About PIDS Membership

Our members are leaders across the global scientific and public health spectrum, with expertise in clinical care, advocacy, academics, government and pharmaceutical issues.

From fellowship training to continuing medical education, research to regulatory issues and guideline development, PIDS members are the core professionals advocating for the improved health of children with infectious diseases, both nationally and around the world.  They lead critical public health advisory committees that determine best practices in the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases in children, including immunization and antibiotic resistance, and the education of pediatricians.

Join Us

Membership requires completion of a membership application, nomination by a PIDS member in good standing, and the annual dues payment.

Member benefits

Our members have the opportunity to network and learn at opinion-leading meetings that PIDS sponsors with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • 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.

Membership Types

  • Student/Resident

    A medical student or resident with an interest in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

  • Fellow in Training

    Individuals who have entered in a postdoctoral program in pediatric infectious diseases or a related field.

  • Professional Member

    This category is for pharmacists, microbiologists, physician assistants and nurses with an interest in pediatric infectious diseases.

  • Full Member

    This category is for individuals who have completed postdoctoral or equivalent training in pediatric infectious diseases or a related field.

  • Fellow Advancement

    This category recognizes members who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession.

  • Emeritus

    Members or Fellows in good standing, upon reaching the age of 65 and retiring from ID professional activities, may be granted emeritus status. For more information, please contact PIDS at pids@idsociety.org.


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