‘Hot Topics’ Real-World Implications


This track will present the latest research in group B streptococcus colonization, maternal and infant factors impacting GBS neonatal outcomes, and long-term implications of GBS disease from early-career investigators.  

Topics include:

1. Impacts of geographic regions, global pandemic, and maternal metabolism on GBS colonization  

2. Influence of biological factors on infant outcomes following GBS disease 

3. Assessment of behavioural and developmental outcomes following GBS disease 


Convener: Prof. Beate Kampmann
S1: Gaurav Kwatra (10 mins)
Title: Prevalence of Group B Streptococcus colonization among pregnant women in South Asia and Africa
S2: Natália Costa (5 mins)
Title: Group B Streptococcus and Staphylococcus colonization during pregnancy pre and post-COVID-19
S3: Hylemariam Mihiretie (5 mins)
Title: Prevalence and Drug Susceptibility Pattern of Group B Streptococci (GBS) among Pregnant Women
S4: Debora da Costa Morato Nery (5 mins Poster & Elevator)
Title: Detection of Group B Streptococcus among pregnant women in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil by MALDI-TOF MS
Discussion (10 mins)
S5: Jaya Chandna (10 mins)
Title: Behavioural outcomes for survivors of iGBS in infancy: school-age findings from five LMIC cohorts
S6: Erzsebet Horvath-Puho (5 mins)
Title: Sex differences in long-term outcomes after Group B streptococcal infections during infancy
S7: Kathleen Car (5 mins)
Title: The Association between Early-Onset Sepsis and Neonatal Encephalopathy
S8: Merel van Kassel (5 mins Poster & Elevator)
Title: Mortality and neurodevelopmental impairments after invasive GBS disease in early infancy
S9: Hima B John (5 mins Poster & Elevator)
Title: Neuro-developmental Outcomes of children after Group B Streptococcus disease in infancy
S10: Lois Harden (5 mins Poster & Elevator)
Title: Developmental profile for survivors of Group B Streptococcus invasive disease in infancy in South Africa
Discussion and closing comments (10 mins)