May 18 - 23, 2015
Abstract Deadline: February 27, 2015

Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, The Ohio State University      David Evans, University of Wisconsin-Madison

We are pleased to host the 40th annual meeting on Retroviruses which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday May 18 and end after lunch on Saturday May 23, 2015.

We are looking forward to a broad-based meeting, and abstracts are welcomed on all aspects of retrovirology.


Entry Assembly / Release Viral Counterdefenses
Post-Entry / Integration Viral Protein Structure Antivirals
Reverse Transcription / Recombination Pathogenesis /Animal Models Endogenous Retroviruses & Evolution
Viral RNA Synthesis & Trafficking Dependency & Restriction Factors  

Keynote Speakers:
Malcolm Martin, National Institute of Health
Susan R. Ross, University of Pennsylvania
Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

 The ANDY KAPLAN Prize: We are pleased to announce that this year’s meeting will again accept nominations for this prize which aim to honor the research achievements of a unique investigator in retrovirology who is entering the late stages of his or her postdoctoral work or at the early stages of an independent career. View Andy Kaplan Prize nominating instructions.

The UTA VON SCHWEDLER Prize for Retrovirology was established in 2012 to be awarded annually with the purpose of honoring the accomplishments of a distinguished graduate student as he or she completes a dissertation in retrovirology. The cash prize is awarded directly to the student based upon their scientific accomplishments and promise. Additional information can be found here.

 The DANIEL WOLF Prize was established in 2011 to be awarded annually for the best poster presented at this annual meeting. There are no requirements for entry, all posters presented will be eligible, although preference will be given to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows embarking on a career in any aspect of retrovirology. More information here

 All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Katherine Bradley

We hope to see you at Cold Spring Harbor in May.

This conference may be supported in part by: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases and Gilead Sciences

Academic Package $1665
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1420
Corporate Package $2180
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $1140
Corporate No-Housing Package $1470
Saturday night room & board - add $245

Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Katherine Bradley and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.