PANDEMIC UPDATE! President in 2022

Professor Paul Tambyah, chairman of opposition Singapore Democratic Party,  being interviewed on Channel News Asia.

Professor Paul Tambyah, chairman of opposition Singapore Democratic Party, will become president of the International Society of Infectious Diseases in March 2022.

The ISID is a non-profit medical organisation created in 1986 to support a global network of health professionals, non-government organisations, and governments in preventing and managing  infectious diseases outbreaks when they occur.

Based in Massachusetts, USA, the society has over 90,000 members from more than 155 countries.

Tambyah is Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore, and a Senior Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician at the National University Hospital, with over 20 years of experience in his field.

President-elect since 10 March 2020, Tambyah will replace current ISID President Alison Holmes, an infectious disease professor from Imperial College London, in March 2022.

Former president of ISID, Marc Mendelson, offers this endorsement.

“Paul is well-known to all in the field of infectious diseases, and brings a wealth of experience from his time with multiple international societies and august bodies, as well as formidable experience across the spectrum of infection, including outbreaks, tropical medicine, and clinical applied research.

“He is a go-to speaker on so many topics and currently serves as Chair of the ISID Publications Committee, playing a vital role in the success of our journal IJID.”

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