We’re proud to announce that our virtual Group B Strep in Pregnancy & Babies Conference is taking place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July 2022. This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in group B Strep.
Group B Strep is the leading cause of severe infection in newborn babies in the UK. Our two-day virtual conference brings together leading international experts to talk about group B Strep, prevention policies, testing options, antibiotic usage, and the progress towards a GBS vaccine.
Our conference Chairs are Edward Morris (President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Chair of Trustees for Group B Strep Support) & Kathryn Gutteridge (President of the Royal College of Midwives and Trustee of Group B Strep Support).
Dr Carol J Baker will be giving the keynote speech on Day One to open the conference. Dr Baker is a Professor of Pediatrics at McGovern Medical School, University of Texas, a Sabin Gold Medal winner and a member of the National Academy of Medicine, USA. Dr. Baker’s advocacy led the United States to adopt routine screening and antibiotics to reduce early-onset neonatal GBS disease, which decreased incidence by more than 80 percent.
Professor Philip Steer will be giving the keynote speech on Day Two. Prof Steer is Chair of the Group B Strep Support’s Medical Advisory Panel. He is Emeritus Professor of obstetrics at Imperial College and a past President of the British Association of Perinatal medicine and the section of O&G of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is editor emeritus of BJOG – an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Each day will cover different themes. Day One (12 July) will focus on epidemiology and vaccines. Day Two (13 July) will focus on testing and practice.
The conference will be recorded, and the recordings will be available for 3 months after the event to those who register.
Who should attend?
Anyone with an interest in group B Strep and maternity and neonatal care, including:
- Public Health Specialists
- All Health Professionals
- Clinical Negligence Specialists
- Other interested people