From the coordinator, 12th AM

Published on
September 7, 2018

We can look back on a very good 12th annual meeting in Vienna. We have to thank to the local organisers of VetMeduni in Vienna and the European Society for Veterinary Virology (ESVV) for a very well arranged happening. The weather was wonderful and the venue on the VetMeduni campus was a friendly and beautiful place to be.

The keynote presentations were very interesting, and evoked good discussions especially about the African swine fever emergence in Europe. We had a lot of abstract presentations and poster presentations and both were attended extremely well, even after the different evening social events! The reception in the Vienna Rathaus was beautiful and the ‘Heurigen abend’ in the Schreiberhaus restaurant was a joyful dinner with good wine and other drinks as well!  Plenty of interactions with scientists, both young and senior from all our partner institutes. So all very well, this is what we are working for with Epizone!

The Epizone admin office is already looking to the next year and we are very happy that FLI is willing to host the Epizone annual meeting in 2019 in Berlin. During that meeting we will organise the meeting according our own format again including the young Epizone meeting etc. In the Epizone coordination forum meeting in Vienna it was decided that Epizone will launch a call for scientific workshops and that we will have more opportunities for travel grants for our young scientists. More information about this will be available soon so keep following our website!     

Wim van der Poel
Coordinator EPIZONE