Connecticut Infectious Disease Society (CIDS)

Our Mission
The Connecticut Infectious Disease Society (CIDS) is a local state organization that represents physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals in the discipline of infectious disease. The CIDS mission is to enhance the care of the CT community, promote knowledge and clinical expertise, advocate for scientific sound human public policy, and advance collaboration with other services and professional colleagues.


36th Annual Conference of the Connecticut Infectious Disease Society (CIDS)

Thursday, May 17, 2018 – 7:15 am – 4:00 pm

Yale West Campus, 100 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT

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Call for Infectious Disease Abstracts for Poster Presentation at the 36th Annual Conference


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CIDS website

CIDS Board of Directors
Lydia Aoun Barakat, MD
Infectious Disease, Yale University School of Medicine
Vice President
Jack Ross, MD
Chief, Infectious Disease/Allergy, Hartford Hospital
Michael Simms, MD
Chief, Section of Infectious Disease - Saint Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, CT
Secretary/Newsletter Editor
Secretary/Newsletter Editor – Margaret Fikrig, MD
Yale University School of Medicine - Assistant Professor of Medicine (AIDS); Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases: AIDS Care Program Office of Cooperative Research
Immediate Past President
Steve Aronin, MD
Chief, Section of Infectious Disease - Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury

CIDS Newsletters

2018     2016-17      Fall 2015      Spring 2015

CIDS Board Members

Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH    State Epidemiologist, Connecticut DPH

Robin Deutsch, MD                   University of Connecticut

Jack Ross, MD                            Hartford Hospital

Merceditas Villanueva, MD     Yale University


CIDS Administrator
Denise Tyrrell



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