European Society for Clinical Virology

 The next (21st) ESCV Annual Meeting will be held 23-26 September 2018 in Athens, Greece. For details, visit
 For requests and inquiries, contact the local organisers (general issues) and (sponsoring)

The next ESCV Workshop will be on Viral Hepatitis, 29-30 May 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The programme can be found here. Travel grants will be made available.

For application, please fill in the Form and send it to our secretariat.

In collaboration with ECDC and ESCMID, the ESCV offers a number of travel grants to selected  members to attend the ECDC Public Health Observership Programme in Stockholm, Sweden, in September of each year. For details, keep an eye on this website or follow @ESCVirology on twitter.

The ECDC Observership Visit provides a unique insight into Public Health epidemiology and allows the awardees to interact with experienced ECDC staff, EUPHEM recruits and colleagues from around the world with an interest in infection. The aims and objectives of the ECDC Observer visit can be found on the ECDC webpage. To apply, fill in the Application Form.

Impressions of previous ESCV Workshops, including presented lectures and clinical cases, can be found in the Members Area
- Transplantation and Virus Infection (St. Petersburg, May 2017)
- Enteroviruses (Oxford, March 2017)
- Outbreak Management (London, 2017)
- Serology (Trondheim, 2016)
- Techniques in Clinical Virology (Istanbul, 2015)
- 3D virus tissue cultures (Amsterdam, 2015)

 Our sister society in the Americas (Pan American Society for Clinical Virology, PASCV) is organizing webinars of potential interest for ESCV members. Have a look at the program here.

 Registration is free for ESCV members.

  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.

 Now available on line: The Update on HIV Diagnostics, a dedicated Supplement to the Journal of Clinical Virology.
The Supplement edited By Richard L. Hodinka and Christine Ginocchio contains a review of the highlights of the 2016 HIV Diagnostics Conference and six key papers presented at the meeting. Important issues discussed include performance characteristics of laboratory and CLIA-waived tests, including the use of alternative specimen types, information on new tests used for multiplexing, incidence assays, and the need for simplified nucleic acid based tests.

 The 20th Annual Meeting of the ESCV held in Stresa located at Italy's Lago Maggiore, September 13-16 2017 was a great success. A big thanks to Fausto Baldanti and his team of local organizers!
Details can still be found on the ESCV2017 meeting's website and on Twitter #ESCV2017.

 Follow the Society on Twitter, @ESCVirology Tweets related to specific meetings can be found under specific hashtags, #ESCV2016, #ESCV2015 etc.