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

 Early registration is available until 30 June 2017. Abstract submission until 30 May 2017.
 For inquiries regarding sponsoships etc, please contact the local organizers.

In collaboration with the Gorbacheva Memorial Institute of Children Oncology, Hematology and Transplantology from Pavlov Medical University, ESCV is organizing a Workshop on “Viral Infections in Transplant Recipients” in St. Petersburg, Russia, 25 - 26 May 2017. The aim of this workshop is to give a comprehensive overview of the viral infections posing a threat to some of the most vulnerable patients, transplant recipients, and to share the experience how to tackle these infections over the borders of the European countries.

There is no registration fee for ESCV members, and they can apply for a €500 grant for travel and accommodation in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg in the “White Nights” period. For further details, have a look at the Invitation, the Program and the Application Form. Visa support will be provided upon request. Completed applications and visa request forrms should be returned before 21 February 2017.

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.

In collaboration with ECDC and ESCMID, the ESCV offers a number of travel grants to ESCV members to attend the ECDC Public Health Observership Programme in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2017 to be held between Sept 4-8.

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.

  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 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.

 Follow the Society on Twitter, @ESCVirology

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