The 4th Biennial William T. Shearer "Innovations in Primary Immunodeficiency and Clinical Immunology" Symposium

William T. Shearer, MD, PhD
August 28, 1937 - October 9, 2018

“In my lifetime, I have been privileged to participate in the molecular and genetic advances that have given children with immunodeficiency and their families a better life.  This could only have happened at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital”

- William T. Shearer, MD, PhD

THANK YOU DR. SHEARER FOR 40 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICES


March 22, 2019 at 10 AM
InterContinental Houston - Medical Center
6750 Main St
Houston, TX 77030

About the Conference

The goal of the symposium is to increase awareness among the medical community of the importance of early detection of PIDD and assist in accurate diagnosis as there are more than 300 identified PIDD genes to date.  It has been reported in published clinical retrospective studies that delayed diagnosis of PIDD results in increased morbidity and mortality.  Furthermore, it has also been shown that there is a significant delay in the diagnosis of PIDD among physicians in the at-large community in comparison to the expert community.  With the large number of genes that can contribute to PIDDs and also how similar genes can cause different clinical presentations in patients, it’s important to continually update the community on how to properly identify and diagnose patients.

Through presentations and discussions among physicians, scientists, and nurses on the utilization of new diagnostics tools for the early detection of PIDD, the vast improvement in patient outcome through early detection, and understanding emerging immunological barriers to the successful treatment of PIDD, is critically imperative to ameliorate avoidable morbidity and mortality among patients with PIDD.

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The program will:

  1. Provide updates for the treatment of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PIDD)
  2. Provide education on innovative diagnostic tests for the early and accurate detection of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PIDD)
  3. Provide update on newly described PIDD genes, namely within the past two years since the previous 2015 William T. Shearer Innovations in Primary Immunodeficiency and Clinical Immunology Symposium
  4. Describe updates in the field of Autoinflammatory and Lymphoproliferative Disease
  5. Provide insights into emerging immunological barriers faced by patients with PIDD
  6. Update on new and innovative therapies for Food Allergies

Presenters

Sergio D. Rosenzweig, MD
Chief, Immunology Service, DLM, NIH Clinical Center
National Institutes of Health

Brendan Lee, MD, PhD 
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine

Tiphanie Vogel, MD, PhD
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Immunology, Allergy, Rheumatology and Retrovirology Service, Texas Children’s Hospital

Caridad Martinez, MD
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Hematology-Oncology, Texas Children’s Hospital

Cliona Rooney, PhD 
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Hematology-Oncology, Texas Children’s Hospital

Carol Ann Demaret
David Vetter’s mother 

Christina Nance, PhD 
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Immunology, Allergy, Rheumatology and Retrovirology Service, Texas Children’s Hospital

Janet Butel, PhD 
Distinguished Service Professor 
Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine

Mary E. Paul, MD 
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Immunology, Allergy, Rheumatology and Retrovirology Service, Texas Children’s Hospital

Andrew DiNardo, MD, BA
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Infectious Disease and Global Health, Texas Children’s Hospital 
Baylor College of Medicine

Aikaterini Anagnostou, MD 
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Immunology, Allergy, Rheumatology and Retrovirology Service, Texas Children’s Hospital


Continued Education

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Statement

Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited by Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Texas Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Early Registration Deadline

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Cost

Early registration - until March 17, 2019: $25
Late registration and onsite registration: $40


Location and Hotel Accommodations

InterContinental Houston - Medical Center
6750 Main St
Houston, TX 77030

Parking

Complimentary Valet Parking is included with Registration


Contact information

For questions or more information, please email Ruth Herrera at herrera@bcm.edu, (832) 824-2030