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Group B strep

2 January, 2024

Dear HIFA colleagues,

Wishing you all a happy, healthy New Year!

Interested in group B strep (GBS)?

1. Become a member of GBS Research Connect at https://www.gbsresearchconnect.org to collaborate with other members to better understand GBS and how it can affect the health of populations at all stages of life. Membership is free and includes access to special events, forums, blogs, mentor and mentee opportunities, and more!

2. Register at https://members.gbsresearchconnect.org/Events for our exciting member-exclusive webinar “Collaborating to Close GBS Data Gaps | Part I: Use of Genomics” being held on the 18th of January, 9AM EST / 2PM GMT to learn how our speakers are closing GBS data gaps in their communities and worldwide.

• Dr Dorota Jamrozy, Sanger Institute, will be presenting on results from the JUNO project

• Dr Luria Leslie Founou, CEDBCAM-RI, will be presenting on GBS in non-pregnant populations

• Dr Laura Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, will be presenting on GBS from a One Health perspective

Looking forward to all we can accomplish to reduce the burden of GBS disease in 2024!

Marti Perhach

HIFA profile: Marti Perhach is CEO/Cofounder of Group B Strep International, United States. Professional interests: Group B strep disease research and prevention, prenatal infection, One Health. Email address: marti.perhach AT gbs-intl.org