World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric
Infectious Diseases (WSPID) was held at Sheraton Buenos
Aires Hotel & Convention Center, Buenos Aires,
Argentina from November 18-22, 2009 with 2,700
participants from over 90 countries.
opening ceremony was held on the evening of 18th
November, 2009 with the opening words by Professor Ron
Dagan, President of the WSPID; Dr. Angela Gentile,
Chairperson of the Local Scientific and Social Event
Committees followed by children choir and a small string
scientific program started in the morning of the 18th
November, 2009 and went on until the 22nd
November, 2009. At the closing, two awards were given to
one best free paper and one best poster out of 800
scientific program included vaccines, nosocomial
infections, respiratory infections, immunocompromised
patients, emerging infections, the regional societies
symposia from Africa, Asia, Australiasia, Europe, North
America and Latin America, antimicrobial resistance,
infection control, consensus symposium on catheter
related infections and quinolone use in children, the
world lecture on elimination of rubella and the
following 9 meet the professor sessions: update on
immunization, pneumonia in developing countries,
immunization of HIV-infected child, TB in children,
hospital acquired outbreaks, treatment of bacterial
respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, bacterial
meningitis, children with sore throat.
hundred abstracts were submitted, some were selected for
oral presentation and some were selected to be orally
presented in the poster walk session.
World Congress of the WSPID was a very successful event
in opening dialogue of pediatric infectious diseases
worldwide, exchanging ideas, sharing new methods of
prevention and treatment and breakthroughs, most of all
it creates the worldwide partnerships that can cross
borders not only to specialists, practitioners,
researchers and scientists, but to the patients as well.
Congress of the WSPID will be held in Melbourne,
Australia on 16-20 November 2011.
Usa Thisyakorn, M.D.
9th International Congress of Tropical
member, Asia Pacific Pediatric Association
member, World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases