ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED. Notifications will be sent in the week of August 12th. 
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.

Submitters of accepted abstracts agree to attend the meeting and present their abstract as scheduled.

Abstract submission

Authors can submit their abstracts electronically until 12 July 2019

By clicking the link on the right tab, you will be directed 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.

Topics for abstract submission
  • Effect of aging on organ systems (renal, gut, cardiovascular, hepatic, endocrine) 
  • Geriatric syndromes 
  • Immunology
  • Interventions 
  • Malignancy 
  • Models of care
  • Neuro/psychology 
  • Pharmacology
  • Quality of life/ well being
  • HIV/aging in the international setting

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 35 years of age or younger, and:

  • 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.

Virology Education will contact the young investigator with instructions regarding registration for the workshop once the application has been received.


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. 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.

  • Posters need to meet the following dimensions: A0 size (approx 33" x 47"), portrait format
  • Poster presenters are requested to stand near their poster during the poster session.
  • We advise you to prepare hand-outs of your poster on Letter or A-4 format.
  • Please hang your posters as early as possible. All posters must be displayed from the opening session to the closure of the meeting.
  • Pushpins will be provided.



Accepted abstracts will be published in the 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 typographical or language errors in the submitted abstracts as only the format of the abstracts will be changed and not the content.