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Adenoviruses are associated with gastroenteritis, conjunctivitis, respiratory and urinary tract infections which in general have low clinical relevance. However, they can cause severe pathologies, even life-threatening, in immunosuppressed individuals. There is no efficient treatment for adenovirus infections approved so far.

Adenoviruses can also produce serious disease in poultry and other domestic animals, resulting in economic losses. Remarkably, adenoviruses are also the most widely used vectors in the clinical gene therapy field.

Many groups are working to modify the natural properties of adenoviruses and turn them into tools for vaccination, gene transfer, or oncolysis.
The International Adenovirus Meeting is the gathering point for scientists interested in all aspects of adenovirus infection. Worldwide experts share their ideas and latest results on adenovirus detection in nature; their clinical impact; their uses in virotherapies; assembly of the infectious particle; and interaction with the host.