The Japanese Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases is the successor to the “Japanese Society for Infectious Diseases” established in 1969 and the “Japanese Society for Pediatric Viral Diseases” established in 1970, respectively by researchers eager to collect and to learn purely academic achievements that transcend politics and policy in the period of an active student movement. In 1987, these two societies were absorbed into the 19th meeting of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases, which comprehensively covers microorganisms including viruses and pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric immunology, and vaccinations. In addition, the society has been publishing “The Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology” four times a year since 1989 to present and disseminate research results as academic achievements. After 30 years, the society was dissolved into the General Incorporated Association Japanese Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases in 2020. The society has grown into a large academic society consisting of about 3,000 members.
In 2018, during the 50th year from the establishment of the “Japanese Society for Pediatric Viral Diseases, ” the 50th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases / the 9th Asian Congress of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (ACPID 2018) were jointly held in Fukuoka City. In 2016, the society launched a qualification system for trainers of pediatric infectious diseases (board-certified specialists), which is the education and training system of the society. The society has been qualifying registered specialists since 2019, and trainers (board-certified specialists) since 2020.
|Name||Japanese Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases|
|Past Chief Directors||1987~Munehiro Hirayama*|
|* Chairperson of Management Committee|
|Current Chief Director||Kazunobu Ouchi (9th) (Department of Pediatrics Kawasaki Medical School)|
|Executives members||1 Chief Director, 42 Directors, 2 Auditors|
|Board members||113 representatives (as of April 1, 2021)|
|Objectives||The society aims to promote clinical analysis and research of pediatric infectious diseases and immunology,
as well as academic progress and its propagation, to contribute to the enhancement of child health, and to facilitate communication between members and collaboration with related organizations in Japan and in the world.
|Annual Meeting||Once a year|
|Journal||The Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Number of issues: 4/year (February, May, August and November)
Format: On-line edition and printed edition (not for sale)
Contents: Research papers (original articles, case reports, academic symposium)
Educational papers (reviews, special lectures in meetings, etc.)
|Annual fee||No admission fee; ¥10,000 annual fee|
|Juridical personality||Qualified (General Incorporated Association)|
|Japanese Association of Medical Sciences/Japanese Association for Dental Science||Non-member|