The Committee identifies and evaluates issues related to the clinical practice of pediatric infectious diseases that are important to implementing the Society’s Mission, keeps the membership informed about these issues, and works with other organizations to foster excellence in the clinical practice of medicine.

The Committee oversees and coordinates communications within the Society, between the Society and other organizations with shared missions, and between the Society and the public. The Committee also evaluates publications of the Society, as well as other potential communication vehicles in meeting the needs of the membership, conducts negotiations for publications, as needed, and develops recommendations for future means of communication, including long-range plans for PIDSNews.

The Committee develops and makes recommendations on the development of any new educational meeting program, or services for members; establishes an ongoing process to get feedback from the membership on their educational needs; oversees the Society’s efforts to obtain ACCME accreditation, if needed; monitors developments with respect to post-graduate education in pediatric infectious diseases, developments with respect to certification and recertification in pediatric infectious diseases; and makes recommendations for activities/issues under its purview that involve federal legislation and regulation.

The Committee oversees the Society’s financial activities, makes suggestions regarding the investment and use of Society monies to promote its goals and programs, and determines whether membership dues are appropriate for the expenses incurred by the Society.

The Committee will foster interactions with other international pediatric infectious diseases societies, such as WSPID, ESPID, ANZPID, etc.; to establish a clearinghouse to facilitate training experiences in international locations; consider developing a fellowship for training in developing countries; identify session topics for educational programming; and identify potential international members and benefits.

The subcommittee establishes best practices for developing, monitoring and implementing ASPs in hospitals caring for children and focuses its efforts on ASP tools, educational curriculum and research.

The Pediatric Transplant ID Committee promotes multicenter research in pediatric transplant ID with the aim of facilitating research to understand, treat and prevent infections and their complications in children undergoing solid organ or stem cell transplantation. The Committee will foster research on host-microbe interactions and their impact on transplant outcome and provide a platform to propose research concepts that can leverage a vast network of potential investigators at individual sites who have a keen interest in collaboration. The Committee will work to promote education and collaboration through ongoing efforts to develop transplant ID curricula and an annual Pediatric Transplant ID Symposium sponsored by the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and PIDS.

The Committee participates in planning scientific programs for annual meetings, such as Pediatric Academic Societies and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, participates in the organization of the International meeting, and collaborates in planning with the American Academy of Pediatrics for their annual meetings.

The Committee develops, oversees, and promotes a quality scholarly journal reflecting the diverse interests of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; oversees the publication of the Society’s scientific journal; reports to Council, at least annually, regarding the editorial and financial status of the journal; and makes recommendations to Council on substantive editorial policy issues and financial matters.

The Committee identifies and evaluates research-related issues that are important to implementing the mission of the Society, keeps the membership informed about these issues and works with other organizations to foster excellence in medical research.

Assist the Social Media Work Group in maintaining PIDS’ online presence via Facebook and Twitter by posting pediatric ID relevant information during conferences.

The Committee oversees the publication of the e-brochure, “Directory of Training Programs in Pediatric Infectious Diseases”, serves to inform and support training program directors on issues such as accreditation, fellowship support, and manpower; enhances standards for fellowship training; and communicates with members on issues related to re-certification of Pediatric Infectious Diseases sub-specialists.

The Committee develops and implements a set of coherent recommendations and actions for PIDS, emphasizing proactive rather than reactive efforts concerning vaccine safety.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Education and Research Foundation Committees

The Committee reviews applications submitted for Fellowship Awards given by the Society, selects recipients, and reviews progress reports written by awardees.


The Committee reviews applications submitted for the PIDS – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Fellowship Program in Basic and Translational Research given by the Society, selects recipients, and reviews progress reports written by awardees.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Assist PIDS representatives and/or meetings staff with pediatric sessions at the IDWeek and PAS meetings. This will include, but is not limited to, speaker introductions, meeting attendee engagement in sessions, and room counts.

Reviewers will assist PIDS representatives in the IDWeek and PAS abstract review process. This entails reviewing and scoring assigned abstracts submissions in accordance with the instructions provided by PIDS representatives and/or meetings staff. A tight turnaround for reviews (generally 7 days) is required for IDWeek and PAS abstract reviewers.

The working group will work with PIDS Staff to consider specific ways to improve the Society’s use of existing (and new) social media tools to assist in the Society’s efforts to communicate with other organizations, its members and the public.

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