News & Announcements

What’s in the News: Study Finds Children with Cancer Have a Greater Risk of Severe COVID-19

Among children and adolescents with cancer and COVID-19 globally, one fifth experienced severe and critical illness, and a higher proportion of patients died than reported in the general pediatric population….

What’s in the News: AAP Cautions Against Off-label Use of COVID-19 Vaccines in Children Under 12

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently cautioned against off-label use of COVID-19 vaccines in children younger than 12 years old. In an Aug. 23 statement, the organization recommended against…

What’s in the News: COVID-19 Cases in Children Reach Winter Surge Levels

Pediatric cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have now reached levels seen during the 2020-2021 winter surge. About 204,000 cases were recorded in the week ending Aug. 26, the second…

Call for IDWeek-PIDS Vice Chair-elect Position

The PIDS Board of Directors and Program and Meetings Committee is seeking nominations for the PIDS Vice Chair-elect to the IDWeek Planning Committee. If you are interested in being considered for this…

Aug. 23, 2021

PIDS mourns the loss of Walter T. Hughes, MD, first president of PIDS

On Sunday, August 8, at the age of 91, Dr. Walter Hughes passed away. Dr. Hughes was a founding member and first president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and…

What’s in the News: Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine Receives Full FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval on Aug. 23 to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in those 16 years of age and older. The action makes…

What’s in the News: Younger Children May Be More Likely to Spread SARS-CoV-2 at Home

Younger children may be more likely to transmit SARS-CoV-2 infection at home compared with older children, with the highest odds of transmission observed for children 0 to 3 years old,…

What’s in the News: New Guidance on RSV During Delayed Season

An offseason spike in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections recently prompted the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to recommend that clinicians consider using palivizumab for high-risk infants in affected areas….

Member Spotlight: Dr. José Romero

José R. Romero, MD, is the Arkansas Secretary of Health and Director of the Department of Health (ADH). He is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at…

Aug. 6, 2021

President’s Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant

Drum roll, please. The PIDS/IDSA Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis in Pediatrics were published in JPIDS this week. I want to acknowledge all…

Call for Applications for Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (JPIDS), The Official Journal of PIDS

Please consider this rewarding opportunity! The PIDS Editor Selection Subcommittee of the Publications Committee seeks applications for the next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.  Dr….

What’s in the News: PIDS Supports Universal Masking for Students and School Staff, COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Health Care Workers

PIDS recently announced its strong support of universal masking for all school staff and students 2 years of age and older, as well as vaccination against COVID-19 for all eligible, in line…

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