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Abstracts for the 14th International Symposium on NeuroVirology are now being accepted. The deadline for abstract submission is midnight (US EST), Friday, August 12th, 2016. Abstract submissions will only be accepted through the online submission system. Abstract length is limited to 300 words (excluding title, authors, and affiliations). Please refer to the abstract submission pages for additional details and guidance.

Poster presentations

All abstracts submitted and accepted for the ISNV Symposium will be presented at the Poster Session to be held during the evening of Thursday, October 27th. Posters should be prepared in landscape orientation and be no wider than 48 inches.

The OHTN meeting titled HIV Endgame: Closing Gaps in the Care Cascade will also include a poster session for their attendees at the end of the day on Monday, October 24th. This is a separate poster session that requires registration for the HIV Endgame meeting and a separate abstract submission. For more information about registering for HIV Endgame on October 24-26 and submitting a poster for presentation at the Monday poster session, go to the HIV Endgame website.

Oral presentations

While most abstracts will be presented in poster form during the poster sessions, a number of abstracts will be selected for delivery as oral presentations during the joint meeting day on Wednesday and Symposium sessions on Thursday and Friday. The majority of speakers at the ISNV Symposium will be selected from submitted abstracts. A typical session will feature one plenary speaker and three oral presentations selected from the pool of abstracts by the Scientific Committee. Oral presentations for speakers selected from abstracts will be approximately ten minutes each (plus five minutes for Q&A). If you wish to be considered for an oral presentation, please indicate so at the time of abstract submission. Please note that all abstracts selected for oral presentation must also be presented in the poster session.

Acceptance and acknowledgement

The final decision regarding abstract acceptance and selection for oral presentation rests with the Scientific Committee. Each abstract submission will be acknowledged by e-mail. Authors of submitted abstracts accepted by the Committee to give oral presentations will be notified well in advance of the meeting.

Travel grants offered by the ISNV

The meeting organizers will offer a limited number of travel awards for students and postdoctoral fellows to attend and present their abstracts in special sessions. Travel grants will cover the cost of lodging and will help to defray the cost of airfare. Per diem expenses are not included. Trainees will be reimbursed after submission of expenses following the meeting. Students and postdoctoral fellows who are standing members of the ISNV and are presenting authors on submitted abstracts are eligible to apply for a travel grant. Trainees who become members of the ISNV at the time of meeting registration and abstract submission will also be considered eligible. Trainees will be asked to indicate their interest in being considered for a travel grant at the time of abstract submission.

Trainees must verify their eligibility by providing a letter from their advisor or department chair confirming their status as a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. Travel grant requests must be made at the time of abstract submission and therefore must be received by the abstract submission deadline. Please address the letter to the attention of the "Investigators-in-Training Selection Committee." Your letter can be sent as an e-mail attachment to Sandy Weiss (mail@isnv.org) in the ISNV Administrative Office or faxed to 215-707-9838. Electronic signatures and scanned copies will be accepted. Trainees who have not confirmed their status by providing a letter from their advisor or department chair will not be eligible to receive a travel grant.

Late Breaker Abstracts

Late breaker abstracts will not be solicited or accepted for this meeting.


A supplemental issue of the Journal of NeuroVirology, which will include abstracts accepted for poster and oral presentations, will be published and distributed at the meeting.

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Requests for additional information may be directed to the ISNV Administrative Office.