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© 2019 International Society for Infectious Diseases

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

CONGRESS TOPICS

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

PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS

  • 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
  • Vaccine hesistancy

THE GLOBAL RISE OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

  • Syphilis on the rise
  • Gonorrhea - antibiotic resistance; treatment and diagnostic update
  • HPV 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

FUNGAL INFECTIONS

  • The rise of Candida auris
  • Mucormycosis and Aspergillus
  • Antifungal stewardship

MICROBIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSTICS

  • Implementation science
  • Appropriate use of essential diagnostics
  • Whole Genome sequencing as routine
 

SESSION FORMATS

 

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. 

PLENARY LECTURES

Developed to maximize career development of trainees and early career clinicians and researchers from around the globe. The track is under development by ISID's Emerging Leaders in Infectious Diseases.

EARLY CAREER TRACK SESSIONS

Presentations of two-sides to controversies in the infectious disease field.

DEBATES

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).

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

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.

SYMPOSIA SESSIONS

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.

MEET-THE-EXPERT SESSIONS

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.

PRE-CONGRESS WORKSHOPS