The Globe, GBSI's e-Newsletter

November 2018 
What's Coming up

We are pleased to announce the
Prenatal Infection Prevention Symposium!
February 25-28, 2019

The Call for Abstracts is open now until December 7, 2018
The symposium is all online, no travel necessary!
Registration is complimentary 
CME credit will be available


The Prenatal Infection Prevention Symposium (PIPS) is a virtual collaboration of health care professionals, researchers, families, and other interested individuals working towards minimizing the burden of miscarriages, stillbirths, preterm births and babies sick at birth due to prenatal infection. We welcome everyone with an interest in prenatal health, as your contribution is valued. 

November 27, 2018
Mark your calendars! #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season and we need your help to make this #GivingTuesday the most successful yet! Group B Strep International (GBSI) wants to further our mission of spreading GBS awareness and prevention. Our goal is to raise $2,000 on November 27, 2018! Every dollar raised sends an info packet to parents or care providers! Through this we hope to bring awareness to more people, so more babies can get the best care possible! Visit to donate!

Our Website Translation
Our informational website has now been translated into French
with more resources coming soon!

Check out our Store! Order complimentary GBS materials -- brochures, status cards, tear sheets, and more!
Looking back at October

The 1st Annual Virtual Symposium on Prenatal-onset Group B Strep Disease concluded after 10 days of engaging presentations and discussions!

From 15-25 October 2018, GBS researchers and health professionals presented on various aspects of prenatal-onset GBS disease prevention and research in a variety of video and poster presentations. It included topics such as POGBSD and related preterm birth risk identification and management, opportunities for implementing prevention strategies, and pathology testing and inclusion of results in surveillance data. While the symposium has concluded, presentations can still be viewed and CME credit can be earned by visiting our website HERE.
October as Prenatal-onset GBS Disease (POGBSD) Recognition Month
There are three types of GBS disease, but prenatal-onset is often overlooked, not recognizing the thousands of babies who are miscarried, stillborn, or born very sick each year due to GBS infection in the womb. This past October we promoted POGBSD recognition giving more parents and health care professionals the opportunity to partner to help protect unborn babies.
2018 CAM Conference
GBSI exhibited and presented at the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) Conference October 17-19, 2018 in Gatineau, QC. The event hosted over 300 perinatal care professionals giving GBSI the opportunity to share GBS information in both French and English! 
Awareness Materials
To order GBS awareness materials and have them delivered straight to you in the US or Canada, please visit our online store. If you prefer to download awareness materials straight to your computer, you can do so HERE. If you have any questions or special requests, please email Thank you for your support in GBS awareness!
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