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Allergy & Immunology Conferences

Weekly conferences include:

​Every Monday
7:00-8:00am - Journal Club at Rady’s Childrens Hospital, San Diego

Every Tuesday
12:00-1:30 pm - Journal Club at Scripps
2:00-3:00 pm -  Immunology School run by Drs. Alex Kim and Sandra Christiansen

In addition, Allergy fellows are invited to Tuesday morning and Friday morning Rheumatology Journal Club and Grand Rounds.

Annual Stephen I. Wasserman Immunology Lectureship                                

Dr. 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.


Third Annual Stephen I. Wasserman Immunology 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 - 8:30 a.m.
Topic: "Drug Hypersensitivity in the XXI Century: Delabeling and Desensitizing"

Second Annual Stephen I. Wasserman Immunology 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 - 8:30 a.m.
Topic: "The five ages of asthma and beyond"

First Annual Stephen I. Wasserman Immunology Lecture - 2019
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 - 8:30 a.m.
Topic: “Intrinsic and extrinsic regulation of innate and  induced tissue mast cells"