Clinical Virology Network at the Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2019

April 09 - 10, 2019

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On behalf of the CVN, I would like to highlight and encourage you to register for the upcoming CVN annual scientific conference, to be held on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th of April 2019 in Belfast. We have an exciting and topical programme, covering a broad range of topics.

Registration is via the Microbiology Society website

The early bird discount ends 4 March 2019

The registration fee includes lunch on both days AND the CVN dinner – please book for the dinner with Maggie Hopper via email, [email protected]

There are around 30 bursaries worth £350 each that will be available for biomedical scientists, clinical scientists and medical specialty trainees at those SVCs and SVUs that are current CVN members (application forms available from Maggie at the above e-mail address). In the event of excess applications for bursaries, priority will be decided according to several criteria, including prior receipt of a bursary. The award of a bursary is made on the understanding that the recipient will attend on both days of the CVN conference.

Bursary applications must be sent as soon as possible to [email protected] and no later than Friday 1st March 2019 and those successful will receive confirmation by Friday 8th March 2019.

A subsidy to a maximum of £100 may be available to those who do not qualify for a bursary, to help towards travel and accommodation costs not available from, or covered by, host institute or other expenses.

Please note that the CVN cannot subsidise microbiology society registration as an expense. The bursaries and subsidies will be paid as soon as the appropriate receipts have been sent to: Mrs Maggie Hopper, CVN administrative assistant, South London Specialist Virology Centre, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 2nd floor, Cheyne Wing, Bessemer Road London SE5 9RS ([email protected]).

Note: registration for the CVN conference via the Microbiology Society is mandatory for all participants, including those with a bursary.

We look forward to seeing you in Belfast this April.


Tuesday 09 April (afternoon)

Virology workshop: Clinical virology

This workshop will involve a broad range of clinical virology cases or short papers relevant to the clinical virology network, including differential diagnosis of encephalitis, management of hepatitis, diversity of rotavirus sequences, and diagnosis of respiratory infections.

Break: 15:24 – 16:00


Wednesday 10 April (morning)

Clinical Virology Network (CVN)

This session will involve a range of clinical virology topics relevant to the Clinical Virology Network (CVN), including polio, HCV elimination, HPV and cervical cancer, Zika virus, Monkeypox, HHV8, and the application of next generation sequencing in clinical virology.

Break: 11:30 – 12:00

Wednesday 10th April (afternoon)