Freedom from
infections for all children

PIDS is the world’s largest membership organization that connects physicians, doctoral-level scientists, and others who specialize in the treatment, control, and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children.

About PIDS

Who we are

PIDS (Pediatric Infectious Disease Society) is the world’s largest organization of professionals dedicated to the treatment, control and eradication of infectious diseases affecting children. Membership is comprised of physicians, doctoral-level scientists and others in the field of pediatric infectious diseases or related disciplines through clinical practice, research, teaching and/or administrative activities.

PIDS works closely with many professional organizations that share its goals, including the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, the Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases in Latin America, The Asian Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Join Us


Membership in PIDS is open to physicians, doctoral-level scientists and other persons who have training or are in the course of training in infectious diseases or its related disciplines, and who are identified with the discipline of pediatric infectious diseases or its related activities. Membership in PIDS allows you to:

  • Receive a yearly online subscription to the official PIDS publication, the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
  • Keep abreast of the latest advances in pediatric infectious diseases research findings through educational symposia and membership mailings.
  • Ensure that issues unique to pediatric infectious diseases are thoughtfully considered through collaborative projects with other medical associations.
  • Have a voice in planning the future educational needs of pediatric infectious diseases fellows.

Improving the health of children worldwide through philanthropic support of scientific and educational programs.