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Allergy & Immunology Conferences


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.

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


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
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Topic: TBA

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"