The 2018 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and PIDS' Pediatric Transplant ID Symposium: Bench to Bedside will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

The presentations at this one day meeting will highlight current diagnosis, treatment and management of opportunistic infections and other complications associated with pediatric transplantation with interactive breakout sessions. Leaders in the field will also present cutting edge research in several areas including the role of CAR-T cell therapies, graft versus host disease, and how different immunosuppressive agents predispose to specific infectious diseases.

Target Audience:

Fellows and faculty in pediatric infectious diseases and transplantation medicine as well as other healthcare providers with an interest in transplant ID.

Objectives:

  • Update on current diagnosis, treatment and management of opportunistic infections and other complications associated with pediatric transplantation including CMV, fungal infections, and thrombotic microangiopathy.
  • Understand the role of immunotherapies including T cell therapies, microbiome and age on transplant outcomes and infectious complications.
  • Research gaps in transplant ID.
  • Understand how different immunosuppressive agents predispose to specific infectious diseases.

Registration/Housing

Program

Abstract & Case Submissions

The abstract submission site will open on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.