120. Hot topics in pediatric infectious diseases
Session: Symposium: Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Friday, October 21, 2011: 9:25 AM
Room: 210ABC

Larry Pickering, MD, FIDSA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Larry K. Pickering, MD, is senior advisor to the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases of the CDC, Executive Secretary of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine, and subsequently completed his pediatric residency and infectious diseases fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr Pickering is past president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society of North America and a past member of the Infectious Diseases Subboard of the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Pickering is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the Scientific Program Committee and is a current member of the Awards Committee. He is a past member of the Program Committee of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), past member of the Maternal and Child Health Subcommittee Study Section of the NIH and Research Advisory Committee of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors and treasurer of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Dr. Pickering’s research interests include immunizations, infectious diarrhea, child-care related illnesses, and protective factors in human milk. He is the current editor of the Red Book® of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), coeditor of the fourth edition of the text book Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr Pickering is a recipient of the Edward J. van Liere Research Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Founder’s Award of the Southern Society for Pediatric Research, the 2007 Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society's Distinguished Physician Award and the 2010 Section on ID Award for Lifetime Contributions to ID Education from the AAP. He was named Outstanding Clinical Faculty Member by the graduating class at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He chaired the evidenced based clinical practice guidelines for immunizations for the IDSA and serves on the IDSA infectious diarrhea guidelines panel. He is Chair of the infectious diseases section of the third edition of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards for Child Care Programs.

Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. EST Thursday, Oct. 20 with the exception of research findings presented at IDSA press conferences.