Thursday, March 3, 2016

International Congress on Infectious Diseases- Hyderabad, India: Day 2

Today I had the honor of attending the ISID Workshop for Developing Infection Prevention and Control Resources and Applied Research in Low and Middle Income Countries.  This meeting was a join initiative of ISID's education, publication and research committee.

As I serve as the Editor in Chief of A Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital, an ISID publication, it was exceptionally helpful to receive feedback from a focus group of infectious diseases specialists from around the world. We plan on launching a 6th Edition of The Guide with changes in content, format and electronic accessibility to maximize its use as a practical reference in low and middle income countries. To date, The Guide has 8000+ downloads from a global audience. To download the book (free) click here.

The rest of the day was spent attending some excellent presentations from a truly international line-up of experts.  In a presentation on disaster management and preparedness in India, a memorable quote summarizing the scope of potential disasters was "anything can happen anywhere at anytime."

Most of the day was spent in the convention center so tourism was essentially nil with the exception of an end of the day meal in an exquisite indian restaurant.

Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price: colleague and fellow SHEA Guidelines Committee co-collaborator 

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