ABSTRACT SUBMISSION WILL OPEN ON 1 MARCH
Abstracts should contain the following four components:
Please note that abstracts cannot be accepted if tables, graphs, grant acknowledgements or literature references are included. The maximum word count for the abstract body is 500 words.
Abstracts are considered as official communications to the conference and will be treated confidentially. For those abstracts that are accepted, submitters agree to attend the meeting and present their abstract as scheduled. Abstract submitters for abstracts that are accepted for oral or mini-oral presentation will be eligible for travel and accommodation support.
We would like to advise abstract submitters to not pay registration until the decision regarding their abstract is known.
Authors can submit their abstracts electronically using the button “Submit Abstract”. You will be redirected to the submission website. Please follow the step-by-step directions, which will enable you to upload the abstract. To ensure your abstract retains any special characters or formatting, the abstract must be in Microsoft Word format.
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 International Conference Committee reserves the right to reassign your abstract to a more appropriate category.
We are pleased to offer free registration to young investigators with an accepted abstract and a 50% discount on the registration fee for young investigators without an accepted abstract. IMPORTANT: free registration is offered to the presenting author of the abstract only.
The applicant should:
An application form needs to be completed by a supervisor and received by the Virology Education secretariat at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the conference.
Virology Education will contact the young investigator with instructions regarding registration for the conference once the application has been received.
The highest-scoring abstract submitted to INTEREST will be designated with the Joep Lange Award. In honor of the co-founder of INTEREST, Prof. Joep Lange, this special recognition for outstanding research is announced during the conference each year. The recipient receives free registration plus travel and accommodation to attend the next INTEREST.
It is the responsibility of the corresponding/presenting author to inform all co-authors of the abstract’s status. Please notify the Conference Secretariat if you have not received notification. 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.
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book. 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.