WSPID is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the new WPSID Journal Club and is inviting young PID professionals to apply to present at a session.
The WSPID Journal Club is a bi-monthly online event series providing young professionals the opportunity to enhance their skills in reviewing and writing scientific articles. The purpose of the Journal Club is to present a critique of an article in order to better understand how to frame effective clinical questions, understand databases, perform searches, as well as review the basics of study designs, relevant statistics and the concepts of ethics and justice.
Interested in presenting an article at one of the Journal Club session?Learn more & sign up here
WHO has prepared a draft WHO Essential Medicines List Antibiotic Book. This publication provides information related to the prescribing and use of the antibiotics on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines for the empiric treatment of common infections in adults and children.
The target audience of the publication and infographics includes all categories of healthcare providers prescribing and / or dispensing antibiotics (physicians in the outpatient and inpatient setting, dentists, nurses and nurse practitioners, pharmacists) both in the primary health care and the facility setting, developers of guidance documents, and procurement agencies.
The public consultation ends on 31 January 2022, 23:59, CETLearn more here
Prof. Mark Cotton, WSPID President, recognized for his pioneering work in research and treatment of HIV in children
WSPID is proud and delighted to announce that our President and South African pediatrician Mark Cotton is the winner of this year's Hope Award. He was recognised for his invaluable pioneering work in research and treatment of HIV in children, including those with tuberculosis. He was honoured at the Hope Gala, a fund-raising event, on October 29th 2021 in Dresden, Germany.
Petra Köpping, Minister of Health for Saxony in Germany paid tribute to Prof Cotton for his commitment. "Mark Cotton has saved the lives of hundreds of children. It is thanks to him that the treatment options were consistently researched and developed over the past 20 years. In doing so, he laid the foundation for global expertise." Prof. Cotton has consulted with the World Health Organization as an advisor about HIV in children.
The Hope Award was presented for the 12th time this year. Previous winners included the musicians Bob Geldof and Harry Belafonte as well as the CDU politician Rita Süßmuth.
The HOPE Cape Town Foundation (https://hopecapetown.org) strives to improve the quality of life of children and families affected by HIV, social challenges and related conditions and assists them to reach their full potential. It celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Don't miss our upcoming webinar taking place on November 29th at noon GMT.
The latest webinar will focus on "Emerging issues in pediatric dengue" and include expert speakers from around the globe. Join us!Register here
The WSPID 2022 Congress program will be combining different type of sessions – interactive, live and pre-recorded – to ensure you enjoy a full educational and collaborative experience.
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You can still benefit from lower registration rates! Register today to take advantage of all the advanced learning and networking opportunities the virtual world congress has to offer, for a fraction of the price.
Register before 30 November 2021 to enjoy additional early registration savings of up to $45 USD. Register & Save Today!
Special discounted fees are available to trainees, students, fellows and nurses.
Many of you will know from personal experience the value and importance of mentorship. The reality is that not everyone has access to the same opportunities and the mentorship program’s mission is to promote professional development of young clinicians, researchers and those starting out on the Peds ID journey whether they are trainees, PhD students, junior Peds ID faculty, general practitioners or pediatricians.
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We hope you can support the WSPID Mentorship program initiative and share your professional knowledge with those starting out on their Peds ID journey. Sign up to the online portal and complete the application form.
Drs Lilly Verhagen and Rosey Olivero are the chairs of the Young WSPID Founding Committee.
Learn more about Young WSPID
They are working hard alongside their committee members to establish the foundation of WSPID’s global program for young infectious disease specialists, pediatricians, clinical officers, nurses and other professionals working in Peds ID.
Young WSPID will have its official launch during WSPID2022. Follow @WSPID on Twitter and Facebook to learn more about the launch and other exciting developments.
The World Health Organization’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom, has urged wealthy countries to donate COVID-19 vaccines to poorer nations. WSPID urges its members and stakeholders to advocate their governments to donate vaccines to Covax.Read WHO's media briefing