World Society for Virology first international conference: tackling global virus epidemics

Maria Söderlund-Venermo, Anupam Varma, Deyin Guo, Douglas P. Gladue, Emma Poole, Flor H. Pujol, Hanu Pappu, Jesús L. Romalde, Laura Kramer, Mariana Baz, Marietjie Venter, Matthew D. Moore, Michael M. Nevels, Sayeh Ezzikouri, Vikram N. Vakharia, William C. Wilson, Yashpal S. Malik, Zhengli Shi, Ahmed S. Abdel-Moneim*

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This communication summarizes the presentations given at the 1st international conference of the World Society for Virology (WSV) held virtually during 16–18 June 2021, under the theme of tackling global viral epidemics. The purpose of this biennial meeting is to foster international collaborations and address important viral epidemics in different hosts. The first day included two sessions exclusively on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The other two days included one plenary and three parallel sessions each. Last not least, 16 sessions covered 140 on-demand submitted talks. In total, 270 scientists from 49 countries attended the meeting, including 40 invited keynote speakers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-121
Number of pages8
Early online date6 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022
EventThe First Conference of the World Society for Virology (WSV 2021) - Online
Duration: 16 Jun 202118 Jun 2021
Conference number: 1


  • Conference report
  • Meeting report
  • Tackling global viral epidemics
  • World Society for Virology
  • WSV


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