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Title: WSV2023 - The second meeting of the world society for virology: One health - One world - One virology

Author
item ABDEL-MONEIM, AHMED - Beni Suef University - Egypt
item MUROVSKA, MODRA - Riga Stradinš University
item SÖDERLUND-VENERMO, MARIA - University Of Helsinki
item VAKHARIA, VIKRAM - University Of Maryland
item Wilson, William
item Gladue, Douglas
item MOORE, MATHEW - University Of Massachusetts
item ALONSO, COVADONGA - Instituto Nacional De Investigacion Y Technologia Agraria Y Alimentaria
item ABDELWAHAB, SAYED - Taif University
item VENTER, MARIETJIE - University Of Pretoria
item MALIK, YASHPAL - Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
item ZHENGLI, SHI - Chinese Academy Of Sciences
item SAXENA, SHAILENDRA - King George'S Medical University
item VARMA, ANUPAM - Indian Agricultural Research Institute
item KUHN, RICHARD - Purdue University

Submitted to: Virology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/6/2024
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: This is a meeting report from the World Society for Virology bi-annual meeting held in Riga, Latvia June 15-17, 2023. Virologist from around the world met to discuss current research in virology and promote international network of researchers in the discipline.

Technical Abstract: The Second International Conference of the World Society for Virology (WSV), hosted by Riga Stradinš University, was held in Riga, Latvia, on June 15-17th, 2023.It prominently highlighted the recent advancements in different disciplines of virology. The conference had fourteen keynote speakers covering diverse topics, including emerging virus pseudotypes, Zika virus vaccine development, herpesvirus capsid mobility, parvovirus invasion strategies, influenza in animals and birds, West Nile virus and Marburg virus ecology, as well as the latest update in animal vaccines. Discussions further explored SARS-CoV-2 RNA replicons as vaccine candidates, SARS-CoV-2 in humans and animals, and the significance of plant viruses in the 'One Health' paradigm. The presence of the presidents from three virology societies, namely the American, Indian, and Korean Societies for Virology, highlighted the event's significance. Additionally, past president of the American Society for Virology (ASV), formally declared the partnership between ASV and WSV during the conference.