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isirv Neglected Influenza Viruses Group (NIVG)       NIVG Committee

This special interest group arose from three successful meetings of researchers who study non-human and non-avian reservoired influenza viruses.

The 4th International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses was held in Brighton, UK 18-20 April 2018

The 5th International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses will be held in Lexington, Kentucky, USA | 8-10 April 2024 | visit the website


It is envisaged that the Neglected Influenza Viruses Special Interest Group will:

  • Promote the exchange of knowledge relating influenza viruses reservoired in non-human and non-avian hosts
  • Promote a multidisciplinary “One Health” approach to the investigation of these viruses.
  • Facilitate the formation of strategic alliances to enable the pooling of resources, transfer of technology and international exchange programs.
  • Engage all stakeholders including the private sector in animal health surveillance and vaccine improvement.
  • Address gaps in our knowledge of the behavior and zoonotic potential of influenza viruses.
  • Collaborate with OFFLU and other organizations to co-ordinate an animal influenza applied research agenda.
  • Organize an international meeting every two to three years.
  • Publish selected research findings presented at the meeting in a special issue of the ISIRV Journal.

isirv members may join the Neglected Influenza Viruses Special Interest Group by indicating their interest when joining or renewing their membership via the online applications at the isirv website. isirv members with ideas for new NIVG activities, news, changes in the website, etc. should contact one or more members of the NIVG Committee.