WSV 2019: The First Committee Meeting of the World Society for Virology : Meeting Report

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Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Taif University, Al-Taif, Saudi Arabia
Abdel-Moneim, Ahmed S.;
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Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, United States
Moore, Matthew D.;
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National Laboratory for Veterinary Quality Control on Poultry Production, Animal Health Research Institute, Giza, Egypt
Naguib, Mahmoud M.;
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Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, CIBUS-Faculty of Biology, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Romalde, Jesus L.;
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Department of Virology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Söderlund-Venermo, Maria

The World Society for Virology (WSV) was founded and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the United States in 2017. WSV seeks to strengthen and support both virological research and virologists who conduct research of viruses that affect humans, other animals, plants, and other organisms. One of the objectives of WSV is to connect virologists worldwide and support collaboration. Fulfilling this objective, virologists from fourteen countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East met on 25–27th August 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden at the Karolinska University Hospital for the first Committee Meeting of WSV. This meeting included compelling keynote and honorary speeches and a series of 18 scientific talks were given encompassing a diverse array of subjects within virology. Followed by the scientific session, a business session was held where multiple aspects and next steps of the society were discussed and charted out.

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