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 12th International RSV Symposium  POSTPONED until 29 Sept-2 Oct 2022

RSV2020 will become RSV2022 and will be hosted at the ICC Waterfront, an award-winning venue in Belfast, N.Ireland. In the meantime, a series of RSV webinars are planned for November 2020 to provide research updates to the RSV Community. Further details will be made available shortly.

 5th International NIV Symposium                    CANCELLED

Columbus, Ohio, USA  Cancelled - message from Organising Committee

The next meeting in the Neglected Influenza Viruses (NIV) series will explore the latest data on surveillance and disease investigation, virus transmission and control, clinical and experimental virology and emerging issues plus new developments related to swine, equine, canine and other non-human/non-avian influenza viruses. 

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OPTIONS X - Singapore

The 10th edition of the Options for the Control of Influenza conference in Singapore ended on 1 September 2019.OPTIONS X Programme

The 11th meeting in the series, OPTIONS XI, will be held in Milan, Italy, 2022.

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Global Influenza Update

An Influenza update from WHO can be found here.

Influenza Vaccine

The recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2020-21 northern hemisphere influenza season can be found here.

Zoonotic Influenza

Antigenic and genetic characteristics of zoonotic influenza viruses and candidate vaccine viruses developed for potential use in human vaccines is here.


Information and links to other sources of information on this evolving situation is available in the news section.

ISIRV Awards: The Geoffrey Schild Award 2020

We are delighted to announce the winners of this award:


Dr Kirsty Short, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Australia.

Dr Raffael Nachbagauer, Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, USA.


This prestigious award is for outstanding early career investigators in the field of respiratory viruses.

Both Drs Short and Nachbagauer will be invited to deliver a keynote lecture at an appropriate isirv meeting, but in the interim, they have kindly agreed to deliver a webinar based on their research (further details to be announced)


New ISIRV Special Interest Group announced - International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Society

In mid-2017, the International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Society (IRSVS) became a special interest group of isirv. The IRSVS is a global independent group of RSV professionals, with members from all continents working on all research fronts. The IRSVS’s goal is to ensure that there is a succession of venues to share scientific information and accelerate the development of strategies to reduce the impact of RSV infection. Read more...

Immunological Assays and Correlates of Protection for Next Generation Influenza Vaccines: 31 March - 2 April 2019, Siena, Italy

This conference addressed new immunological assays and immune correlates of protection needed to estimate the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of next generation influenza vaccines currently being developed.Visit the website  

2nd Epidemiology meeting: Incidence, Severity and Impact of Influenza 16-18 January 2019, Stockholm

Final Programme here. See Meeting report

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. ISIRV members will receive a 10% discount for articles submitted.

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