ISID – International Society for Infectious Diseases
The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), established in 1986, is a non-profit organization that works to control infectious disease outbreaks and improve the care of patients afflicted with these conditions.
The Society recognizes the evolving nature of infectious diseases and their ability to cross regional and national boundaries. Through training and educational opportunities for healthcare professionals, the Society works to overcome these obstacles to improve health on a global scale. ISID seeks to establish lasting partnerships with all manner of health-related disciplines to develop innovative methods for infectious disease control. With programs such as ProMED-mail, the International Congress on Infectious Diseases, the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases, and the International Journal of Infectious, ISID maintains an active presence in the scientific community.
The main goals of ISID are to:
- Increase the knowledge base of infectious diseases through research and enhance the professional development of individuals in this discipline
- Extend and transfer technical expertise in infectious diseases and microbiology
- Create and foster partnerships for the control and cost-effective management of infectious diseases around the world