Retroviruses
May 21 - 26, 2018
Abstract Deadline: March 9

Organizers:

Theodora Hatziioannou, The Rockefeller University
Walther Mothes, Yale University

We are pleased to host the 42nd annual meeting on Retroviruses which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21 and will conclude after lunch on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

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

Topics:
  • Entry: Envelopes, Antibodies and Vaccines
  • Post-Entry Events: Reverse Transcription and Uncoating
  • Nuclear Entry and Restriction Factors
  • Integration
  • Transcription, Latency, Antivirals and Functional Cure
  • Viral RNA, RNA Packaging and Restriction Factors
  • Assembly and Budding: Co-Factors and Restriction Factors
  • Immune Responses and Pathogenesis
  • Retroelements and Evolution
Keynote Speakers:
Pamela Bjorkman, Caltech
Heinrich Gottlinger, University of Massachusetts

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 Alicia Franco afranco@cshl.edu 

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

Corporate sponsorship provided by ViiV Healthcare.


Pricing

Academic Package $1735
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1480
Corporate Package $2270
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $1190
Corporate No-Housing Package $1530

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 Alicia Franco , afranco@cshl.edu and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.