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Join us in Porto for the 31st ICAR!

 Alfandega Congress Center - "Best in Europe”

The 31st International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR), hosted by the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR), will take place at the Alfândega Congress Centre in Porto, Portugal. The conference will begin on Monday, June 11, 2018, and will conclude on Friday, June 15, 2018.

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View the Preliminary Program for 2018 ICAR

 City of Porto – UNESCO World Heritage Site
 Banquet Dinner at Port Wine Cellar


Confirmed Speakers

Prof. Annelies Wilder-Smith - All you need to know about the Zika virus

Prof. Jean Michel Pawlotsky - Hepatitis C virus: problem solved. And now?

Prof. William Britt - Neurodevelopmental Sequelae following Congenital CMV: Role of Virus-Induced Inflammation

Prof. Paul Griffiths - Treatment in immunocompromised hosts and resistance

Prof. David Kimberlin - Treatment of congenital CMV infection: new populations, new regimens, and new drugs

Prof. Randi Leavitt - Letermovir: Current State of the Art 

Sir Prof. Michael Jacobs - Ebola treatment: working in the dark under the spotlight   

Prof. Ron Fouchier - Influenza virus resistance to neuraminidase inhibitors

Dr. Davide Corti - Tackling influenza with broadly neutralizing antibodies      

Prof. Sarah Butcher - A primer on cryo-EM and image reconstruction for antiviral drug development

Prof. Tijn Brummelkamp - The Identification of Viral Host Factors Using Haploid Genetics in Human Cells    

Dr. David Durantel - HBc and CAMs: a tale of "Swiss army-knife" protein and antivirals

Prof. Percy Knolle - Mechanisms of Immune Dysfunction in Chronic Hepatitis B and Possible Immune Therapies      

Prof. Philippe Lemey - Getting to the root of epidemic spread: an evolutionary perspective on pathogen emergence

Dr. Marco Vignuzzi - Targeting viral infections using evolutionary rationale                    

Dr. Angela Ciuffi - Transcriptional profiling of HIV latency

Dr. Nicolas Manel - Avoidance of innate immune sensors by HIV-1

Dr. Ole Schmeltz Søgaard - Latency and reactivation of HIV        

Prof. Xavier Saelens - Treatment option for human RSV infections: small molecules, antibodies or something in between

The International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR) is an internationally recognized organization for scientists involved in basic, applied, and clinical aspects of antiviral research. The Society main event is the annual International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR), a truly interdisciplinary meeting which attracts the interest of chemists, biologists, and clinicians.




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