Recordings of talks and panel discussions, and poster summary videos are now available at the Center for Drug Safety and Immunology:


SJS/TEN 2021: Collaboration, Innovation and Community *  is a two-day virtual meeting that builds on the success of the previous meetings SJS/TEN 2017: Building Multidisciplinary Networks to Drive Science and Translation and SJS/TEN 2019: From Science to Translation meetings held March 2, 2017 in Orlando and April 26 and 27, 2019 in Vancouver Canada respectively. 

Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) is a life-threatening condition that is typically drug-induced and has a mortality rate of on average 20% but up to 50% or more in high-risk populations.  In some cases the cause of SJS/TEN cannot be determined. For those that survive the acute phase, the recovery period is long, quality and productivity of life can be significantly affected and the medical community still struggles to understand the long-term effects of SJS/TEN. Although scientific advances are occurring rapidly, the optimal evidence-based acute and long-term management has yet to be determined.  The concept of our meetings is a cross-disciplinary exchange that brings together the community of SJS/TEN Survivors, their families, Scientists and Clinicians to truly understand the impact of this disease and to continue to foster growth of a collaborative and interactive community and research network.  As was achieved with  SJS/TEN 2017 and SJS/TEN 2019 central to the meeting is the community engagement to identify unmet clinical, scientific and psychosocial needs.  The meeting will aim to highlight cutting edge research that is relevant to core translational objectives of the prediction, prevention, earlier diagnosis and optimized treatment of SJS/TEN. A key aim integral to the SJSTEN meetings is to provide an integrative and multidisciplinary mentorship model and provide support and foster the careers of early investigators.

***Registration is complementary however to create a login to the webinar and access all conference materials you must register***

Key highlights of the SJSTEN 2021 meeting include:

*Funding for this conference was made possible by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) R13AR078623

Legal & Commerical Solicitation is Prohibited with Faculty & Conference Attendees

Meeting Chairs:

Elizabeth J. Phillips

MD, FIDSA, FAAAAI Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology Professor of Pharmacology John A. Oates Chair in Clinical Research Center for Drug Safety and Immunology Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Sherrie J. Divito

MD, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Dermatology Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dana Farber Cancer Institute Boston Children’s Hospital

Charles S. Bouchard

MD, MA John P. Mulcahy Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology Loyola University Medical Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Please make sure to have Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox as a browser to use the platform and to view the sessions please have ZOOM installed as an application on your computible machine.
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Our speakers as well as attendees are participating from across the globe. We understand your schedule may not allow you to attend portions of the event. Though you may miss the live interactions, note that all talks will be recorded (unless a speaker does not consent) and will be available on-demand after the event is over. The posters will be available for later viewing as well.
The meeting website will be available until 30 days after the event () and the recordings and posters will be available for viewing on the website during that period. Beyond that, we are planning to host all videos from the event on a Youtube channel and/or our VUMC webpage:
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