ENVIRONMENTAL FLUX AND EMERGING/RE-EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Climate change and biodiversity loss
Displaced populations, mass migration, refugees and migrants
Natural disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis) and conflict/war zones
REGIONAL HIGH PRIORITY PATHOGENS
Viral threats - Dengue, Chikunguna, and Nipah
Malaria and filariasis
Leptospirosis, rickettsioses, and melioidosis
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
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
Optimizing empiric antibiotic treatment: what to start, when to narrow, when to stop
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 SCIENCE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Host and pathogen genomics
Genetic susceptibility to infection
Drug development and antibiotic pipeline; alternatives to antibiotics
Outbreak preparedness and response in an interconnected world
Global disease surveillance and data sharing
Hemorrhagic fevers, pandemic influenza, Disease X
VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES
Vaccines: successes, challenges and controversies
Resurgence of vaccine preventable diseases such as measles, diphtheria and pertussis
THE GLOBAL RISE OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS
Syphilis on the rise
Gonorrhea - antibiotic resistance; treatment and diagnostic update
GLOBAL AMR CONTROL
AMR in the One Health Context - human, veterinary and environmental perspectives
Management of resistant infections including carbapenem, colistin and artemisinin resistance; multidrug resistant typhoid fever
Antimicrobial Stewardship, infection prevention and control
The rise of Candida auris
Mucormycosis and Aspergillus
MICROBIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSTICS
Appropriate use of essential diagnostics
Whole Genome sequencing as routine
Invited lectures given by the most renowned and experienced experts in their fields. The plenary speakers address fundamental challenges in infectious diseases and give deep insights into a certain field of research, policy or clinical infectious diseases, highlight open questions and discuss strategies that need to be addressed in the future.
Presentations of two-sides to controversies in the infectious disease field.
Reserved for abstract submitters presenting novel findings, methods or study techniques relevant to move the field of infectious diseases forward. Poster presentations are organized based on topics and presenting authors are expected to be present for discussion of their work. At the last ICID, more than 900 posters were accepted. Poster abstracts will be published ISID's webpage and as a special supplement to the International Journal on Infectious Diseases (IJID).
Explore the most pressing challenges in prevention, management, and investigation of infectious diseases relevant to the region and beyond. From lectures to round-table discussions to master classes - session formats will ensure that up-to-date content is delivered in a way that encourages discussion and audience participation.
Explore small, interactive sessions that give participants the opportunity to discuss relevant topics with leading experts in a more personal setting. Topics range from innovative teaching or research tools to interactive sessions on how to publish one's work to discussing advances in the field and state-of-the-art management of infectious diseases.
Reserved for the best submitted abstracts in different categories. Around 3% of submitted abstracts will be selected for oral presentation. Each oral abstract session is assigned a chairperson who announces the presenters, keeps track of the time and moderates a brief discussion after each presentation.
ORAL ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS
Offer in-depth, small group learning about select important infectious diseases topics.