IMPORTANT: Abstracts including data previously presented at other scientific conferences will be considered for acceptance, but data already published will not be considered. Pending abstract for other large meetings, such as CROI, are allowed.

General guidelines

Abstracts should contain the following four components:

Background: a concise statement of the issue under investigation or a hypothesis;
Material & Methods: the experimental methods used (including the statistical analyses employed);
Results: specific findings (promises such as "to be completed" or "to be presented" are not acceptable);
Conclusions: a summary of findings that are supported by your results (statistical analyses used to support the conclusions, where appropriate, should be included; concluding statements such as "the results will be discussed" are not acceptable).

Please note that abstracts cannot be accepted if tables or graphs are included. The maximum word count for the abstract body is 500 words.

Abstracts are considered official communications to the conference and will be treated confidentially. For those abstracts that are accepted, submitters agree to attend the meeting and present their abstract as scheduled.

Abstract submission

Authors can submit their abstracts electronically until 22 August 2014 using the button on the right hand tab. This will direct you to the appropriate webpage. Please follow the step-by-step directions to upload the abstract. To ensure your abstract retains any special characters or formatting, the abstract must be in Microsoft Word format.

Categories for abstract submission

For purposes of review and programming, abstracts are divided into topical categories. Selection of the most appropriate category is important as it determines who reviews your abstract. The Program Committee reserves the right to reassign your abstract to a more appropriate category.

- Neurology
- Pharmacology
- Immunology
- Metabolic/ cardiovascular complications
- Effect of aging on organ systems (renal, musculoskeletal, hepatic and endocrine)
- Malignancy
- Geriatrics and Clinical care

Young Investigators/Postdoc/MD

  We are pleased to offer free registration to young investigators with an accepted abstract and a 50% discount on the registration fee for young investigators without an accepted abstract. IMPORTANT: free registration is offered to the presenting author of the abstract only.

The applicant should:
- be 30 years of age or younger; or,
- be a Master/PhD student; or,
- have obtained a MD / PhD degree in the last five years

An application form needs to be completed by a supervisor and received by the Virology Education secretariat at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the workshop.

Notification of abstract acceptance and presentation format

Notifications of acceptance and format of presentation (oral or poster presentation) will be e-mailed (or faxed if you did not supply an e-mail address) to submitting author in week 38. It is the responsibility of the corresponding/presenting author to inform all co-authors of the abstract's status. Please notify the Conference Secretariat if you have not received notification by the end of September.

If your abstract is accepted, one author is required to register for the conference and present the paper as scheduled. Guidelines for preparing your oral and/or poster presentations will be sent after your abstract has been accepted.

Abstract publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Final Program and Abstract Book, which will be distributed during the conference. In addition, all abstracts will be published in the journal Reviews in Antiviral Therapy. Please note that the conference secretariat cannot be held responsible for any typing or language errors in the submitted abstracts as only the format of the abstracts will be changed and not the content.