Register today for the Antimicrobial Stewardship in Practice Educational Series! PIDS has partnered with SHEA to bring you the pediatric antimicrobial stewardship module derived from the June 3rd conference at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas CIty.

On October 25, 2011, the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases published an article entitled "Efficacy and Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccines: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." 

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society is pleased to announce the launch of its new quarterly journal, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS), dedicated to perinatal, childhood and adolescent infectious diseases.  For more information, please click here.

The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society has adopted a position statement regarding personal belief exemptions from immunization mandates.

On Tuesday, February 22, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth that manufacturers of childhoold vaccines cannot be sued by individuals who claim that they suffered vaccine-related injuries as a result of an alleged "design defect" in the vaccine (i.e., a theory that a manufacturer should have distributed a vaccine designed differently from the one that the child received.)

CDC published "Updated Recommendations for Use of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines - Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010" in the January 28 issue of MMWR.

CDC published "Update: Influenza Activitiy - United States, October 3-December 11, 2010" in the December 24, 2010 issue of MMWR.

Framework of Sustainable Actions Outlined by Leading Experts