The WSPID is a confederation of
Pediatric Infectious Diseases (PID) societies. The
WSPID aspires to create a global network of national
and international PID societies for exchange of information
and knowledge between the societies. This may foster
collaborations among PID specialists from all over
World Congress - WSPID 2013
The WSPID is a non-profit organization, which holds a biennial scientific congress. The 1st World Congress for Pediatric Infectious Diseases was in Central America (Acapulco, Mexico) in 1996, the 2nd in East Asia (Manila, Philippines) in 1999, the 3rd in South America (Santiago de Chile, Chile) in 2002, the 4th in Europe (Warsaw, Poland) in 2005. the 5th in South East Asia (Bangkok, Thailand) in 2007 and the 6th in South America (Argentina) in 2009 and the 7th in Australia (Melbourne) in 2009. The 8th World Congress is planned in South Africa, Cape Town in 2013.
The World Congress brings PID specialists together and permits them to meet each other and to exchange science and knowledge. This may contribute to improvement in prophylaxis and treatment of infectious diseases of children throughout the world.
The World Society for Pediatric
Infectious Diseases (WSPID) was founded in 1994 as
an initiative of some members of the Latin American
Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and of the
European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Napoleon Gonzalez Saldana from Mexico was the first
president. He organized the first World Congress in
1996 in Acapulco, Mexico.
The six leading PID societies in
the world (Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (USA),
European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases,
Asian Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Sociedad
Latinoamericana de Infectiologia Pediatrica, Australasian
Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Nigeria
Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases) form the
core of the Confederation.