The International Society for Infectious
Diseases (ISID) was created to bring together all individuals
interested in infectious diseases, including infectious disease
specialists, microbiologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, public
health workers, parasitologists, virologists, mycologists, molecular
biologists, and others with similar concerns.
The main goals of the ISID are to increase
the knowledge base of infectious diseases through research and to
enhance the professional development of the individual in this
discipline; to extend and transfer technical expertise in microbiology
and infectious diseases; and to develop, through partnerships,
strategies for control and cost-effective management of infectious
ISID is committed to improving the care of
patients with infectious diseases, the training of clinicians and
researchers in infectious diseases and microbiology, and the control
of infectious diseases around the world. The Society recognizes that
infectious diseases cross all national and regional boundaries and
that effective long-term solutions require international scientific
exchange and cooperation. The Society and its members are dedicated to
developing partnerships and to finding solutions to the problem of
infectious diseases across the globe.
The 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.
The International Journal
of Infectious Diseases (IJID) is the official publication of
the Society and serves to convey information on the epidemiology,
clinical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and control of infections
to infectious disease researchers and clinicians throughout the world.
The Journal seeks to enhance the reader's understanding of the medical
and cultural factors that affect infectious diseases in different
parts of the world and to provide insight into the prevention,
treatment, and management of infectious diseases.
The global electronic reporting system for outbreaks of emerging
infectious diseases & toxins, open to all sources. ProMED-mail,
the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases, is a program of the
International Society for Infectious Diseases.