19TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Global Challenges - Local Solution

Postponed until Fall of 2022

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THE CONGRESS

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) is collaborating with the Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC) for the 19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID).

The 19th ICID features an expanded range of sessions by bringing the One Health aspect to the world of clinical infectious diseases and microbiology. The One Health Concept recognizes the commonality of human, environmental and animal health and is critical to understanding, managing and preventing emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases globally. From antimicrobial resistance, Nipah virus and rabies to the effects of climate change, loss of biodiversity, and political instability on infectious diseases, looking through the One Health lens will provide invaluable insights across species and specialties. Connect with colleagues from a wide range of countries and specialties to exchange knowledge, create new ideas and start collaborations. 

2,500

100

45

100

Participants
Countries Represented
Sessions
Speakers

Innovation

  • Bold ideas, disruptive approaches

  • Uncovering insights, shaping solutions

  • Infectious disease innovations for a digital world

Implementation

  • Applicable solutions for various resource settings

  • Implementation of recommendations into day-to-day practice and public health

  • Diagnostics, infection prevention and management - implementation science

Global Networking

  • Sparking and sharing new knowledge to prevent, manage and treat infectious diseases

  • Five sessions reserved for oral abstract presentations, 800+ poster presentations

  • Awards, travel grants, abstract competitions and more

Career Development

  • Leadership skills development

  • Grant application strategies; manuscript writing and publication strategies

  • Mentorship and networking

ENVIRONMENTAL FLUX AND EMERGING/RE-REMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Climate change and biodiversity loss

  • Displaced populations, mass migrations, refugees and migrants

  • Natural disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis) and conflict/war zones

PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS
  • Outbreak preparedness and response in an interconnected world

  • Global disease surveillance and data sharing

  • Hemorrhagic fevers, pandemic influenza, Disease X

REGIONAL HIGH PRIORITY PATHOGENS
  • Viral threats - dengue, chikungunya, and nipah

  • Malaria and filariasis

  • Leptospirosis, rickettsioses and melliodosis

ENVIRONMENTAL FLUX AND EMERGING/RE-REMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Climate change and biodiversity loss

  • Displaced populations, mass migrations, refugees and migrants

  • Natural disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis) and conflict/war zones

PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS
  • Outbreak preparedness and response in an interconnected world

  • Global disease surveillance and data sharing

  • Hemorrhagic fevers, pandemic influenza, Disease X

REGIONAL HIGH PRIORITY PATHOGENS
  • Viral threats - dengue, chikungunya, and nipah

  • Malaria and filariasis

  • Leptospirosis, rickettsioses and melliodosis

CONGRESS TOPICS

ENVIRONMENTAL FLUX AND EMERGING/
RE-REMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Climate change and biodiversity loss

  • Displaced populations, mass migrations, refugees and migrants

  • Natural disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis) and conflict/war zones

PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS
  • Outbreak preparedness and response in an interconnected world

  • Global disease surveillance and data sharing

  • Hemorrhagic fevers, pandemic influenza, Disease X

REGIONAL HIGH PRIORITY PATHOGENS
  • Viral threats - dengue, chikungunya, and nipah

  • Malaria and filariasis

  • Leptospirosis, rickettsioses and melliodosis

GLOBAL AMR CONTROL
  • AMR in the One Health context - human, veterinary and environmental perspectives

  • Management of resistant infections including carbapenem, colistin and artemisinin resistance

  • Antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention and control

TUBERCULOSIS AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES
  • MDR-TB and XDR-TB

  • TB treatment and vaccine update; management of latent TB

  • Childhood and adult pneumonia – management and vaccine update

VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES
  • Vaccines: successes, challenges and controversies

  • Resurgence of vaccine preventable diseases such as measles, diphtheria and pertussis

  • Vaccine hesitancy

HIV AND VIRAL HEPATITIS
  • Affordability and availability of HCV treatment

  • HIV – self-testing, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, HIV and aging, co-morbidities

  • HIV treatment lessons

THE GLOBAL RISE OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
  • Syphilis on the rise

  • Gonorrhea - antibiotic resistance, treatment, and diagnostic update

  • HPV update

FUNGAL INFECTIONS
  • The rise of Candida auris

  • Mucormycosis and Aspergillus

  • Antifungal stewardship

THE SCIENCE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Host and pathogen genomics 

  • Genetic susceptibility to infection

  • Drug development and antibiotic pipeline; alternatives to antibiotics

INFECTIOUS DISEASES MANAGEMENT UPDATES
  • State of the art approaches to prevention, diagnosis & treatment – applicable across resource settings

  • Surgical site infections, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections

  • Antibiotics - what to start, when to narrow, and when to stop

MICROBIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSTICS
  • Implementation science

  • Appropriate use of essential diagnostics

  • Whole genome sequencing as routine

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE 19TH ICID?

  • Adult and pediatric infectious disease specialists

  • Laboratory specialists in microbiology and virology

  • Public health specialists and epidemiologists

  • Infection prevention and control practitioners

  • Pharmacists

  • Veterinarians and environmental health practitioners working in the One Health area

  • Infectious diseases, microbiology and virology fellows and trainees at every level

  • Infectious diseases research scientists and those in training

  • General practitioners, internal medicine practitioners, pulmonary and critical care practitioners and others who care for patients with infectious diseases

  • Emergency preparedness professionals

  • Policy makers

  • Nurses

  • Students