Event Information

Dear Members, Colleagues, Sponsors and Friends:

We are delighted to announce that the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) will hold its next International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) in Kuala Lumpur from 20–23 February 2020, in collaboration with the Malaysian Society for Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC). The two societies will be collaborating to offer an outstanding programme of regional and international expertise, focusing on the burden of infection in low- and middle-income countries with a global perspective. 

Together, we look forward to welcoming you to Kuala Lumpur in 2020 and sharing a wonderful educational and social experience with you. 

Marc Mendelson                   Zamberi Bin Sekawi
President, ISID                        President, MSIDC

Member Symposia Request

The 19th ICID Organizing Committee will allocate up to two sessions during the 19th ICID for ISID member-proposed symposia.

Symposia are 1.5 hours long and should include three speakers. Each speaker is asked to prepare a 20-minute presentation to be followed by a 5-minute question and answer period. ISID will reimburse economy airfare, accommodation, and conference registration for invited speakers.

Symposia proposals must meet the following requirements and format:

  • The symposium should address an infectious diseases challenge of particular importance to low and middle-income countries
  • Three speakers, all from different countries, must be included
  • At least one speaker should be from the WHO Southeast Asia region – the region hosting the 19th ICID
  • Symposia including at least one young investigator (40 years or younger) will be given highest priority


Proposals must be submitted by January 31, 2019 for consideration. Symposia will be reviewed and scored by members of the 19th ICID Organizing Committee.

*Proposals will not be considered either from, or including associates of ISID (current & former Executive and Council members, Emerging Leaders and ProMED staff)