The society uses two acronyms: COVRISO and CVIRI and two websites that provide the same contact information. As of June 24, 2020, the Society's website at covriso.com lists no members but invites individuals and corporations to "Join Membership Today" because "The membeship has its privildeges." It lists no one in charge of the Society. The domain name covriso.com was created on May 5, 2020; cviri.com has been around since 2013. A search of Guidestar.org's comprehensive list of nonprofit organizations turns up nothing for this society. Maybe it is too new.
The addresses on the websites are, for "Administrative Offices," 1159 Sonora Court, Suite 345, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA, and for "Mailing Address," P.O. Box 151, Moffett Field, CA 94035 USA. The address or telephone numbers of 415-231-6202 or 855-920-4778 (fax) are used by other organizations. Opencorporates has a listing for the Cleantech Institute (Lloyd Tran, agent) and the Alzheimer International Society for this address. DomainBigData lists Lloyd Tran as the historic registrant for the latter society. (Currently, the domains for the coronoavirus society are registered by Godaddy.com.) Lloyd L. Tran describes himself as "a Vietnamese American scientist, with more than 25 year experience in drug discovery and business development in pharmaceutical industry." Currently, "Lloyd focuses on the development of new drugs for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19."
The websites of the Alzheimer International Society and the Coronavirus Research International Society appear to be the intertwined work of the same individual or individuals. The alzint.com/about.html webpage on the Alzheimer Society site begins "Welcome To Coronavirus Research International Society™." The two websites have the same look and feel, with overlapping text and images. The Alzheimer Society International Conference is slated for November at the same airport hotel with the same allegedly discounted room rate.* The two conferences use the same image of the Golden Gate Bridge in their advertising.
* The coronavirus conference promises "DISCOUNT ROOM RATES FOR ICCovid 2020 PARTICIPANTS":
As a participant of the ICCovid conference, you will be eligible to have a special discount rate at the SFO Crowne Plaza, if you book through the ICCovid. The discount rate for a standard room is US $179.00 per roocm night plus applicable taxes and fees.Normal room rates available through the hotel website for the conference dates include:
EXECUTIVE ROOM, 1 QUEEN BED, NON SMOKING, EXECUTIVE LEVEL $160Perhaps the conference rate is for a higher class of room?
Book now and save! $147 / night
SUITE, 1 KING BED, NON SMOKING $186
Book now and save! $171 / night
STANDARD ROOM, 1 QUEEN BED, NON SMOKING $183 / night
Included FREE: Breakfast for 2
- From: Chris Novak [firstname.lastname@example.org] [but sent via amazonses.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:08 AM
Subject: Call for abstracts- International Congress on Coronaviruses- December 7-9- San Francisco
You are invited to present your latest research findings at the International Congress on Coronaviruses (ICCovid), to be held on December 7-9, 2020 in San Francisco.
The Congress is sponsored by the Coronavirus Research International Society. The Society is a non-profit organization, a global network of researchers and stakeholders sharing the common goal to conquer coronaviruses. The Society facilitates the development of antiviral drugs and vaccines for the prevention and treatment of coronavirus.
ICCovid- 2020 provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers and practitioners to present the latest accomplishments in Covid-19 research and best practice in patient care.
For a complete list of topics, please visit our webpage: ...
Submit your abstract today. The deadline of abstract submission is August 15, 2020.
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