The 2nd International Symposium on ‘Streptococcus agalactiae’ Disease  3rd – 5th November, London, UK.

Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that can exist in the female reproductive tract without causing symptoms. Up to 30% of healthy women can carry group B strep, and it usually does not cause problems. However, sometimes it can lead to serious infection of the bloodstream, infection of the placenta, or urinary tract infection. Group B strep can also have serious consequences for the baby, causing potentially life-threatening infections in the newborn, including meningitis, pneumonia, and sepsis.

Who is at risk from Group B Streptococcus? Source: Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal (2017) Copyright: LSHTM 2017

The ISSAD promises to be a free interactive and comprehensive platform covering topics ranging from the GBS disease burden and challenges to the epidemiology, immunology, and vaccinology of GBS and everything in between.

For further information about Group B Strep and Group B Strep Support please visit our partners Group B Strep Support and Group B Strep International.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting virtual event!