• 1990

    - Incorporated as a non-profit 501©3 organization, June

    - National Medical Advisory Board formed, June

    - First National Medical Advisory Board meeting, October

    - First GBSA Educational pamphlet published

    - First coverage in national women’s magazine, Women’s Day, October

    - First major newspaper articles, Washington Post

    - First coverage on national television talk show, November

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  • 1991

    - GBSA Board members invited to meet with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Vaccine Grant Officers, Bethesda, MD, June

    - GBS researchers awarded first five-year NIH grant for GBS vaccine research

    - First GBSA National Parents Meeting, October

    - Second GBSA National Medical Advisory Board meeting, October

    - GBSA’s first national press release

    - National television coverage on “Rescue 911”

    - Phone calls to the Centers for Disease Control and NIH increase due to parent concerns

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  • 1992

    - First published document on GBS preventions from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), July

    - First published documents on GBS prevention from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), November

    - Second GBSA National Parents Meeting, October

    - Third Annual National Medical Advisory Board meeting, October

    - First State Medical Advisory Board formed in North Carolina, June

    - Canadian chapter of the Group B Strep Association formed, November

    - GBSA President speaks at National Conference on Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality

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  • 1993

    - Screening pregnant women for GBS is found to be cost-effective, Centers for Disease Control

    - First annual meeting of the GBS vaccine researchers under the NIH grant

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  • 1994

    - Legislation passes in California calling for a National consensus conference of experts on GBS

    - Third GBSA National Parents Meeting, October

    - Legislation proposed for GBS prevention in Florida

    - Continued media exposure in magazine, newspapers and television

    - Canadian health officials call for GBS prevention standards

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  • 1995

    - CDC publishes call for comments on GBS Prevention protocol, MMWR January

    - GBSA members send 5,000 letters to CDC supporting a prevention strategy of routine screening for all pregnant women, January

    - First National Consensus Conference on GBS prevention held, CDC (Centers for Disease Control), ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) and GBSA, March

    - GBSA members send letters to ACOG in support of routine screening of all pregnant women, June

    - GBSA featured on National Public Television series, “The Visionaries”

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  • 1996

    - CDC, ACOG, and AAP publish the first consensus statement on GBS National Prevention Guidelines, June

    - GBSA publishes new patient education pamphlet based on new medical guidelines

    - Vaccine Officers prepare for first widespread clinical trials of GBS vaccine

    - GBSA expands National Medical Advisory Board to include researchers on adult GBS

    - GBSA has twelve State Medical Advisory Boards

    - GBSI (Group B Strep Initiative) Vaccine researchers enter last year of five year NIH (National Institutes of Health) grant

    - GBSA awarded $10,000 grant to work with CDC on GBS awareness among medical professionals working with at-risk African American women in inner city Atlanta

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  • 1997

    - American Academy of Pediatrics publishes prevention guidelines, January

    - GBSA collaborates with CDC on Prevention guideline implementation, GPAC (Group B Strep Prevention Activities Committee)

    - GBSA awarded PARENTS Magazine “As They Grow” award for volunteer service in health education, presented by First Lady, Hilary Clinton, at Whitehouse ceremony, May

    - GBSA website opens, 10,000 hits a month

    - GBSA receives $8,000 grant from North American Vaccine Company to support educational activities and to promote vaccine development

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  • 1998

    - GBSA presents prevention issues to National Vaccine Advisory Commission (NVAC), Washington, DC, June

    - GBSA exhibits at National Immunization Conference, Atlanta, July

    - GBSA co-presents along with Carol Baker, MD to Advisory Committee on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV), Washington, DC, September

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  • 1999 – 2001

    GPAC (Group B Strep Prevention Activities Committee/CDC) continues surveillance and compliance with 1996 Prevention Guidelines

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  • 2001

    - CDC Second National Consensus Meeting on Group B Strep Prevention

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  • 2002

    - National Consensus Guidelines Recommending Routine Screening for all Pregnant Women

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  • 2005

    - First Conference on Maternal Immunization sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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