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Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2021

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Day 1 – Day 2: Sept 29 – 30

Sept. 29-30: All Day

Chasing the Sun: COVID-19, Beyond the Horizon

Sept. 29: 8–10 a.m.

Industry Supported Satellite Symposia

Sept. 30: 10–11 a.m.

Named Lecture

Edward H. Kass Lecture

Maxwell Finland Lecture

Sept. 30: 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.


Day 3 Oct. 1

Oct. 1: 8–8:45 a.m.

Industry Supported Learning Lounges

Oct. 1: 9–10 a.m.

Named Lecture

SHEA Lectureship

Stanley A. Plotkin Lectureship in Vaccinology:

Oct. 1: 10–11:15 a.m.


Oct. 1: 10–11:15 a.m.


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Featured Speakers

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chasing the Sun

The 19th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the 9th Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.


Eric Pamer, MD

University of Chicago

Maxwell Finland Lecture

Dr. Pamer received his MD degree from Case Western Reserve University Medical School and completed clinical training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at UCSD Medical Center.


Ann R. Falsey, MD

Rochester General Hospital

John F. Enders Lecture

Dr. Falsey has broadened her research to include numerous viral respiratory pathogens including influenza, coronaviruses, parainfluenza viruses and human metapneumovirus.


Keith Klugman, MD, PhD

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Joseph E. Smadel Lecture

Prof. Klugman's work demonstrates pneumococcal conjugate vaccine efficacy in the developing world, has led to interventions that continue to save millions of lives especially in Africa and in Asia.


Patricia Whitley-Williams, MD

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Edward H. Kass Lecture

Dr. Whitley-Williams has published articles and several book chapters, served on national grant review committees, is the recipient of many awards, and has mentored many young pediatricians, residents and medical students.


Deborah S. Yokoe, MD, MPH

University of California, San Francisco

SHEA Lectureship

Dr. Yokoe's research has focused on the development and evaluation of streamlined and reliable methods for performing surveillance for healthcare-associated infections, particularly surgical site infections and she is an investigator in the CDC’s Prevention Epicenters research program.


Betsy Herold, MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Caroline B. Hall Lecture

Dr. Herold directs a translational research program focused on the interactions between viruses and their host and using that knowledge to develops novel treatment and prevention strategies.


William C. Gruber, MD

Pfizer Inc.

Stanley A. Plotkin Lectureship in Vaccinology

Dr. Gruber’s clinical research group has been responsible for global clinical research and development of now licensed pneumococcal conjugate, meningococcal conjugate, rLP2086 meningococcal B, and influenza vaccines, as well as investigational Staph aureus, C. difficile, HIV, RSV, parainfluenza and HSV vaccines.


Harvey J. Alter, MD

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Closing Plenary

John Doe

General Physician

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IDWeek will be held in the San Diego Convention Center, located at 111 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101, from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2021. IDWeek events will also take place in some nearby hotels.


Exhibitor packages, support programs, affiliated event opportunities including satellite symposia, and promotional options for reaching the attendees are expected to be available at the end of the first quarter of 2021.

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