News & Announcements

Nov. 22, 2023

In The News: Leftover Antibiotics ‘Major Barrier to Antimicrobial Stewardship’

Reporting on survey results of antibiotic use, Healio reports nearly half of respondents prescribed antibiotics stop their treatment early. Three-quarters shared they save leftover antibiotics for future use. This mirrors…

Nov. 8, 2023

President’s Letter from Bill Steinbach – Society Priorities in the New Era

It is an exciting time to be part of PIDS. Fantastic leadership over the last many years has led us to a Society with over 2,000 members, strong financial position,…

Nov. 8, 2023

In The News: Infectious Disease Groups Urge CMS to Retire Sepsis Treatment Guidelines

PIDS is a co-signer of the statement – New Recommendations to Improve Sepsis Outcomes – reported on by Medpage Today. Our partners, which includes IDSA, SHEA, SIDP, and others, call…

Nov. 8, 2023

In The News: COVID Vax During Pregnancy Linked to Lower Risk of Poor Neonatal Outcomes

Medpage Today shares results from a study into maternal mRNA vaccination during pregnancy. The Canadian cohort study revealed COVID-19 vaccinations during pregnancy were associated with lower risks of poor neonatal…

Oct. 25, 2023

Member Spotlight: Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker, MD, is Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at University of Colorado School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO). She…

Oct. 25, 2023

In The News: Study: Maternal Pertussis Vaccination Prevents Most Infant Infections

From an Australian study, Healio reports maternal pertussis vaccination prevented 66% of pertussis infections among infants aged up to six months, with protection extending to eight months. No evidence was…

Oct. 25, 2023

In The News: Diversity in Medicine Necessary to Meet Needs of Patients, Provide ‘Culturally Effective Care’

Healio details a racial and gender bias in health care presentation from a recent pulmonary meeting that has medicine-wide implications. While more women and underrepresented in medicine groups have gone…

Oct. 25, 2023

PIDS Foundation News: Tanvi Sharma (Donor)

Tanvi Sharma, MD, MPH, is Associate Chief and Clinical Director within the division of pediatric ID, as well as Director of the Pediatric ID Fellowship Program at Boston Children’s Hospital….

Oct. 19, 2023

Dr. Chandy John Granted 2023 Caroline B. Hall Lectureship Award

Award highlights innovative research in infectious diseases affecting children in either an inpatient or outpatient setting Chandy John, MD, FPIDS, is the Caroline B. Hall Lectureship Award recipient for 2023….

Oct. 18, 2023

PIDS Recognizes Accomplishments by Dr. Jill Weatherhead with Young Investigator Award

Award honors a young physician just beginning their career in pediatric research for outstanding contributions in clinical or basic research in pediatric infectious diseases Jill Weatherhead, MD, MSc, PhD, a…

Oct. 17, 2023

2023 Stanley A. Plotkin Lecture in Vaccinology Delivered at IDWeek by Dr. Penny Heaton

Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field or related science that have impacted children and pediatric infectious diseases Penny Heaton, MD, a globally renowned vaccinologist,…

Oct. 16, 2023

PIDS Honors Patricia M. Flynn with the 2023 Walter T. Hughes Distinguished Physician Award

Renamed to honor PIDS first president, the award is presented to a pediatrician with a distinguished career in pediatric infectious diseases marked by significant contributions in infectious diseases Patricia Flynn,…

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