International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD)

  • 21-25 Jun 2020
  • 21-25 Jun 2022
  • Toronto, Canada


The International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) covers topics such as:

  • Pneumococcal Ecology
    • Serotype replacement: evidence, impact, regional variations
    • ​Carriage / colonisation
    • Microbiome
    • Vaccine-driven serotype and genotype changes
    • Biofilms
    • Clinical implications of microbiota findings
    • The relationships between carriage / disease and between carriage / transmission
    • Nasopharyngeal microbial ecology
    • Pneumococcal and viral interactions
    • Viruses and influence of nasal microbiome on colonisation and infection
    • Phase variation​
    • Antibiotic resistance: biology and molecular mechanisms
  • Burden of Pneumococcal Disease​
    • Impact of PCV in developing countries
    • ​​​Global epidemiology post-PCV
    • Pre-PCV introduction surveillance
    • Paediatric disease post-PCV
    • HIV and pneumococcus
    • Improving outcome in sepsis and meningitis
    • Co-infections and pneumococcus
    • Non-pulmonary disease: pleura, meningitis, cardiac involvement etc
    • Pathophysiology of pneumococcal disease
    • Antimicrobial resistance: epidemiology and regional variation
    • Non-vaccine interventions for prevention of pneumococcal disease​
    • How should we target vulnerable groups with effective vaccination strategies?
  • ​Bacterial Genomics
    • Genome-wide pneumococcal analyses
    • Vaccine driven serotype/genotype changes
    • How genomic data contribute to disease protection/spread etc
    • Genomic epidemiology
    • Epigenetics
    • Comparative genomics
    • Functional genomics
    • Pneumococcal biology and evolution
    • GWAS
    • Antimicrobial resistance
    • New sequencing technologies
    • RNAseq / transcriptomics
    • Databases / data analyses​
  • ​Ongoing Challenge of Pneumonia
    • Improving outcome in clinical pneumonia
    • Impact of PCV on pneumonia
    • Pneumonia in children
    • Pneumonia endpoints
    • Management of disease
    • Diagnostics
    • PERCH
    • Treatment of disease
    • Environmental contributory factors (smoking, pollution, nutrition)​
  • The Unique Challenge of Pneumococcal Disease in Adults
    • Vaccine use in adults
    • Pneumococcal disease in adults
    • Diagnostics
    • NCD`s and the pneumococcus: implications of changes in NCD epidemiology eg. the rise of diabetes and obesity
    • Meningitis
    • Pneumonia in adults​
    • HIV​
  • Mechanisms Underlying Host Susceptibility to Disease
    • Genetic susceptibility to colonisation
    • Genetic susceptibility to disease
    • Host pathogen interactions
    • Disparities in susceptibility to pneumococcal disease
    • Specific immune responses to vaccines and disease
    • Other contributing factors like smoke, viruses and nutrition
    • Investigation for primary immunodeficiency ​
  • New Pneumococcal Vaccines​​
    • Alternative vaccines to PCV10/13 including proteins, new PCVs
    • Alternative vaccine strategies / adjuvants / immunomodulation
    • Vaccine aimed to reduce transmission rather than protect recipients directly
    • Novel vaccine targets and immune mechanisms
    • Practicalities and ethics of getting new vaccines and antigens to the clinic
    • Licensing / how to do a trial with a new vaccine
    • Vaccine safety

The International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) brings together clinicians, scientists, public health, industry and policy experts, academics and students from Asia and around the world.

The next International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) will be held in Toronto, Canada on 21-25 Jun 2020.


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250-800 US Dollar   (Early registration date: 01 Mar 2020)
13 Jan 2020
Kenes International

Future Events

  • International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD 2020) - 21-25 Jun 2020, Toronto, Canada (363)
  • International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD 2022) - 21-25 Jun 2022, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Canada (1134)

Past Events

  • 11th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD 2018) - 15-19 Apr 2018 (14970)


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