The Opening Ceremony of the congress starts on June 15 at 19.30 in the Europa Hall of the congress center and includes the presentation of the Maurice Hilleman Award.

Opening Ceremony – Maurice Hilleman Award

Wednesday, June 15, 19:30

Salzburg Congress center - Europa Hall

EUROGIN and IPVS are pleased to invite you to the
Opening Ceremony at the EUROPA hall of the Salzburg congress center.

All congress delegates and accompanying persons welcome!

19:30   Welcome by a representative of Salzburg city and province Lutz Gissmann

Prof. Lutz Gissmann is a German virologist who was head of the Division “Genome Modifications and Carcinogenesis” at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany, until his retirement in 2015. With over 200 publications, his career was devoted to immunity and HPV vaccines. He has been in the field since 1977 with a first publication on human papilloma viruses (HPV): characterization of four different isolates. Virology. 1977 Feb;76(2):569-80, together with Pfister H, and Zur Hausen H.
19:40   Welcome by the Chairman of the Scientific Committee (Joseph Monsonego)
and by the Congress Presidents (Elmar Joura, Thomas Iftner)
19:50   Presentation of Maurice Hilleman Award* 2016 by Silvia de Sanjosé (IPVS)
Keynote lecture by the honoree, Prof. Lutz Gissmann
20:15   Concert organized by the City and Province of Salzburg  
21:00   Welcome Reception (Mozart area on the ground floor)  
22:30   Close  


* Funding for the Maurice Hilleman award is provided by Merck and Company through a grant to the International Papillomavirus Society


EUROGIN (EUropean Research Organisation on Genital Infection and Neoplasia) brings together clinicians and scientists whose work is related to genital infections and neoplasia.