The 28th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus, Flaviviruses, and Related Viruses will be organized from 6 to 9 July 2022 at the ICC in Ghent, Belgium.

While historically this meeting was predominantly focused on HCV, we now have expanded its scope to completely embrace flavivirologists into our community. Hence the slight name-change of the meeting from the Ghent edition onward.

Do you want to share and discuss your latest research and discoveries on hepatitis C virus, Dengue virus, Yellow fever virus, West Nile virus, Pestiviruses, enteric hepatitis viruses, …?

Submit your abstract for an oral and/or poster presentation on the following topics:

  • viral entry, replication, translation and assembly
  • pathogenesis
  • in vitro and in vivo models
  • innate and adaptive immunity
  • vaccine development
  • epidemiology and diagnosis
  • antiviral therapy and resistance
  • elimination

If you are still in training, you can apply for a travel bursary and/or student housing (based on availability). Trainee level is defined as either a PhD student or a young post-doc (first 4 years after defense of PhD at abstract submission closure; extensions may be granted in case of maternity leave). Proof of trainee level status should be uploaded together with your abstract submission.

Trainees are only eligible for travel support if they are the presenting author (i.e. 1st author on the abstract). Young investigators that submit an abstract as presenting author will be allowed to register at the early registration rate, even if the early registration period has been closed. This will allow young investigators to register at preferential rates after they have been notified of acceptance of their abstract.

Call for Abstracts
JANUARY 10, 2021
Registration opens
JANUARY 10, 2022
Early registration closes
MARCH 27, 2022
Deadline for abstract submissions
MAY 1, 2022
Abstract Confirmation
MAY 23, 2022
Conference Days
JULY 6 - 9, 2022

Poster specifications: Poster in portrait/vertical A0 size is obligatory to use in the poster sessions. Other sizes will not be accepted.

Oral specifications: Please use the template that was sent to you by