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April 25, 2018


IDWeek 2018 – Sneak Preview of Named Lecturers

Each year at IDWeek, the Society recognizes the exemplary and outstanding legacies left behind by those for whom the memorial lectureships are named. Please join us at IDWeek 2018, October 4-8 in San Francisco, to hear these outstanding lectures. Registration is now open at

Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, FIDSAThe John F. Enders Lecture will be given by Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, FIDSA, of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Walensky's research interests focus on model-based analyses of the cost-effectiveness of HIV testing, care, and prevention strategies to inform HIV/AIDS policy internationally and domestically The John F. Enders lecture is intended to honor someone who has made significant contributions in the field of medical virology.

Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA (CAPT, USPHS) Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA (CAPT, USPHS) will give the Maxwell Finland Lecture. He is the associate director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His expertise is in antibiotic use and resistance, healthcare associated infections, and healthcare relatedoutbreaks. The Finland lecture is given by a leader in the areas of bacterial pathogenesis, antimicrobial resistance, emerging infections and hospital acquired infections.

Monica M. Farley, MD, FIDSA The Joseph E. Smadel Lecture will be given by Monica M. Farley, MD, FIDSA of the Emory University School of Medicine. She is a professor of Medicine, the Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and a Staff Physician at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. The Joseph E. Smadel lecture is intended to honor someone who has made a significant impact inglobal public health.  

Heny Masur, MD, FIDSAHenry Masur, MD, FIDSA will give the Edward H. Kass Lecture. He is the Chief of the Critical Care Medicine Department at the National Institutes of Health and is a Past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 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 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 2018.

View past lectureship award recipients.

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