4th Annual Transplant Infectious Diseases Symposium

The Duke University Transplant Infectious Diseases Symposium provides a forum to explores new frontiers in transplantation with renowned experts in the field of Transplantation and Immunocompromised Hosts, with a special focus on Vaccines and Vaccinology.
The program for this symposium includes presentations by a panel of world-renowned experts.

Transplantation and Aging (Balancing Immunosenescence, Rejection and Infection).


Wednesday, May 24, 2018
Location: Great Hall, Trent Semans Center


Speakers Include:

Adam DeVore, MD - Duke University

Lecture Title: Current epidemiology of organ transplantation to and from older adults

Gayarthi R. Devi, PhD - Duke University

Lecture Title: Living donors vs deceased donors: Is cell death accelerated aging?

Anthony D. Sung, MD - Duke University

Lecture Title: Resilience and aging after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

James F. Markmann, MD, PhD - Massachusetts General Hospital

Lecture Title: Aging, Immune Exhaustion and Senescence as it relates to immune tolerance 
and organ rejection 

Marion Hemmersbach-Miller, MD, PhD - Duke University

Lecture Title: Infections after transplantation across life span

Ken Schmader, MD - Duke University

Lecture Title: Selective immune reconstruction: Impact of aging and transplantation 
on vaccine response - the case of the adjuvanted zoster subunit vaccine



The symposium is free.

To register, contact Kelly Stanly ad (919) 668‐0789 or k.smith@duke.edu.

Program Director

Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases