May 25 - 28, 2021
Abstract Deadline: March 5, 2021 Virtual
Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on May 20, 2021 are subject to late fees


Zandrea Ambrose, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Stuart Neil, King's College London, UK

We are pleased to host the 46th annual meeting on Retroviruses and invite abstracts for consideration as talks or posters on all aspects of retrovirology. The meeting will be held virtually, beginning the morning (ET) of Tuesday, May 25, and ending late afternoon (ET) on Friday, May 28, 2021.

DayTime (ETSession #Session Name
Tuesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 1 Entry and SERINCs
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   Lunchtime Symposium: Retrovirology in the Era of COVID-19
Tuesday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 2 Post Entry / Capsid
Wednesday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 3 Integration
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   Poster Session*
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 4 RNA and Vpr
Wednesday 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm   Keynote Speaker: Alice Telesnitsky
Thursday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 5 Transcription and Latency
Thursday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   Poster Session*
Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 6 Assembly and Release
Thursday 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm   Keynote Speaker: Hans-Georg Kräusslich
Friday 9:30 am- 12:30 pm 7 Antiviral Factors and Accessory Proteins
Friday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm   Poster Session*
Friday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 8 ERVs and Pathogenesis
Virtual Icebreaker Tuesday, 5:30 pm    
Discussion Zone     30-minutes following each oral session (open Zoom format)
*Virtual Poster Session will be available for viewing throughout the meeting

On-demand recordings of the daily Zoom sessions will be made available for 48 hours starting the following day, followed by longer-term access to the Leading Strand archive the week after the meeting.

Daily Schedule

City"Morning" Oral SessionPoster Session"Afternoon" Oral Session
Los Angeles 6:30 am - 9:30 am 10:00 am - 11:00 am 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
New York 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
London 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Berlin 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tokyo 10:30 pm - 1:30 am 2:00 am - 3:00 am 3:00 am - 7:00 am
3:30 am - 6:30 am
Keynote Speakers:

Hans-Georg Kräusslich, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Alice Telesnitsky, University of Michigan

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Catie Carr 

This conference is supported in part by: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Corporate sponsorship provided by: TBA

Late Pricing: (registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on May 20, 2021)
Late Virtual Academic Package: $395
Late Virtual Graduate Student Package: $280
Late Virtual Corporate Package: $535


Please be patient as your registration is processed during normal business hours ET. You will receive further information, including the Zoom authentication instructions, once your registration has been reviewed.

Virtual 4 day live meeting + 6 weeks archive access

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~48 talks / 8 sessions
(late am/early pm)
~24 total hours with interactive Q&A
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~120 posters with
dedicated slack channels for each poster
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Virtual Social Events~
Meet-the-Speakers & Editors
Icebreaker, "Breakout" Social
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Leading Strand video archive access to talks
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Digital program in PDF format

Social Media  

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlretro. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.