International Virology Congress and international Congress of Bacteriology, Applied Microbiology (BAM) & Congress of Mycology:
The first International Congress for Microbiology was held in Paris in 1930. At the time of the 10th International Congress of Microbiology held in Mexico in 1970 the Executive Committee decided to create three sections covering the fields of Bacteri-ology, Virology and Mycology. Subsequently these sections became three separate divisions of IUMS possessing complete autonomy in the conduct of their affairs and the organization of their International Congresses.
All bids must include a letter from the responsible officer in the National Committee or Host Society giving an undertaking that they will adhere to all the IUMS Congress Guidelines. This letter must be included in the copy of the bid documentation sent to the Secretary-General of IUMS. No bid will be considered without this signed undertaking. For the guidelines click here.
The next IUMS congresses will be in Singapore 2017 (visit the website http://www.iums2017singapore.com/index1.html).
In Montreal the IUMS Executive Board decided to have the 2020 congresses in Daejon (South Korea). Bids for 2023 can be submitted to the Secretary General. These bids will be considered by the Executive Board at their meeting in Singapore in 2017,
Previous International Virology Congresses were:
Previous International Bacteriology & Applied Microbiology (BAM) & Mycology Congresses were: