Annual Harold Neu Symposium (Infectious Diseases) - 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

This conference has already taken place.

SUNY Global Center - New York, NY
1 Day Conference May 7th, 2019
4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


The field of infectious diseases (ID) is constantly undergoing changes in the approach to patient management that is being shaped and driven by expanding populations of immunocompromised patients, emerging and re-emerging pathogens, advances in new technologies, and better understanding of the biology of diseases and host-pathogen interactions. This symposium will provide updated information and new knowledge in these areas that are further specified in the attached detailed program agenda. The goal for this activity is to bring ID experts and other ID
related health care professionals in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and other nearby areas together with experts in currently relevant ID fields including bench and clinical research, as well as microbiology, pharmacology, vaccine development and public health research and updates.

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Dates and Times

Start: 5/7/2019 12:00 AM
End: 5/7/2019 6:00 PM


1. Discuss the diagnosis and management of infections in immunocompromised patients including cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, solid organ transplant patients and bone marrow transplant patients.
2. Choose optimal treatment options and outcome in this patient population.
3. Understand how treatment with immunomodulators in clinical medicine increases the risk for infections.
4. Understand what vaccinations can be used in immunocompromised patients
5. Determine the best time when vaccination should be given to immunocompromised hosts.
6. Know about emerging infections that can potentially occur in our patients in New York.
7. Have knowledge about HIV vaccine trials and the potential to recruit patients into them.


  • Dr. Ana Berbel Caban
    • Under the Radar Outbreak of MRSA Bloodstream Infections in Adult Medicine Wards Revealed by Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Dr. Demetre Daskalakis
    • New York City: Outbreaks Old and New
  • Dr. Bettina Fries
    • Welcome & Introduction to Challenges We Face with Immunocompromised Patients
  • Dr. Francisco Gonzalez
    • Creation of Characterizations of Capsular Switch Strains for Assessment of Type-Specific Proprieties in Group B Streptococcus
  • Dr. Kieren Marr
    • Management of Infections in Immunocompromised Host
  • Dr. Mark Mulligan
    • HIV Vaccine: Long and Winding Road of Progress
  • Dr. Lorry Rubin
    • Vaccination Guidelines for Immunocompromised Patients


SUNY Global Center
116 E 55th St
New York, NY 11794


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook and Infectious Disease Society of New York. The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Give us a call
(631) 444-2094
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 142
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222