IDWeek 2022

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Washington, D.C.
Oct. 19 - 23

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Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2021

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View the IDWeek 2021 Closing Plenary Lecture

The IDWeek 2021 Closing Plenary was given by both Harvey J. Alter, MD, Distinguished NIH Scholar, NIH and Anne Schuchat, MD, Former Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr.Alter’s lecture, titled “Hepatitis C: The End of the Beginning and Possibly the Beginning of the End” focuses the history of Hepatitis C and the current status of Hepatis C treatment and vaccine development. Dr. Schuchat’s lecture, titled “Learning from Epidemics: A Long and Winding Road” focuses on how various epidemics throughout history have influenced current pandemic response.

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Day 1 – Day 2: Oct. 19 – 20

Oct. 19: 3:30-5:15 p.m.

Opening Plenary

Oct. 19: 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

Oct. 20: 8–9 a.m.


Oct. 20: 9:15–10 a.m.

Named Lecture

IDSA Named Lecture

Day 3: Oct. 21

Oct. 21: 8–9 a.m.


Oct. 21: 9:15–10 a.m.

Special Session

Oct. 21: 10:15 a.m.–2 p.m.

Industry Sponsored Learning Lounges

Oct. 21: 4:45–6 p.m.

Named Lecture

SHEA Lectureship

Stanley A. Plotkin Lectureship in Vaccinology

Featured Speakers

Anne H. Rowley, MD

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Caroline B. Hall Lecture
Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3:15 p.m.

Dr. Rowley is Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology/Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She has devoted most of her research career to the study of the immunology, pathology, and pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease. The title of her talk is “Cloning the Plasmablast Response to Solve the Mystery of Kawasaki Disease Pathogenesis.”


Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD, FASTMH

Baylor College of Medicine

Stanley A. Plotkin Lectureship in Vaccinology

Friday, Oct. 21 at 4:45 p.m.

Dr. Bottazzi is associate dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine; professor of pediatrics, molecular virology and microbiology, division chief of pediatric tropical medicine and co-director of Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston; and distinguished professor in biology at Baylor University in Waco. She pioneers and leads the advancement of a robust infectious and tropical disease vaccine portfolio, tackling diseases that disproportionally affect the world’s poorest populations, such as coronavirus, hookworm, schistosomiasis and Chagas. Dr. Bottazzi will present “Decolonizing the Vaccine Sciences: Tropical Medicine Catalyzing Change.”


Taison D. Bell, MD, MBA

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Closing Plenary

Sunday, Oct. 23, at 9:15 a.m.

Dr. Bell is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the divisions of Infectious Disease and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at the University of Virginia. He is also the Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Medicine and Director of the UVA Summer Medical Leadership Program (a medical school preparatory program for under-represented and disadvantaged students). Dr. Bell joined the faculty in 2017 after completing a critical care fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Prior to that he completed internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital—where he was as chief resident—and infectious disease fellowship at Mass General Brigham. Dr. Bell is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Owl Peak Labs, a Biotechnology startup based in Charlottesville, VA working to create innovative in-home colorectal cancer screening solutions.


Michelle Morse, MD, MPH

New York City, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Closing Plenary

Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9:15 a.m.

Dr. Michelle Morse is the inaugural Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Commissioner for the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness (CHECW) at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) where she leads the agency’s work in bridging public health and health care to reduce health inequities, guiding CHECW’s place-based and cross-cutting health equity programs, and serving as a key liaison to clinicians and clinical leaders across New York City.

Dr. Morse is an internal medicine and public health doctor who works to achieve health equity through global solidarity, social medicine and anti-racism education, and activism. She is a general internal medicine physician, part-time hospitalist at Kings County Hospital, Co-Founder of EqualHealth, and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Morse’s continued commitment to advancing health equity and justice is informed by her experience in leadership roles as Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Partners In Heath, as a Soros Equality Fellow launching a global Campaign Against Racism and as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy fellow with the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Patricia Whitley-Williams, MD

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Edward H. Kass Lecture

Deborah S. Yokoe, MD, MPH

University of California, San Francisco

SHEA Lectureship

Betsy Herold, MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Caroline B. Hall Lecture

William C. Gruber, MD

Pfizer Inc.

Stanley A. Plotkin Lectureship in Vaccinology

Harvey J. Alter, MD

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Closing Plenary

Anne Schuchat, MD

Former Principal Deputy Director, CDC

Closing Plenary


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