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African Virology Congress

Advances in Virology: The role of the African Virologist

EarlyBird Deadline

September 24, 2021

September 25, 2021

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Abstract Deadlines

- Nov 03 - 04, 2021

Prof. Kwamena Sagoe

Conference Sponsor

Keynote Speaker

Conference Supporter

Cambridge Africa


University of Ghana, Legon

Ange Hill Hotel, East Legon, Accra Ghana.

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: 24th September

 Early Bird: 25th September

Welcome to Virology Congress 2021

About Virology Congress

Welcome to Virology Congress 2021

COVID-19 Instructions

The Organizing committee wishes to warmly invite you to attend the Pan-African Virology Conference, which is scheduled from 03-04 November 2021, in Ghana’s capital city, Accra. This conference will bring together African virologists all over the world who are researching into various aspects of virology, representatives from industry, and clinical virologists. To allow for interactive and collaborative discussions, one of the peaceful and relaxing hotels in Accra has strategically been selected as the venue of the conference, and is located near the nation’s premier university, University of Ghana, Legon. As part of the conference, we will encourage the showcasing of works and contributions of Africans to the field, foster collaboration and eventually establish the African Virology Society (AVS) through an inception meeting. Researchers and students who are related to Africa by birth or descent, or anyone whose research focuses on Africa, are invited to this conference. We hope that this maiden conference, to be held each year thereafter, will strengthen the bond among African virologists and create opportunities for young virologist to perform research on the African continent with much flexibility and great mentorship. Much gratitude to our guest speakers and all delegates who will be taking part in either oral or poster presentations. We acknowledge the support of the abstract review committee and Speaker Coordinator committees.

We hope that all attendees will enjoy the conference, socialize, network and above all, make sure to have a quick tour of the beautiful capital city of Ghana.

All congress physical attendees will have to observe strict social distancing and wear their masks at all times.

Attendees from outside Ghana must have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure and also undertake an additional antigen test on arrival at Kotoka International Airport (KIA). This costs of antigen test at KIA is $50 for Ghanaians and citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and $150 for everyone else, with results available within 30 minutes. Payment must be made online prior to boarding the flight to Ghana.

Anyone testing positive on arrival will immediately be transferred to hospital for further assessment. Non-residents required to isolate in a government health facility will do so at their own cost, while for Ghanaians the cost will be covered by the state.
All passengers must complete an online health declaration form and may be asked to do so again on board before landing.

Confirmed Guest Speakers

Prof. Maryam Aminu

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Prof. Ian Goodfellow

University of Cambridge,


Dr. George Boateng Kyei

Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana and Washington University in St. Louis, US

Dr. Angelina Kakooza

Makerere University,


Prof. Christian Happi

Redeemers’ University,


Prof. Craig Eugene Cameron

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

Prof. Osbourne Quaye


University of Ghana

Prof. Theophilus K. Adiku

University of Health and Allied
Sciences, Ghana



Viral Transmission and Pathogenesis
  • Zoonotic viruses
  • Plant viruses
  • Insect viruses
  • Human viruses
  • Bacteriophage and Virophage
  • Novel disease models
  • Vaccines against Emerging
  • Diseases Vaccines against Emerging Diseases
  • Vaccines against tropical and neglected diseases
  • Novel viral therapies and therapeutic approaches
  • Immunotherapeutics
Virus Evolution, Epidemiology and immunology
  • Viral Genetics, Evolution and DynamicsViral Genetics, Evolution and Dynamics
  • Structural and Molecular virology
  • Epidemiology of Viral Diseases
  • Viral Immunology and Immunopathology
  • Pathogenesis of carcinogenic viruses
  • Emerging carcinogenic viruses
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Conference Committee

Meet our Honorable Conference Committee at the AVC 2021 Global Summit

Dr. Sabastine Eugene Arthur

Sylvester Languon

Dr. Elizabeth Etta

Anna Aba Kwashie

Millicent Opoku

Prof. Maryam Aminu

Dr. Bernard Onoja

Dr. Belayneh Getachew.

Dr. Evelyn Yayra Bonney

Dr. Chofong Gilbert

Abdelaziz Yassin

AVC 2021 Conference 

Market Analysis

The global virology market is estimated at $1693 million in 2017 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period 2018-2023. North America is the largest virology market led by the U.S., owing to technological advancements such as rapid, portable diagnostics. N. America is expected to retain the top market position over the forecast period as well.
Europe is projected to maintain the position as the second largest market globally. During the forecast period, Europe is anticipated to record the highest CAGR, attributed by enhanced healthcare infrastructure, facilitated access to diagnostics, and growing affordability of diagnostic tests for viral diseases.
Japan is currently a growing virology market, which is estimated to grow at a remarkable CAGR through to 2025. However, APEJ and Africa are expected to witness the most promising growth opportunities during the forecast period. While China will be a leading APEJ market, India will contribute a considerable revenue share to the APEJ virology market.

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Why Accra?

Accra is the administrative centre of Ghana and is deeply a cosmopolitan city. It is home to the major state institutions and has interesting tourist centres, including Kwame Nkrumah Musoleum and the National Arts Centre. Accra is a peaceful city with residents who have favourable disposition towards foreigners. The Ghanaian proverbial hospitality is keenly expressed in Accra. As a cosmopolitan city, all indigenous dishes of the country are served at popular restaurants. Continental foods are equally served to help foreigners have a feel of home away from home. The preponderance of Twi (Akan) helps the foreigner to pick a few mutually intelligible words for basic conversation. The cost of living is relatively cheap in comparison to other major cities across Africa.


Accra City Tour

What to Expect?

AVC 2020 offers an exciting opportunity to meet Renowned and Elite Speakers and make new contacts in the field of “Virology  by providing collaboration and break-out rooms with Coffee and lunch for delegates between the sessions with invaluable networking time for you. It also allows provides the delegates to have their issues addressed on “Virology by recognized global experts who are up to date with the latest The Conference will feature world-renowned keynote speakers, plenary speeches, young research forum, poster presentations, technical workshops, and career guidance sessions.

The joy of attending the conference brings with it improvement and incremental growth in the approach to do things in a broader spectrum.

Come and be a part of this global event!!

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200+ attendees

50+ media partners

80+ speakers

30+ Exhibitors

AVC 2021 will be hosted at “Accra, Ghana from November 03 to 04, 2021

Accra is deeply a cosmopolitan city and adminstrative centre of Ghana. It is home to the major state institutions. Accra has interesting tourist centres, including Kwame Nkrumah Musoleum and the National Arts centre. Accra is also very peaceful, with people who have favourable disposition towards foreigners

City Accra

Accra, Ghana is renowned for its exceptional and numerous varieties of attractions, its flourishing cultural scene. Accra is a city of museums, art, and artists.

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