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Why Pediatric Infectious Diseases?

Pediatric ID specialists have led a successful charge against many serious childhood diseases.  In addition to saving the lives millions of children every year through vaccination, these specialists prevent, diagnose, and cure infections in children. Their expertise—from defining appropriate diagnostic strategies, to determining optimal therapies in the face of rising antibiotic resistance, to effectively managing difficult-to-treat cases and responding to public health crises—improves patient care and delivers great value to the health care system. As a result of the Foundation's activities to expand our knowledge in all aspects of infectious diseases and to convey that understanding to those who care for the world's sickest children, young people across the globe are able to realize their fullest potential. 


Through its own activities and in partnership with other organizations, the PIDS Education and Research Foundation supports educational efforts in the field of pediatric infectious diseases.

PIDS Education and Research Foundation
1300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA, 22209