8th European Congress of Virology 2022

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Welcome note

As organizers of the 8th European Congress of Virology we warmly invite you to join this international gathering of the European community of virologists in Gdansk, after two years of pandemic restrictions.

The pandemic was a difficult time for many of us but it was also a time of great research effort of virologists , enormous scientific progress and a revolution in vaccine development .

ECV 2022 will be a great opportunity for European virologists representing various fields of research to meet, to present their results and to discuss all the developments in virology which happened during this unusual time. It will be also a great oportunity to meet friends, renew old acquaintances and establish new collaborations. With support of the International Scientific Committee

we strive to put together a high quality, interesting and informative programme. Although coronavirus studies will undoubtedly be a focus ECV 2022, it is very important to have all virus species and research areas represented, including basic, clinical, veterinary and plant virology.

We cannot guarantee at this moment that ECV 2022 can be held in personal attendance. The hosts and the conference organizer Conventus will make all efforts to organize it in a safe and efficient way, combining the conventional meeting solutions with modern technology like ePoster terminals. The excellent meeting venue and beautiful city of Gdansk are ready to welcome you warmly in May 2022.

Gdansk is a millennium old historic city located at the Baltic coast. It is famous for its history, beautiful architecture, many museums and art galleries. Gdansk shipyard was the birthplace of “Solidarity”, the movement which started the successful thrive to bring down communism in Europe. Gdansk , together with the spa-resort city of Sopot and the modern city of Gdynia, form ‘Tricity’ , a large metropolitan area in northern Poland. Tricity offers direct flights to many European cities and fast train connections to Warsaw and Cracov.

The ECV 2022 venue is the Baltic Philharmonic Music and Congress Center, located in the heart of the old city. The Center, created after thorough transformation of the former industrial building, is very modern, fully air-conditioned, has beautiful architectural design and excellent acoustic qualities. The main hall offers space for 1100 attendants.

The 8th ECV will continue the tradition of two decades of European Virology meetings which started in Glasgow in 2000. Your participation in the 8th ECV in Gdansk will help us to make it a scientifically stimulating and socially enjoyable event.

We look forward very much to welcoming you to Gdansk for the 8th European Congress of Virology

Krystyna Bienkowska-Szewczyk and Thomas C. Mettenleiter
Conference Chairs