Why Attend

What transformational changes will define the next era of pneumococcal disease prevention?


This new era will be characterized by new generation vaccines and strategies for their use, improved understanding of genomics, next-generation sequencing, new diagnostics, and the role of the microbiome, and better knowledge of host-pathogen interaction.


Join us for the 12th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD-12) to learn more about these topics, showcase your latest research to your peers, and network with colleagues during the session breaks.

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Our Mission

Our Mission

To improve knowledge of the pneumococcus to fight and prevent its major global burden of disease.

Our History

Our History

The ISPPD was officially launched on 11th March 2012 during the ISPPD-8 Symposium in Foz de Iguaçu Brazil.

Our Focus

Our Focus

To raise global awareness, facilitate scientific exchange, advance knowledge and improve standards of diagnosis prevention and treatment.

Discover Toronto

Beneath the glossy high-rises of downtown Toronto you will find elegant wooden boardwalks, small stretches of artificial beach and a string of al fresco restaurants and bars.

Toronto will charm you, it’s an inspiring and dynamic city where unique events and activities take place around the corner.

Venue Location

Hotel Sheraton | 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, M5H 2M9 Canada