ESPID - http://www.espid.org
Anyone interested in the field of PID can become an ESPID member. Applications should be made online and new members’ applications are normally processed within 1 month. Membership is per calendar year. Applications can be made by completing and submitting the online form at www.espid.org. ESPID members are entitled to the following benefits:
- Free annual subscription to PIDJ
- Reduced registration fees for ESPID Annual meetings
- ESPID fellowship and awards
- Facilitated participation in a number of prestigious scientific courses
BPAIIG - www.bpaiig.org
The British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Group is an affiliated speciality group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Members of the BPAIIG are actively involved in the clinical care of children, and research and development of new methods of investigation and treatment of allergic, immune and infectious conditions. Research presentations by trainees are an important part of the Spring and Autumn meetings. Encouraging trainees to proceed in this field is a crucial function of the group.
Establishment of the annual ESPID-Oxford Course, Infection and Immunity in Children in 2003 under the auspices of BPAIIG and the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), has complemented the BPAIIG rolling training programme.
PID DIPLOMA and MSc at the University of Oxford
This University of Oxford 2 year part-time course has been designed to provide comprehensive, in-depth training and excellence in paediatric infectious diseases in Europe.
Diploma students are required to attend IIC twice within 2 years of studying for the Diploma. During the IIC course there are many opportunities for networking with tutors and other students.
OVG - www.ovg.ox.ac.uk
Oxford Vaccine Group is an independent multidisciplinary paediatric clinical trials and epidemiology group based at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine (CCVTM) in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford. OVG works towards the goal of developing new and improved vaccines for the prevention of infection in children, enhancing the understanding of immunity and studying the epidemiology of infectious diseases.