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Group B Strep International
Promoting awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies before birth through early infancy
May is a month for mothers! We want to recognize all mothers, but especially group B strep moms. This is a group who has known fear and worry and in some cases loss. Mother's Day can be a struggle for some, but we want to honor all mothers. To them we say: your struggle is valid and your role as a mother is valid. We thank you for your dedication to the cause of GBS awareness and prevention.
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Mark Your Calendars for May
  • Bereaved Mother's Day (May 2)
  • World Hand Hygiene Day (May 5)
  • Mother's Day (May 9)
  • National Women’s Health Week (May 9–15) 
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
ICGBS 2021 

The online International Conference on Group B Strep (ICGBS) 2021 will be held July 20-22, 2021. We are honored that Professor Joy Lawn will be our keynote speaker!

ICGBS is an online collaboration of healthcare professionals, laboratorians, researchers, families, policy makers and other interested individuals working to increase awareness and prevention of GBS disease in babies worldwide.

The Call for Abstracts is open through May 15. Registration is free and abstract notifications will be sent within ten days of abstract submission. 

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Research Wall

We invite both laboratory and clinical researchers to post about their current projects involving group B Streptococcus for our virtual Research Wall to be displayed during ICGBS 2021. Clinical trial updates and other relevant research projects are also welcome! (Abstract submission is not a requirement.)

Learn more about ICGBS 2021
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32nd ICM Virtual Triennial Congress, June 2021

GBSI will be exhibiting at the 32nd ICM Virtual Triennial Congress each Wednesday in June. Attending? Check out our talks and click on our virtual exhibit to chat. Invite your colleagues to connect with us as well!

June 2 – Group B strep (GBS) in urine or the vagina 
June 9 – Membrane stripping without informed consent: patient perspectives
June 16 – Empowering parents to recognize signs and symptoms of group B strep (GBS) and other perinatal infection in their babies for the best outcome possible

Special thanks to Hologic® ANZ for their sponsorship enabling us to promote GBS disease awareness and prevention at this important gathering of midwives worldwide!
I Run for Cora

"The pain experienced from the loss of a loved one is totally subjective. However, there are communities of people that share pain brought on by the same root cause. Prenatal-onset GBS is our root cause and we know we're not alone. I Run For Cora is a campaign to help raise money and awareness for Prenatal-onset GBS in the name of our niece, Cora Faye Lewis, who passed on 2/27/16. If I Run For Cora prevents just one family from joining this community, we've succeeded and have done so while honoring Cora. Thank you to GBSI for the platform and tireless work!” - Clayton and Morgan George

Clayton George will be will be racing in six (6) ultramarathons in 2021, all of which will be used to leverage this fundraiser and spread awareness in Cora's name. 

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The WAVES Study

We want to identify the gaps in care and communication surrounding GBS disease.

To do this we need your help! We are asking both mothers who have had a baby infected with GBS and those who have not to share their experiences in this survey if they have conceived on or after January 1, 2003. Please share the link gbs-intl.org/waves with your contacts and social media. Together we can wave goodbye to GBS disease! 

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Fundraise!

Looking for ways to get involved and spread awareness in your community? Consider fundraising for GBSI!  Whether it's an online fundraiser or event, every effort helps!

Ask people to donate directly online
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Help Support Our Efforts

​During this pandemic crisis, many fundraising efforts that we depend on are having to be put on hold. While we understand that many are struggling, if you are able, we humbly ask that you make a donation to help us further our mission of spreading GBS awareness and prevention worldwide.

Group B Strep International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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