2nd World Conference on
August 20-22, 2012 at Embassy Suites, Las Vegas, USA
Virology-2012 Report
The 2nd World Conference on Virology, hosted by the OMICS Group was held during August 20-22, 2012 at Embassy Suites, Las Vegas, USA. Generous response and active participation was received from the Organizing Committee & Editorial Board Members of OMICS Group Journals as well as from scientists, researchers and leaders from pharma, government organizations and students who made this conference as one of most successful and productive events in 2012 from OMICS Group.

The conference was carried out through various sessions, in which the discussions were held on the following scientific tracks
  • HIV Research
  • Agriculture Virology
  • Epidemic studies
  • Animal Virology
  • Influenza Viruses
  • Drug discovery program
  • Hepatitis Research
  • Anti Viral and Retro-viral drugs and therapy
  • Tumor Virology
  • Anti Viral Vaccine development
The response to 2nd World Congress on Virology was huge and was attended by about 200 delegates representing 25 countries from different parts of the world.

The conference was initiated with opening remarks by Dr. Pawel Ciborowski followed by Keynote lecture by Dr. N. J. Krogan University of California. Keynote forum included Fatah Kashanchi, George Mason University, USA; Pooja Jain, Drexel University College of Medicine, USA; Ralph Tripp, University of Georgia, USA.

All the above mentioned keynote speakers gave their energetic and fruitful contributions at 2nd World Congress on Virology. Day 1 and Day 2 included exhaustive poster presentations by young researchers and veterans.

Moreover, Workshop: NIH Grantsmanship by Fatah Kashanchi, George Mason University, USA and Workshop on High Throughput Screening and Assay Development by G. Sitta Sittampalam, National Institutes for Health (NIH), USA was organized in the Conference. Simultaneously, Editorial Board meeting and B2B sessions between happening scientists and individuals from Business Community took place.

All accepted abstracts have been indexed in OMICS Group Journal of Antiviral & Antiretroviral as a special issue. The theme of this Conference was "Innovations and Therapeutic approaches in Virology". Based on this, speaker's discussions included many recommendations.

We are also obliged to various external experts, company representatives and other eminent personalities who supported the conference by facilitating the discussion forums. Our sincere thanks to Organizing Committee Members Pawel S Ciborowski, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA; Harold C Smith, University of Rochester, USA; Fatah Kashanchi, George Mason University, USA; Pooja Jain Drexel University College of Medicine, USA; David Jans, Monash University, Australia for their gracious presence, support and assistance towards 2nd World Congress on Virology, and with their unique feedback, OMICS Group would like to announce the "3rd World Congress on Virology" to be held in 2013.

Expert Presentations
Harold C. Smith

University of Rochester

Pawel S Ciborowski

University of Nebraska Medical Center

David Jans

Monash University

Fatah Kashanchi

George Mason University

Pooja Jain

Drexel University College of Medicine

N. J. Krogan

University of California

Ralph Tripp

University of Georgia

Honglin Luo

University of British Columbia

Qianjun LI

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mukesh Singh Boori

National Institutes for Health (NIH)

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