About this event
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.
The ISSAD promises to be an 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. Abstract submissions can be submitted from the Abstracts Submissions page on our website.