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

Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD

Washington University 

Scott L. Weiss, MD, MSCI
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

BREAK (10:00 – 10:10 AM)

Manish Sadarangani, BCh, DPhil
University of British Columbia 

Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

BREAK (11:40 – 11:55 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
Jo Handelsman, PhD
University of Wisconsin - Madison

1:00 – 2:15 PM


2:15 – 4:00 PM







Oral Abstract Presentations by Fellowship Award Recipients 

  • Matthew Vogt, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University
  • Frances Saccoccio, MD, Duke University
  • Drew Schwartz, MD, PhD, Washington University

BREAK (3:00 – 3:15 PM)


  • Indriati Hood-Pischany, MD, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Francisco Gonzalez, MD, New York University School of Medicine
  • 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
Paul W. Spearman, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Luminary in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Joseph W. St. Geme, III, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

BREAK (9:30 – 9:45 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 (11:15 – 11:30 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

Karen Kotloff, MD
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Anna Mandalakas, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

3:15 - 4:15 PM 

Global Health Poster Session