17-20 SEPTEMBER 2023 | VALENCIA
Influenza
RSV Disease
Covid-19
The European Scientific Working Group on Influenza (ESWI) is looking forward to the 9th ESWI Influenza Conference in Valencia from 17 - 20 September 2023.
In keeping with ESWI’s excellent scientific reputation, the ninth edition of the conference will give the floor to the most renowned influenza, RSV and COVID-19 scientists, public health experts and healthcare professionals, discussing hot topics in epidemic and pandemic flu, RSV and COVID-19. As always, the conference will have two science tracks and one track designed to translate the science to policy.

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Key dates

14 May 23:59 Deadline abstract submission
Deadline submission young scientist travel fund

1 June Announcement acceptance oral and poster presenters

5 June Late breakers submission opens

6 August 23:59 Deadline abstract submission late breakers

15 August Announcement acceptance oral and poster presenters late breakers

Call for abstracts

14 May 2023: Deadline online abstract submission process and Young Scientist application.

The 9th ESWI Conference Programme Committees is looking forward to accepting abstracts on the following topics below. Abstracts should be on Influenza, RSV and Sars-CoV-2, and Acute Respiratory Virus Infections (ARVI).

Scientific Programme

  • Diagnosis and diagnostics in ARVI
  • Virus structure and replication
  • Epidemiology, (sero)surveillance, including virus evolution and strain selection
  • Mathematical modeling and projections, including limitations
  • Science based preparedness for and management of epidemics and pandemics
  • Innate and adaptive immunity
  • Future vaccination strategies
  • Virus and host factors in pathogenesis
  • Antiviral and immune therapy
  • Human challenge studies
  • Threats from the animal world
  • Pharmaceutical and non pharmaceutical intervention
  • Clinical manifestations, burden of disease and management
  • Long COVID and other long term effects of ARVI infections

Science Policy Interface

  • Point of care versus laboratory based diagnostics of ARVI
  • Intervention strategies for the management of ARVI
  • Risk assessment and risk communication in ARVI
  • Best practices in vaccination programmes for risk groups and healthcare workers
  • Global health perspectives on acute respiratory virus disease and how to ensure an equitable response/access
  • Pandemic Preparedness Planning in Peacetime: where Science and Policy meet
  • Why influenza and RSV disease are a priority for policy makers

Prizes for Young Scientists

In 2009 ESWI launched the Claude Hannoun prize for Best Body of Work and in 2020 the Award for Innovative vaccine research. The winners get to present their research in a dedicated session supporting young scientists at the ESWI Conference.

Young Scientist Fund

The ESWI Young Scientist Fund provides travel and participation grants to young scientists from all over the globe who wish to attend the European Influenza Conferences and engage with distinguished members, speakers and participants over the 4-day conference.
ESWI is pleased to once again be able to offer travel and participation grants to young scientists for the 2023 Ninth ESWI Conference.
Our Young Scientists session will open with a plenary devoted entirely to the work of promising scientists. In past editions, these plenaries have been highly appreciated in the influenza community, mainly due to their innovative and refreshing nature.
The Young Scientist Fund is an open competition and applications are evaluated by our Scientific Programme Committee. More information

Get to know our committees

In keeping with ESWI’s excellent scientific reputation, the ninth edition of the conference will give the floor to the most renowned influenza, RSV and COVID-19 scientists, public health experts and healthcare professionals, discussing hot topics in epidemic and pandemic flu, RSV and COVID-19. The Organising Committee, the Scientific Committee and Science Policy Committee are responsible for the organisation, devising the programme and focusing on current issues.

Valencia

Valencia is a city full of surprises. The range of attractions on offer in Valencia make it an unexpectedly stunning destination. The exceptional climate is an invitation to enjoy the historical and cultural attractions around the city. Contrasting architecture, with unique historic monuments and futuristic buildings, is part of Valencia’s appeal.

The Valencia Conference Centre
In 2010 and 2018, the Valencia Congress Centre was awarded the World’s Best Convention Centre prize by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC). It is a state-of-the-art congress venue with great facilities. It is located seven minutes from the Valencia-Manises international airport.