WSPID 2019

NAPOLEON GONZALEZ WORLD LECTURELESSONS LEARNED FROM AFRICA – Elizabeth Molyneux (Malawi/UK)SPECIAL LECTUREELIMINATION OF MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION OF HIV: LESSONS LEARNED FROM SUCCESS IN THAILAND – Usa Thisyakorn (Thailand)WSPID SYMPOSIAInnovation in Infectious DiseasesDengue: A Global ThreatPertussis SymposiumEmerging ID Challenges in the Five ContinentsControversies in HIVPneumococcal SymposiumAntimicrobial Stewardship into the 2020sMalaria in Pregnant Women and ChildrenID in the ImmunocompromisedNeonatal SepsisPediatric Fungal Infections: Something New?Controversies in PneumoniaDebates in Diarrheal DiseaseTropical DiseasesTuberculosisEmerging Issues and Controversies on Group A Streptococcus and S Aureus Infections in ChildrenVaccines and Immunization: What Pediatricians Need to Know‘Hot’ papers in the field of Pediatric Infectiouse Diseases 2017-2019WSPID INTERACTIVE SYMPOSIAInteractive Symposium on Challenging CasesInfection Prevention and Control in Low-Resource SettingsMEET THE PROFESSOR SESSIONSCNS InfectionsBone InfectionsOtitis MediaClinical Research and Life BalanceKawasaki DiseaseMeningitisHaemophilus influenzaeSkin InfectionsEbolaWORKSHOPSWSPID Research Workshop (by invitation only)INTRODUCTION, OVERVIEW AND GOALS – Andi L. Shane (USA) and Salvacion R. Gatchalian, (Philippines)INTRODUCTION FROM THE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE – Salvacion R. Gatchalian (Philippines)FROM CLINICAL QUESTION TO RESEARCH QUESTION – Maria Liza Antoinette M. Gonzales (Philippines)INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS – David Burgner (Australia)PUBLISHING YOUR RESEARCH – Nigel Curtis (Australia)ETHICS IN RESEARCH – Jacinto Blas V. Mantaring III (Philippines)FINDING FUNDING AND KEY PARTS OF A RESEARCH BUDGET – Anna Lena Lopez (Philippines)WRITING A SUCCESSFUL GRANT APPLICATION – Rosemarie Arciaga (Philippines)WSPID Workshop 1 – Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases: Improving Clinical Indications, avoiding Pitfalls

Chairs – Juan Pablo Torres (Chile) and Daniel Jarovsky (Brazil)

Moderator – Jaime Santos (Philippines)

IMMUNOLOGIC TESTS FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES – Daniel Jarovsky (Brazil)NUCLEIC ACID-BASED IDENTIFICATION METHODS – Juan Pablo Torres (Chile)RAPID NON-NUCLEIC ACID-BASED IDENTIFICATION METHODS – Fátima Gimenez (Philippines)WSPID Workshop 2 – Migration and Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Chairs – Lilly Verhagen (The Netherlands) and Rosemary Olivero (USA)


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Announcing the Tiger Challenge with $2 Million in Prize Funding

Challenge Overview

Economic and social prosperity rests upon the ability of communities to create healthy and productive lives for themselves. Over the last decade, vast improvements in health, education, infant mortality, and life expectancy in Bangladesh have driven remarkable progress for its people and economy. With an average economic growth of over 6 percent per year, per capita income rising almost threefold, and the rate of extreme poverty cut by more than half, Bangladesh has transformed from one of the poorest regions in South Asia to one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Though Bangladesh has made impressive strides, there remains still widespread poverty, with new challenges also emerging such as rising levels of youth unemployment and increasing exposure to environmental health risks as the country urbanizes. Rapid mass migration to cities in Bangladesh has strained its infrastructure for health, transportation, and waste management, while simultaneously depleting rural communities of traditional labor and prosperity. About 24 million Bangladeshis still live below the international poverty line of $1.90 per person per day, and one in ten of the country’s 44 million youth are unemployed. Further, the country’s large and shifting population overtaxes its land and water resources, resulting in pollution, resource depletion, and food insecurity, as well as limits its capacity to provide adequate health services, with a current estimated ratio of only one registered physician per 1,847 people.

As Bangladesh transitions from a low to middle-income economy, boosting entrepreneurship and innovation and creating better and more inclusive jobs are critical to maintaining its growth trajectory. The Tiger Challenge aims to find and support start-ups that will provide quality education, healthcare, and employment opportunities, and promote Bangladesh as a country that fosters innovation. To do so, the Tiger IT Foundation is seeking applications from Bangladesh-based innovators with new ideas, tested prototypes, or established businesses that will:

Accelerate economic growth and create high-paying jobs across geographies and demographics in Bangladesh, especially among marginalized populations and youthProvide equitable and cost-effective access to services such as healthcare, education, and skills training to enable Bangladeshi society to adapt and thrive in an environment of changing technology and demandsReduce economic vulnerability and lower barriers to global participation and inclusion, including expanding access to information, internet, and digital literacySupport economic development and food security in rural Bangladesh through sustainable agricultural methods that are resource efficient, low/zero carbon, and do not contribute to regional pollution

Deadline is August 30, 2019.

More information can be found here.

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Fourth call for research to improve adolescent health in low and middle income countries


As joint funders of this scheme, the Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research and the Department for International Development are pleased to announce a fourth call for research to improve adolescent health in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This call is being launched in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council.


Through this call, up to £8 million will be made available to fund world-class and cutting edge applied research that addresses the health needs of adolescent populations in LMICs.


This call will be open to and particularly encourage applications from principal investigators (PI) based at research organisations in LMICs, as well as from eligible research organisations based in the UK.

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2019 Global Digital Health Forum


We're looking forward to welcoming everyone back to an expanded event both in terms of duration and attendees. We are expecting over 600 people to attend this year's 3 day event


Abstracts are due July 5


Please submit abstracts via the link here

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2020 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society


The 2020 International Conference of the American Thoracic Society will be held May 15-20, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the ATS is seeking input for sessions in all areas of respiratory, critical care and sleep medicine with a clinical, basic science and/or translational focus. Input should be in the form of a session proposal in any of the following types:

Postgraduate Course (didactic only).Postgraduate Course (hands-on demonstration).Scientific Symposium.Workshop.Sunrise Seminar.Meet the Professor Seminar.


Deadline: 5 p.m. EST, June 26, 2019.All proposals must be submitted online through the ATS Call for Input website. 

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