ISPPD 2016, 26th – 30th June, 2016, Glasgow, UK
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Discover The Late​​​st Achievements In T​he Fight Against The Pne​​umococcus

Save the Date – The 10th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases, ISPPD 2016
ISPPD 2016 is a premier global scientific symposium devoted to the exchange, advancement and dissemination of the latest discoveries on the basic science, microbiology, epidemiology, treatment and prevention of pneumococci and pneumococcal disease.
ISPPD provides an unparalleled international forum that brings together scientific, clinical and public health experts, practitioners, and students to present, discuss, challenge and learn from the latest work and advancements on pneumococci and pneumococcal disease.
ISPPD 2016 Welcome Letter
Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Board and the Scientific Organizing Committee we warmly invite you to the 10th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) in Glasgow, Scotland from 26 to 30 June 2016. Convened bi-annually since 1998, this will be the first time ISPPD is being held in the United Kingdom. The UK has a long history of making major medical advances and two of the most relevant with respect to pneumococcal disease prevention and treatment are the developments of vaccines and penicillin. 2016 will mark ten years since the first pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) was added to the childhood vaccination schedule in the UK.

The ISPPD conference has become the premier focus for pneumococcal researchers from all over the world to meet and discuss their multi-disciplinary research. When we first met in 1998 there was no licensed pneumococcal vaccine that was effective in preventing disease in children and consequently, the pneumococcus was one of the most important killers of children under 5 years of age, predominantly via pneumonia. When we meet in Glasgow, the pneumococcal landscape will be very different thanks to several crucial changes: the efforts of the manufacturers who have licensed three separate PCVs since 2000; the foresight and persistence of vaccine policy makers who have introduced PCVs into national immunisation programmes; and GAVI and the Gates Foundation who have facilitated the introduction of PCVs into resource-poor countries. Critical to the latter has been the Advanced Market Commitment to reduce the financial barriers to PCV introduction.

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Discover Glasgow, UK
Glasgow epitomises the perfect combination of tradition mixed with a vibrant and innovative modern twist. Glasgow is a city steeped in history - this is evident in the magnificent medieval architecture that dots the landscape. If you are looking for a thriving music scene or you are a culture buff, Glasgow offers entertainment that ranges from the renowned Glasgow Ballet to an underground club scene that will have you partying into the wee small hours. Visit one of the city's museums and art galleries, most offering free admission, and admire the beautiful architecture in a city described by The Telegraph as 'one of the world's friendliest cities'. Whatever your interest, glorious Glasgow has something for everyone.

Looking Forward to Seeing you at ISPPD 2016,
26th – 30th June, Glasgow, UK!

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