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CVN annual scientific conference programme 2022

May 13, 2022

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Clinical Virology Network Scientific Conference, 2022
Tuesday 10th May (afternoon start)
12.30 CVN provided lunch and opportunity to view sponsor stands

13.25 Welcome to CVN conference
13.30 – 14:00 Avian influenza
Professor Ian H Brown, Head of Virology, Animal and Plant Health Agency
14:00 – 14:30 HHV8 update
Dr Effrossyni Gkrania – Klotsas, Consultant in infectious Diseases with an interest in primary and secondary immunodeficiencies and transplantation at Cambridge University Hospitals

14:30 – 15:15 Offered papers session 1
14:30 Bosworth A et al (Birmingham). Establishment of “hot labs” for molecular detection of SARS-CoV-2 in a near patient testing environment.
14:45 Godi A et al (UKHSA). Development of serological tools for diagnosis of Human Herpesvirus 8 infection and their application to estimate antibody prevalence in blood and organ donor populations.
15:00 McClure P et al (Nottingham). Whole genome sequencing of the seasonal Coronaviruses 229E, NL63, OC43 and HKU1

15:15 – 15:45 Break (refreshments provided)

15:45 – 16:15 Naked Covid – uncovering the pandemic
Dr Chris Smith, Consultant Medical Virologist, University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital
16:15 – 16:45 Viral Ocular Infections
Dr Gerry Clare, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
16:45 – 17:10 CVN business
Poster Viewing available from 17.10 to 18.00

Evening CVN evening meal

Wednesday 11th May
10:00 – 11:00 Offered papers session 2
10:00 Haywood B et al (UKHSA, LSHTM). Exploring the Variability of the Hepatitis E Virus ORF2 Capsid Protein between Genotypes 1 and 3 in Silico
10:15 Feeney S et al. Surge in cases of Enterovirus D-68 cases post COVID-19 – an epidemiological perspective.
10:30 Kele B et al (Royal London and St Bart’s). HIV-1 sequencing failure in clinical samples is not linked to reported viral load or subtype?

10:45 – 11.15 Break (refreshments provided)

11:15 – 11.45 Offered papers session 3
11:15 Goldstein E et al (Glasgow). A case of HBV viral load discrepancies: Abbott m2000 RealTime vs Alinity m HBV assay
11:30 Shenouda A et al (Birmingham). Primary Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection inducing acute chest syndrome in a pregnant patient with sickle cell disease HbSS
11.45 – 12.15 CVN Commercial Sponsor slot (several short presentations)
12:15 – 13:15 CVN provided lunch and opportunity to view sponsor stands

13.15 William Tong Prize award

13:30 – 14.00 Novel approaches to the management of hepatitis B and hepatitis delta virus infections
Dr Upkar (Uppy) Gill, Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Hepatologist, QMUL & Barts Health NHS Trust
14:00 – 14.30 CAR-T cells and viral infections
Dr Sridhar Chaganti, Consultant Haematologist, University Hospital Birmingham
14:30 – 15.00 Immunological impacts of CMV infection
Professor Paul Klenerman, Sidney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology, Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
15:00 – 15:30 Late breaker- enhanced incident acute non A-E hepatitis in children Dr Jane Hartley, Paediatric Hepatologist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital

15.30 Closing remarks

Poster Presentations:
Goddard M et al. (Coventry). A retrospective audit of screening and management of hepatitis B in patients undergoing immunosuppression at University Hospital Coventry
Barclay-Elliott K (Coventry). Impact of Implementing New Rapid COVID-19 Testing Platform in the Emergency Department on Patient Flow and Staff Perceptions of Rapid Testing