General Information

General Information

ISPPD-12 Update

October 2020

Given the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on international travel restrictions and physical distancing requirements, we have been increasingly concerned about the ability to plan and hold an in-person meeting in Toronto in 2021.

We have therefore decided to postpone the ISPPD-12 Symposium until 19-23 June 2022.

Read the full announcement here.


Hotel Sheraton
Address: 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, M5H 2M9 Canada
Tel: +1 416-361-1000

To view Hotel Sheraton website, please click here.

Important Dates

  • For important information on abstract submission, including requirements, topics, and deadlines, please check here.
  • For registration fees, payment methods, and deadlines, please check here.


The official language of the Symposium is English.


Most people need a visa OR an Electronic Travel Authorisation to travel to Canada – not both. Some people may only need their valid passport. Further information is published here.

It is the responsibility of ISPPD-12 participants to obtain a visa if required.  Symposium participants should familiarise themselves with visa requirements well in advance of the event. The ISPPD-12 organisers encourage you to apply for a visa as early as possible, at least 3 to 4 months before the Symposium.

Complete information whether you need a visa and how to apply for a visa to enter Canada can be found on Government of Canada’s website.

Letter of Invitation

An official personalised letter of invitation will be provided to registered participants as part of the registration procedure. This invitation is prepared solely for the purpose of visa applications and is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support or confirmation of inclusion in the Scientific Programme.

Invitation letters can be provided electronically (PDF) or as a hard copy if required. Hard copies will be mailed via regular post free of charge (in this case organisers do not take responsibility for delivery). In case of special delivery (courier) request, the participant will be responsible for all charges.


End of June is a nice time to visit Toronto and enjoy the city’s vibrant life. The average high temperature for the month of June is 24°C (75°F) and the average low temperature is 12°C (53°F).  In the evenings it may be chilly, so prepare a cardigan or a jacket to take with you.

Dress Code

Participants are advised to wear business casual for all Symposium functions and programmes.

Guest Attendance Policy

All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

Liability & Insurance

Please do not leave bags or suitcases unattended at any time, whether inside or outside the session halls. Hotels strongly recommend that you use their safety deposit boxes for your valuables.

The Symposium Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Symposium Organisers

Kenes Group
7, rue François-Versonnex,
C.P. 6053, 1211 Geneva 6


As Organizers of the congress 12th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD) taking place in Toronto, Canada from 20 to 24 June 2021, we entrust TWT srl, to collect the applications from pharmaceutical companies (participating as sponsors or exhibitors) for the Italian Ministry of Health agency (Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco AIFA) procedure, in compliance with the instructions given by the Legislative Order 219 of the 24th april 2006 – art. 124.

Tel: +39 06 597 84 01

PLEASE NOTE:  Kenes Group is not involved in the registration procedure. It is the pharmaceutical companies’ sole responsibility to adhere to the above regulations directly via a local agent.

Please contact TWT srl no later than 80 days before the beginning of the congress.

Mr. Gianni Frontani /
Mrs. Anna Lupidi /
Via Arrigo Davila 130
00179 Rome

Tel:  +39 06 4424 9321
Fax: +39 06 9933 1533