About the Symposium
The 29th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium and Annual Meeting of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology will be held April 26-May 1, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
This international symposium will provide a forum for the meaningful exchange of ideas dealing with viral infections and is led by biomedical scientists engaged in research and primary care physicians and laboratorians involved with patient care. The relationship between rapid viral diagnosis, clinical course of viral infections and preventive and therapeutic modalities for viral infections is the theme of this three-and-one-half day meeting. Discussion of timely topics by renowned scientists assures that this symposium will be informative and interesting. Furthermore, newly acquired information about clinically- relevant viral infections will be useful to practicing physicians who can apply this knowledge in a clinical setting. The symposium is intended for physicians, virology technicians, technologists, laboratory supervisors, laboratory directors and other health care professionals with an interest in the latest developments in clinical and diagnostic virology.
The symposium will feature:
- Three plenary sessions
- Three poster presentations
- One panel discussion
- Case presentations
- Information sessions
- Banquet presentations of the Clinical Virology Symposium, Diagnostic Virology Award, and Young Investigator Award
Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
The Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV) was founded in 1977 as the Pan American Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis to help raise the standards of diagnostic virology in the Americas as the European Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis has done elsewhere. The name was changed in 1995 to reflect the expanding role of the Society in all areas of clinical virology, including diagnostics, manifestations of viral diseases and viral pathogenesis, prevention of and therapy for viral diseases, and the improved understanding of all of these. The PASCV is run by an elected council and sponsors symposia, workshops and annual awards in clinical virology. Membership includes virologists from all of the Americas and the Caribbean. The current PASCV president is Christine C. Ginocchio, Ph.D., North Shore - LIJ Health System Laboratories, Lake Success, NY.
For more information, please visit www.virology.org.
American Society for Microbiology
The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.
Microbiological research includes infectious diseases, recombinant DNA technology, alternative methods of energy production and waste recycling, new sources of food, new drug development, and the etiology of sexually transmitted diseases, among other areas. Microbiology is also concerned with environmental problems and industrial processes.
For more information, please visit www.asm.org.