Wednesday, March 6 

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Satellite Registration
Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel

Friday, March 8

Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration (GECC)

7:30 AM


8:20 AM

Welcome and Announcements
Elaine Tuomanen, MD
Buddy Creech, MD, MPH

8:30 – 12:00 PM

Frontier Lectures in Infectious Diseases

Out of the Mouths of Babes:  Towards Non-invasive Diagnosis of Malaria
Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD

Washington University 

Is Sepsis Still an Infectious Disease?
Scott L. Weiss, MD, MSCE
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

BREAK (10:00 – 10:10 AM)

Are We at the Dawn of Personalized Vaccinology?
Manish Sadarangani, BCh, DPhil

University of British Columbia 

Impact of Obesity on Influenza Pathogenesis, Evolution, and Therapies
Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

BREAK (11:40 – 11:50 AM) 

11:55 AM – 1:00 PM

Introduction of 2019 John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases – Elaine Tuomanen, MD

2019 John H. Erskine Lecture in Infectious Diseases - Understanding Microbiomes:  Dissecting the Functions of Microbial Communities in Health and Disease
Jo Handelsman, PhD
University of Wisconsin - Madison

1:00 – 2:15 PM


2:15 – 4:00 PM







Oral Abstract Presentations by Fellowship Award Recipients 

  • The Human Antibody Response to Enterovirus D68 Infection - Matthew Vogt, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University

  • Humoral Immune Correlates of Protection Against Postnatal Cytomegalovirus Acquisition - Frances Saccoccio, MD, Duke University

  • Baby's First Microbiota:  A Gnotobiotic Mouse Model of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Drew Schwartz, MD, PhD, Washington University

BREAK (3:00 – 3:10 PM)


  • Mechanistic Evaluation of the First for Glycans in Reproductive Tract Microbial Ecology - Indriati Hood-Pischany, MD, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital

  • Creation and Characterization of Capsular Switch Strains for Assessment of Type-specific Properties in Group B Streptococcus - Francisco Gonzalez, MD, New York University School of Medicine

  • Comparison of Adenovirus Detection Alone vs. Viral Co-detection in Young Children with Acute Respiratory Infections - Varvara Probst, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Poster Presentations 

6:30 PM

St. Jude/PIDS Reception and Dinner
Graceland – Home of Elvis Presley

Saturday, March 9

Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration (GECC)

7:30 AM


8:00 – 9:30 AM

Keynote Address - HIV Particle Assembly in T Cells and Macrophages
Paul W. Spearman, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Luminary in Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Kingella kingae Pathogenicity:  Just a Spoonful of Sugar
Joseph W. St. Geme, III, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

BREAK (9:30 – 9:40 AM)

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM Career Development Presentations

Leadership Development in Pediatrics
Margaret Hostetter, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Career Pathways Brief Talks
Introduction:  Scott James, MD and Jessica Snowden, MD, PhD

Combo Career Paths: Rima Khasawneh, MD, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Omaha

Leadership Positions: Joseph W. St. Geme, III, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

HIV Specialty Care:  Patricia Flynn, MD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

PID and Medical Microbiology: Kaede Ota Sullivan, MD, Temple University

BREAK (11:10 – 11:20 AM)

Career Panel Discussion

12:00 – 1:45 PM

*Attendees are invited to participate in 2 of the 3 sessions.  Each session will run approximately 5 minutes.

Lunch and Career Paths Breakout Discussions

K Awards/Loan Repayment Program
Scott James, MD and Anne Blaschke, MD 

Negotiating Resources
Betsy Herold, MD, John Williams, MD, and Jessica Snowden, MD, PhD 

Advocacy – Spreading the Word
Amanda Jezek, SVP IDSA, Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD, and Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD

1:45 – 3:15 PM

Global Health Session

Moderators:  Miguela Caniza, MD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Andrea Berry, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Global Health Research:  From Science to Humanity
Karen Kotloff, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

The Global Burden of Childhood Tuberculosis:  Tools to Turn the Tide
Anna Mandalakas, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

3:15 - 4:15 PM 

Global Health Poster Session