Scientific Programme

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10:00 – 17:00 ESCV PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP:
Molecular Diagnostics: Harmonising Measurement for Patient Benefit
For further details regarding the workshop programme and registration, please visit the Pre-Conference Workshop page on the Conference website.
 
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13:30 – 14:30

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 1: Enteric viruses & Neurovirology

Keynote Lecture: Enteroviruses – so much more than polio in the 21st century,
Thea Fischer, Denmark

  
14:30 – 15:30

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 2: Pandemic preparedness and health services research

Keynote Lecture: TBC,
Richard Pebody,
UK

  
15:30 – 16:00COFFEE BREAK
16:00 – 17:30

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 3: Respiratory viruses

Keynote Lecture: Emerging viruses – when public health, diagnostics and translational research meets, Isabella Eckerle, Switzerland

  
17:30 – 18:00Opening Ceremony  
18:00 – 19:00WELCOME RECEPTION
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08:30 – 10:00

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 4: Viromics and virus discovery

Keynote Lecture: Are there any more human cancer viruses left to be found? Patrick Moore, US

  
10:00 – 10:30COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 12:00

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 5: Viruses, tumors and immunocompromised hosts

Gardner Lecture: Viruses, Cancer and Immunocompromised Hosts, Hans Hirsch, Switzerland

  
12:00 – 13:30LUNCH BREAK
12:30 – 13:30
INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM 1
12:30 – 13:30
ESCV Council Meeting
 
13:30 – 15:00

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 6: Advancements in diagnostics & clinical cases

Keynote Lecture: Innovative diagnostic approaches towards persistent viruses and associated diseases, Elisabeth Puchhammer-Stöckl, Austria

  
15:00 – 15:30COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 17:00

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 7: Diagnostic Stewardship / Diagnostic test accuracy

Keynote Lecture: Diagnostic Stewardship in Clinical Virology as Strategy! Hubert G.M. Niesters, Netherlands

  
17:00 – 18:00ENNGS Meeting  
17:00 – 19:00POSTER SESSION 1
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08:30 – 10:00

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 8: Development of new antiviral strategies

Keynote Lecture: Development of antiviral inhibitors of low molecular weight targeting the frameshift element of SARS-CoV-2, Harald Schwalbe, Germany

  
10:00 – 10:30COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 12:00

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 9: Immune response and vaccines

Keynote Lecture: Human Papillomavirus immunisation and the path to cervical cancer elimination? Kate Cuschieri, UK

  
12:00 – 13:30LUNCH BREAK
12:30 – 13:30
INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM 2
  
POSTER SESSION 2
13:30 – 15:00

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 10: Viral infections in pregnancy

Keynote Lecture: Cytomegalovirus infection screening in pregnancy
how far are we?

Marianne Leurez
-Ville, France

  
15:00 – 15:30COFFEE BREAK
15:30 – 17:00

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 11:
(Re-) emerging viral infections and one health

Keynote Lecture: A virologist’s lookback on COVID-19, Christian Drosten, Germany

  
17:00 -18:00

TWiV Session

Vincent Racaniello, USA

ENPEN Meeting 
18:00 – 18:30ESCV GENERAL ASSEMBLY  
19:30 – 23:00CONFERENCE NETWORKING DINNER
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09:00 – 10:30

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 12: Hepatitis, HIV and other blood borne viruses

Keynote Lecture: Hepatitis D Virus infection; present status, Mario Rizzetto, Italy

   
10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 12:30

SCIENTIFIC SESSION 13: Prizes session

Biomérieux Award Lecture: The good and the bad; update on polyoma- and anelloviruses, Mariet Feltkamp, Netherlands

Abbott Award Lecture: Metagenomics for the diagnosis of infection, Juliane Brown, UK

Heine -Medin Award Lecture: From Endemic to Pandemic: The promise and realization of real-time phylogenetics, Emma Hodcroft, Switzerland

Best Posters Presentations


   
12:30 – 13:00 CLOSING REMARKS & HANDOVER TO ESCV 2025