Welcome

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the 8th International Congenital CMV Conference & 18th International CMV Workshop, to be held virtually between 28th March and 1st April 2022.

Supported by our UK-based CMV colleagues in Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and London, we plan a 5 day meeting with a full programme of invited speakers, oral paper presentations poster sessions and panel discussions. Additionally, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking and social interaction.

The first day of the conference will be a symposium day, consisting of eight invited “state of the art” presentations covering the following key themes: Congenital CMV, Transplantation, Innate and Acquired Immune Responses, Latency, Virus-Host Interaction, Vaccines and Antivirals. The following four days will cover two of these themes each day, encompassing keynote talks, offered paper sessions, panel discussions and poster presentations.

While it will be very sad that we will not be able to host you in person in Cambridge, we are determined to provide a high quality, lively and interesting scientific meeting that will allow the CMV research community to reconnect, to foster new collaborations and advance our research.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Wills       John Sinclair    Mike Weekes

Co Chairs

Mark Wills

University of Cambridge
Department of Medicine and Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology & Infectious Disease

John Sinclair

University of Cambridge
Department of Medicine and Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology & Infectious Disease

Mike Weekes

University of Cambridge
Department of Medecine and Cambridge Institute for Medical Research

UK Local Organising Committee

Andrew Davison
University of Glasgow, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Paul Griffiths
University College London, Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

Ian Humphreys
Cardiff University, School of Medicine, Division of Infection and Immunity/Systems Immunity University Research Institute

Paul Moss
University of Birmingham, Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Matt Reeves
UCL, Institute of Immunity & Transplantation, Division of Infection & Immunity 

Richard Stanton
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Division of Infection and Immunity

Eddie Wang
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Division of Infection and Immunity

Gavin Wilkinson
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Division of Infection and Immunity

International Scientific Advisory Committee

Stuart Adler
CMV Research Foundation, United States

Daniel Blázquez-Gamero
Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Spain

Michael Boeckh
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United States

Ravit Boger
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, United States

Suresh Boppana
University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

William Britt
University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Elizabeth (Lee) Fortunato
University of Idaho, United States

Karen Fowler
University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Soren Gantt
University of British Columbia, Canada

Felicia Goodrum
University of Arizona, United States

Stipan Jonjić
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine, Croatia

Rajiv Khanna
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research, Australia

Camille Kotton
Harvard Medical School, United States

Tiziana Lazzarotto
University of Bologna, Italy

Daniele Lilleri
Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Italy

Per Ljungman
Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

Edward Mocarski
Emory University, United States

Hiroyuki Moriuchi
Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Japan

Marisa Mussi-Pinhata
Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil

Christine O’Conner
Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine, Lerner Research Institute, United States

Albert Park
University of Utah Health, United States

Stanley Plotkin
University of Pennsylvania, United States

William Rawlinson
University of NSW and NSW Health Pathology, Australia

Shannon Ross
University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Mark Schleiss
University of Minnesota Medical School, United States

Thomas Stamminger
Institute of Virology, Ulm University Medical Center, Germany

Ann Vossen
Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Dana Wolf
Hadassah University Hospital, Israel

Andrew Yurochko
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, United States