News & Announcements

Open Call for PIDS Vice Chair-elect to IDWeek Planning Committee

The Program and Meetings Committee seeks nominations to fill the critical role of Vice Chair, which represents PIDS and the pediatric track, on the IDWeek Planning Committee.  The IDWeek program…

Aug. 24, 2022

Member Spotlight: Bonnie M. Word

Bonnie M. Word, MD, is the director of Houston Travel Medicine Clinic. Dr. Word received her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at…

Aug. 24, 2022

In The News: FDA Approves Flu Medication Xofluza for Younger Children

As reported by Healio, the FDA has approved Xofluza, an oral medication, for children ages 5-11 who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours. It is also approved…

Aug. 24, 2022

In The News: Childhood Polio Vaccination Rate Is Dangerously Low in Some New York Communities, Increasing the Risk of an Outbreak

CNBC reports on the alarming polio vulnerabilities in some New York counties. This is despite a mandatory polio vaccine requirement in the state for all children attending day care and…

Aug. 24, 2022

PIDS Foundation News: Mary ‘Mimi’ Glode

Mary ‘Mimi’ Glodé, MD, retired from active practice in 2014 and is a Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Prior to that decision, she was a Professor…

Aug. 10, 2022

President’s Letter from C. Buddy Creech – Fostering Community Through Sharing Our Struggles

Just prior to the pandemic, a dear friend of mine introduced me to a phrase that increasingly comes to mind in group settings: When we share only our successes with each…

Aug. 10, 2022

In The News: New Study Estimates How Many Children Will Get Long COVID

NBC News reports on an international study estimating the prevalence of long COVID symptoms in children and compares that to adults. The project included 1,884 children diagnosed with COVID-19 seen…

Aug. 10, 2022

In The News: Early Recognition, Prompt Treatment Important in Managing Pediatric Enterocolitis

Healio spoke with a pair of PIDS members following the publication of their review article on pediatric enterocolitis. The authors remarked there was a dearth of current literature on managing…

Jul. 27, 2022


“The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the world’s largest organization of pediatric infectious diseases specialists, strongly supports a universal recommendation for COVID-19 vaccination of children six months of age and older,…

Jul. 27, 2022

Member Spotlight: George Liu

George Liu, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Liu received his MD from UCSD, and his PhD…

Jul. 27, 2022

In The News: CDC Issues Parechovirus Warning – Here’s What PeV Can Look Like in Infants

Health covers a recent CDC announcement on circulating parechovirus type 3 (PeV-A3) in multiple states. The advisory directed medical professionals to watch for the disease while treating 12-month-old babies who…

Jul. 27, 2022

In The News: Sharp Drop in Childhood Vaccinations Threatens Millions of Lives

The New York Times reports on analysis from UNICEF and the WHO of a staggering confluence of factors that contributed to the largest backslide in routine immunization in 30 years….

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