ABOUT WSV FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING

MAIN MEETING TOPICS:

WSV – celebrating its foundation and inspiring its future

The 1st meeting of the World Society for Virology will provide a forum for discussion of different disciplines of virology, not only human virology but also animal and plant virology, including clinical, environmental, evolutional and molecular virology. The WSV meeting will feature many keynote speakers from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Latin America who will discuss recent advances in virology.

The meeting will focus on the challenges of continuous emergence of viral pathogens that threaten humans, animals and plants. To meet this challenge, we have formed an interdisciplinary virology community with its members communicating together and exchanging ideas. The meeting will be the first physical meeting of this community following foundation and launching its activities. WSV has officially formed partnerships with eight national societies of virology, including the Indian Virological Society, the Colombian Association for Virology, the Mexican virology network, the Finnish Society for Study of Infectious Diseases, Societas biochemica, biophysica et microbiologica Fenniae, the Chinese Society for Virology-Division of the Chinese Society for Microbiology, La Société Marocaine de Virologie (SMaV) and the Swedish Society for Virology (SSV). The upcoming meeting and planning of future joint activities will be of interest to a broad range of virologists worldwide in a manner that stimulates collaboration among scientists.

What information You’ll get:

  • You will get information about different topics in virology.
  • You will meet the founder and the different managing committee members of the WSV.

Significance

The meeting will allow the first physical meeting of the steering group (board) and their selected lab-members of the WSV with the aim to further improve the global activities of the society. Each board member will give an oral presentation of their latest scientific achievements to stimulate further interactions.

MEETING SCHEDULE

For a schedule of WSV Committee of the Whole meetings 2019, PLEASE PRESS HERE

DAY 1: Sunday, August 25
18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception, Elite Hotel Carolina Tower, Kristina Broliden
DAY 2: Monday, August 26

Welcome remarks, opening of meeting

Kristina Broliden, Ahmed S. Abdel-Moneim
9:00 – 9:20

Welcome remarks/slot for dignitary remarks

Prof. Anna Martling, Dean, Karolinska Institutet
9:20 – 9:30

Welcome remarks/slot for dignitary remarks

Prof. Anna Färnert, Head of Division for Infectious Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital
9:30 – 9:40
9.40-10.00 Group Pictures

WSV: Current and prospective plans.

Ahmed S. Abdel-Moneim
10.00-10.15

South African mobile laboratory response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa – lessons learned.

Janusz Tadeusz Paweska
10:20-10:35

MERS-CoV an emerging virus from the Arabian Peninsula.

Ziad Memish
10:35-10:50
10:50-11:-30 Coffee Break

Interspecies transmission of bat coronaviruses.

Zhengli Shi
11:-30-11:45

Emerging arboviruses in the Americas.

Laura D. Kramer
11:45-12:00

Maintenance mechanism of Dengue viruses during inter epidemic period.

Vinod Joshi
12:00-12:15

Emerging SARS and MERS coronaviruses: From basic research to drug discovery

Deyin Guo
12.15-12.30

Molecular evolution of hepatitis viruses and HIV in Latin America.

Flor Pujol
12:30-12:45

Mucosal factors of importance for susceptibility to HIV infection.

Kristina Broliden
12:45-13:00

Pathogenesis of hepatitis C and other viruses: molecular basis and animal model application.

Kyoko Tsukiyama-Kohara
13:00-13:15

Involvement of persistent viral infections in the development of nervous system diseases.

Modra Murovska
13:15-13:30
13:30-14:45 Lunch

Understanding and targeting the human cytomegalovirus.

Michael Nevels
14:45-15:00

Epidemiology and clinical impact of emerging human parvoviruses.

Maria Soederlund-Venermo
15:00-15:15

Study, detection, and control of foodborne viruses.

Matthew D. Moore
15:15-15:30

Development of novel viral vaccines for fish aquaculture

Vikram N. Vakharia
15:30-15:45

Detection and genotyping of human enteric viruses in clinical and environmental samples.

Jesus L. Romalde
15:45-16:00

Emergence and evolution of new enteric viruses in animals.

Yashpal S. Malik
16:00-16:15

Spillover : Jumping viruses and the Risk of New Epidemic Diseases

Sayeh Ezzikouri
16:15-16:30

Zoonosis Science Center (ZSC) - a multidisciplinary platform for zoonotic research.

Åke Lundkvist
16:30-16:45

Viral causes of acute flaccid paralysis

Begona Valdazo-Gonzalez
16:45-17:00
17:30 Dinner/Group Networking
DAY 3: Tuesday, August 27

WSV: Current status.

Ahmed Abdel-Moneim
9:00-9:10

Registering our society as non-profit: steps and latest update, rules to be followed afterward.

Matthew Moore
9:10-9:20

WSV Bylaws: Inspiring experience from other societies.

Kristina Broliden
Laura D. Kramer
9.20-9.30

Election of the first president of the WSV: rules and criteria: Experience from ASV, SSV and IVS.

Kristina Broliden
Laura D. Kramer
9.30-9.45

Fund raising without asking for a membership fee, how to raise? IDEAS

Begona Valdazo-Gonzalez
Modra Murovska
Sabrina Schreiner
Vinod Joshi
9.45-10.00

WSV online training on specific topics and accredited certificates form WSV: Is it possible?

Maria Soederlund-Venermo
Michael Nevels
10.00-10:15
10:15-10:45 Coffee break

WSV webinars: Could we make WSV a platform to vaccines, diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies webinars? - Research - partnership

Jesús L. Romalde
Michael Nevels
Sayeh Ezzikouri
Vikram N. Vakharia
10:45-11:00

WSV partnership with national and international societies-maximizing the mutual benefits

Deyin Guo
Kristina Broliden
Laura D. Kramer
Matthew Moore
11:15-11:30

WSV partnership with international bodies (WHO, FAO, OIE) and governmental organization.

Flor Pujol
Janusz Tadeusz Paweska
Modra Murovska
Ziad Memish
11:30-11:45

Partnership to ORCID, Researchgate, LOOP, is it possible?

Abdelouaheb Benani
Begona Valdazo-Gonzalez
Matthew Moore
Sabrina Schreiner
11:45-12:00
12:00-13:00 Lunch

Hosting a journal vs. collaborating with already existed one

Vikram N. Vakharia
Yashpal S. Malik
Zhengli Shi
13:00-13:15

How to make our society useful to virologists?

Jawhar Gharbi
Kyoko Tsukiyama-Kohara
Modra Murovska
Vinod Joshi
Sabrina Schreiner
13:15-13:30

Best way to increase the number of membership from different countries.

Kyoko Tsukiyama-Kohara
Vikram N. Vakharia
Zhengli Shi
13:30-13:45

Physical offices in different countries: Possibilities and obstacles.

Janusz Tadeusz Paweska
Kyoko Tsukiyama-Kohara
Matthew Moore
13:45-14:00

WSV educational resources.

Ake Lundkvist
Begona Valdazo-Gonzalez
Flor Pujol
Sayeh Ezzikouri
Yashpal S. Malik
14:00-14:15

From the first meeting to the first conference: Task force team.

Jesús L. Romalde
Kyoko Tsukiyama-Kohara
Michael M. Nevels
Sayeh Ezzikouri
Yashpal S. Malik
14:15-14:45

Summary

Ahmed S. Abdel-Moneim
Åke Lundkvist
Jesús L. Romalde
Kristina Broliden
Maria Soederlund-Venermo
Mahmoud Naguib
Matthew Moore
15:00-15:20
15:30-16:30 Closing Remarks/Adjourn

SPEAKERS

MEETING GALLERIES

WSV Members' Message in the languages of the world

REGISTRATION

WSV Members

Remote Attendance

Free

$10 e-Certificate Fees

In case of the requirement of obtaining electronic Certificate, 10$ is required to be paid.

For member virologists from countries with low economic rates, there is a waiver from certificate issuing fees.

Physical Attendance

$200

Scientists

Physical attendance for WSV members is available only for very limited numbers.

Physical Attendance

$100

Students

Physical attendance for WSV members is available only for very limited numbers.

Non Members

Physical Attendance

$500

Scientists

It is understood that accommodation should be arranged by the applicants, Elite hotel or nearby hotels are suggested.

Physical Attendance

$200

Students

It is understood that accommodation should be arranged by the applicants, Elite hotel or nearby hotels are suggested.