The 4th Medical and Veterinary Virus Research Symposium in Kenya

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 08:00 to Friday, October 16, 2015 - 16:00
'Virus Research for Intervention Policy'
Registration Fee: 
Conference free of charge to all registered and abstract accepted
Contact Persons: 

Betty Owor:; Petronilla Ahenda:

The 4th Medical and Veterinary Virus Research Symposium in Kenya (MVVR) brings together scientists throughout Kenya and the region whose research involves viruses of medical and veterinary importance.

The meeting is scheduled for October 15th – 16th October, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya and covers diverse topical areas – from epidemiological surveillance, to lab science, from intervention prediction to evaluation and from molecular studies to modeling.

Last year the meeting brought together over 130 researchers from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania working in various fields of human and animal virus research.

In the two day meeting participants will present either a poster or give a short oral presentation. It is an opportunity for virus research exponents and early-stage scientists to showcase their research to a diverse audience drawn from universities and international institutes including International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Kenya, US Army Medical Research Unit Kenya (USAMRU-K), and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE).

The symposium is the only one of its kind in Kenya and the region – the near equivalent would be African Network for Influenza Surveillance and Epidemiology (ANISE).


The primary objective of MVVR is to showcase virology research in Kenya and the East and Central Africa region. The meeting is a platform for like-minded professionals to share and discuss research findings as well as encourage cooperative research on emerging viral infections that pose significant threat to human and animal welfare. Meeting organizers hope to set a stage for an integrated virus research Programme in the region and are particularly keen to encourage early stage scientists to present their work and thus offer them both a training ground and opportunity to network and develop collaborations.

Important Information

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 30th Septemeber 2015

Abstract Formatting:

Please format your abstract in the following way:

  • The abstract should be typed in Times New Roman font size 12 with single line spacing.
  • Include a title (not exceeding 100 characters, spacing inclusive).
  • Include names and affiliations of co-authors.
  • Underline the name (also in bold) of the presenting author.
  • Abstract text should not exceed 300 words.
  • Abstracts can be submitted via email. Please send your abstract to the following address:
  •  MVVR session programme


How to Register: 

Registration to participate in the scientific program of the MVVR4 symposium will require acceptance to give a poster or oral presentation - so please hurry to submit your abstract. Note that submission of abstract requires an account.

  1. Create an account if you don't have one.
  2. Once you have created an account, you will receive an email to confirm your registration has been successful. You will be included in our mailing list thus can receive updates on the symposium.

If you have any questions concerning the registration form or procedure, please contact Betty Owor – email:

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Abstract Deadline: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015