Welcome Message – YWSPID Chairs


Welcome and thanks for visiting the YWSPID page.

This is our first message as chairs of the YWSPID Founding Committee.  We are honored and proud to be working alongside our 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.

WSPID as the only global pediatric infectious disease society is in the unique position to create a hub for education, global networking, and cooperation for the next generation of Peds ID professionals.

With many global disparities making it hard for Peds ID health professionals to access mentorship opportunities, ongoing medical education or simply networking with colleagues, WSPID decided to create an online platform.

YWSPID’s Education taskforce is working hard together with WSPID’s Education Committee to ensure that the platform offers the content and opportunities that will benefit those starting out in the Peds ID journey.

In addition, the YWSPID mentorship program set up by YWSPID’s Mentorship taskforce aims to enable the development of a long-term mentorship relationship to promote career development and collaboration and provide individual support / advice on career opportunities for the mentee in all resource settings.   We will be sharing more details shortly.

The YWSPID membership program will be launched later this year and we are excited to be able to offer some valuable membership benefits for all of you working in Peds ID.

We will be sending you regular updates and invite you to sign up to this mailing list

Take care!

Lilly Verhagen and Harsha Lochan

Chair and Co-Chair, YWSPID