4th International Workshop on Streptococcus suis 3-5 June 2019

In 2013, with the aim to unify the growing “S. suis family” the “1st International Workshop on Streptococcus suis” was organized, as one of the sub-objectives of a Canada-China Joint Health Research Initiative operating grant financed by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Following the success of this workshop, the “2nd International Workshop on S. suis” was organized in Argentina within the context of the highly prestigious XIX Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases (Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2014). Prof. Peter Valentin-Weigand (Hannover University) and PI within the PIGSs consortium organized the “3rd International Workshop on S. suis” in Germany in September 2016. This event was jointly organized with the German Pneumococcal and Streptococcal Symposium. To sustain and strengthen the international collaboration on S. suis research, the 4th International Workshop was organized in Montreal, Québec, Canada. Researchers from all over the world participated, presented and discusses recent advances on this thought-provoking swine and zoonotic pathogen.

Several principal investigators and early stage scientists of the PIGSs consortium presented their work in this field and some were invited for a keynote lecture. The chair of the PIGSs stakeholder advisory board (Prof. Marcelo Gottschalk) was the co-organizer of this 2019 event. 

Full programme details can be found here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/c91739_c0ad1d86e9fc4e8fada0ba6b78009c3f.pdf