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January 2017
EDUCATION & RESOURCES
IDWeek 2017 Sneak Preview of Named Lecturers

Each year at IDWeek, the Society recognizes the exemplary and outstanding legacies of those for whom the memorial lectureships are named. Please join us at IDWeek 2017, October 4-8 in San Diego, to hear these outstanding lectures. Look for early registration for IDSA members in March at www.idweek.org.

The John F. Enders Lecture will be given by Connie Celum, MD, MPH, FIDSA, of the University of Washington School of Public Health. She is a professor of allergy and ID as well as global health, and an adjunct professor in epidemiology. Her research focus is on HIV prevention and vaccine trials with the objective to find effective strategies to reduce HIV acquisition and transmission. The John F. Enders Lecture is intended to honor someone who has made significant contributions in the field of medical virology.

The Maxwell Finland Lecture will be given by Steven M. Holland, MD, director of the Division of Intramural Research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief of the Immunopathogenesis Section within the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases. The Finland Lecture is given by a leader in bacterial pathogenesis, antimicrobial resistance, emerging infections and hospital acquired infections.

The Edward H. Kass Lecture will be given by James M. Hughes, MD, FIDSA, of the Emory University School of Medicine. A past president of IDSA, Dr. Hughes holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and the Rollins School of Public Health (Global Health) and is co-director of the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center. The Kass Lecture was initially established as a "history of medicine" lecture and has traditionally been given by a recognized educator and thought leader with a broad understanding of societal influences in medicine.

The Joseph E. Smadel Lecture will be presented by Ruth Lynfield, MD, FIDSA, medical director of the Minnesota Department of Health and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota. The Joseph E. Smadel Lecture is intended to honor someone who has made a significant impact in global public health.

The Named Lectureships honor outstanding contributions by individuals who have set standards that challenge and inspire those involved in the work of infectious diseases throughout the world. Presenting a Named Lecture is among the very highest of IDSA honors, and we are proud to announce the lecturers for IDWeek 2017.

View past lectureship award recipients.

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