Executive Director of CHRF chaired session in the WISPID-8

The WSPID is a confederation of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (PID) societies. The WSPID aspires to create a global network of national and international PID societies for the exchange of information and knowledge between the societies. This may foster collaborations among PID specialists from all over the world.

The six leading PID societies in the world (Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (USA), European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Asian Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Infectiologia Pediatrics, Australian and New Zealand Pediatric Infectious Diseases Group, and African Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases form the core of the Confederation.

It was held in Rio De Janerio, Brazil during 18-21 November 2015.

Dr. Saha was the chairperson of the session – ” Neonatal infections: epidemiology and maternal vaccination”.

Understanding neonatal sepsis: epidemiology, challenges and new diagnostics.

Dr. Saha also took “two meet the professors” session:

  1. Infection control in low-middle income countries
  2. Success of short course of antibiotic therapies: bringing the medicine into science

One abstract was accepted for oral presentation in this conference. The title of the presentation is as follows:

“RECENT EMERGENCE OF HIGHLY MACROLIDE-RESISTANT PNEUMOCOCCUS IN BANGLADESH – RELATION TO ANTIBIOTIC USE AND GENETIC DETERMINANTS”

Hasanuzzaman, M. Islam, R. Malaker, H. Rahman, A.H. Baqui, G.L. Darmstadt3, C.G. Whitney, S.K. Saha.

 

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