Policies and Guidelines

Policies and Guidelines on Meeting Endorsement

CIDS is dedicated to promoting education in Infectious Diseases and fostering the exchange of scientific information to support its primary mission. Consequently, CIDS actively endorses medical meetings that align with the society's vision and mission, collaborating with other medical societies, organizations, and institutions to advance scientific and educational gatherings on Infectious Diseases.

Programs Eligible for Endorsement:

Programs developed by other societies, organizations, or institutions that demonstrate sufficient relevance and quality in supporting the mission of CIDS are eligible for endorsement, pending approval by the Governing Council. CIDS endorsement signifies a thorough review of the course content, ensuring alignment with the mission, vision, and core values of CIDS.

Endorsement Criteria & Policies:

Endorsement is granted when the program content meets criteria indicating scientific merit consistent with CIDS principles. The following criteria guide the endorsement process:

  • Endorsed meetings must include a minimum of three CIDS members on the faculty.
  • The organizing chair and secretary should be CIDS life executive members.
  • CIDS will not consider an endorsement request from the industry.
  • The endorsed meeting will be featured on the CIDS website.

All scientific programs seeking endorsement must submit an application along with the program, including the following details:

  • Sponsoring organization/institution.
  • Names and affiliations of the program organizers.
  • Organizing committee members, who should be life-time executive members of CIDS.
  • Proposed topics with learning objectives.
  • Target audience.
  • List of speakers with their CVs.