European Congenital Cytomegalovirus Initiative


About ECCI

Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common congenital viral infection worldwide with significant public health impact within and outside Europe. Despite increased research efforts, an important number of gaps remain. ECCI is a broad network of experts working on congenital cytomegalovirus across Europe. The aim of the initiative is to increase public awareness and promote congenital CMV on the European research agenda. The goal of the ECCI meeting is to promote collaborative research, discuss available evidence, identify research gaps that should be filled to support evidence-based health policies and prioritize the development of much needed prevention and intervention programs.

ECCI meetings

The first ECCI meeting was held in Venice in April 2016 and gathered more than 150 participants, including obstetricians, pediatricians, virologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, and members of industry. The success of the first meeting and the growing momentum around congenital CMV across Europe are strong encouragements for ECCI. We are very happy to announce the second ECCI meeting to be held in Brussels, May 14th to 15th 2018.