Global Virus Network invites the finest virology minds to Monaco for annual meeting 

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Scientists from around the world will be heading to Monaco next month for a major international meeting of the Global Virus Network that will table topics from ‘Harnessing AI to Transform Pandemic Preparedness’ to ‘Tackling the Challenges of Arboviruses and Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses’. 

From 19th to 21st October, a series of back-to-back meetings and conferences on a wide range of themes related to the improvement of the detection and management of viral diseases will take place at the Novotel Monte-Carlo.  

The Principality’s own Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM) will be taking part in the Global Virus Network-led (GVN) event, and the facility’s president, Professor Patrick Rampal, will be giving two separate talks on the opening day of the conference.  

“The difficulties encountered in responding to the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the need for a multidimensional and coordinated approach between different actors of health systems, laboratories, States and more broadly populations, to deploy quick and efficient responses on a large scale,” says Professor Rampal, who is in fact opening the annual meeting with a speech on ‘Connecting Science, Innovation and Global Health to Confront Viral Threats’.  

“In the Principality, the CSM was strongly involved during the pandemic by providing screening and molecular monitoring, including the surveillance of variants and individual variant immunological status in order to individualise vaccination scheme,” he continues. “This pro-active and evidence-based policy has only been possible thanks to the collaboration between the CSM team and the experts of the GVN… We are pleased that the GVN has chosen Monaco to hold its annual meeting, which will surely help to identify avenues for future action.” 

Numerous leaders in their respective fields will also be participating, but the main draw is almost certainly the “legendary” Doctor Robert Gallo, the co-discoverer of HIV, the cause of AIDS, and a two-time recipient of the Albert Lasker Award.  

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