International Virology Congress and interna­tional Congress of Bacteriology, Applied Microbiology (BAM) & Congress of Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbilogy (MEM):

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 Bacteriology, 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.

From 2020 IUMS will organize the congreses wth a designated PCO. More details will be announced soon.

The 2023 IUMS congresses which were planned in Amsterdam are moved to July 18-22, 2022 in the congress centre Ahoiy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Previous International Virology Congresses were:

1968 Helsinki 1996 Jerusalem
1971 Budapest 1999 Sydney
1975 Madrid 2002 Paris
1978 The Haque 2005 San Francisco
1981 Strasbourg 2008 Istanbul
1984 Sendai 2011 Sapporo
1987 Edmonton 2014 Montreal
1990 Berlin 2017  Singapore
1993  Glasgow 2020 Daejeon

Previous International Bacteriology & Applied Microbiology (BAM) & Mycology Congresses were:

1973 Jerusalem 1999 Sydney
1974 Tokyo 2002 Paris
1978 Munich 2005 San Francisco
1982 Boston 2008 Istanbul
1986 Manchester 2011 Sapporo
1990 Osaka 2014 Montreal
1994 Prague 2017 Singapore
 1996 Jerusalem  2020 Deajeon