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.

Join CIDS Today:  Click here for our membership application.


CIDS Events:


39th Annual Conference
Thursday, May 12, 2022
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Click HERE for Conference Brochure

CLICK HERE for Abstact Template

CLICK HERE for Poster Presentation Guidelines

Board of Directors:

President: David Banach, MD  
Infectious Diseases, University of Connecticut Health
Vice President: Marjorie Golden, MD    
Infectious Diseases, Yale New Haven Hospital
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: Jack Ross, MD    
Chief, Infectious Disease/Allergy, Hartford Hospital


Jessica Abrantes-Figueiredo, MD
Section Chief of Infectious Diseases, SFHMC

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

Antonie Auguste, MD
Assistant Director Infectious Disease, Hartford Hospital Community Health
Lydia Aoun Barakat, MD    
Infectious Disease, Yale University School of Medicine
Matthew Cartter, MD, MPH   
State Epidemiologist, Connecticut DPH
Kevin Dieckhaus, MD     
Infectious Diseases, University of Connecticut Health

CIDS Administrator: Denise Tyrrell