Current as of December 10, 2018
The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) is the leading global organization focused on infectious diseases. ISID was created in 1986 by a merger between the International Congress on Infectious Diseases and The International Federation on Infectious and Parasitic Diseases.
ISID is composed of more than 90,000 individuals representing every country in the world. Since its inception, ISID has been dedicated to the professional development and standing of clinicians and scientists in the field, particularly in low resource settings, and providing information and surveillance to control infectious diseases around the world. ISID is committed to the One Health concept recognizing the intersection of infectious diseases in humans, animals, plants, and the environment, which is of major importance for the global control of emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. ISID encourages the collaborative efforts of the human health, veterinary health, and environmental health communities working locally, nationally, and globally for best control and management of infectious diseases.
We recognize that infectious diseases cross all national and regional boundaries and that effective long‐term solutions require international scientific exchange and cooperation. ISID and its members are dedicated to developing partnerships and finding solutions to infectious disease challenges around the globe.
Our vision is a world where the importance of ID education is recognized; all healthcare professionals are educated in key ID concepts; and a strong leadership in ID from both HICs and LMICs champions the implementation of practical solutions for ID-related problems worldwide;
Our mission is to support health professionals, non-government organizations, and governments around the world in their work to prevent, investigate, and manage infectious diseases and outbreaks when they occur, especially in countries that are resource limited and also disproportionally bear the burden of infectious diseases.
ISID prides itself on upholding the following core values:
Capacity building in Infectious Diseases in LMICs by
Build a global ID community with a particular focus on stimulating engagement from individuals based in LMICs by
Increase the impact of research developed in LMICs in the regions where it has been produced and stimulate science for the global good by
Deliver high-quality, globally relevant education and facilitate the implementation of practical solutions by
Improve global pandemic and epidemic preparedness following the One Health concept by
Generate sufficient income and use technology and modern communications to execute the strategic plan