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
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.
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
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.