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Abstracts for the 11th International Symposium on NeuroVirology are now being accepted. The deadline for abstract submission is midnight (US EST), Monday, March 12th, 2012. 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.

Oral presentations

While most abstracts will be presented in poster form during the poster sessions, a number of abstracts will be selected to be delivered as oral presentations during the Symposium. The majority of speakers at the ISNV Symposium will be selected from submitted abstracts. Each session will feature one plenary speaker and several oral presentations to be selected from the abstracts by the Scientific Committee.  Oral presentations will be approximately fifteen minutes each plus discussion, time permitting.  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.

Poster presentations

All posters for the ISNV Symposium will be presented at the Poster Session to be held during the meeting. Posters should be no wider than 48 inches (landscape orientation).

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 junior investigators 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 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 be considered eligible.  Junior investigators 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 Chair will not be eligible to receive a travel grant.

Travel grants offered by the NIH

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) within the National Institutes of Health plans to award 6-8 competitive travel fellowships to individuals submitting abstracts involving HIV/AIDS and substance use or abuse. NIDA Travel Awards, which are being offered in addition to the ISNV travel grants, will be provided based on scientific merit and relevance to NIDA HIV/AIDS research priorities. Preference will be given to junior investigators (graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty). Travel awards for expenses of up to $1500 may be used to cover registration and/or travel and lodging costs within the Federal Travel Regulations. Awardees will be reimbursed after submission of expenses following the meeting. To be considered for the NIDA travel awards, an applicant must (1) submit an abstract for the symposium through the ISNV abstract submission system and (2) send the same abstract plus a current CV by email to NIDA-ISNVaward@seiservices.com on or before the ISNV submission deadline (above).

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.

For more information...

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