Rasmey Circle IDSOG

As we usher in 2024, we leave behind a generational pandemic and our celebration of our society’s 50th year. Our society remains strong as we continue to increase membership, strengthen financials, and advance the society mission to promote to scientific exchange, education, and leadership in infectious diseases in women and other individuals assigned female sex at birth. We closed 2023 with 157 active members and continued legacy of bringing together researchers, health care professionals, educators, and industry to share insights related to infectious diseases in women.

To prepare our society for the next 50 years, we will need to continue to adapt and diversify our organization to adapt to changing membership demographics, continuing advancement of research, increasing influence/impact of social media, and changing needs for our members. As part of this effort, we had a Strategic Planning Session this winter to evaluate metrics from the prior 2020-2023 IDSOG Strategic Plan and to develop an updated Strategic Plan for 2024-2027. All members received a Membership Needs Assessment survey via email in early December. This assessment will serve as a critical tool for development of the new Strategic Plan to ensure we are focused on both society and membership needs. If you have not yet completed the survey, please do so to ensure we hear a robust voice from our members. The Membership Needs Assessment can be accessed at or you can scan the QR Code below. We welcome your thoughts or suggestions to improve our society!

Last, we are looking forward to another incredible IDSOG Annual Meeting in Portland, OR – August 1-3, 2024. Be sure to Save the Date and plan to bring a trainee and/or colleague! Be on the lookout for the call for abstracts, stump the professor cases, and travel scholar’s applications coming soon! 

Sincerely yours,


Patrick S. Ramsey, MD, MSPH

President, IDSOG