The Asian Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ASPID) was founded in 1994 with temporary headquarters in Manila, Philippines. From 2016 onward, ASPID is headquartered is in Bangkok, Thailand. The headquarters will vary upon the decision of the Council of Delegates.
The standing committee shall consist of society members to be approved by the general Assembly for a period of two years.
ASPID's mission & objectives is to promote the advancement of knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of pediatric infectious diseases in Asia by conducting seminars, workshops and other scientific meetings and to encourage collaborative national and multinational researches on pediatric infectious diseases of high priority.
ASPID's main activity is the congress of the Asian Society for Pediatric Infectious Disease which is held every two years, and consists of scientific activities and council meetings of the national delegates.
Other ongoing activities of ASPID include the ASPID symposia at several international congresses, vaccines advocacy and collaboration with other international organizations on researches and other activities.
Membership is open to Asian Pediatric Infectious Disease Societies and Individual pediatrician wishing to contribute to the attainment of the proposals may become member of ASPID.
ASPID also has representatives in the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID), as
Board and Scientific Committee members.
PIDS membership encompasses leaders across the global scientific and public health spectrum, including clinical care, advocacy, academics, government, and the pharmaceutical industry.
From fellowship training to continuing medical education, research, 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, participating in critical public health and medical professional advisory committees that determine the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, immunization practices in children, and the education of pediatricians.
SLIPE, Latin American Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, was founded in Chile in 1990. Its
President and management change every two years and SLIPE’s head office rotates across different
Latin American countries according to the current President’s country of residence.
One of the most important objectives of SLIPE is to increase communication on pediatric infectious diseases, news and updates, through the organization of different kind of academic and scientific activities and events across the Latin American region.
It gathers around 900 associates (most of them are experts in pediatric infectious diseases) and it
continues to grow. SLIPE organizes every two years, a very important Latin American Congress
which gathers more than 1500 attendees. The last one has been held in June 2015, in Puerto Rico
and the next one will be in November 2017 in Mexico.
SLIPE appoints several Committees focused on different subjects such as perinatal infections, HIV,
immunization, bacterial resistance, etc, which work and develop diverse kind of documents and
papers. It also organizes consensus on a number of subjects regarding pediatric infectious diseases.
Moreover, SLIPE is present in several congresses and events across Latin America, participating with conferences, symposiums, etc.
SLIPE also has representatives in the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID), as
Board and Scientific Committee members. It has been organizing a SLIPE Symposium during the
WSPID Congresses, as well as during the International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID).