The European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) is looking forward to organizing the 7th edition of its ESWI Influenza Conferences in Valencia, Spain, on 13 – 16 September 2020. Over the past years, the ESWI Influenza Conferences have grown into the largest European scientific conferences dedicated to influenza. This edition also welcomes abstract submissions on RSV.

In keeping with its excellent scientific reputation, the upcoming seventh edition will give the floor to the most renowned influenza and RSV scientists, public health experts and healthcare professionals.

Attendees will be offered a flexible programme with different sessions to choose from, covering topics from diagnostic approaches and mathematic modelling to healthcare policy and basic virology. An attractive programme of parallel sessions, keynote lectures, satellite symposia and plenary meetings covers all relevant scientific disciplines and focusses on new developments and state-of-the-art in the influenza and RSV field.

Additionally, the conference will see a new edition of the Science Policy Interface track, a separate, tailor-made programme for public health officials and opinion leaders in healthcare work where experts will address some of the most intriguing issues, while distinguished public health professionals will share their insights and experience.

Abstract submission guidelines

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31 October 2019: Start online abstract submission process and Young Scientist application

15 May 2020: Deadline online abstract submission process and Young Scientist application

6 January 2020: Open conference registrations

The Valencia Conference Centre

The Valencia Conference Centre was designed and built by Lord Norman Foster in 1998. It is a state-of-the-art congress venue, which has all the rooms and facilities needed. In addition, it is surrounded by hotels and has 989 rooms within one or two minutes’ walking distance.

In 2010 and 2018, the Valencia Congress Centre was rewarded with the World’s Best Convention Centre prize given by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC).

Young Scientist Fund

Since some of the best and most innovative ideas come from young scientists, ESWI continues to actively encourage the careers of young researchers.

Through the Young Scientist Fund, ESWI provides grants to young scientists, thus contributing to Europe’s continued leading scientific base in influenza and RSV research.

Wednesday 16 September 2020 will open with a plenary session entirely devoted to the work of promising scientists. In past editions, these plenaries were highly appreciated in the influenza community, mainly due to their innovative and refreshing nature.

Download the application criteria here


The Seventh ESWI Influenza Conference is an organization of the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI). This multidisciplinary partnership between independent influenza experts and organizations of influenza stakeholders aims to reduce the burden of influenza in Europe.

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If you have any questions about
the Seventh ESWI Influenza Conference, please contact:

Christel Smeys
ESWI management

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