St. Jude/PIDS Program

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Wednesday, March 3Meet and Greet
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Meet the Experts

The Future of ID Scholarship in Immunocompromised Populations
Michael Green, MD and Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH

The Role of Antimicrobial Stewardship (ASP) and ASP Pharmacists in Transplant ID
Joshua Wolf, MBBS

The Roles of Advanced Practice Providers (APP) in Transplant ID
Elizabeth Marini, MSN, CPNP, Katelyn Leake, MSN, CPNP,
Krystal Kohlman, MMS, PA-C, Jacquie Toia, DNP,
Carolyn Michaels, MSN, CPNP, and Elizabeth Swift, MSN, CPNP

How to Develop a Career in Transplant ID
Janet Englund, MD and Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD, MSc
Thursday, March 4Immunocompromised Hosts and Transplant ID
7:50 – 8:00 AMWelcome and Announcements

Elaine I. Tuomanen, MD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

• Gabriela Maron, MD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

• Hayley Gans, MD
Stanford University

• Tanvi Sharma, MD, MPH
Boston Children’s Hospital
8:00 – 9:00 AMGrand Rounds

Clinical Perspective and Significance of CAR-T cell Therapy in Children: What is the Future?
Updates Two Years after FDA Approval
Stephan Grupp, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
9:05 – 9:50 AMPlatform Presentation

Novel Correlates of Immune Protection after Vaccination
Anoma Nellore, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
9:50 – 10:05 AMAbstract Presentation

Modeling Zika Virus Tissue Tropism in Rhesus Macaques to Define the Risk of Donor Derived Transmission
Taylor Treadway, University of Wisconsin
10:05 – 10:15 AMBreak
10:15 – 10:25 AMRapid Fire Research Rounds

• Moderator
:  Tanvi Sharma, MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital
 
• Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

• Betsy Herold, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

• Gabriela Maron, MD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
10:25 – 10:45 AMDebate

Viral Specific T-cell Immunity Can Be Used to Determine Immune Competence Following Transplantation

Moderator: Hayley Gans, MD
Stanford University

Debate Team:  Amina Ahmed, MD, Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center and Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine
 
Pro Debater:  Lars Pape, MD
University Hospital of Essen

Con Debater:  Hamid Bassiri, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
10:45 – 11:00 AMBreak
11:00 – 11:45 AMPlatform Presentation

Update on Viral Infections in Transplant Patients
Upton Allen, MD, Hospital for Sick Kids
11:45 AM – 12:00 PMAbstract Presentation

Cytomegalovirus Retinitis Among Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell and Solid Organ Transplantation Recipients –
A Contemporary Review

Diego Cruz Vidal, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
12:00 – 1:00 PM
(20-minute intervals)
Challenging Cases in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant and Oncology Patients
Gabriela Maron, MD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Inci Yildirim, MD, PhD, MSc, Yale University School of Medicine
 
Challenging Cases in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Flor Munoz-Rivas, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital
Benjamin Hanisch, MD, Children’s National Medical Center
 
Challenging Cases in Other Immunocompromised Hosts
William Muller, MD, PhD, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Amina Ahmed, MD, Levine Children’s Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center
1:00 – 1:30 PMBreak
1:30 – 5:00 PMOral Abstract Presentations followed by Posters with Professors (Combined Transplant and Research)
1:30 – 2:45 PMAbstract Presentations

Clinical Features and Management of Pediatric Patients Presenting with New Onset Acute Leukemia and Concomitant COVID-19
Pratik Atul Patel, MD, Emory University School of Medicine
 
Rifaximin for Prevention of Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT)
Mehgan Teherani, MD, Emory University School of Medicine
 
The Safety and Antibody Kinetics of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Cases of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Pediatric Patients
Alvaro Galvis, MD, Children’s Hospital of Orange County
 
Respiratory and Intestinal Epithelial Cells Exhibit Differential Susceptibility and Innate Immune Responses to Contemporary EV-D68 Isolates
Megan Freeman, MD, PhD, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
 
Disease and Immunoprophylaxis Model of Human Nose Organoids to Study SARS-CoV-2 and RSV Infection
Anubama Rajan, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
2:45 – 3:00 PMBreak
3:00 – 3:20 PMTransplant Poster Professor Rounds
3:20 – 3:50 PMResearch Poster Professor Rounds
3:50 – 4:00 PMBreak
4:00 – 4:25 PM Self-Guided Poster Rounds Session 1
4:25 – 4:35 PMBreak
4:35 – 5:00 PMSelf-Guided Poster Rounds Session 2
Friday, March 5Frontier Lectures in Infectious Diseases
8 AMWelcome and Announcements

Elaine Tuomanen, MD,
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

• C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
8:10 – 8:50 AMPlatform Presentation

Towards an HIV Cure – Immune-based Latency Reversal
Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine
8:50 – 9:30 AMPlatform Presentation

Enterovirus Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Kevin Messacar, MD, University of Colorado
9:30 – 9:40 AMBreak
9:40 – 10:20 AMPlatform Presentation

Looking for the Bacterial Stem Cell-specialized Bacterial Hideouts for Colonization and Persistence
Manuel Amieva, MD, PhD, Stanford University
10:20 – 11:00 AMPlatform Presentation

COVID-19 Immunology
Paul Thomas, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
11:00 – 11:15 AMEndowment of the SJ PIDS Fellowship
Honoring of the Neal Family

Elaine Tuomanen, MD,
Leslie Davidson, ALSAC
Joseph St. Geme III, MD
Manuel Amieva, MD, PhD
Amanda Green, MD
Honoree: Jerry Neal, PhD
11:15 – 11:30 AMBreak
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Introduction of 2021 John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases
Elaine Tuomanen, MD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
 
2021 John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases
Quorum-Sensing Communication; From Viruses to Bacteria to Eukaryotes
Bonnie Bassler, PhD, Princeton University
12:30 – 1:00 PMBreak for Lunch
1:15 – 5:00 PMCareer Development Session
1:15 – 2:00 PMPlatform Presentation

Transitioning from Fellow to Attending Physician – What Do You Need to Know
Kristina A. Bryant, MD, University of Louisville
2:00 – 2:15 PMBreak
2:15 – 2:20 PMCareer Pathways Brief Talks and Panel Discussion

Introduction: Anne Blaschke, MD, PhD, University of Utah Health Sciences and Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine
2:20 – 2:32 PMA Career in Antimicrobial Stewardship
Alison Tribble, MD, MSCE, University of Michigan
2:32 – 2:44 PMA Career in Medicine/Pediatrics and Clinical Research
Evan Anderson, MD, Emory University School of Medicine
2:44 – 2:56 PMPathways in Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Clinical Practice, Research, and Public Health
Kristen Feemster, MD, MPH, Merck & Co., Inc.
2:56 – 3:08 PMA Series of Fortunate Events: My Non-Linear Career in Global Health
Chandy John, MD, MS, Indiana University
3:10 – 4:00 PMPanel Discussion

Drs. Kris Bryant, Alison Tribble, Evan Anderson, Kristen Feemster, and Chandy John
4:15 – 5:00 PMCareer Paths Breakout Discussions
(20 Minutes Each, Held Simultaneously, Attendees Can Attend Two, 4:15 – 4:35 PM and 4:40 – 5:00 PM)

Sessions will be Recorded and Made Available After the Conference

K-awards


•Kevin Messacar, MD, University of Colorado
•Kathryn Edwards, MD, Vanderbilt University

Negotiation


• Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH, Vanderbilt University
• Andi L. Shane, MD, MPH, MSc, Emory University School of Medicine

Academic Achievement


• Anne Blaschke, MD, PhD, University of Utah Health Sciences
• Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD, Rosalind Franklin University
Saturday, March 6Global Health Session
8:00 – 8:05 AMIntroduction
Miguela A. Caniza, MD, MPH, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
8:05 – 9:00 AMLuminaries in Global Health Research
Moderator
: Jimmy Carlucci, MD, MPH, Indiana University School of Medicine

Malaria, Sickle Cell Disease and COVID-19: My Non-Linear Path in Global Health Research
Chandy C. John, MD, MS, Indiana University

Malaria in School-Aged Children: The Missing Middle
Miriam Laufer, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
9:00 – 9:15 AMQ & A with Luminaries
Drs. Chandy John and Miriam Laufer
9:15 – 9:30 AMBreak
9:30 – 10:30 AMPoster Session

Rapid Fire Abstract Presentations with Professors
10:30 – 10:40 AMBreak
10:40 AM – 12:00 PMGlobal Network Session

Led by Elizabeth Schlaudecker, MD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Basic Research
Chandy C. John, MD, MS, Indiana University School of Medicine

Clinical Research
Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, University of Maryland

• Education
Troy Moon, MD, MPH, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

• Infection Prevention and Control

Miguela A. Caniza, MD, MPH, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

• Health Policy & Program Implementation
George Siberry, MD, MPH, USAID

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