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Update: Abstract Booklet is now available


The Abstract Booklet contains the complete collection of abstracts submitted for presentation, as well as poster numbers assigned to each abstract for the poster session on Thursday evening.

Abstracts for the 17th International Symposium on NeuroVirology and 2021 Conference on HIV in the Central Nervous System are no longer being accepted.

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.

This year, the poster session will be conducted virtually using the Gather platform. In this platform, meeting participants can view each poster and interact in real time with poster authors.

To participate in the poster session, each poster presenter must provide a copy of their poster, which will then be uploaded by the meeting organizers into Gather in preparation for the meeting. Please follow these instructions to prepare your poster for incorporation into the virtual poster session:

  1. Please use PowerPoint or a comparable application to prepare a poster with a maximum width and height of 48 inches each. The recommended size is 48" wide and 42" high.

  2. Once your poster is in its final form, export your poster as a pdf file.

  3. Name the file using the following convention: ISNV2021-FirstAuthorLastName.pdf

  4. Forward the file as an attachment to pubcom.isnv@gmail.com. If the file is too large to send as an attachment, send a message to Fred Krebs at fck23@drexel.edu to make other arrangements for delivering your file.

  5. Forward your file(s) no later than Friday, May 28th. The deadline is necessary to give the organizers sufficient time to process and upload the posters into Gather in preparation for the meeting. Poster files provided after the deadline are not guaranteed to be available for presentation during the virtual poster session.

Oral presentations - General submissions

A limited 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. Please note that all abstracts selected for oral presentation must also be presented in the poster session.

Oral presentations - Investigators-In-Training (Students and post-doctoral fellows)

Investigators-In-Training (IIT) will be asked upon submission to identify as a student or post-doctoral fellow. We also ask that you check the Investigators-In-Training session for your abstract submission. All abstracts submitted by students and post-doctoral fellows will be considered for an oral presentation in the IIT session unless noted in the comments section. 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.

Rush Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)

The Rush Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) is a model of PhD graduate student training in biomedical sciences at Rush University Medical Center (Chicago, IL). The program was initiated as a means to increase enrollment of PhD underrepresented minority (URM) students at Rush University. It supports URM students through rigorous mentoring, education, and research training. In conjunction with this meeting, a $500 scholarship award from Rush University Medical Center will be given to one pre-doctoral URM student who demonstrates excellence in academics and research (and meets the criteria established by IMSD).

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.