Membership in PIDS is open to physicians, doctoral-level scientists and other persons who have training or are in the course of training in infectious diseases or its related disciplines, and who are identified with the discipline of pediatric infectious diseases or its related activities.

Membership is not restricted by nationality, residence, place of birth, sex, race, creed, age, or condition of handicap.

  • Student/Resident: A medical student or resident with an interest in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
  • Fellow in Training: Individuals who have entered in a postdoctoral program in pediatric infectious diseases or a related field.
  • Allied Member: This category is for pharmacists, microbiologists, physician assistants and nurses with an interest in pediatric infectious diseases.
  • Full Member: This category is for individuals who have completed postdoctoral or equivalent training in pediatric infectious diseases or a related field.
  • Fellow Advancement: This category recognizes members who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession.
  • Emeritus: Members or Fellows in good standing, upon reaching the age of 65 and retiring from ID professional activities, may be granted emeritus status. For more information, please contact PIDS at
Full Member (United States) $300
International Full Member (includes Canada) $300
Developing Country (according to the World Bank listing) $100
Allied Member (PharmD, Microbiologists, APP, NP, PA) $150
Emeritus (age 65 and over) $119
Emeritus (without a subscription to JPIDS) $40
First Year Out-of-Fellowship $150
Medical Students and Residents* No Charge
First, Second, Third Year Fellows* No Charge
*Membership dues are waived and a subscription to the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society is offered to fellows, residents and medical students.
  • To receive a yearly online subscription to the official PIDS publication, the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
  • To keep abreast of the latest advances in pediatric infectious diseases research findings through educational symposia and membership mailings.
  • To ensure that issues unique to pediatric infectious diseases are thoughtfully considered through collaborative projects with other medical associations such as the Pediatric Academic Societies, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
  • To have a voice in planning the future educational needs of pediatric infectious diseases fellows.

Membership requires completion of a membership application, nomination by a PIDS member in good standing, and the annual dues payment. Your application can be submitted online by clicking here.