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January 2015
IDWeek 2015 Sneak Preview of Keynote Speakers

The Named Lectures are a highlight of IDWeek and a long standing IDSA tradition. Please join us at IDWeek 2015, October 7-11 in San Diego, to hear these outstanding lectures. Look for early registration for IDSA members in March at

Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD, FIDSA
of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
gave the 2014 John F. Enders Lecture.

The John F. Enders lecture will be given by Lynne Mofenson, MD, formerly branch chief of the Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She was responsible for overall program planning and the development and scientific direction of research studies and clinical trials in domestic and international pediatric, adolescent, and maternal HIV infection, disease, and AIDS, until her retirement in 2014.

The Maxwell Finland lecture will be given by Henry “Chip” Chambers, MD, FIDSA, of the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Chambers is chief of Infectious Diseases at San Francisco General Hospital and director of the UCSF Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program. The Finland lecture is given by a leader in the areas of bacterial pathogenesis, antimicrobial resistance, emerging infections and hospital acquired infections.

The Joseph E. Smadel lecture will be presented by Alan Magill, MD, FIDSA of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Magill oversees the development and implementation of strategies for the Foundation’s ultimate goal of the eradication of malaria, including developing new generations of vaccines, diagnostics, and anti-malarial therapies to be used in novel and innovative ways. The Joseph E. Smadel lecture is intended to honor someone who has made a significant impact in global public health.

The Edward H. Kass lecture will be given by Karen C. Caroll, MD of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She serves as the director of the Medical Microbiology Division and the director of the medical microbiology fellowship program for Department of Pathology. 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.  

Each year at IDWeek, the Society recognizes the exemplary and outstanding legacies left behind by those for whom the memorial lectureships are named. The Named Lectureships continue to honor the significant contributions these individuals made to the fields of infectious diseases and public health throughout the world. They have set standards that challenge and inspire those involved in the work of infectious diseases. Presenting a Named Lecture is among the very highest of IDSA honors, and we are proud to announce the lecturers for IDWeek 2015.

View past lectureship award recipients.

The 2014 IDWeek HIVMA Chair, Rochelle Walensky, MD, FIDSA,
presented the Maxwell Finland Award to Liise-Anne Pirofski, MD, FIDSA
of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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