• APACC accepts both new original data as well as encored abstracts. All abstracts must be focused on the Asia-Pacific region and contain up-to-date information at the time of the Conference. 
  • APACC 2020 intends to request permission from the International AIDS Society to allow for co-submission of abstracts to APACC 2020 and AIDS 2020 under the conditions of strict compliance with the AIDS 2020 Embargo policy.
  • Complimentary registration is given to young professionals with an accepted abstract. A 50% discount is offered to young professionals without an accepted abstract. The requirements for the application are specified HERE.

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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 30 March 2020 using the submission 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.

APACC 2020 intends to request for the International AIDS Society's permission for allowing co-submission of abstracts to APACC 2020 and AIDS 2020 under the conditions of strict compliance with the AIDS 2020 Embargo policy.

APACC accepts encore abstracts as long as the research is focused on the Asia-Pacific and has new data at the time of the Conference.

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.
Click HERE for an overview of the categories.

Young Professionals 

We are pleased to offer complimentary registration to young professionals with an accepted abstract and a 50% discount on the fee at the time of registration for young professionals without an accepted abstract. The requirements for the application are specified HERE.

In order to receive a special registration code the young professional needs to ask a supervisor to complete the application form and send it to: Kun-Chieh.Wu@vironet.com at least 1 month prior to the meeting.

IMPORTANT: complimentary registration is offered to the presenting author of the abstract only.

Notification of abstract acceptance and presentation format 

Notifications of acceptance and format of presentation (oral or poster presentation) will be e-mailed to the submitting author. It is the responsibility of the corresponding/presenting author to inform all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Please notify the Conference Secretariat if you have not received notification by the second week of May. 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 Abstract Book, which will be distributed during the conference. In addition, all abstracts will be published in the journal Reviews in Antiviral Therapy & Infectious Diseases. 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.