The Dutch Annual Virology Symposium (DAVS) provides a platform for young and established virologists to present their research. Traditionally, the symposium takes place around the first week of March in Amsterdam.

The programs of DAVS 2015-2024 can be found here

DAVS 2024 - Friday March 8 - Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam


  • Oral presentations (15-20 min.)
  • Poster presentations
  • Beijerinck Lecture by Wendy Barclay (Imperial College London)
  • Presentation of the 2024 KNAW Beijerinck Premium to an outstanding young virologist, followed by a short lecture from the laureate

Beijerinck Lecture: Wendy Barclay

Professor Wendy Barclay (Imperial College London) will deliver the Beijerinck Lecture 2024. She is an acknowledged expert in the field of respiratory viruses. Her ground-breaking studies have greatly advanced our basic understanding of Influenza A virus replication as well as of the viral adaptations required for cross-species transmission.

Call for abstracts 

Abstracts are now being accepted for the upcoming Dutch Annual Virology Symposium (DAVS), which will be held on Friday 8 March 2024 in Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. Deadline for submission is 22 January 2024. Presentations will be given live on site in person (not by video call). Please click here to submit your abstract of max 300 words.


You are most welcome to attend this symposium. Participation is free, but registration is required via the online form on the KNAW website

New Location

In our commitment to accommodate all researchers interested in attending the DAVS, we are delighted to announce that this year's symposium will be held at a new location, i.e. Pakhuis de Zwijger. This more spacious venue is conveniently situated close to Amsterdam Central Station and is easily accessible, with tram and bus stops right on its doorstep. Please make sure to update your calendar for this change of location.

Important dates

  • General registration DAVS opens: 15 December 2023
  • Deadline for submissions of abstracts: 22 January 2024
  • Notification of acceptance abstract: 12 February 2024
  • Dutch Annual Virology Symposium: 8 March 2024

More information

For more information about the symposium, contact Martine Koot, congresbureau [at] knaw.nl, or call +31 20 551 0747 or +31 6 2907 2514.


The organising committee consists of Jolanda Smit (UMCG), Emmanuel Wiertz (UMCU), Monique van Oers (WUR) and Raoul de Groot (UU).

The symposium will be held under the auspices of the Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology (KNVM) and is supported by the Academy M.W. Beijerinck-Virology Fund.