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  1. ISIRV Journal: Another year-on-year increase - IRV impact factor now 3.094
  2. Incidence, Severity and Impact of Influenza 16-18 January 2019, Stockholm - MEETING REPORT


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OPTIONS X - Singapore
28 August - 1 September 2019

Welcome to the 10th edition of the Options for the Control of Influenza conference in Singapore. This is ISIRV's premier event and remains the largest international conference exclusively dedicated to influenza prevention, control and treatment, including seasonal flu and pandemic preparedness. Highlights of the meeting include: new tracks on influenza co-infections with other viral pathogens and key issues for policy making - a special session to showcase the latest developments in Chinese-speaking countries - pre-conference workshops on a wide variety of topics including technology, mathematical modelling and bioinformatics.

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 OPTIONS X Programme 
SAVE THE DATE 12th International RSV Symposium
9 - 12 September 2020

RSV2020 is currently in the planning stage and this time will be hosted in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It follows on the success of RSV2018, and will deliver an equally impressive programme of similar format. Watch this space...

Global Influenza Update

An update based on data up to 6 January 2019 can be found here.

Influenza Vaccine

The recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2019 southern 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.

Upcoming Meeting of interest: 11th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health ECTMIH 2019 16-20 September 2019, Liverpool
2nd Epidemiology Meeting: Incidence, Severity and Impact of Influenza - Stockholm, 16-18 January 2019
Meeting Report now available
6th AVG Conference: Advances in Respiratory Virus Therapeutics | Washington DC, USA 13-15 November 2018

This conference addressed both pre-clinical and clinical advances in therapeutic and prophylactic agents for influenza, RSV and other respiratory viruses and regulatory issues central to advancing such agents to clinical practice. A report has been published in Antiviral Research with free access till 4th June.Read more

New Special Interest Group is 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...

Highlights from Influenza 2018: Centenary of the 1918 Pandemic | 24-26 June at the Crick Institute, London

The greatest public health disaster in recorded history, the Spanish Flu, began in springtime of 1918 and developed within a few months into a global pandemic with an estimated 50-100 million deaths. By its end, the pandemic had caused a reduction of life expectancy in the US by 12 years, and killed more people than died in the First World War. 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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