Connecticut Infectious Disease Society (CIDS)

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38th Annual Conference

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2021 Annual Conference

Thursday, October 28, 2021 

Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 63 Grand Street, Waterbury



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.

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CIDS Board of Directors

President: Jack Ross, MD    Chief, Infectious Disease/Allergy, Hartford Hospital

Vice President: David Banach, MD   Infectious Diseases, University of Connecticut Health

Secretary/Newsletter Editor: Margaret Fikrig, MD  Infectious Disease, Yale University School of Medicine

Treasurer: Michael Simms, MD    Chief, Section of Infectious Disease, Waterbury Hospital

Immediate Past President: Lydia Aoun Barakat, MD    Infectious Disease, Yale University School of Medicine


Steve Aronin, MD   Senior Director, Clinical Development, Iterum Therapeutics

Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH    State Epidemiologist, Connecticut DPH

Kevin Dieckhaus, MD     Infectious Diseases, University of Connecticut Health

Marjorie Golden, MD    Infectious Diseases, Yale New Haven Hospital

Sabina Zawadzka, MD    Fellow, Infectious Diseases, UCONN School of Medicine


CIDS Administrator: Denise Tyrrell

CIDS Newsletters

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