The 14th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium and Annual Meeting of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology will be held April 26-29, 1998 at the Doubltree Resort - Surfside, Clearwater Beach, FL. The Symposium will feature three plenary sessions (mornings), 3 poster presentations of submitted abstracts (evenings), two panel discussions (afternoon), case presentations (afternoon), informal sessions, exhibits and banquet presentations to the Diagnostic Virology Award (Sponsored by Becton Dickinson) and Clinical Virology Award (Sponsored by Bion Enterprises) recipients. A limited number of Travel Awards are available from the PASCV for students, fellows and technologists.


Sunday, April 26 Panel Discussions

Antiviral Resistance Testing: Quantitation, Phenotyping and Genotyping - Tom Smith, Ph.D. - Chair, Lisa Demeter, M.D., Ella Swierkosz, Ph.D., Belinda Yen-Lieberman, Ph.D.

Should the Clinical Laboratory Type Human Papillomaviruses - Point-Counterpoint - Dr. William Reeves and Walter Kinney, M.D.

Monday, April 27 - Clinical Aspects of Viral Diseases
Chairs: Joseph Waner, Ph.D. and Max Chernesky, Ph.D.

Viral Etiology of Asthma - David Skoner, M.D.

Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease - Timothy Greiner, M.D.

Role of Chemokines in Human Viral Diseases - Dennis D. Taub, Ph.D.

Nosocomial Spread of Viral Diseases - Don Jeffries, BSc, MBBS, FRCPath

Tuesday, April 28 Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infections
Chairs: W. Lawrence Drew, M.D. and Marta Zapata, Ph.D.

Update: Useful and Useless Viral Serologies - Linda Minnich, M.S.(SM(AAM)

Clinical Virology and Modern Health Care - Angela Caliendo, M.D., Ph.D.

The Changing Role of Cell Culture - Danny Wiedbrauk, Ph.D.

Chip Based Molecular Virology - Tom Gingeras, Ph.D.

Phil Hanff Memorial Clinical Case Presentations - Richard Hodinka, Ph.D., Marie Landry, M.D., C. George Ray, M.D.

Wednesday, April 29 Prevention of and Therapy for Viral Infections
Chairs: Edith Hsiung, Ph.D. and John Sever, Ph.D.

Rotavirus Vaccines: How Soon a Reality? - Paul Offitt, M.D.

Using Foods for Administration of Genetically Engineered Vaccines -Liz Richter, Ph.D.

Novel Cytomegalovirus Antivirals - William Britt, M.D.

Impact of Combination Therapy on HIV Progression - Martin Hirsch, M.D.

*The University of South Florida College of Medicine designates this programfor a maximum of 20 hours in category 1 for the AMA physician recognition award. *