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Abstracts for the 17th International Symposium on NeuroVirology and 2021 Conference on HIV in the Central Nervous System are now being accepted. The deadline for abstract submission is midnight (US ET) on Friday, April 16th, 2021. Abstract submissions will only be accepted through the online submission system. Abstract length is limited to 300 words (excluding title, authors, and affiliations). Please refer to the abstract submission pages for additional details and guidance.

Poster presentations

All abstracts submitted and accepted for the meeting will be presented at the virtual, interactive poster session to be held during the meeting. More information about formatting and uploading your poster into the virtual conference space will be provided once your abstract has been reviewed and approved for presentation.

Oral presentations

While most abstracts will be presented in poster form during the poster sessions, a number of abstracts will be selected for delivery as oral presentations during the meeting. The number of speakers selected from abstracts will vary by session and track. For example, a session may feature one plenary speaker and three oral presentations selected from the pool of abstracts. Oral presentations will vary in length and include time for questions from meeting attendees. If you wish to be considered for an oral presentation, please indicate so at the time of abstract submission. Please note that all abstracts selected for oral presentation must also be presented in the poster session.

Acceptance and acknowledgement

The final decision regarding abstract acceptance and selection for oral presentation rests with the organizing committee for the Symposium. Each abstract submission will be acknowledged by an automated e-mail message. Authors of submitted abstracts accepted by the committee to give oral presentations will be notified in advance of the meeting and will be provided with additional details about their assigned session and presentation timing. Abstract authors accepted to present posters will be notified of their selection in advance of the meeting and will receive more information about the poster session prior to the meeting.

Late Breaker Abstracts

Late breaker abstracts will not be solicited or accepted for this meeting.


Abstracts submitted by the abstract deadline and accepted for poster and oral presentations will be featured in a special online issue of the Journal of NeuroVirology. This supplemental issue will be available after the meeting.

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Requests for additional information may be directed to the ISNV Administrative Office.