European Society for Clinical Virology

ESCV will co-host a workshop on "Techniques in Clinical Virology" in Istanbul, Turkey, on the 3rd and 4th of December 2015.

The aim of this workshop, organized by Gulden Yilmaz, is to provide a training/update in specific techniques useful in clinical virology, and to strengthen specific laboratory expertise of clinical virologists. In addition, the workshop should contribute to establish and support a European network of clinical virologists.

If you are interested, check the Program and fill in the Application Form. There will be no registration fee. Moreover, participants selected on a first-come-first-serve basis will be sponsored by the ESCV through a 500 Euro travel grant, provided they are or become ESCV member.

The ESCV E-learning program is available, free of charge for ESCV members. Two programs are available:
- Congenital Virus Infection, based on lectures given workshop in Regensburg, March 2015
- Clinical Virology, based on
lectures given at the annual ESCV-meeting in Prague, Sept 2014

                           The program is approved by the Austrian Medical association and CME credits given should be accepted in EU and other countries.

The Pan-American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV) is happy to announce their new continuing education program featuring the webinar “NAATs for Rapid detection of Influenza Virus: Time for a Paradigm Shift” on Thursday, November 12, 2015, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST.

This webinar is offered to ESCV members at no charge. When registering, please use the promo code COMPESCV. PASCV has applied for approval as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.

Our 18th annual meeting held Sept 9-12 2015, in Edinburgh, Scotland UK was great succes! A big thanks to our local organizers, Kate Templeton and Richard Phillips, and to our sponsors. Approximately 450 people attended, and 300 abstracts were presented.

In the coming weeks our members and attandants will receive an email form the ESCV Medroom with a personal code to access the video registration of the keynote lectures.

Follow the Society on Twitter, @ESCVirology

Tweets related to specific meetings can be found under specific hashtags, for instance #escv2014 for the 2014 Prague meeting, and #escv2015 for the Edinburgh meeting.

A  group of three ECDC observers were selected from ESCV and offered a 5-day program at the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, Sweden, in Sept 2015. The Observership Visit provided a unique insight into Public Health Epidemiology and allowed the awardees interaction both with experienced ECDC staff and EUPHEM recruits.

The aims and objectives of the ECDC Observer visit can be found on the ECDC website.

Lectures and cases presented during past ESCV Workshops can be found in the Members area. For example those presented at the Congenital Viral Infections in Regensburg, March 2015, and at the Workshop Techniques in Clinical Virology held in Vienna, April 2014.