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Allergy & Immunology Conferences and Lectures

Annual Stephen I. Wasserman Immunology Lectureship

wasserman-stephen.jpgDr. Stephen Wasserman is a world-renowned physician, researcher, teacher, and mentor who has been a member of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology at UC San Diego for over 40 years.

He founded the Division of Allergy & Immunology after moving from Harvard to UC San Diego in 1979. Dr. Wasserman was Chairman of the Department of Medicine from 1986 to 2000 and held the Helen M. Raney Chair from 1988 to 2001. Dr. Wasserman also served as the President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology as well as the President of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. After stepping down from his position as Chairman, Dr. Wasserman continued making important contributions in clinical care, research, teaching and service until his retirement.Dr. Wasserman had an enormous positive impact on the careers of countless trainees and colleagues.

The annual Stephen I. Wasserman Immunology Lectureship at UC San Diego was established by his mentees in grateful recognition of his contributions. The purpose of this Lectureship is to bring internationally recognized investigators to UC San Diego for seminars and teaching activities.

The year of 2019 was the first year of the Stephen I. Wasserman Immunology Lecture. The program continues enhancing training for our fellows, serving as a new educational venue that brings top scientists to San Diego and continues the tradition of excellence that exemplified Dr. Wasserman’s career.

Upcoming Lecture

Sixth Annual Stephen I. Wasserman Immunology Lecture 2024 - Medicine Grand Rounds (in person event)

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2024 

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Location: Liebow Auditorium 2nd Floor Biomedical Sciences Building

Speaker(s): Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, MD, PhD.
The David S Gottesman Professor
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
The Prism Immunology Institute
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Topic: TBA

Past Lectures

Fifth Annual Lecture 2023

Medicine Grand Rounds (in person event) Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 12–1 p.m.

ACTRI Auditorium, 1st. Floor - 1W-210
Robert Schleimer, Ph.D.
The Patterson Emeritus Professor
Professor of Medicine, Otolaryngology, Microbiology and Immunology
Feinberg School of Medicine
Topic: "Translational Studies of the Pathogenesis of Chronic Rhinosinusitis"



Fourth Annual Lecture 2022

Medicine Grand Rounds (Virtually) Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 12–1 p.m.

Marc E. Rothenberg M.D., Ph.D.Professor of Pediatrics
Bunning Chair of Allergy and Immunology
Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology
Director, Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders
Director, Consortium of Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers (CEGIR)
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Topic: "Journey to the first FDA-approved drug for eosinophilil esophagitis"

Third Annual Lecture 2021

Mariana C Castells, M.D.; Ph.D.
Director Drug Hypersensitivity and Desensitization Center
Director Mastocytosis Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Medicine Grand Rounds (Virtually)
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time: 7:30 a.m.  8:30 a.m.
Topic: "Drug Hypersensitivity in the XXI Century: Delabeling and Desensitizing"

Second Annual Lecture 2020

Professor Stephen T Holgate CBE, FMedSci
MRC Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology
Faculty of Medicine
Clinical and Experimental Sciences/Southampton General Hospital, UK

Medicine Grand Rounds (Virtually)
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Topic: "The five ages of asthma and beyond"

First Lecture 2019

K Frank Austen, MD.
Astra Zeneca Professor of Respiratory and Inflammatory Diseases
Department of Medicine, Emertius
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine; Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy

Medicine Grand Rounds
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Topic: “Intrinsic and extrinsic regulation of innate and induced tissue mast cells"