Welcome to the Texas Infectious Diseases Society


About Us

Founded in 1979, the Society is affiliated with the Infectious Disease Society of America. We provide continuing medical education to medical doctors with an interest in clinical infectious disease and act as a forum for the exchange of ideas.


The Society sponsors an annual educational conference with CME credits.  It publishes a membership directory, and operates a surveillance e-mail network for sharing information on emerging Infectious Disease. Membership dues are $75.00 per year.

Serving Infectious Disease Physicians in Texas

Mission Statement

The mission of the Texas Infectious Disease Society (TIDS) is to promote  education, research, and legislative changes that assist Texas Infectious Disease physicians, nurses, and other health professionals in providing excellent patient care and improving community health.




Become a member today! Physicians and all other members of the health profession interested in Infectious Diseases shall be eligible for membership in the Texas Infectious Diseases Society, in accordance with the Bylaws of this organization. 

Annual membership dues are $75.00, payable online and are due at the beginning of the calendar year. 




Featured Events

TIDS 2020 Virtual Symposium 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Register now....


June 11 - 13, 2021 in San Antonio, Texas

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine and the Texas Infectious Diseases Society. The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™..

Continuing Pharmacy Education



A special thank you to all of our 2019 poster presenters

1st Place - Jack Kiley, MD

2nd Place - Sheena Knight, MD

3rd Place - John Goritsas, MD

Christian Alfaro Rivera, MD

Universidad Autá½¹noma de Nuevo Leon

“Comparable Performance of the GeneXpert MTB/RIF Test in People Living with HIV and People not Living with HIV in a High Prevalence Region”

Gabriel Catano, MD

UT Health San Antonio

“Factors Associated with Hospital Length of Stay and Total Charges in Coccidioidomycosis in U.S.: A Retrospective Study”

Emma L. Dishner, MD, MPH

Baylor College of Medicine

“Improving Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) for Solid Tumor Patients at a Comprehensive Cancer Center”

Kevin Dixon, DO

UT Health San Antonio

  • “Choosing Wisely: Empiric Antibiotics for Sepsis, Audie L. Murphy VA, 2018”
  • “Disseminated Microsporidiosis in an AIDS Patient”

Christopher Farmakis, MD

Methodist Dallas Medical Center IM

“Kaposi Sarcoma Associated Chlyothorax”

John A. Goritsas, MD

UT Health San Antonio

“Impact of a Non-Restrictive Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention to Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Use”

Jack L. Kiley, MD

Brooke Army Medical Center

“Clinical Characteristics and Isolate Analysis of Klebsiella spp. Infections in Service Members who Sustained Trauma in Iraq and Afghanistan”

Sheena Knights, MD

UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Health Disparities Among HIV-Positive Patients with Kaposi’s Sarcoma”

Sorays Naqvi, MS3

UT Health San Antonio IM

“Breathe Easy South Texas: Evaluation of a Comprehensive Screening and Treatment Program for Latent Tuberculosis Infections in High Risk Communities”

Sharon Onguti, MD

UT Health San Antonio

“Impact of Different Definitions of Multidrug Resistant Organisms on Contact Isolation Precautions”

Syeda A. Raza, MD

Methodist Health System Dallas

  • “Beware the Dangers of Home Remedies: Burkholderia cepacia Bacteremia”
  • "Hog Hunting Gone Wild: A Rare Zoonosis Caught Close to Home”

Melissa Reimer-McAtee, MD

UT Health Houston

“Successful Implementation of the Interim CDC Precautions During the Care of a Patient with Candida auris Colonization in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility and an Intensive Care Unit”

Mohammed Samannodi, MD

UT Health Houston

“Mycobacterium bovis Orchitis Post Intravesical Baillus Calmette Gueri: Case Report”

Monica Shah, DO

Baylor Scott & White Temple

  • “Donor-Derived Infection Due to Strongyloides stercoralis in a Kidney Recipient”
  • “Sphenoid meningoenephalocele: An Unusual Source of Sepsis”

Melinda B. Tanabe, MD

UT Medical Branch Galveston

“Persistent Infection vs Type 2 Immunological Reactions in Lepromatous Leprosy”

Katie Theoktisto, MD, MSPH

UT Health San Antonio

“Comparison of Inpatient Tuberculosis Screening Methods and Their Effect on Patient Duration in Airborne Isolation”

Trung Vu, MD

UT Health San Antonio

“Predictive Factors for Hepatitis B Cure in HIV Co-Infection



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