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Institute for Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease 2014 International Symposium

June 16 – 20, 2014

Symposium Highlights

Charles A. Dinarello, MD

Monday, June 16:
"Blocking Interleukin-1-Mediated Inflammation: From Basic Biology to Clinical Benefits"
Immunology, Inflammation, and Autoimmunity | Drexel Prize in Immunology Lecture

Presented by:
Charles A. Dinarello, MD, professor of medicine and immunology, University of Colorado School of Medicine; professor of experimental medicine, Raboud University

Claire M. Fraser, PhD

Tuesday, June 17:
"The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease"
Microbial Pathogenesis and Vaccines | Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease Lecture

Presented by:
Claire M. Fraser, PhD, professor of medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine; director, Institute for Genome Sciences

Craig Thompson, MD

Wednesday, June 18:
"Cancer Metabolism Comes of Age"
Cancer Biology and Neoplastic Disease | Drexel Prize in Cancer Biology Lecture

Presented by:
Craig Thompson, MD, president and CEO, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

W. Dalton Dietrich, PhD

Thursday, June 19:
"Translational Research in Brain and Spinal Cord Injury: Accomplishments and Future Directions"
Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury | Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine Lecture

Presented by:
W. Dalton Dietrich, PhD, scientific director, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis; Kinetic Concepts Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery, senior associate dean for discovery science, and professor of neurological surgery, neurology and cell biology and anatomy, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Lois Pope LIFE Center

Donald H. Gilden, MD

Friday, June 20:
"Varicella zoster Virus and Giant Cell Arteritis"
HIV CNS Disease, Reservoirs, and Eradication | Drexel's Hilary Koprowski Prize in Neurovirology Lecture

Presented by:
Donald H. Gilden, MD, Louise Baum Endowed Chair and Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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Full Symposium Schedule

The full symposium agenda is available on pages 14 through 23 of the abstract booklet [PDF].

Interactive Meeting Guide

In addition, an electronic meeting guide is available via The electronic meeting guide features:

  • The ability to create your own personalized meeting agenda with timed reminders
  • A searchable abstract listing
  • A notepad that you can use to jot down notes during the meeting

To access the meeting guide from your desktop or laptop computer, visit

From a mobile device, you will need to download the Guidebook app and then find the symposium meeting guide. You can do this by:

From any of these places, you will be prompted to download the app. One you have done so, search for "2014 IMMID Symposium" and you will have access to the meeting guide from there.

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The 2014 International Symposium on Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease is grateful to the following organizations for their support:

Major Sponsors - Drexel University College of Medicine

  • Office of the Vice Dean for Research
  • Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease
  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies

Major Sponsors - Temple University School of Medicine

  • Department of Neuroscience

Sponsors - Drexel University College of Medicine

  • Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI)
  • Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Department of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine)


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Students walking down the hall at the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease at Drexel University College of Medicine.