European Society for Clinical Virology

 The 20th Annual Meeting of the ESCV will be held in Stresa located at the Lago Maggiore, Italy, September, 13-16 2017.

 Details can be found on the ESCV2017 meeting's website.
 For inquiries regarding sponsoships etc, please contact the local organizers.

ESCV is organizing a Workshop on Outbreak Investigation on 31st January 2017 in London. The workshop is primarily aimed at trainees and consultants in medical virology, but also open to any other scientist or clinician who wish to learn more about outbreak investigation.

There will be no registration fee for the workshop and reasonable travel expenses will be paid up to a maximum of 500 (500) per participant. Have a look at the announcement and program. If interested, fill in the application form before December 12 2016!

Impressions of previous ESCV Workshops, including presented lectures and clinical cases, can be found in the Members Area of this website under the workshop banner on top of the screen.

ESCV is organizing a Workshop on Enterovirus Infections - from Diagnostic to Surveillance in Oxford, 22 - 23 March 2017. The aim is to broaden understanding of the basic methods used for enterovirus diagnostics and characterisation, and to provide an overview of enterovirus surveillance systems currently used in Europe. The workshop will include discussions on the use of optimal enterovirus diagnostics to enhance the detection of recently emerged enterovirus strains, such as EV-D68.

There is no registration fee for ESCV members, and ESCV members can apply for a Travel Grant. A total of 35 grants will be available providing up to 350 for travel and accommodation at Pembroke College in Oxford. For further details, have a look at the Program and the Application Form. Completed applications should be returned before 6 February 2017.

  The 19th annual ESCV meeting just held in September in Lisbon, Portugal, was a huge success. A big thanks to the local organizers!
  Abstracts of the meeting can still be found in a Supplement of the J Clinical Virology. There is also a (very nice) flip book version.
  Details can still be found on the conference ESCV2016 website. A digest of live #ESCV2016 tweets from the meeting can be found here.

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.

In collaboration with ECDC and ESCMID, the ESCV offered a total of 10 travel grants of 750 to ESCV members to attend the ECDC Public Health Observership Programme in Stockholm, Sweden. The ECDC Observership Visit provides a unique insight into Public Health Epidemiology and will allow the awardees to interact with experienced ECDC staff, EUPHEM recruits and colleagues from around the world with an interest in infection. Next year we will probably participate in 2017 Observerships. So keep an eye on our website. The aims and objectives of the ECDC Observer visit can be found on the ECDC website.

  Follow the Society on Twitter, @ESCVirology

 Tweets related to specific meetings can be found under specific hashtags, #ESCV2016, #ESCV2015 etc.

Our sister society, the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV), will organize a webinar (an E-journal club discussion) on "The Utility of Broad Detection of Respiratory Pathogens". Date is set on Thursday, December 8, 2016,12:00-1:00 pm EST.

For more information and to register, visit the PASCV website. Look for the calendar, find the relevant event and register as a guest. On the billing page, enter the promotional code that will be send around by the ESCV secretariat.