ISID's educational 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 and the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance; our online, open-access Guide to Infection Control in the Healthcare Setting; and our peer-reviewed, open access journal - the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.

International Congress on Infectious Diseases

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.

Past ICID Resources

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.

Past IMED Resources

A Guide to Infection Control in the Healthcare Setting

A free, online resource on the principles and interventions needed to reduce the rate of healthcare associated infections.

The science of infection prevention has grown in importance over the last 30 years and is in constant evolution. Written and edited by international leaders and front-line practitioners from around the world, the Guide summarizes the most up to date principles, interventions, and strategies for maximizing the reduction of healthcare-associated infections. The chapters are intended to facilitate the implementation of effective infection prevention and control measures across different resource levels; improve quality of care; minimize risk; save lives; and reduce costs.

Guide to Infection Control in the Healthcare Setting

International Journal of Infectious Diseases

The International Journal of Infectious Diseases (IJID) is the official publication of ISID.

It offers open access to peer-reviewed infectious diseases research, case reports, and clinical trial updates covering epidemiology, clinical diagnosis, treatment, and control of infectious diseases. In addition, it seeks to enhance the reader’s understanding of the medical and cultural factors that affect infectious diseases and provides insight into their prevention, treatment, and management.

An open access publishing fee payable by research authors or research funders, enables the Journal to be published online each month for no subscription fee, making it available to infectious disease researchers and clinicians throughout the world, irrespective of their location or resources.

International Journal of Infectious Diseases

Instructions for authors

Contact the publisher

Eskild Petersen, Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

Kami Kim, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA
Lucille Blumberg, South Africa National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa
Shui Shan Lee, The Chines University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong

Editorial Office
Annette Fowler, Elsevier Ltd., Oxford, England, UK

Editorial Advisory Board
Jaffar Al-Tawfiq, Dhahran, Saudia Arabia
Mark Holodniy, Palo Alto, USA
Ashish Bhalla, Chandigarh, India
Yao Kaihu, Beijing, China
Bin Cao, Beijing, China
Keith Klugman,Seattle, USA
Ron Dagan, Beersheba, Israel
Hakan Leblebicioglu,Samsun, Turkey
David Fisman,Toronto, Canada
Mark Mendelson, Cape Town, South Africa
Rodrigo Guabiraba, Nouzilly, France
Xavier Sáez-Llorens, Panama City, Panama
Rana Hajjeh,Cairo, Egypt

ISSN: 1201-9712

The Journal is indexed on MEDLINE.