This is the web site for the Pan-American Society for Clinical Virology. When available, the programs and information for the upcoming Clinical Virology Symposium and Molecular Virology Workshop in Daytona Beach, FL, are at that site.
The Pan American Group
for Rapid Viral Diagnosis (PAGRVD) was founded in 1977 to promote
rapid viral diagnosis and help raise the standards of diagnostic
virology in the Americas, as the European Group for Rapid Viral
Diagnosis had done in Europe.
In 1995, the name was
changed to the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV)
to reflect the expanding role of the Society in all areas of clinical
virology: viral pathogenesis, manifestations of disease, laboratory
diagnosis, prevention, and therapy.
The primary goals of
PASCV are to:
Foster the development
of new techniques and quality control in diagnostic virology
Promote and support
education and research in clinical and diagnostic virology
among professionals in clinical and diagnostic virology