European Society for Clinical Virology

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. Tweets about the meeting can be found on Twitter, #escv2015.

Together with the AIROPico research consortium, ESCV will organize a Workshop on the Application of Human 3D Culture Models for Virus Research, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 22 2015.

Look for details at the Workshop Announcement and the Program. For further information on AIROPico, visit the Airopico website. There is a limited number of places available, so be quick. As a further encouragement, ESCV will support members with a 500 travel grant!

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.

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.

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.

Have a look at the photos of the ESCV2014 meeting, there are at least 300 of them!

Visit the ESCV medroom to watch the Prague Keynote Lectures. Use your personal registration code found in your conference bag to log in. We will be sending codes to all ESCV members shortly, including those that did not attend the Prague meeting.