Latest ASID News


NSW Health alert on Mycobacterium chimaera infections linked to heater-cooler devices - 2 March - Click here All states have updated information on their own websites.

Media Release - 28 Feb - ASID welcomes WHO list of priority pathogens, for which antibiotics are urgently needed. Click here

Media - 28 Feb - ASID President Cheryl Jones speaks to ABC News 24 about the new WHO list of priority pathogens: Research and Development of new drugs is critical Click here

Event - ASID Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 Registrations are open Click Here - Interactive Full Program released Click here



About ASID

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases is the peak professional body for infectious diseases and microbiology in the region. Membership encompasses Infectious Diseases Physicians, Clinical Microbiologists, Scientists, Infection Control Practitioners, Public Health Physicians, Sexual Health Physicians, Veterinarians and others eminent in the field of infectious diseases. The aims of the society are to:

  • Advance postgraduate education in infectious diseases in Australasia and internationally;
  • Promote research in all aspects of infectious diseases; and
  • Advocate for sound and evidence-based public health policy in matters related to infectious diseases.

For an overview of our member benefits and to apply for membership see HERE.