This meeting took place in 2018



For a complete list of the meetings for the upcoming/current season, see our meeting list, or search for a meeting.

Framing the Response to Emerging Virus Infections (S2)


Organizer(s) Ralph A. Tripp, Suresh Mahalingam, John W. Lowenthal, Andrew G. Bean and Malik Peiris
October 14—18, 2018
Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong • Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jun 27, 2018
Abstract Deadline: Jul 17, 2018
Scholarship Deadline: Jun 27, 2018
Discounted Registration Deadline: Aug 14, 2018

Organized in collaboration with the Croucher Foundation and The University of Hong Kong

Summary of Meeting:
Emerging and re-emerging viruses have the potential to cause high morbidity and mortality and range from localized outbreaks to epidemics. Due to their emerging nature, most aspects of the biology and infectious potential of these viruses are poorly understood. Our continuing struggle to respond to a procession of pandemics including SARS, avian influenza, MERS, Ebola and more recently Zika, highlights key gaps in our knowledge and should serve to motivate our re-thinking on how we can better prepare and deal with future unknown viral threats. This meeting will focus on important areas such as surveillance, diagnostics and countermeasures and other important advances in new technologies and how they are being applied to research. Furthermore, we will discuss how to facilitate the translation of research, data and candidate treatments through the development pipeline in a timely and cost-effective manner. The key themes to be covered include the need to understand why zoonotic diseases matter, their association with agriculture, the importance of surveillance and early detection, and the difficulties of dealing with diseases that involve both medical and veterinary communities. The conference will bring together experts in virology, immunology, vaccinology, epidemiology with those that seek to transfer knowledge between these groups, veterinarians and industry and government. Further, this meeting would bring together individuals involved in the control of these diseases in government and non-government organizations, as well as people involved in study of zoonosis and countermeasures. The creation of global networks and sharing of information will ensure that we are better prepared for future outbreaks.

View Meeting Program

Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Kizzmekia S. Corbett
NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Julia L. McKechnie
Stanford University, USA

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Scholarship Recipients

James Duehr
Icahn School of Medicine, USA

Sarah Elliott
Wistar Institute, USA

Laura Riva
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, USA

Croucher Foundation Recipients

Fei Gao
Tsinghua University, China

Mohammad Uzzal Hossain
National Institute of Biotechnology, Bangladesh

Kenrie Pui Yan Hui
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Denise I.T. Kuok
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Catherine B. Lago
PAVRU Research Laboratory, Philippines

Siew Kit Ng
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Eugenia Ziying Ong
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

Jung Eun Park
Chungnam National University, South Korea

Angeli Mae Borbe Reyes
Armed Forces Research Institute for Medical Sciences, Philippines

Jamal I-Ching Sam
University Malaya, Malaysia

Stalin Raj Victor
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India

The University of Hong Kong Recipients

Renee W.Y. Chan
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Neharika Saxena
Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, India

Jaturong Sewatanon
Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

Chathurani Sigera
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Chee Wah Tan
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Supachai Topanurak
Faculty of Tropical Medicine Mahidol University, Thailand

Anna Uehara
Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Dileep Kumar Verma
ICGEB, New International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology ICGEB, India

Zhen Wu
Sichuan Agricultural University, China

Li-meng Yan
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Xinglou Yang
Wuhan Institute of Virology, China

Yanan Zuo
Tsinghua University, China