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.

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Note from the President: Read Here

CIDS Events:


38th Annual Conference
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2021 Virtual Annual Conference
Thursday, October 28, 2021
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
If you have questions or technological difficulties call the CSMS office at 203-865-0587


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


CIDS Administrator: Denise Tyrrell