At ISPPD-12 we plan to have an informative and exciting programme that highlights the areas of substantial recent progress while also posing the tough questions where progress has been more challenging.
Wherever possible, plenary sessions will take a cross-disciplinary approach to major areas in the field.
Parallel sessions will allow us to explore specific topics that cover areas that include but are not limited to clinical issues, host-immune interactions, genomics, immunology, microbiology, epidemiology and the interface between these areas.
Meet-the-Expert sessions and workshops will provide opportunities for interaction with professionals in smaller-structured settings.
Researchers at all levels will have an opportunity to present their work in interactive poster sessions. Attention will be given to how to exchange knowledge and translate findings into policy that benefit individuals affected by or a risk of pneumococcal diseases worldwide.