Dr. Nada Melhem, Director of Division of Health Professions and Coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program at the Faculty of Health Sciences in the American University of Beirut, has been selected to join International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) leadership as a 2020 Council Member. Dr. Melhem was selected from 174 candidates, which is a record number of applications for ISID.
“I am delighted, honored and looking forward to take this new role," stated Dr. Melhem. “I will try my best to fulfill my responsibilities in this prestigious institution, while advocating for our mission in the Faculty of Health Sciences being one of the main actors in the field of public health in the region."
The International Society for Infectious Diseases was created in 1986 by a merger between the International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) and The International Federation on Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (IFIPD).
The Society brings together 90,000 members from over 155 countries around the world who share a collective belief that infectious diseases cross all national and regional boundaries and that long-term effective solutions require international scientific exchange and cooperation.
ISID and its members are dedicated to developing partnerships and programs that facilitate the development of innovative solutions to infectious disease challenges around the globe, enabled by an effective and inclusive governance model.