Named Lectures

Named Lectures

Each year, the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology presents several named lectures during the Annual Scientific Meeting. The “Bela Schick,” “John P. McGovern” and “Bernard Berman” lectures are presented annually. The “Daniel J. Goodman” and “Lester Mittelstaedt” lectures are presented in alternate years and the “Luisa Businco Lecture” is presented during the International Food Allergy Symposium.

The allergists selected to present named lectures embody the high standards and achievements of the physicians for whom the lectures are named. The College is proud to present the following named lectures at its 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting. All lectures will be held at the Hynes Convention Center.

Bernard Berman Memorial Lecture

The College and the Future of Healthcare

Susan Rudd Bailey,

Saturday, October 28, 9:35 – 10:15 am

The annual Bernard Berman Memorial Lecture recognizes a kind, caring clinician-allergist with interests in the various aspects of allergy and a passion for teaching. The Memorial Lecture is a testament to Dr. Berman’s caring nature, unique skills as a gifted teacher and unselfish compassion for his patients. He was a past president of the College and one of the founders of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

Bela Schick Lecture

The Future of Medicine and Allergy -- Is It FINALLY a Brave New World?

J. Allen Meadows,

Sunday, October 29, 10:30 – 11:00 am

The annual Bela Schick Lecture is named in honor of one of medicine’s most respected scientists. Bela Schick was born in Hungary and attended medical school in Austria. After serving as Extraordinary Professor of Children’s Diseases at the University of Vienna, he immigrated to the United States in 1923. He was a pediatrician at Mt. Sinai in New York for many years, loved by his patients and respected by his fellows. Dr. Schick is best known for his work with Clemens von Pirquet on anaphylaxis and for the test he developed to assess immunity in diphtheria.

Lester Mittelstaedt Lecture

The Evolution of the Child “At Risk” for the Development of Food Allergy

David M. Fleischer,

Sunday, October 29, 2:35 – 3:05 pm

The biennial Mittelstaedt Lecture recognizes outstanding contributions in the specialty of allergy, asthma and immunology. A leader in the field of allergy and immunology, Dr. Mittelstaedt played a key role in gaining the certification of qualified allergists. Known for his educational programs, Dr. Mittelstaedt is a past president of the American Association for Clinical Immunology & Allergy (AACIA).

John P. McGovern Lecture

GINA 2017: How Will This Change My Practice?

Paul O'Byrne,

Monday, October 30, 8:05 – 8:30 am

This annual lectureship is supported by a grant from the John P. McGovern Foundation. The Foundation sought to establish a lectureship that would recognize eminent physicians and scientists, both clinicians and researchers, who have contributed meritoriously to the advancement of knowledge in the specialty of allergy-immunology. Lecturers receive the prized John P. McGovern medallion, created especially for the lectureship. Dr. McGovern was a past president of the College and a strong leader in the field of patient care.

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