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The following abstracts were presented at the XV International Symposium on Respiratory and Viral Infections by the Chairs and The Macrae Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. These abstracts represent cutting-edge research in the field of respiratory viral infections and reflect topics covered at the meeting: Animal/Human interface, virology/diagnostics, pathogenesis, epidemiology/impact, clinical, antivirals and therapeutics, and vaccinology/prevention.

I – 1 Erhard van der Vries Young Investigator Award Recipient
H1N1 2009 Pandemic Influenza Virus: Resistance of the I223R Neuraminidase Mutant Explained by Kinetic and Structural Analysis
I – 2 Matthijs Welkers Ferreting out Influenza H5N1 Quasispecies Evolution during Human Infection by Whole Genome Deep Sequencing of Clinical Specimens from Infected Patients
I – 3 Puja Myles Post-pandemic Review of Anti-Influenza Drug Effectiveness (PRIDE Study): An Individual Patient Data (IPD) Meta-analysis Investigating the Impact of Antivial use on Patient Outcomes during the 2009-10 Influenza A(H1N1) Pandemic
I – 4 Erik de Vries Monitoring the Receptor Binding Properties of new Pandemic H1N1 Viruses: Selection of Optimal Sialic Acid Binding Properties
II – 1 Elena A. Govorkova Lethal Mutagenesis Induced by T=705 (Favipiravir) in Influenza A (H1N1) Viruses
II – 2 Charles Boucher Symptom Resolution is Significantly Faster in Oseltamivir-treated than Untreated Patients in Year 4 of the Influenza Resistance Information Study (IRIS)
II – 3 Frank van Kuppeveld Novel Inhibitors of Rhinovirus Replication
III – 1 Vincent J. Munster Modeling the Nipah Virus Transmission Cycle
III – 2 Leslie A. Reperant Influenza Virus Tropism for the Respiratory Tract and Viral Fitness: Cell Type and Location Matter
III – 3 Marcel Jonges Emergence of the Virulence-associated PB2-E627K Substitution in a Fatal Human Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus A (H7N7) Infections, determined by Illumina Ultradeep Sequencing
III – 4 Koert J. Stittelaar Prolonged Influenza Virus Shedding and Emergence of Antiviral Resistance in Immunocompromised Patients and Ferrets
IV – 1 Ying Zhou Years of Life Lost in the First Wave of 2009 Pandemic (H1N1) in Hong Kong
IV – 2 Louis Bont Causal relationship between respiratory syncytial virus infection and recurrent wheeze during the first year of life
Abstract Removed at Presenter’s Request
IV – 3 Young Ki Choi Zoonotic Potential of an H1N2 Influenza Swine Virus in Ferrets: Continuing Threat of Triple-reassortant Swine Viruses?
V – 1 John M Nicholls The Use of Human Ex-vivo Tissues to Evaluate the Pathogenesis and Tropism of a Novel Coronavirus
V – 2 Bernadette G. van den Hoogen Excessive Production and Extreme RNA editing of Defective Interfering Particles is Associated with IFN Induction by HMPV
Abstract Removed at Presenter’s Request
V – 3 Michael G. Katze Systems Biology of Respiratory Virus Infections: Are Host-Response Networks more complicated than Social Networks?
VI – 1 Theodore F. Tsai MF59®-Adjuvanted Influenza Vaccine: an Update
VI – 2 Joost Kreijtz MVA-based Influenza Vaccine Development: from Bench to Bedside
VI – 3 Gregory M. Glenn Safety, Immunogenicity and Efficacy, of a Sf9 Insect Cell-derived Respiratory Syncytial Virus Fusion Protein Nanoparticle Vaccine in Cotton Rats and Comparative Immunogenicity in Humans
VII – 1 Katja C. Wolthers Prevalence of Rhinovirus in the first years of life in an Unselected Birth Cohort
VIII – 1 Luis Enjuanes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Envelope Protein Deletion Reduced the Virus Induced Proinflammatory Response and led to a Promising Vaccine Candidate
VIII – 2 Lien Anh Ha Do Host Interaction during Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
VIII – 3 Adriana E. Kajon Molecular Eidemiology of Adenovirus Type 21 Respiratory Infections among Unvaccinated US Military Recruits in Basic Training (1996-2011)
VIII – 4 Matthew Cotton Full genome deep sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of a novel human betacoronavirus provide insights into the natural diversity and evolutionary origin of the virus
IX – 1 Irina Alymova Newly Identified Sequences of Influenza A Protein PB1-F2 that Predict Severity of Viral and Secondary Bacterial Infections
IX – 2 JJ Hofstra Exploring Microbiome Changes during Experimental Human Rhinovirus Infection