Emerging viral diseases have posed a significant global threat to public health in recent times and there is a great need to build international capacity to better response and counteract against future emerging viral disease events. In this context, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences launched the International Symposium on Emerging Viral Diseases (ISEVD) in 2004. Up to now, 6 International Symposiums on Emerging Viral Diseases Control have been held, all of which provides face-to face communication opportunities for experts and scholars in the field of emerging viral diseases at home and abroad and facilitates the development of emerging viral diseases control.
The 7th ISEVD will be held on October 19 to 21 in 2016. This year, the symposium aims at sharing latest findings, engaging in stimulating discussions and establishing collaborations with leading fellow scientists on emerging viral diseases all over the world. The conference will focus on four topics: (1) virus discovery, epidemiology and evolution; (2) antiviral and vaccine; (3) virus-host interaction, and (4) viral replication. As the hosting organization, WIV is pleased to welcome you to join us in Wuhan, China’s historic and energetic city. We look forward to the engaging discussions, exchanges of ideas, and to the major outcomes of the 7th International Symposium on Emerging Viral Diseases.
Mr. Ben Hu