The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) is a Special Society of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. It was founded in 1976 and is dedicated to education, research and the advancement of the practice of Infectious Diseases.
Paediatric infectious disease specialists within ASID have formed a Special Interest Group, known as ASPID (for Australasian Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases), although we recognise this acronym is also used by the Asian Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases.
ASPID has published a number of position papers in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health or the Medical Journal of Australia. It has also published a book of algorithms on “Management of perinatal infections”, available through ASID.

The Asian Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ASPID) promotes the advancement of knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of pediatric infectious disease 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. The congress of the Asian Society for Pediatric Infectious Disease shall be held every three years, and shall consist of scientific activities and council meetings of the national delegates

Bangladesh Society for Pediatric Infectious Disease (BSPID) is a non-profiting and non-political organization which intends to deal with all sorts of pediatric infections and their researches. BSPID vows to build a healthier new generation in course of time and build a nation free of infections.
BSPID is open to graduate physicians. Doctoral-level scientists, paramedics and nurses trained in pediatric infectious disease and who are identified with the discipline of pediatric infectious diseases or its related activities. Membership is restricted by nationality (Bangladesh), but not residence, place of birth., creed, age, or disability.
Candidate applied for membership must satisfy a board of three members on the executive committee to explain the interest and experience in the field. Final approval of membership will be decided by the Executive Committee.

Contact: Dr. M Amir Sohail
Phone: +8801711527106
Paedihope Hospital for Sick Children
House 32/A, Road 6, Dhanmondi


The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) exists to promote the exchange of information among people who have special experience in the field of paediatric infectious diseases. The society promotes research and training in PID by organizing regular scientific meetings, forming international study groups and networks, participation in advisory boards of other societies, organization of symposia at other international congresses, and through joint publications by members’ publications in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal and other journals.
Membership is granted to individuals supported by at least one existing member at the discretion of the Board.

Infectious Diseases Group of Pakistan Paediatric Association
The Infectious Diseases Group of Pakistan Paediatric Association (PPA) is a specialty group of Paediatricians of Pakistan with special interest in Paediatric Infectious Diseases. Although relatively new, memberships are continuously increasing and the group has been active in various CME activities, in collaboration with National and International organizations. This group arranged Pakistan’s first ever Paediatric Infectious Diseases Conference in Nov. 2006 at Lahore, Pakistan, in which WHO, UNICEF and British Allergy, Immunology and Infection Group of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health [UK] participated. Our objective is to promote research, training, advancement in clinical practice, and prevention of Infectious Diseases in a setting with low resources.

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The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (USA) is organized exclusively for scientific and educational purposes and not for profit. Its purpose is to enhance the health of infants, children and adolescents by promoting excellence in diagnosis, management and prevention of infectious diseases through clinical care, education, research and advocacy. Membership in the Society is open to physicians, doctoral-level scientists, and other persons who have training or are in the course of training in infectious diseases or its related disciplines, and who are identified with the discipline of pediatric infectious diseases or its related disciplines through clinical practice, research, teaching, administration or any combination of these activities. Membership is not restricted by nationality, residence, place of birth, sex, race, creed, age or condition of handicap.

The Paediatric Infectious Diseases Society of Nigeria (PIDSN) was inaugurated on December 16, 1999. The purpose of the PIDSN is to encourage and facilitate research in infectious diseases of children, to raise the standard of care of children and improve their health by disseminating knowledge of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of paediatric infectious diseases and its clinical application to the care of children and to develop an efficient means of contact among physicians and other health care providers throughout the world who are interested in or have any relationship with paediatric infectious diseases.
There society has about 30 members.


The Southern African Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases was established at the biennial conference of the South African Paediatric Association on 31st May 2008 at Sun City. The Society is affiliated to FIDSSA (Federation of Southern African infectious Diseases Societies)

The aims of the Society are:
To advance the understanding of paediatric infectious diseases.
To promote the exchange of information relating to all aspects of paediatric infectious diseases
To foster greater collaboration between the clinical and laboratory based
Disciplines. These include Adult Infectious diseases, Medical Virology and Medical microbiology and Infection Control
To promote the development and exchange of knowledge, information and ideas in support of the prevention and control of hospital and community associated paediatric infections
To advise with regard to the training and maintenance of standards within the disciplines.
To forge links with societies representing similar interests throughout the world.
To promote a family-based approach to infectious diseases in the community
to further the Society proposes to affiliate with the World Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases.

La Sociedad Latinoamericana de Infectología Pediátrica (SLIPE) tiene como objeto el desarrollo de la Disciplina , a través de la realización de las siguientes actividades.
Estimular el desarrollo del conocimiento de los problemas infectológicos en pediatría, a través de su estudio e investigación en el contexto de la realidad Latinoamericana.
Facilitar y fomentar la vinculación de los infectólogos pediatras, que se desempeñan en los diferentes países del área latinoamericana y que realizan actividades asistenciales, docentes y de investigación en Infectología.
Estimular la realización de trabajos colaborativos regionales y obtener el apoyo de centros de investigación ubicados en diversos países del mundo.