St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference

Mar. 4 - 6, 2021

Please mark your calendars!  The 20th Annual St. Jude/PIDS Conference will be held virtually, March 4-6, 2021.  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:

  1. Provide updates on the current diagnosis and management of complex infections in immunocompromised patients
  2. Understand new developments in host-pathogen interaction, focusing on bacterial, viral, and fungal infections
  3. Identify opportunities and challenges during the transition from residency to fellowship and from fellowship to faculty
  4. Provide updates on global health-related opportunities for trainees and to share strategies for conducting clinical research in research limited settings


Call for Abstracts/Cases:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society are pleased to announce the 2021 Call for Abstracts and Cases.  Meritorious abstracts will be selected for poster or oral presentation during the meeting.

Oral and poster presentations will be divided into the three topic areas:

  1. Immunocompromised Hosts/Transplant ID Research
  2. General ID Research
  3. Global Health Research

Abstracts must be submitted by 5:00 pm PT on Friday, January 8, 2021 through the online portal here.  Please follow the guidelines to ensure review.  Abstracts that do not follow the guidelines below will not be accepted for the meeting.

Attendees also have an opportunity to submit cases to be considered for presentation during the Pediatric Transplant ID Symposium. The planning committee will review all submissions and select the best cases for presentation during the breakout sessions. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 8, 2021.

Case submissions require multiple steps; thus, we strongly recommend you begin this process early.  Please contact Christy Phillips at if you have any questions.

Registration is now open.  Deadline to registration is Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

Preliminary Program

Speaker Biographies – coming soon

Continuing Medical Education Credits – coming soon

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