Founding of WAIDID, the World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders Unveiled at the Infectious Diseases World Summit Shanghai 5-6 July 2014

July 7, 2014

MILAN, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

WAIDID, the new International Scientific Society presided over by Prof. Susanna
Esposito, has the objective of promoting scientific research and the dissemination of
information on infectious and immunological diseases on both the national and
international levels while raising public awareness with regard to such diseases, which
can prove to be very widespread among both adults and children.

On the international panorama there was no scientific society specialised in
infectious and immunological diseases and involving all the different organ specialists
who treat children, adults and the elderly.

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“I am pleased to announce the founding of WAIDID,” states Prof. Susanna Esposito,
President WAIDID and Director of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Polyclinic of
Milan. “This is the fulfilment of a project I have always believed in, and I am proud to
present the new association for the first time at the Respiratory Experts Forum in
Shanghai. Our objective is to promote scientific research and the dissemination of
information regarding illnesses pertinent to a number of different medical disciplines and
which affect all the different age groups, as do infectious and immunological diseases. We
will achieve this by developing educational initiatives and on-going professional training
meant to benefit all those healthcare professionals involved in the treatment and cure of
these pathologies.”

The association will soon be on-line with the site http://www.waidid.org, where
healthcare professionals, the media and the public will be able to consult information and
documentation on infectious and immunological pathologies. Specific consulting on the part
of specialists in the field (including pulmonologists, rheumatologists,
gastroenterologists and renal experts) and by physicians specialised in the treatment of
the different age groups (neonatologists, paediatricians, internists and gerontologists)
will be available, plus major international events and news of the principal scientific
news in the field.

The international debut of WAIDID occurred on the occasion of the Respiratory Experts
Forum in Shanghai, which reached its conclusion yesterday, having been attended by all the
top international experts at Infectious Diseases, who gathered to discuss new developments
and breakthroughs in the field of recurrent respiratory infections (RRI) and their

The first WAIDID congress will be held in 2016 in Milan (site of the association’s
headquarters), bringing together the leading experts from all over the world.




SOURCE The World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders

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