The 2019 ISV Annual Congress is rapidly approaching! Our conference chairs, Ted Ross and Linda Klavinskis, together with local conference chair Xavier Saelens and local organizer Pierre Van Damme, have developed an exceptional congress. The venue for the 2019 Congress meeting is simply outstanding. Please join us October 27-29 in glorious Ghent, Belgium; registration may be completed at the Congress website: www.isvcongress.org. Ghent is a lovely city full of history, art, culture and fine dining. Many lovely hotels are available and the city has a charming smaller footprint which encourages exploration
We have an exceptional group of speakers for this year’s meeting. Heading the list is this year’s keynote address to be given by Dr. Luc Debruyne of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and former President of GSK vaccines. Dr. Debruyne will be joined by multiple leaders in the field presenting on high impact topics helping to shape the future of the vaccine field. In addition to the invited keynote speakers, a sizable number of outstanding speakers have been selected from the large number of submitted abstracts. We also have an outstanding selection of poster presentations culled from the best of these abstract submissions.
ISV has organized several activities of interest to the vaccine community. In addition to having our highly successful Career Development Panel, our banquet, our poster sessions, and our Annual General Meeting, EpiVax will be hosting its annual ISV Computational Vaccinology Pre-Conference Workshop on Saturday, October 26, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Students and researchers who are interested in working with computational vaccinology are invited. Full details are available at the Congress website.