Abstract submission deadline has passed.

Conference abstract topics include:

  • Respiratory virus transmission among humans
    • Importance of aerosol transmission
    • Experimental transmission studies e.g. volunteer challenge
    • Household studies and other community‑based studies
    • Transmission dynamics and epidemiologic parameters
    • Importance of host, viral and environmental factors in transmission
    • Role of asymptomatic infections in respiratory virus transmission
    • Virus evolution within and between infected hosts
  • Animal models for virus transmission
    • Insights from the use of labelled viruses
    • Virus evolution in animal infection, transmission and interspecies transmission
    • Aerobiology in animal models
    • Novel animal models
  • Determinants of transmission
    • Transmission across the animal-human interface
    • Viral determinants of transmissibility
    • Risk assessment of novel viruses
    • Genetic bottleneck and determinants for interspecies transmission
    • Basic science pertaining to transmission (e.g. aerosols, mucin, cough physiology, respiratory explants, respiratory anatomy and quasispecices)
  • Control of respiratory virus transmission
    • Effectiveness of personal protective equipment in different settings
    • Nosocomial infection control measures
    • Novel approaches to control transmission
    • Immune aspects in transmission ‑ benefits of partial immunity?
    • Application of molecular epidemiology to transmission control
    • One-health approach for preventing and controlling epidemics and pandemics

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Supported by the Conference Grant for the 130th Anniversary of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, and the Croucher Foundation and organized in collaboration with the International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Diseases.
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