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The PIDS IDWeek Program Chairs are pleased  to announce exciting  PIDS-sponsored programming at 2019 IDWeek in Washington DC:


Special Opening Day Session

  • Measles Outbreak – Updates from the US and International Outbreaks and Practical Hospital Management Issues  (Wednesday, October 2 from 1:30PM to 3:15PM)

Interactive Symposia:

  • Challenging Cases in Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Wednesday, October 2 from 1:30PM to 3:15PM)
  • Mano-a Mano:  Impact of Pre-Transplant Respiratory Viral Infection on Post-Transplant Outcomes,   Reverse Syphilis Screening Algorithms,  Kawasaki Treatment Controversies (Friday, October 4 from 10:30AM to 11:45AM)
  • The Year’s Innovations in Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Saturday, October 5 from 3:15PM to 4:30PM)


  • Diagnosis and Management of Congenital CMV  on Both Sides of the Pond (Joint PIDS/ESPID) (Saturday, October 5 from 1:30PM to 3:15PM)
  • Hot Topics in Pediatric Infectious Diseases  (Top Publications of the Year) (Friday, October 4 from 1:45-3:00)
  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis:  State of the Art Clinical and Research
  • A Precision Approach to the Management of Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis (Sunday, October 6 from 8:00AM to 9:00AM)
  • Impact of Early Life Microbiome Disruptions in the Child  (Saturday, October 5 from 1:45PM to 3:00PM)
  • Help or Hype:  Update on Biomarkers in the Management of Infectious Diseases (Thursday, October 3 from 10:30AM to 11:45AM)
  • The Cutting Edge in Pediatric Osteomyelitis  (Friday, October 4 from 3:15PM to 4:30PM)

Named Lectureships/Awards

  • Caroline B. Hall Lectureship (Thursday, October 3 from 3:15PM to 4:30PM)
  • Stanley Plotkin Lectureship in Vaccinology (Friday, October 4 from 4:45PM to 6:00PM)

Meet the Professor

  • Fighting the TB Epidemic in Children and Adolescents – Game Changing Advances in Pediatric TB (Saturday, October 5 from 8:00AM to 9:00AM)
  • Critical and flexible partnerships between the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and Infection Prevention and Control: Real-time, Sequence-based Investigation of Hospital Outbreaks (Thursday, October 3 from 8:00AM to 9:00AM)

Original Research

  • 3 Oral Abstract Sessions:  Emerging Viral Infections, Viral Infections, Bacterial Infections (Thrusday - Saturday, October 3-5 from 1:45PM to 3:00PM)
  • Poster Sessions (Thrusday - Saturday, October 3-5 from 12:15PM to 12:45PM)


To register for IDWeek or to view the Interactive Program, visit the official website at