The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society is ...

... the world's largest professional organization whose members are the scientific and medical authorities on the care and prevention of infectious diseases in children.  Our members are leaders across the global scientific and public health spectrum, with expertise in clinical care, advocacy, academics, government and pharmaceutical issues.

From fellowship training to continuing medical education, research to regulatory issues and guideline development, PIDS members are the core professionals advocating for the improved health of children with infectious diseases, both nationally and around the world.  They lead critical public health advisory committees that determine best practices in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases in children, including immunization and antibiotic resistance, and the education of pediatricians.

Membership Benefits: Information, Education, Advocacy, Recognition

Our members have the opportunity to network and learn at opinion-leading meetings that PIDS sponsors with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Members benefit from:

Continuing Education and Clinical Practice

  • Subscription to our Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS).
  • Monthly electronic newsletters timely email alerts, and urgent updates on the latest in pediatric infectious diseases research, clinical practice and childhood vaccines.
  • Access to and CME credits for educational symposia at key meetings of IDSA, PAS, AAP, and global infectious diseases societies (ASPR, ESPID and WSPID).
  • Discounted registration for PREP: ID, the comprehensive review and update of pediatric infectious diseases
  • Online tools and resources, including: a directory of pediatric infectious diseases training programs, member directory, research funding sources, and jobs-posting site.
  • A "Maintenance of Certification" module, in partnership with AAP.
  • Preparation assistance for program directors anticipating site visits.
  • Up-to-the-minute information on pertinent national security and related issues, including infection control and antibiotic stewardship.

Professional Development, Research Advocacy and Recognition

  • Opportunities to help shape infectious diseases policy and guidelines via national- and international-level committee participation.
  • Career development presentations at key meetings and conferences.
  • Society Awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the field.
  • Fellowship Awards for basic and clinical research.
  • Scholarships and travel grants.
  • Expanded opportunities for research collaborations through networking.

To Apply for membership online, click here:

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To view a list of PIDS Research and Fellowship award opportunities, visit here.