Meeting report: 31st International Conference on Antiviral Research

Meeting report: 31st International Conference on Antiviral Research

Online publication: 04/08/2018 Printed publication: 1 October 2018 Journal: Antiviral Research


The 31st International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR) was held in Porto, Portugal from June 11-15, 2018. In this report, volunteer rapporteurs provide their summaries of scientific presentations, hoping to effectively convey the speakers' goals and the results and conclusions of their talks. This report provides an overview of the invited keynote and award lectures and highlights of short oral presentations, from the perspective of experts in antiviral research. Of note, a session on human cytomegalovirus included an update on the introduction to the clinic of letermovir for the prevention of CMV infection and disease. The 31st ICAR successfully promoted new discoveries in antiviral research and drug development. The 32nd ICAR will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 6-10, 2019.

Authors: Bray M, Andrei G, Ballana E, Carter K, Durantel D, Gentry B, Janeba Z, Moffat J, Oomen CJ, Tarbet B, Riveira-Muñoz E, Esté JA

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