“A thriving pediatric infectious diseases specialty is crucial to world health. PIDS will lead renewed efforts to expand our workforce and deliver appropriate compensation to achieve the goal of safeguarding all children from infectious diseases.”
Dr. Bill Steinbach, PIDS President

PIDS exists to promote the health of children through the prevention and control of infectious diseases worldwide. We do this through the discovery (innovation) and implementation of strategies to prevent and treat infectious diseases around the world (impact) while training future generations of pediatric infectious diseases specialists. As we do this, we are committed to building a professional society that reflects the diversity of those we serve (inclusion). It’s who we are.

About PIDS

Who we are

PIDS (Pediatric Infectious Diseases 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.

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