Plenary Lectures

SAHM proudly presents two plenary lectures in 2022, in addition to  the Gallagher Lecture.


Learn more about the Plenary Speakers:


Wednesday, March 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m. PT

Dr. Cornelis (Kees) Rietmeijer, MD, PhD

Cornelis (Kees) Rietmeijer, MD, PhD, is internationally recognized as a clinical, research, public health and policy leader and educator in the area of STI and HIV. He is most recently medical director of the Denver STD/HIV Clinical Prevention Training Center and professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. He is the former President of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association and director of the North American Region of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Dr. Rietmeijer is a member of the Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections for the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, and is a co-author of their recent report. He is a consultant to WHO on guidelines for STI syndromic management. He will speak on the the IOM report/STI management and where we are going or should be going with STI policies and programs. 

Saturday, March 12, 10:15 a.m.-11:15 p.m. PT

Peter Rowe, MD

Dr. Rowe received his bachelor's from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and attended medical school at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He completed his residency training in pediatrics, fellowship training, and Chief Residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was a member of the medical staff of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario from 1987-1991 before returning to Johns Hopkins.
He is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. His clinical and research interests for the last 25 years have focused on medical conditions characterized by chronic fatigue. His work has emphasized the importance of a variety of physiologic risk factors for chronic fatigue syndrome, including circulatory dysfunction, joint laxity, allergic inflammation, and adverse biomechanical strain.
He has directed the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center since 1996, where he is the inaugural recipient of the Sunshine Natural Wellbeing Foundation Chair in Chronic Fatigue and Related Disorders.


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