Dear Colleagues and friends,
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 21st ESCV Annual Meeting which will be held in Athens, 23-26 September, 2018.
The ESCV Annual Meeting has been a major event for the Clinical Virology scientific community and it is becoming more popular, comprehensive, innovative and influential, while maintaining high standards of scientific quality and a family atmosphere. The 21st ESCV Annual Meeting is promising to be an exciting event, covering all timely topics of Clinical Virology, enabling delegates to exchange knowledge with world’s leading experts, network with colleagues and discuss the latest advances on “traditional” and emerging viruses.
The ESCV 2018 Scientific Committee is preparing a new inspiring Programme for this event. The Conference will include all of its “classical” features, such as keynote lectures, oral presentations, poster sessions and awards to outstanding clinical virologists. Furthermore, stateof- the-art diagnostic applications on Clinical Virology from leading companies are expected to be presented in industry-sponsored symposia.
Athens, as the host city for the 21st ESCV Annual Meeting is an excellent choice since it combines natural beauty, cultural wealth and an array of up-to-date infrastructures that not only guarantee organizational efficiency, but also promise a highly refreshing and pleasurable experience for all participants.
Furthermore, Athens is a symbolic city with fundamental contribution in science, philosophy and arts, recognized as the birthplace of the Western civilization and Democracy. Situated in the very heart of Athens, the Congress venue itself, the Zappeion Megaron, is a “living” testament of Greece’s long and diverse modern history.
The Local Organizing Committee is fully motivated and will make every possible effort to offer an unforgettable experience for all ESCV 2018 participants, this time with a specific Greek flavour.
We look forward to welcoming you in Athens in September 2018, eager to exchange views on our field and ready to enjoy the marvelous late summer overlooking the Aegean coastline.