Srinagar: An international conference on “emerging and re-emerging viral infections impacting humans, animals, plants, fish and environment” and 30-th annual convention of the Indian Virological Society (VIROCON-2022) commenced today at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-K), Shalimar campus.
The two-day event is aimed at providing a convergence platform for national and international scientists of different research interests and expertise to discuss the preparedness of various states, institutions and scientists for dealing with emerging health challenges caused by viral infections.
Director, SKIMS, Prof Parvaiz Ahmad Koul was the chief guest at the inaugural session. In his address, he impressed upon a greater collaboration between medical, veterinary, fisheries, agriculture and other allied institutions for understanding the basic and applied research addressing the emerging health challenges of society.
Director Research, SKUAST-K, Prof Sarfaraz Ahmad Wani, who was the guest of honour at the occasion, appreciated the organisers for fostering a platform of current importance. He impressed upon the scientific community to address the challenges of eco-health in a more coordinated and concerted manner.