Dear Colleague,

I am excited to announce an exciting opportunity for trainees in the field of transplant infectious diseases. This year, we are inviting trainees to attend our 3rd Symposium on Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host on June 10-11 in Seattle, WA. We are proud to feature a stellar line-up of speakers. The full list of scheduled talks can be found on our website at:

One key objective of our Training Program is to create opportunities for trainees and expand their interest and training horizons in infectious diseases. We feel it important to bring in as many trainees as possible to give them access to mentors and exposure to current topics in the field. We also feel that it’s important to extend this opportunity to as many institutions and communities as possible, and that you can help us spread the word. Please forward this announcement to trainees at all stages of their training/education, including medical students, residents, and fellows who are interested in infectious diseases in immunocompromised patients. Under-represented minority* trainees are strongly encouraged to apply. See the Travel Stipend page of our website for eligibility information and application.

I appreciate your help distributing this announcement. Finally, if you are interested in attending the symposium yourself, we’d be delighted to have the honor of your presence at our event. Continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists are available. 

Please let me know if you have any questions, or you can also contact Angela Mittmann (copied on this email) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-667-6765 for assistance.

We encourage you to follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @HutchIDScience for all the latest updates, and connect to the conversation using the hashtag #IDSymp19.


Michael Boeckh, MD
Head, Infectious Disease Sciences Program
Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA 


Confirmed speakers, moderators and chairs include:

Lilian Abbo

University of Miami

Angela Campbell

Center for Disease Control

Roy Chemaly

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer

Sanjeet Dadwal

City of Hope

Ferric Fang

University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center

Brian Fisher

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Cynthia Fisher

University of Washington

David Fredricks

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington

Rebecca Gardner

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Joshua Hill

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington

Tobias Hohl

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Michael Ison

Northwestern University

YaeJean Kim

Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea

Dimitrios Kontoyiannis

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer

Camille Kotton

Massachusetts General Hospital

Ajit Limaye

University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Catherine Liu

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington

Per Ljungman

Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Kieren Marr

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Francisco Marty

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Genovefa Papanicolaou

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

John Perfect

Duke University

Steve Pergam

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington

Christopher Polage,

Duke University   

Issam Raad

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Krishna Rao

University of Michigan

Susan Seo

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Nina Singh

University of Pittsburgh

Monica Slavin

University of Melbourne, National Centre for Infections in Cancer, Australia

Casey Theriot

North Carolina State University             

Sara Vora

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Alpana Waghmare

Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Scott Weissman

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Joshua Wolf

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Christopher Woods

Duke University

* Per NIH training grant guidelines, individuals with disabilities and those from the following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in the health sciences: American Indians or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders.



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