WSPID Board Congress Tips

​Luzia Arlant



​Why should people attend WSPID 2017?

Attending the WSPID is an unique opportunity to update new and fresh information and guidelines in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, besides being a venue for exchanging experiences with reference speakers from all over the world; it is an enjoyable way to get to know different touristic places. 


What is your top session pick? 

The global emergence of Zika virus infections.  


Jim Buttery


​Why should people attend WSPID 2017? 

WSPID 2017 is an unique opportunity of having leading pediatric infectious disease professionals, meeting in Shenzhen from all over the world, and enriching our community's discussions.  It’s also the place to make new contacts, gain new insights, & the know-how to implement these in your working life back home.

What is your top session pick?  

WSPID Symposium 9

Maternal immunization and prevention of neonatal infections.

Prevention of neonatal infections by Group B Streptococci.

Maternal Immunization and infections by RSV.

Maternal Immunization and infections by Bordetella pertussis.


Mark Cotton



​Why should people attend WSPID 2017? 

This is a unique opportunity to obtain an ‘in depth’ overview of current and emerging issues in infectious diseases of children. All of the major themes will be addressed in a manner to enhance one’s own practice, teaching and research endeavors.

What is your top session pick? 

Global emergence of Zika. 


Adegoke Falade 



Why should people attend WSPID 2017?

In recent time, WSPID 2017 is the only congress that provides opportunity to listen to, interact with and understand the cutting edge research findings in paediatric infectious diseases.


2. What is your top session pick? 

WSPID Symposium 19 PERCH- Understanding the aetiology of severe pneumonia morbidity and mortality in Asia and Africa.


H.T. Wickramasinghe 


​​Why should people attend WSPID 2017?

There are many reasons why people should attend WSPID 2017.

Learn new ideas and concepts about infections, vaccines and other issues related to Pediatric infections for one to develop skills and make more effective and efficient at work.

The opportunity to meet experts in various fields, to build up a good network, form new relationships and meet old friends.

Contribution to professional educaiton for those who need CME points for future prospects and also the opportunity to experience a new environment away from home.

The workshops in particularly give hands on experiences in managing emerging diseases and other common paediatric infections.


What is your top session pick?

Maternal Immunisation and prevention of Neonatal Infections.


Penny Dennehy



Why should people attend WSPID 2017?

The meeting features the latest science and bench-to-bedside approaches in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of pediatric infectious diseases presented by experts in the field.

The meeting offers the opportunity for networking and for meeting colleagues from other parts of the world.

The meeting provides educational workshops for trainees and an opportunity for them to network with other trainees from around the world.


What is your top session pick?

The global emergence of Zika virus infections.