Dear GRC Members and Others:


The location and date for the 2017 International Symposium on Ranaviruses (ISR) have been set – Budapest, Hungary from 7-10 June 2017. This symposium will be held in conjunction with the 10th International Symposium on Viruses of Lower Vertebrates, which will be held at the same location from 4-7 June 2017.


Please see the attached “Save the Date” flyer and 2017 ISR website: .  If you would like to help with planning or logistics during the 2017 ISR, please contact Dr. Rachel Marschang ([log in to unmask]) who is leading organization.  As more information is available (e.g., call for abstracts, registration, hotel accommodations), it will be posted to and an email sent the to GRC LISTSERV ([log in to unmask]), which you can join here:  


===========2019 International Symposium on Ranaviruses==============


The GRC Board also would like to announce a call for proposals to host the 2019 ISR.  The RFP is attached and located here:


We encourage those who are potentially interested in hosting the 2019 ISR to peruse the 2015 ISR website and the GRC ISR Planning Guide to understand the usual structure and activities.


2015 ISR:


ISR Planning Guide:


It is expected the organization that is selected to host the 2019 ISR will send a representative to the 2017 ISR in Budapest and give a brief presentation on the venue and possible activities in 2019.


Proposals to host the 2019 ISR are due Friday, 11 November, by 5:00 Eastern Time (New York) USA


If you have any questions about the 2017 or 2019 ISRs, please do not hesitate to contact one of the GRC Board Members or send an inquiry to the GRC LISTSERV.

Please distribute these announcements widely!  


All the Best, Matt

Matthew J. Gray, Ph.D., Professor

Director, Global Ranavirus Consortium 

Co-chair, PARC National Disease Task Team

Associate Director, Center for Wildlife Health

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