WSPID Research Workshop

WSPID Research Workshop

Conducting and Presenting your Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research

A full-day Research Workshop is being offered on 5 November 2019.
The application for the Research Workshop is linked to the abstract submission system​, which will open on January 15, 2019.


The World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID) will be hosting a Research Workshop on 5 November 2019 from 08:00-16:00, prior to the start of the main WSPID Congress. The workshop will be conducted in English.

The workshop will consist of two components:

1. Short practical lectures by leading researchers on aspects of research, with a focus on pediatric infectious diseases.
2. Oral presentations by 5 selected Research Workshop Presenters. Five early career researchers will be chosen among the applicants for mentoring and discussion at the WSPID Research Workshop.


  • To assist early career researchers with the design, conduct, and presentation of pediatric infectious disease research in resource-challenged and resource-advantaged settings.
  • To facilitate interaction between early career and established researchers in an informal, collegial setting.


  • Fifty participants will be selected among the applicants to attend the Research Workshop. These selected participants will have their 2019 WSPID Congress registration fee waived.
  • Five applicants will be invited to participate in the workshop as oral Research Workshop Presenters:
    • These five presenters will be assigned one or more mentors from the WSPID Education Committee/WSPID Research Workshop Faculty, who will assist with developing their presentation prior to the Workshop.
    • Each of these selected Research Workshop Presenters will deliver a 10-minute oral presentation of their WSPID 2019 submitted abstract to the audience of the Research Workshop participants and faculty.
    • Research Workshop participants and the faculty will offer constructive comments and suggestions following each presentation.
    • In addition, to subsidizing the 2019 WSPID Congress registration fee, these five presenters will receive reimbursement up to $1,350 (USD) for applicants traveling to Manila and up to $500 (USD) for applicants located in Manila to subsidize travel and accommodations associated with the 2019 WSPID Congress; the total support for WSPID 2019 attendance and participation will be determined by the Congress organizers.
  • Subsidized Research Workshop participants/presenters who do not attend or who do not fulfill requirements of preparation and presentation will be asked to reimburse the WSPID subsidies in full.


  • Complete the ​Application Form and return it to the WSPID Congress Secretariat at​ Please make sure to print it as a PDF file before sending it.
  • Submit your Abstract via the Congress website and indicate that you want to be considered for the WSPID Research Workshop
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.​

All applicants are encouraged to apply for a ​WSPID Fellowship.

WSPID Research Workshop Schedule (subject to change)

08:00 Introduction, Overview and Goals
08:15  Introduction from the Local Organizing Committee
08:30 From Clinical Question to Research Answer
09:00 Oral abstract presentation and discussion 1
09:30 Microbiology Research
10:00 Coffee Break
10:15 Oral abstract presentation and discussion 2
10:45 Publishing your Research
11:15 Oral abstract presentation and discussion 3
11:45 Ethics in Research
12:15 Break – small group informal discussions with Research Workshop Faculty
13:15 Finding Funding and Key Parts of a Research Budget
13:45 Oral abstract presentation and discussion 4
14:15 Writing a Successful Grant Application
14:45 Oral abstract presentation and discussion 5
15:15 Coffee Break
15:30 Group Discussion, Summary and Evaluation

Final date for completing the application: Tuesday, June 4, 2019.