Transplant Infectious Diseases SIG

Join the Infectious Disease Discussion Forum

The ASBMT Transplant Infectious Diseases ListServ has been replaced with an online community. To learn more and join the conversation, click here.

'Infectious Disease in the Immunocompromised Host' Symposium  

Fred Hutch’s 2nd Symposium on Infectious Disease in the Immunocompromised Host took place June 19-20, 2017 in Seattle, WA and featured internationally renowned scholars discussing a broad range of topics including: vaccines, immunotherapy, fungal infections, the microbiome, respiratory viruses, and CMV.  Please go to the symposium website to view the program. 

Steering Committee

The steering committee provides leadership for the TID-SIG and linkage with the ASBMT leadership, and will nominate representatives to serve on appropriate ASBMT committees. The steering committee is made up of health care professionals, in the early to advanced stages of their careers, with an interest in transplant infectious diseases.

The steering committee includes the founding members of the TID-SIG:

Roy F. Chemaly, M.D., MPH, Chair (MD Anderson Cancer Center),
Michael Boeckh, M.D., Ph.D., Vice Chair (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center),
Aliyah Baluch, M.D., MSc (Moffitt Cancer Center)
Kieren Marr, M.D. (Johns Hopkins Hospital)
Janet Englund, M.D. (University of Washington)
Ella J. Ariza-Heredia, M.D. (MD Anderson Cancer Center)
Sherif B. Mossad, M.D. (The Cleveland Clinic Foundation)

ASBMT Staff Liaison - Elizabeth Jones

Join the Transplant Infectious Diseases Special Interest Group

Candidates who join the TID-SIG have greater visibility within ASBMT, promoting collaboration between physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other related specialties that have interest in infectious diseases and HCT. This SIG provides a forum for discussion of transplant infectious disease-related issues in the context of HCT and encourages research collaboration in this area.

In addition, members have opportunities to be involved in the annual meeting through plenary sessions, oral abstract sessions and poster presentations, and to serve on different ASBMT committees.

How You Can Join

Membership is open to any ASBMT member; those most likely to join include national and international health care professionals with interest in infectious diseases in HCT recipients. This includes:

  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Study coordinators
  • Other related health care professionals

If you would like to join the SIG, you must first be a member of the ASBMT. If you are already a member of ASBMT, send an email to to join this SIG.


Read the Transplant Infectious Diseases SIG charter for more information on the SIG's purpose, membership and committees, including committee composition, selection and responsibilities.

Access the 2009 "Guidelines for Preventing Infectious Complications among Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipients: A Global Perspective"