About the Symposium
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a significant human pathogen that is associated with upper and lower respiratory disease particularly among young infants and the elderly. Annually, RSV remains among the leading causes of hospitalization and mortality of young infants. Yet, there remains no vaccine and limited therapeutic options for treatment.
About the Meeting
Since its inception in 1996, the International RSV symposia remains the longest ongoing meeting to discuss RSV and has seen continual growth in both meeting attendance and abstracts. This event remains the premier meeting to bring together leading scientists, students, non-profits, regulators, sponsors, and leaders in industry from all over the world to discuss past and current efforts to understand, treat, and hopefully one day prevent RSV disease. The 11th International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Symposium will be held at the Omni Grove Park Inn in beautiful Asheville, NC USA from October 31 to November 4, 2018.
Past International Meeting Locations and Attendees
|1st Meeting||Nov 9 – 12, 1996||Kiawah Island Resort, SC USA||107 Attendees|
|2nd Meeting||Nov 8 – 11, 1999||Stuart, FL USA||165 Attendees|
|3rd Meeting||Oct 1 – 3, 2001||Segovia, Spain||193 Attendees|
|4th Meeting||Nov 8 – 11, 2003||Stone Mountain, GA USA||209 Attendees|
|5th Meeting||Sept 15 – 18, 2005||Oxford, United Kingdom||200 Attendees|
|6th Meeting||Oct 25 – 28, 2007||Marco Island, FL USA||188 Attendees|
|7th Meeting||Dec 2 – 5, 2010||Rotterdam, Netherlands||200 Attendees|
|8th Meeting||Sept 27 – 30, 2012||Sante Fe, NM USA||257 Attendees|
|9th Meeting||Nov 9 – 13, 2014||Stellenbosch, South Africa||321 Attendees|
|10th Meeting||Sept 28 – Oct 1, 2016||Bariloche, Argentina||300+ Attendees|
The Chanock Award
Dr. Robert Chanock (1924 – 2010) was a prominent virologist in the RSV community and led the discovery of RSV in 1957. Spending most of his life at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, MD USA, he made considerable significant contributions to our early understanding of RSV. Beginning with the 2003 meeting, the Chanock Award has been awarded to one or two leading scientists in the RSV community for their major contributions to understanding RSV.
The past award recipients are shown below:
- 2016 Ruth Karron and José Melero
- 2014 Barney Graham
- 2012 Peter Openshaw
- 2010 Peter Collins
- 2007 Caroline Hall
- 2005 Gail Wertz
- 2003 Brian Murphy
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L.J. Bont, M.D.,Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatric Respiratory Infections, University Medical Center Utrecht
Chair of the Board, ReSViNet
Ursula Buchholz, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Senior Associate Scientist, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) – NIH
Janet Englund, M.D.
Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Ann Falsey, M.D.
Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Rochester Medical Center
Barney Graham, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Vaccine Research Center, NIH
Chief, Viral Pathogenesis and Translational Science Core, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) – NIH
Ruth Karron, M.D.
Professor of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Director, Center for Immunization Research
Director, Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative
James Nokes, Ph.D.
Professor of Life Sciences, University of Warwick
Principal Investigator, KEMRI Wellcome Trust
Peter Openshaw, Ph.D.
Professor of Experimental Medicine, Imperial College of London
Fernando Polack, M.D.
Cesar Milstein Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Scientific Director, Fundacion INFANT
Ultan Power, Ph.D.
Reader in Molecular Virology, Queen’s University Belfast
Zizheng Zheng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Xiamen University