*The ISPPD-13 programme is subjected to change. Please visit this page regularly for updates.
WHAT IS NEW AT ISPPD-13?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, ISPPD recognised the need for change and evolution. As such, the ISPPD team engaged with focus groups around the world to establish an expanded, international society and to ensure that the biennial ISPPD meeting expands beyond that of just the pneumococcus and helps more researchers to share their knowledge globally. The ISPPD mission and objectives remain but the society’s name has changed to the International Society of Pneumonia and Pneumococcal Diseases. The newly branded ISPPD-13 meeting in Cape Town, South Africa (17-20 March 2024) will focus not only on the pneumococcus but will also include the broader topic of pneumonia as a leading infectious disease around the world.