The members of the PIDS Education Committee are pleased to provide this update to the PIDS membership about our activities. There is depth of leadership and experience on the PIDS Education Committee, now 25 members strong. The 3 main aims of the Committee are to 1) engage with colleagues in partner societies to develop and promote educational programs and services for our membership; 2) develop educational materials that advance clinical care; and 3) consider strategies to bring ID education to the broader community.

Our committee has done great work toward achieving these goals. Some recent efforts and projects include:

  1. The development of transplant infectious diseases educational modules in collaboration with the American Society for Transplantation. The modules are accessible to PIDS members at https://www.pids.org/education-and-training/pediatric-transplant-id-education-modules.html (must be logged in to view).
  2. Participation in pilot testing of the IDSA CORE Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum for ID fellows (currently in beta testing) – anticipated release in summer 2019. Serving as educational liaisons for an advanced curriculum for fellows planning to become leaders in antimicrobial stewardship that is in development – anticipated release in 2020.
  3. Participation in curriculum development, awardee selection and ongoing evaluation of the Leadership in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Public Health (LEAP) Fellowship In partnership with IDSA and SHEA and funded by the CDC.
  4. Updating “MOC Made Simple” (http://www.pids.org/images/stories/pdf/MOC.pdf) to help members navigate all steps of the Maintenance of Certification process. The committee is currently seeking examples of Part 4 MOC projects (eg, small clinical, large clinical, educational) to house on the PIDS website for members to review. If you are willing to share your MOC efforts with our membership, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or myself (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  5. Securing funding to develop educational podcasts related to PIDS sponsored clinical practice guidelines.
  6. Updating the IDSA Infection Control Module to have a pediatric focus. The plan will be to house the updated module on IDSA’s new learning management system, when it is available (projected summer 2019).

The Education Committee meets roughly quarterly by phone to continue to address our aims and develop new ideas. Subcommittees addressing specific projects meet more often. We have an in-person meeting at least yearly during ID Week. The Education Committee is very fortunate to have so many active and experienced members and appreciates the support from PIDS!