3rd International Symposium on Infectious Diseases of Bats

Bats host hundreds of infectious agents, many of which impact human, wildlife and veterinary health. Bats also are susceptible to many infectious diseases. This symposium will focus on the relationships of bats and the infectious agents for which they serve as hosts, the zoonotic cycles and ecology of bat-borne infectious agents, the molecular mechanisms of immune evasion and pathogenesis, and the clinical manifestations of human, wildlife and veterinary diseases caused by infectious agents transmitted by bats. 

We are also pleased to annouce that This Week in Virology (TWiV) will host a podcast for the meeting. We expect to have a great panel discussion led by Vincent Racaniello and team. Further details will be provided prior to the meeting.

With the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, we are planning an extended sessionon coronaviruses and bats. We will provide additional details as it gets closer to the meeting date.

We will open the symposium with an evening reception on Wednesday, June 17. This coincides with the concluding day of the 2020 American Society for Virology conference that will also be held at Colorado State University. We are planning two full days of presentations and posters on Thursday and Friday. As before, we will end each day with questions and open discussion of bats and infectious agents.

If you are interested, you can download the program from the 2017 meeting.

Please email if you have questions.

June 17-19, 2020

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colorado