Welcome to the online registration platform of the CSV2020: the 3rd symposium of the Canadian Society for Virology (CSV) to be held on June 3th-5th 2020 at the University of Guelph campus, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.


This two and a half-day symposium will provide a forum for the Canadian virology community to discuss recent advances in the field and to foster exchanges and multidisciplinary collaborations.


Keynote speaker: Curtis Suttle, University of British Columbia.

Featured sessions are: 

  • New and Classic Hits: Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses. State-of-the-art lecture by Helen Lazear, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Immune Cells United Against Viral Invaders: Viral Immunology. State-of-the-art lecture by Sylvia Van Druren Littel van den Hurk, VIDO InterVac 
  • How to Train your Virus: Viral Therapy. State-of-the-art lecture by Douglas J. Mahoney, University of Calgary
  • Building Viruses a Lego at a Time: Structural Virology. State-of-the-art lecture by Jeff Lee, University of Toronto
  • Friends or Foes? Untold tales between viruses and their Hosts. State-of-the-art lecture by Aiming Wang, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
  • Welcome to the Jungle: Virus Ecology. State-of-the-art lecture by Caroline Duchaine, Université Laval
  • Living in a Viral World: One Health. State-of-the-art lecture by Andrew Lang, Memorial University


To see the preliminary program use the Shared file button on this page.


The symposium is designed to provide many opportunities for trainee presentations.


Travel awards are available for students and post doctoral fellows who are members of the CSV. Application to travel awards is done during the submission process. Please note that a 2 page CV is required. Note that the travel award deadline is March 10th at 4PM Eastern time. Notice of travel award will be send to recipients on March 25th (before the registration deadline).


CSV members benefit from reduced registration fees and eligibility to travel awards (students and post-doctoral fellows).

To register as CSV member, http://csv-scv.ca



Dr. Sarah Wootton
University of Guelph
Dr. Leonardo Susta
University of Guelph




Dr. Jimmy Dikeakos

Western University  

Dr. David Evans

University of Alberta

Dr. Nathalie Grandvaux

Université de Montréal and CRCHUM

Dr. Vikram Misra  

University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Hélène Sanfaçon

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 

Dr. Leonardo Susta

University of Guelph

Dr. Sarah Wootton

University of Guelph


Dr. Byram Bridle

University of Guelph

Dr. Bryan Griffin

Public Health Agency of Canada

Dr. Peter Krell

University of Guelph

Dr. Baozhong Meng

University of Guelph

Dr. Eva Nagy

University of Guelph

Dr. Lisa Santry

University of Guelph

Dr. Leonardo Susta

University of Guelph

Dr. Scott Walsh

McMaster University

Dr. Sarah Wootton

University of Guelph


Sunoh Che

Matthew Guilleman

Melanie Iverson

Thomas McAusland

Dr. John Pham

Amira Rghei

Ashley Stegelmeier

Brenna Stevens





Uiversité de Montréal and CRCHUM







June 3-5 2020

University of Guelph - Summerlee Science Complex & Alexander Hall
488 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario
Canada, N1G 1Y2

February 1, 2020 07:00 EST to March 18, 2020 10:45 EDT
February 1, 2020 01:00 EST to March 20, 2020 09:15 EDT
Oral presentation
February 1, 2020 01:00 EST to March 20, 2020 09:15 EDT
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