Preliminary Scientific Program

Focus on Clinical Tropical Medicine

  • Gorgas clinical tropical medicine updates including six tropical medicine lectures of 30 minutes each, 2-hours of tropical medicine clinical cases, 2-hours of travel medicine web cases and 1-hour interactive Q/A
  • Travel medicine Update
  • Chagas disease Update

Focus on Antimicrobial Resistance

  • AMR – global “One Health” context
  • Management of MDR infections
  • Infection prevention and control with focus on implementation in low- and middle-income countries

Focus on Regional Diseases

  • Trichinellosis, leptospirosis, leishmaniasis, hantavirus, rickettsial diseases, mycetoma, and New World arenaviruses
  • Mosquito borne infections including Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika, and Yellow fever
  • Endemic fungal diseases

Focus on Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • Planetary health and drivers of emerging infections
  • Refugee/immigrant health
  • Pandemic preparedness

Focus on Microbiology, Diagnostics and Vaccination

  • The human microbiome
  • Individualized approaches to infection management and applications
  • Vaccine preventable diseases: New strategies

Focus on Global Issues in HIV, TB, and STDs

  • HIV and viral hepatitis updates
  • TB and respiratory infections
  • STDs – prevention and new therapies

Focus on Infectious Diseases in Special Populations

  • Infections in the immunocompromised host
  • Infections in critical care
  • Infections in neonates/elderly
Focus on Innovation and IT
  • Hackathon
  • IT, new mapping technologies and infectious diseases
  • Innovative disease surveillance in an interconnected world
18th ICID Early Career Track
  • Interactive sessions, mentorship, and open discussions focusing on advancing the career development of clinicians and researchers from around the world
  • Pre- and post-congress engagement through webinars and other tools
  • Networking events