May 20 - 25, 2024
Abstract Deadline: March 1, 2024

Andrés Finzi, Université de Montréal, Canada
Florence Margottin-Goguet, Institut Cochin, France

We are pleased to host the 49th annual meeting on Retroviruses which will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 20, and will conclude after lunch on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

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

  • Entry
  • Innate Immunity
  • Post-entry Events
  • Integration and Transcription
  • Latency
  • Retroelements and Endogenous Retroviruses
  • Pathogenesis
  • Accessory Proteins and Restriction Factors
  • Capsid and Maturation
  • RNA, Packaging and Assembly

Keynote Speakers:
Eric Freed, National Cancer Institute
Judy Lieberman, Harvard Medical School

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website 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 JUDITH LEVIN Prize was established in 2024 to commemorate her research and honor her memory. The prize is awarded annually to support a trainee with financial need to attend the Cold Spring Harbor Retroviruses meeting. More details about Judith's contribution to this meeting and science 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 Val Pakaluk @

Major support for this conference is provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a branch of the National Institutes of Health

Major corporate sponsorship provided by: ViiV Healthcare


In-Person Fees:
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath: $2,145 (Subject to Availability)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath: $2,010
Academic Shared Room: $1,825
Academic/Media No-Housing: $1,340
Student /Double Occupancy: $1,690
Student /No Housing: $1,205
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath: $2,660
Corporate No-Housing: $1,850
*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please inquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a  private room

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Virtual Participation: Includes access to the oral sessions via Zoom, the digital poster gallery, the Slack discussion workspace, and the Leading Strand video archive.  If you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, please plan to attend the meeting in person.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should first request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Val Pakaluk at 

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle-income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa, or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority-serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Val Pakaluk at

Virtual Fees
Academic Virtual Package $390
Grad Student Virtual Package: $240
Corporate Virtual Package: $570

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on May 15)
Late Academic Virtual Package: $490
Late Student Virtual Package: $340
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $670