 pm ET on Monday, January 17, 2022.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Travel Stipends
Travel stipends of $1,000 USD are offered to accredited Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Programs (not individuals) based in the US or Canada.  There is a limited number being offered on a first come, first serve basis.  To apply, institutions must provide the Tax Identification Number, upload a W9 or W-8BEN form, and include names of individuals attending the conference (individuals must attend in-person on all three days of the conference to be eligible).  Click here to apply.

Should you have any questions, please contact the PIDS Headquarters office (

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