Training the next generation of medical virologists is the core of the GVN Mission.
The GVN Short Course (SC) has been offered each summer since 2013. The latest course is scheduled for August 13-19, 2017. The SC is held in Baltimore for participants holding PhD, MD, DVM degrees, and for PhD candidates and MSc technical staff. So far, 40 people have been attended the annual SC.
The annual SC attracts an international cast. Participants have been from the Americas (Jamaica, Colombia, Mexico, USA, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Brazil), Africa (Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, South Africa), Europe (Sweden, Germany, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia), Asia (India, Malaysia, China, Japan), and Israel and Australia.
Each year, during the evaluation of the Course, the participants vote for one of their class members as the “next emerging leader in medical virology”. That person is selected based on their leadership and expertise, and is asked to attend the next year’s SC as a Speaker.
At the GVN, we believe the SC alumni network can be an important venue for fostering scientific collaborations and encouraging the next generation of leaders in medical virology.