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 meeting, the International Congress on Infectious Diseases, as well as our online learning platform, ISID's Knowledge Exchange.

International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID)

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.

International Congress on Infectious Diseases 2022

Knowledge Exchange

The Knowledge Exchange platform is an online resource that shares open-access educational modules, webinars, and interactive discussions. ISID’s 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. The 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.

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Practical Toolkit for Providing Holistic Care for Aging People With HIV

This toolkit contains straightforward guidance for caring for older people with HIV, including navigating comorbidities and polypharmacy, screening and managing chronic diseases, coordinating care across specialists, and supporting mental wellness. It also contains materials for providers to distribute to encourage patients to be active participants in their own care. These tools have been developed with renowned US and European HIV experts. Download the free toolkit in your language today.

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COVID-19 Clinical Case Challenge: A Focus on Treatment in Children | 0.5-hour CME/CE

How ready are you to support children with moderate to severe COVID-19? Test your knowledge of the latest evidence and guidelines with this Clinical Case Challenge Series and see how you stack-up vs. your peers.

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COVID-19 Clinical Case Challenge: Coordinating Timely Referral and Treatment | 0.5-hour CME/CE

When a patient with mild COVID-19 requires escalated care, timely decisions are critical. Can you recognize a patient at risk of, or progressing to, serious illness? How accurate are your on-the-spot treatment decisions when examined in the light of the latest clinical evidence and guidelines? Test your skills with this Clinical Case Challenge Series and see how your results compare to your peers.

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COVID-19 Clinical Case Challenge: Optimizing Initial Treatment | 0.5-hour CME/CE

Clinical evidence and treatment options for moderate to severe COVID-19 continue to develop as the pandemic unfolds. Are you ready to provide optimal treatment right away for patients presenting with significant illness from COVID-19? Access this interactive Clinical Case Challenge Series for a simulated hands-on experience to test your skills and see how your scores compare to those of other providers. This specific case will challenge you to:

  • Optimize Care Early in the Disease Course
  • Initiate Treatment in Moderately Ill Patients

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Responding to Clinical Changes in COVID-19 | 0.5-hour CME/CE | Clinical Case Challenge Series

Even after starting the right treatment, the clinical status of hospitalized patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 can change rapidly, especially for patients with comorbid conditions. How well can you recognize and respond to dynamic changes? Test your skills and see how you score vs. your peers in this interactive Clinical Case Challenge!

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COVID-19 Clinical Case Challenge: Treating COVID in the ICU | 0.5-hour CME/CE

Timely and appropriate clinical decisions are crucial in the intensive care unit, where patients are battling critical and potentially life-threatening illness from COVID-19. Sharpen your skills and see how your performance compares to other HCPs in this Clinical Case Challenge Series.

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International Perspectives on HIV Prevention: An Expert Discussion on Patient-Centered Approaches | 0.5-hour CME/CE | Video Podcast

To meet 2030 targets for ending the HIV epidemic, global health initiatives emphasize the urgent need to scale up HIV prevention services, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). In this video podcast, leading HIV experts Adam Spivak, MD, from the US and Laura Waters, MD, FRCP, from the UK dive into the latest guidelines and evidence on current and emerging PrEP options and discuss real-world patient insights that shed light on opportunities to improve engagement and counseling about PrEP.

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International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (The Meeting)

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.

8th International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance