In memory of Dr Salvacion Gatchalian

She was currently the current president of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP) and a valued member of WSPID’s Education Committee. On behalf of WSPID, we send our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Dr Gatchalian’s family, friends and colleagues – our thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times. The […]

WSPID reacting to COVID-19

Read the article from WSPID President, Mark Cotton.  

WSPID 2019 Welcome Message – Terho Heikkinen, WSPID President

Dear Colleagues and Friends, On behalf of the WSPID Board and the International Scientific Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 11th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID), taking place in Manila, the Philippines, on November 5-8, 2019. In 2017, we enjoyed a wonderful congress in […]

2nd World Sepsis Congress recordings

The recordings from the 2nd World Sepsis Congress are now available, so head over to and listen to any sessions you missed. 

Learn more about Manila – venue for WSPID 2019

Come to Manila not only for the latest and greatest in pediatric infectious disease education and networking but also to explore the Pearl of the Orient! From museums, restaurants, one of the oldest Chinatowns in Asia, to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the many local markets. There is something to suit all tastes. Find out more here 

This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week!

This week is #WorldAntibioticAwarenessWeek! Now is the time to  highlight the importance of the proper and effective use of #antibiotics and to encourage best practices among general public, health workers and policy makers.  WHO has made it easy to promote World Antibiotic Awareness Week by sharing: 2018 ‘How-To Guide‘ Advocacy materials including animated gifs, social media titles including […]

Block your calendar to remember the key dates for WSPID 2019

Starting with abstract submission!  Abstract Submission Opens – January 15, 2019 Abstract Submission Deadline – June 4, 2019 Abstract Notification – Mid-August 2019 For more information please visit Sign up here to receive all updates on WSPID 2019 & follow us on Facebook and Twitter

WSPID calls upon global and national leaders

WSPID will work with its members and stakeholders to implement the declaration and  pledges to take action on the declaration action points which are in line with the objectives of the 2015 WHO Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance and urges others to follow. Stay tuned for more information as we move forward. Read the declaration […]