I think that the World Society for Virology should develop activities aimed at solving key problems for humanity related to health, food, and the environment. It should promote the formation of relay generation through courses and training to which individuals from countries with less resources can also access, and create networks to know the opportunities of work in our area.
The World Society for Virology (WSV) is the first organization aiming to connect all people studying viruses around the globe, not matter where they work and what their favourite viruses are. The WSV will not only benefit virologists worldwide, but will also strengthen the field of virology as a whole in multifaceted and exciting new ways. I encourage every scientist interested in viruses to join in!
In assembling Virologists world wide, WSV can have a strong impact at different levels.1- Sharing the knowledge and the capacity. 2- Viral infections were always in the history among the most severe health burdens. WSV can contribute to this objective in organizing the information on the resources.This will help members of WSV to find the right partners in the aim to build rapidly complementary consortium. Along these ideas, WSV may contribute to many other challenges.
I conceive the WSV as a forum to diffuse relevant information in Virology and to share among Virologist all around the World. Relevant information can consist on breakthroughs and discoveries in Virology, news on outbreaks, and new treatments for viral infections. It can also include job opportunities, and grants and congress information. In addition, the Society would be most useful to detect particular unattended issues in developing countries. This would help to strengthen collaboration of virologists worldwide.
I believe that the WSV will help in making modern and relevant science more accessible to research and public health stakeholders / decision makers through position papers. It will also help in constituting a platform for study, research and collaboration in Virology. In addition, the WSV will help in enhancing: health education regarding infectious viral diseases, joint research among virologists and training of professionals in virology.
The World Society for Virology is the best worldwide organization for improving the knowledge and research in the viral diseases
I believe a World Society for Virology is important for networking scientists from all over the world to facilitate research on this important aspect that poses a big threat to public health. Also the cross-sectorial collaboration is essential in virology, a Society that will bring together virologists working with animal and plant viruses with virologists working with human viruses. This will facilitate and move forward the important One-Health idea.
The World Society of Virology is a global initiative that unites virologists from all around the world. The wide audience coverage, which contributes to the professionalism of participants, allows this organization to share experience in developing drugs against various viral diseases, producing vaccines against them, as well as knowledge in the field of molecular biology of viruses. WSV is designed to make science international and the results of research – accessible to every specialist, regardless of his place of residence, nationality and political convictions. I hope this new community will help each of us to solve fundamental and applied problems of virology.
World Society for Virology is a timely conceived concept of constituting a group of the experts on viral pathogens of human health, veterinary health and healthy viability of plants, the primary producers of food chain in the universe. In the context of viral diseases of humans, during retrospective period of 6 years, as many as five new/re-emerging viral pathogens have invaded the health scenario. Cremien Congo hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), Pandemic Influenza A (2009) H1N1 viruses, Bird Flu, Ebola viruses and Zika viruses are the examples. Being obligatory pathogens and requiring sophisticated laboratory set up for their diagnosis, viruses exist as the least known pathogens for their etiology, characterization, diagnosis, control and clinical and public health management. Right from stakeholders of health to the technical staff, general knowledge, working knowledge, biosafety measures, clinical management and treatment regimens of the viruses need a thorough knowledge dispersal and the practical training in the laboratory as well as field conditions. The world Virology Society is an excellent concept to initiate sensitization to project need on developing trained manpower for handling and diagnosing the viruses, for providing a relevant forum to provide online advisory for handling viral outbreaks, disseminating the latest research and consolidations of published research on the viruses of human, veterinary and agricultural importance. I commend the innovative intellectual potential of Professor Ahmed to have taken the initiative that will serve as one of the relevant and reliable sources of expertise to be used for the well-being of the lives in the decades to come.
The concept of the World Society for Virology is one that should be fully supported. As scientists and virologists, it is to our benefit to collaborate, share ideas, and develop constructive relationships that will advance the field of virology. Unfortunately, in some cases this cannot easily happen due to constraints related to geographical location and funding. The core goal of WSV is much needed to supplement many of the amazing regional virology societies that exist, as it overcomes the impediments of location and funding by making a truly open and free society, and provides a potential platform for collaboration across multiple regional societies.
All are aware that WSV has been created this year with aims to develop a global Networking of the Virologists to promote the subject academically as well as many other reasons. The society has reflected an amazing pace of expansion, its acceptance in countries globally and its influence on the quality, nature and direction of research. Surely, it is an excellent platform and in view of the worldwide representation makes it most desirable & offering much that motivates experts from different backgrounds, in serving the society. Also objectively discussing on Virology as a subject of science by the WSV members from academia, industry and Government, whether independently or jointly, will yield excellently.