Nature Conference on Viral Infection and Immune Response 2016
Wuhan, China, 21/10/2016 - 23/10/2016
Viral infections are an important cause of death worldwide. In addition, viruses such as influenza, Ebola, MERS, SARS and Chikungunya, are responsible for emergent epidemics that threaten global health. This meeting aims to stimulate the interaction between the fields of virology and immunology in order to advance our understanding of viral epidemiology and pathogenesis, as well as the innate and adaptive immune responses elicited by the host. Current advances in immune intervention and disease prevention, including the latest developments in vaccine research, will be discussed. Another important issue is the establishment of chronic viral infection, such as that caused by HIV, HCV or HBV, and the effects this has on immune dysregulation. Through stimulating interactions at the interface of virology and immunology, this conference will explore when and how a virus induces disease, thus identifying new avenues for treatment and prevention.