The Fifth Regional Pneumococcal Symposium was held 5-6 March, 2013 in São Paulo, Brazil. It broght together 160 interested stakeholders from 26 countries to discuss updates on epidemiological and economic data in order to inform public health agendas related to prevention of pneumococcal disease in older children and adults in Latin America and the Caribbean.


  • Sabin Vaccine Institute
  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC)
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

To view the final agenda and approved presentations, please click here.

To view the proceedings from this symposium, please click here.

Related Press Release

New Study Suggests Potential Shift in Burden of Pneumococcal Disease

High Economic Burden may also be Associated with the Disease in Latin America

Sao Paulo, Brazil - March 5, 2013 – New studies revealed today by Latin American researchers and global health leaders suggest that the highest burden of deadly pneumococcal disease in Latin America may be shifting to adults as countries successfully immunize more infants with new vaccines. The experts called for increased disease monitoring and more surveillance to understand the full extent of pneumococcal disease in the Americas, including its economic impact, and to devise effective strategies to prevent it.

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 to Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Event Address: 
Renaissance São Paulo Alameda Santos, 2233 - Jardim Paulista São Paulo, Brazil
Event Location: 
São Paulo, Brazil
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