ScanVir2019 conference

​Welcome to the ScanVir2019 Meeting!

It is our pleasure to announce that the first ScanVir Meeting will be held on June 3rd to 5th, 2019 in Turku, Finland. This meeting initiates a series of Scandinavian conferences, held every third year in one of the Scandinavian countries. The meeting will bring together Scandinavian and other international virologists, and creates opportunities for fruitful collaboration.

The topics include all aspects of virology and viral immunology - basic, applied and clinical virology. The program is divided into parallel sessions with plenary lectures given by distinguished keynote speakers. We will put extra effort in creating possibilities for stimulating cooperation by offering interactive sessions on the hot topics in virology and by providing the possibility of reserving "a think-tank room" for brainstorming sessions by small groups.

The meeting is committed to being "a green meeting": the venue, hotels and Turku city attractions, are all within walking distance and the venue providers and hotels are committed to taking responsibility for the environment.

Information about the ScanVir2019 Meeting will constantly be updated on this webpage. Please share this message to anyone who might be interested in participating the meeting!

We warmly welcome you to the lovely summertime Turku in 2019!

Välkommen! Velkommen! Velkomin! Tervetuloa!

ScanVir2019 Meeting is committed to support environmental responsibility and sustainable operation:

  • Meeting facilities, Gala Dinner venue and hotels are within easy walking distance and located at the downtown of Turku
  • Food offered will focus on vegetarian and fish options from locally produced/catched ingredients
  • The meeting is paper-free, all information and conference book will be handed out in electronic form and a meeting app is used
  • Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel Turku takes recycling and environmental issues into account in several ways, for example by using solar energy, providing biodegegrable straws and drying out the excess bread to give out to local alpaca farm for food (more information on Marina Green Key Marina Green Key_ENG.pdfMarina Green Key_ENG.pdf)

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Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel (parallel sessions, lunches)
Organized by the Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Finland.

Organizing committee:

Prof. Ilkka Julkunen
Dr. Veijo Hukkanen
Dr. Laura Kakkola
Dr. Petri Susi
Dr. Sisko Tauriainen
Dr. Matti Waris

Contact person:

Dr. Laura Kakkola