Programme

Day 1

Epidemiology, prevention and control of picornaviruses

8:30–8:45 Opening words by Sarah Butcher
8:45–9:25 Keynote lecture: Dr. Nivedita Gupta “Polio elimination in India: Lessons through the journey”
9:25–10:10 Talks selected from submitted abstracts (3)
10:10–10:35 Break
10:35­–11:45 Keynote lecture: Prof. Hongjie Yu "Epidemiology and evidence of vaccination for HFMD caused by multiple serotypes of enteroviruses: known and unknown"
11:45–12:30 Talks selected from submitted abstracts (3)
12:30–14:00 Lunch
15:30–21:00 Special sessions and social programme on a boat cruise to the Gulf of Finland
  (1) Communicating scientific results: Prof. Vincent Racaniello, journal editors invited from Nature, Cell, EMBO, ASM, Elsevier
  (2) Funding opportunities: Barbara Mester (project officer for the European Commission, Belgium), Eun-Chung Park (program officer for National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA)
  (3) Career development: Dr. Carolyn Coyne, Prof. Nicola Stonehouse, Prof. Stanley Lemon
21:30–21.45 Mounting posters onto the poster boards

Day 2

Pathogenesis, tropism and immune responses (I)

8:45–9:25 Keynote lecture: Dr. Katja Wolthers “Human organoid models for entero- and parechovirus pathogenesis studies”
9:25–10:10 Talks selected from submitted abstracts (3)
10:10–10:35 Break
10:35–11:15 Keynote lecture: Dr. Varpu Marjomäki “Cell entry by enteroviruses”
11:15–12:00 Talks selected from submitted abstracts (3)
12:00–13:30 Lunch

Pathogenesis, tropism and immune responses (II)

13:30–14:10 Keynote lecture: Prof. Christopher Walker “T cell immunity to the hepatitis A virus: unexpected findings from a re-emerging virus”
14:10–14:55 Talks selected from submitted abstracts (3)
14:55–15:20 Break
15:20–16:00 Keynote lecture: Dr. Asuka Hirai-Yuki [to be confirmed]
16:00–17:00 Talks selected form abstracts (4)
17:00–18:30 Dinner

Emerging picornaviral diseases. Acute flaccid myelitis

18:30–19:15 Keynote lecture: Dr. Steve Oberste [to be confirmed]
19:15–20:00 Talks selected from abstracts (3)
20:00–21:30 Poster session

Day 3

Virus-host interactions

8:45–9:25 Keynote lecture: Prof. Julie Pfeiffer “How gut microbes enhance enteric virus infection”
9:25–10:10 Talks selected from submitted abstracts (3)
10:10–10:35 Break
10:35–12:05 Talks selected from submitted abstracts (6)
12:05–13:30 Lunch
  12:30–13:30      Live podcast “This Week in Virology (TWIV)” hosted by Prof. Vincent Racaniello

Virus-host interactions (II)

13:30–14:10 Keynote lecture: Prof. Urs Greber “Rhinoviruses — more than the common cold?”
14:10–15:40 Talks selected from submitted abstracts (6)
15:40–16:05 Break
16:05–19:00 Poster session
19:00–22:00 Gala dinner

Day 4

Virus-host interactions (III)

8:30–9:15 EMBO Sabin lecture: Prof. David Stuart “Insights from structural analysis of picornaviruses into biology and therapy”

Vaccines, antivirals and new interventions

9:15–9:55 Keynote lecture: Prof. Matthias Gromeier “Cancer Immunotherapy with Recombinant Poliovirus”
9:55–10:25 Talks selected from submitted abstracts (2)
10:20–10:55 Break
10:55–11:35 Keynote lecture: Dr. Cara Burns [to be confirmed]
11:35–12:35 Talks selected from submitted abstracts (4)
12:35–12:45 Closing words, Sarah Butcher
12:45 onwards               University of Helsinki reception, take away lunch and departure