Proceedings of the 2017 International Forum on Gonococcal Infections and Resistance in Shenzhen, China

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Abstract

The 2017 International Forum on Gonococcal Infections and Resistance (2017 IFGIR) was held at Shenzhen, China from September 17, 2017, to September 19, 2017. The key objectives of the conference were to review and analyze the epidemiological profiles of gonococcal infections and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at global, regional, and national levels; to share and discuss findings from ongoing and completed research studies; and to identify research needs to respond to the spread of gonococcal infections and AMR. The following contents were presented at the conference: global estimates of infections with Neisseria gonorrhoeae; global, regional and country status of gonococcal AMR; molecular techniques for predicting gonococcal AMR and the use of these technologies to enhance gonococcal AMR surveillance and clinical management; and updates on therapeutic approaches to gonococcal AMR.

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