7th Annual St. Jude/PIDS
Transplant and Immunocompromised Hosts ID Symposium:
Bench to Bedside Preliminary Program at a Glance

Wednesday, March 11

6:00-8:00 p.m. Meet the Experts (new) and Satellite Registration – Westin/Tennessee Ballroom
  • How to develop a career in Transplant ID
  • APP roles in Transplant ID
  • The role of ASP and pharmacist in Transplant ID
  • The future of scholarship in ID in IC

Thursday, March 12

7:45-8:00 a.m. Welcome and Announcements
  • Elaine I. Tuomanen, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • Gabriela Maron, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Hayley Gans, Stanford University

  • Tanvi Sharma, Boston Children’s Hospital
8:00-9:00 a.m. Grand Rounds
Clinical Perspective and Significance of CAR-T cell Therapy in Children: What is the Future?
Stephan Grupp, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
9:00-9:45 a.m. Platform Presentation
HLH updates and innovations

Ashish Kumar, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
BREAK (9:45-9:55 a.m.)
Research Updates
9:55-10:10 a.m. Oral Abstract:  Modeling Zika virus tissue tropism in rhesus macaques to define the risk of donor derived transmission
Taylor Treadway, Medical Student, University of Wisconsin - Madison
10:10-10:25 a.m. Abstract 2:
PIDS/St Jude Transplant ID Research in Progress
10:25-10:40 a.m. CMV T cell Immunity Study Update

Daniel Dulek, MD, Vanderbilt University
10:40-10:55 a.m. TBD
Platform Presentations
10:55-11:40 a.m. Virus-specific CTL in HSCT
Catherine Bollard, MD, Children’s National Medical Center
11:40-12:25 p.m. Immunologic responses to vaccination in transplant patients
Anoma Nellore, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
LUNCH PICK UP (12:25 – 12:35 p.m.)
Cases Conferences (30 minutes each)
12:35 – 2:05 p.m. Challenging cases in HSCT and other Oncology Patients
Gabriela Maron, MD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Nava Yeganah, MD, Mattel Children’s Hospital

Challenging cases in SOT Recipients
Flor Munos-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
Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH, Vanderbilt Pediatrics, Nashville
BREAK (2:05-2:15 p.m.)

Platform Presentations
2:15-3:00 p.m. Update on Viral infections in Solid Organ Transplant Patients

Upton Allen, MD, Hospital for Sick Kids
3:00-3:45 p.m. Multi-drug resistant infections in immunocompromised hosts
Gabriela Maron, MD, St. Jude Children’s Research
Ask the Panelists
3:45-4:30 p.m. Drs. Stephan Grupp, Ashish Kumar, Anoma Nellore, Upton Allen, and Gabriela Maron
BREAK (4:30-4:45 p.m.)
Posters with Professors
4:45-6:00 p.m. Hamid Bassiri, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Inci Yildirim, MD, Emory University
Michael Green, MD, MPH, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh