CVN annual scientific conference programme 2022

CVN annual scientific conference programme 2022

Tuesday 10th May (afternoon start)

12.30 CVN provided lunch and opportunity to view sponsor stands

13.25 Welcome to CVN conference

13.30 – 14:00 Avian influenza
Professor Ian H Brown, Head of Virology, Animal and Plant Health Agency

14:00 – 14:30 HHV8 update
Dr Effrossyni Gkrania – Klotsas, Consultant in Infectious Diseases with an interest in primary and secondary immunodeficiencies and transplantation at Cambridge University Hospitals

14:30 – 15:15 Offered papers session 1

14:30 Bosworth A et al (Birmingham). Establishment of “hot labs” for molecular detection of SARS-CoV-2 in a near patient testing environment.

14:45 Godi A et al (UKHSA). Development of serological tools for diagnosis of Human Herpesvirus 8 infection and their application to estimate antibody prevalence in blood and organ donor populations.

15:00 McClure P et al (Nottingham). Whole genome sequencing of the seasonal Coronaviruses 229E, NL63, OC43 and HKU1

15:15 – 15:45 Break (refreshments provided)

15:45 – 16:15 Naked Covid – uncovering the pandemic
Dr Chris Smith, Consultant Medical Virologist, University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital

16:15 – 16:45 Viral Ocular Infections
Dr Gerry Clare, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

16:45 – 17:10 CVN business
Poster Viewing available from 17.10 to 18.00

Evening CVN evening meal

Wednesday 11th May

10:00 – 11:00 Offered papers session 2

10:00 Haywood B et al (UKHSA, LSHTM). Exploring the Variability of the Hepatitis E Virus ORF2 Capsid Protein between Genotypes 1 and 3 in Silico

10:15 Feeney S et al. Surge in cases of Enterovirus D-68 cases post COVID-19 – an epidemiological perspective.

10:30 Kele B et al (Royal London and St Bart’s). HIV-1 sequencing failure in clinical samples is not linked to reported viral load or subtype?

10:45 – 11.15 Break (refreshments provided)

11:15 – 11.45 Offered papers session 3

11:15 Goldstein E et al (Glasgow). A case of HBV viral load discrepancies: Abbott m2000 RealTime vs Alinity m HBV assay

11:30 Shenouda A et al (Birmingham). Primary Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection inducing acute chest syndrome in a pregnant patient with sickle cell disease HbSS

11.45 – 12.15 CVN Commercial Sponsor slot (several short presentations)

12:15 – 13:15 CVN provided lunch and opportunity to view sponsor stands

13.15 William Tong Prize award

13:30 – 14.00 Novel approaches to the management of hepatitis B and hepatitis delta virus infections
Dr Upkar (Uppy) Gill, Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Hepatologist, QMUL & Barts Health NHS Trust

14:00 – 14.30 CAR-T cells and viral infections
Dr Sridhar Chaganti, Consultant Haematologist, University Hospital Birmingham

14:30 – 15.00 Immunological impacts of CMV infection
Professor Paul Klenerman, Sidney Truelove Professor of Gastroenterology, Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

15:00 – 15:30 Late breaker- enhanced incident acute non A-E hepatitis in children Dr Jane Hartley, Paediatric Hepatologist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital

15.30 Closing remarks

Poster Presentations:

  • Goddard M et al. (Coventry). A retrospective audit of screening and management of hepatitis B in patients undergoing immunosuppression at University Hospital Coventry
  • Barclay-Elliott K (Coventry). Impact of Implementing New Rapid COVID-19 Testing Platform in the Emergency Department on Patient Flow and Staff Perceptions of Rapid Testing