Stamford Grand, Glenelg, South Australia
Dear virology colleagues,
It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to Adelaide, South Australia, for the 9th Australasian Virology Society biennial scientific meeting. Holding the meeting at the beach-side suburb of Glenelg continues our tradition of meetings at seaside locales.
For the meeting we will have a number of exciting and engaging international speakers, as well as the usual high quality science presented by local speakers. There will be presentations from established workers in the field as well as 3-minute presentations by students. There will be sessions on a wide variety of virology topics, ranging in theme from basic science to clinical and applied.
AVS meetings are characterized by high quality science and a friendly, informal atmosphere. The meeting will be held at the Stamford Grand Hotel. This modern hotel overlooks the truly outstanding Glenelg Beach, has a large auditorium and adjacent poster room, and has an excellent restaurant. The venue is only 15 minutes from Adelaide Airport and is at the terminus of the famous Bay tram, by which it's a 25-minute ride into the Adelaide CBD.
The greater Adelaide area has many attractions. There is a vibrant entertainment scene, with many new "pop-up" bars now a feature of Adelaide, and there many excellent restaurants, both in the Adelaide CBD and within walking distance of the meeting venue. And of course there are many excellent wineries within an hour of the city.
I very much look forward to seeing you here in December 2017.
Chair – Organizing Committee AVS9