ISID's education programs seek to strengthen the specialty of Infectious Diseases globally, support the ongoing professional development of Infectious Disease practitioners and improve clinical practice. We advance these goals through our meetings: The International Congress on Infectious Diseases – The Congress, the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance – The Meeting, as well as our online learning platform, ISID's Knowledge Exchange.
International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance
Emerging diseases are now, more than ever, at the center of the world’s attention. The realization that new infectious diseases may be recognized at any time, in any place, has dramatically raised awareness of our need to understand emerging pathogens.
This meeting embodies the One Health model of emerging diseases, recognizing the commonality of human, environmental, and animal health, asking:
- What are the most important emerging diseases threats?
- What biological, ecological, social and other factors lead to their emergence?
- How can we quickly detect their occurrence in order to prepare and respond in timely and appropriate ways?
At this meeting, diverse and world-renowned colleagues come together biennially to present new knowledge and breakthroughs on how to discover, detect, understand, prevent, and respond to outbreaks of global emerging threats.
The Knowledge Exchange (formerly known as IKEEP) platform is an online resource that shares open-access educational modules, webinars, and interactive discussions. ISID’s new online learning environment focuses on sharing evidence-based information for infectious disease management, control and prevention in resource-limited settings.
The content hosted on Knowledge Exchange serves as an enduring education resource for practitioners around the globe with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. Launched in October 2020, Knowledge Exchange shares critical infectious disease knowledge covering a range of global infectious disease priorities and provides content focused on career development and leadership skill-building.
International Congress on Infectious Diseases – The Congress
The leading international meeting on global infectious diseases, delivering a unique blend of basic science and clinical practice.
Meetings are held biennially in different regions of the world reflecting ISID’s recognition of the global burden of infectious diseases. As a result, the Congress is notable for the extraordinarily wide range of countries represented and the opportunities it affords for the close exchange of cutting-edge scientific knowledge and communication between colleagues from around the world.
Distinguished by innovative approaches to delivering evidence-based knowledge and a world-class scientific program presented by leading international experts who have first hand experience and knowledge of the conditions they discuss, the agenda ranges from regional disease priorities to global hot topics.