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isirv Optionx IX 2016

 IMRP Conference 2 - 4 September 2015  

1st International Meeting on Respiratory Pathogens
Furama Riverfront, Singapore
This ISIRV conference aims to be the world's premier respiratory pathogens (viruses, bacteria and others) meeting, covering a range of topics from emerging diseases, epidemiology, immunology, diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics, and clinical management.

Epidemiology Conference 21 - 22 January 2016 
  Call for Abstracts - closing date 1 Oct 2015 - Registration open 1 Aug 2015                   

Incidence, Severity and Impact of Influenza 2016
Institut Pasteur, Paris, FRANCE
This ISIRV conference aims to promote discussion among international scientists, healthcare professionals and public health officials about the assessment of the impact of epidemics of influenza and other respiratory viruses, including the incidence of infections, the clinical severity of infections and the consequent burden of morbidity and mortality.

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Lars Haaheim Travel Fellowship 

We are delighted to announce the creation of a Lars Haaheim travel fellowship to allow selected students to attend the ISIRV Summer School in Siena, Italy.  This is possible through a generous donation from Lars’ widow Vigdis Haaheim in memory of one of the founder members of ISIRV and also the Summer School concept.
The first Summer School was co-chaired by Lars and Emanuele Montomoli from the University of Siena.
Lars was an excellent and enthusiastic teacher and it is fitting that we remember Lars in this manner.

Details of the next ISIRV Summer School will be announced soon.

Members' Resources
The ISIRV Newsletter Respiratory Virus Report (RVR) APRIL 2015 is now available here

The 4th ISIRV-AVG Conference - Novel Antiviral Therapies for Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses : Bench to Bedside - took place 2-4 June. Resources from that meeting are available in the Members' area of the website. A summary of the meeting can be found here

The conference entitled 'Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Infections: Advances in Clinical Management'  took place in Tokyo, Japan, on 4-6 June 2014. Resources from the meeting are currently available to isirv members in the members' area. Proceedings of the meeting are available in the IRV Journal here.

A summary report of  the isirv AVG discussion meeting on 'clinical trial endpoints for studies of antivirals in hospitalised and at risk influenza patients' is now available here.
Dr Lance Jennings has been appointed as the isirv Chair, taking over from Dr John Watson who stood down at the isirv AGM.  Full details of the isirv board members, including brief biographies, can be found in the 'about isirv' pages of the website.

Resources from the recent Options VIII conference in Cape Town, including web-casts of the plenary presentations, are available in the members' area of the isirv website.
MERS-CoV: information and links to other sources of information on this evolving situation is available through the news section. 
Influenza A(H7N9) in China: information and links to other sources of information is available through the news section. 

The isirv journal, Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses is now published in an Online Only format. No printed issue will be produced but authors will still be able to order offprints of their own articles. Further information is available here

International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases: isirv

isirv is an independent and international scientific professional society promoting the prevention, detection, treatment, and control of influenza and other respiratory virus diseases. It aims to provide opportunities for the exchange of information and for international collaboration between those with a scientific interest in any aspect of influenza and other respiratory viral infections. Thus, its activities include the organisation of scientific meetings, promotion of scientific and clinical training, dissemination of information on the impact of acute respiratory viral disease both locally and globally, and publication of scientific information, notably through the journal Influenza and other Respiratory Diseases. The society has lead responsibility for organizing the Options for the Control of Influenza conferences, the largest international gatherings exclusively devoted to influenza prevention, control and treatment, including seasonal flu and pandemic preparedness. Read More

isirv Antiviral Group (isirv-AVG)

The isirv Antiviral Group (isirv-AVG) was established as a special interest group of isirv at the time of merger in April 2011 of the former Neuraminidase Inhibitor Susceptibility Network (NISN) with isirv.

Its specific objectives are to promote understanding of the clinical use of antivirals against respiratory viruses, collate and provide up to date information on the emergence of antiviral resistance, and communicate expert commentary on preclinical and clinical development of potential novel/new antivirals in this area. Read More