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Program

Scientific Program

The ASV 2018 program will include scientific symposia, workshops, poster sessions, and special educational presentations. Collegial mixers and social events will punctuate the program. The regular meeting will begin Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. with the Welcome Reception, to be followed by the keynote address at 5:30 p.m. Six exciting satellite symposia will be held prior to the Welcome Reception starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Visit the Satellite Symposia and Conference Events panel below for full details. The first group of simultaneous workshop sessions, including individual oral presentations, will follow the keynote that evening.

Outstanding Plenary Symposia will take place during the mornings of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Individual workshop sessions continue on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday afternoons, as well as Sunday and Monday evenings. State-of-the-Art Lectures (30 min) will be presented during various workshops. Two poster sessions will be held with scheduled discussion sessions on Sunday and Monday afternoons, respectively, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Additional Program Information

Schedule
At-A-Glance Schedules coming soon!
Keynote and Symposia
Keynote Address:
Vincent Racaniello, Columbia University - “An Inordinate Fondness for Viruses”
Symposium I (Sunday) - “We Will Rock You.” New concepts in virology
  • Mya Breitbart, University of South Florida "Short stories in marine viral ecology"
  • Stephen Beverley, Washington University “Origins and contributions of protozoal viruses to parasite virulence”
  • Paul Turner, Yale University “Using phage to select for evolution of reduced virulence in pathogenic bacteria”
  • Terence Dermody, University of Pittsburgh “Reovirus and celiac disease”
    • ASV Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Awardees
    Symposium II (Monday) - “Welcome to the Jungle.” Pathogenesis and immunity
  • Joanna Shisler, University of Illinois “Viral strategies to antagonize intrinsic immunity”
  • Carolina Lopez, University of Pennsylvania “Defective viral genomes re-explored: Impact on RNA virus immunity and persistence”
  • Rebecca DuBois, University of California, Santa Cruz “Structure-guided design of vaccines targeting childhood viruses”
  • Paul Thomas, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Host genetic contributions to influenza disease severity”
  • Symposium III (Tuesday) - “Another Brick in the Wall.” Getting past barriers
  • Carolyn Coyne, University of Pittsburgh “Breaking barriers: viral infections of polarized host cells”
  • Sara Cherry, University of Pennsylvania “Harnessing genetics to explore the interface between viruses and hosts”
  • Viviana Gradinaru, California Institute of Technology “Engineered AAVs for efficient noninvasive gene delivery to the central and peripheral nervous systems”
  • Anna Whitfield, North Carolina State University “Dissecting the molecular interactions between phytoviruses and their arthropod vectors”
  • Sarah Cobey, University of Chicago “How adaptive immunity structures viral populations”
  • Symposium IV (Wednesday) - “Stayin’ Alive.” Strategies in replication
  • Cristina De Castro, University of Napoli “Giant viruses taste for sugars”
  • Cristina Risco, Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology “Imaging viruses in cells”
  • Kristin Parent, Michigan State University  “Structure and evolution of shigella phages: From a neighborhood near you”
  • James Culver, University of Maryland “Reprogramming the plant vascular system: A viral approach to systemic disease”
  • David Bloom, University of Florida “Role of non-coding RNAs in HSV-1 latency and reactivation”
  • Satellite Symposia
    The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and New Approaches to Rapid Development of Vaccines for Emerging Viruses
    Organizer: Dr. Mark Denison, Vanderbilt University, Medical Virology Councilor
    Speakers:
    Connie Schmaljohn
    Kayvon Modjarrad
    Stanley Plotkin
    Mark Denison
    Richard Hatchett
    Kathryn Edwards
    Tom Monath
    Barney Graham
    Scott Weaver
    Steve Whitehead
    Frontiers in Plant Virology: Alliances of North America, Chinese Mainland and Taiwan
    Organizer: Dr. Jeanmarie Verchot, Texas A&M University, Plant Virology Councilor
    Speakers:
    Dawei, Li, Chinese Agriculture University “The multifunctional roles of yb protein in Barley stripe mosaic virus infection: New tricks for an old dog.”
    Na-Sheng Lin, Academia Sinica, Taiwan "Satellite RNAs associated with Bamboo mosaic virus: interference and evolution”
    Tao Xiaorong, Nanjing Agricultural University “ Sw-5b resistance to tospoviruses”
    Yi Li, Peking University
    Aiming Wang, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada “Evidence of multifaceted defense and counter-defense in plant-potyvirus co-evolutionary arms race”
    Anne Simon, University of Maryland “Umbravirus and turnip crinkle virus RNA secondary structures controlling translation”
    Jeanmarie Verchot, Texas A&M Agrilife “Potyvirus and Potexvirus interactions with the cellular ER stress machinery”
    David Bisaro, Ohio State University “Geminiviruses and cellular interactions”
    Andrew White, York University in Canada “Tombusvirus replication strategies”
    A World of Viruses: Exploding Diversity and Its Impact on Classification
    (hosted by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses [ICTV])
    Organizers: Dr. Max Nibert, Harvard University and Dr. Robert Harrison, United States Department of Agriculture
    Speakers:
    Mya Breitbart, University of South Florida
    Sandra Junglen, Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    Mart Krupovic, Institut Pasteur
    Jens Kuhn, NIH/NIAID
    Arcady Mushegian, National Science Foundation
    Helene Sanfacon, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Stuart Siddell, University of Bristol
    Peter Simmonds, University of Oxford
    Arvind Varsani, Arizona State University
    Single Cell Virology
    Organizers: Dr. Raul Andino, University of California San Francisco and Dr. Nir Drayman, University of Chicago
    Speakers:
    Oni Basu, University of Chicago “single cell transcriptomics: the state-of-art and future directions”
    Craig Cameron, Pennsylvania State University “Since cell virology: On-chip investigation of viral infection dynamics”
    John Yin, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Dynamics of virus infections at the single-cell level”
    Carolina Lopez, University of Pennsylvania "Visualization of viral RNA species at a single cell level reveals spatial and functional heterogeneity during infection"
    Raul Andino, University of California San Francisco “Enterovirus-host interactions and interferon escape”
    Angela Ciuffi, University of Lausanne “Single-cell analyses applied to HIV”
    Jesse Bloom, University of Washington “Heterogeneity during influenza virus infection of single cells”
    Christopher Brooke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “Dissecting influenza virus populations through single virion interrogation”
    Oren Kobiler, Tel-Aviv University “HSV1 infection at the single cell level”
    Nir Drayman, University of Chicago “The effect of cell-to-cell variability on infection”
    The Enemy Without is the Enemy Within: Association of Persistent Virus Infection with Cognitive Aging and CNS Disease
    Organizers: Dr. David Bloom, University of Florida and Dr. Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, University of Pittsburgh
    Speakers:
    Faith Dickerson, Sheppard Pratt Hospital System
    Glenn Rall, Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Lori Jones-Brando, Johns Hopkins University
    Matthias Schnell, Thomas Jefferson University
    Lucy Pembrey, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    James van Etten, Nebraska Center for Virology, University of Nebraska
    Robert H. Yolken, Johns Hopkins University
    Chiara Tesoriero, University of Verona, Italy
    The Impact of the Microbiome on Virus Infection
    Organizers: Dr. Larissa Thackray and Dr. Megan Baldridge, Washington University School of Medicine
    Speakers:
    Rick Bushman, University of Pennsylvania “Virome & HIV/SIV interactions”
    Thad Stappenbeck, Washington University “Metabolites & influenza interactions”
    Stephanie Karst, University of Florida “Bacteria & norovirus interactions”
    Julie Pfeiffer, University of Texas Southwestern “Bacteria & poliovirus interactions”
    Sara Cherry, University of Pennsylvania “Insect microbiome & flavivirus interactions”
    Megan Baldridge, Washington University “Bacteria & norovirus interactions”
    Larissa Thackray, Washington University “Mammalian microbiome & flavivirus interactions”
    Jason Smith, University of Washington “Bacteria & adenovirus interactions”
    Lisa, Osborne, University of British Columbia "The multibiome and host immunity"
    Scott Handley, Washington University “Virome & HIV/SIV interactions: The computational aspects”
    State of the Art Lectures
  • Paul Bates, University of Pennsylvania - “Tetherin: Restriction, signaling and counter-action”
  • Juan Carlos de la Torre, The Scripps Research Institute - “Arenaviruses: Valuable model systems and important human pathogens”
  • Adam Lauring, University of Michigan - “Making sense of within-host viral diversity”
  • Tuli Mukhopadhyay, Indiana University - “Form follows function: What assembly teaches us about viral infections”
  • Karin Peterson, National Institute of Health - “Pathogenesis of the California serogroup of Orthobunyaviruses: Not all family members induce the same immune response”
  • Vera Tarakanova, Medical College of Wisconsin - “Germinal centers as the site of the virus-host battle”
  • Schedule of Workshop Sessions
    Nine concurrent workshops will be held Saturday evening July 14, Sunday and Monday afternoon and evening and Tuesday afternoon.
    Oral Presentation Guidelines

    Presentations should be developed in PowerPoint (or a compatible version, i.e., Mac PowerPoint for OSX) using standard system fonts in a "wide-screen" format (16:9). There will be limited support for full motion videos (*.mgp, *.wav, *.avi, *.gif formats, but not *.mov). Workshops will have a projector (LCD) supporting XGA and a PC equipped with Windows 7 and Office 2016. Workshop presentations are 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions. The speaker’s monitor will show the same PowerPoint slides as is projected on the screen. There is no capacity to view PowerPoint “notes” during the presentation.

    ASV workshop and state-of-the-art presenters must report to the Speaker Ready Room (Charles Carroll Room in the Stamp) at least three hours prior to the start of their session with their PowerPoint presentation on a USB flash drive. Speakers MUST preview their presentation before ASV staff downloads it onto the server. Personal laptops CANNOT be used, and presentations CANNOT be loaded onto the computers in the workshop rooms.

    Schedule of Poster Sessions
    There will be two ASV-18 Poster Sessions in the Grand Ballroom at the Stamp. Authors scheduled in poster sessions will be assigned a poster board space for display of illustrative materials such as text, graphs, charts, and tables. The maximum outside dimension of each poster, including the title, must not exceed 4 ft x 4 ft (120 cm x 120 cm). 2 posters will be sharing each side of an 8' long poster board. Information presented on posters should be readable at a distance of 3 ft. Poster board fasteners will be provided at the meeting. Authors must be present at their posters during the entire length of their assigned poster session (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.).
    NOTICE: Poster presenters must bring their posters with them to the meeting. No shipment of posters to the meeting site will be accepted. Poster presenters will need to remove their poster at the end of the poster session. Posters not removed at the end of the session will be disposed of, as the local organizers and ASV will not be responsible for storing posters. See below for a list of local printers for printing options in Madison.
    Push pins for attaching posters to boards will be available on-site.
    Any unclaimed posters will be stored at Registrations until Wednesday, July 18, 2018 and if not retrieved by the owner, will be recycled at 1:00 p.m.
    LOCAL PRINTERS - Please plan ahead for local poster printing. Printers require 5-7 business days to ensure on time completion
  • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center - 4417 Hartwick Rd, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301.277.7543. Max. size color printing: 40” x 48”. Open Saturdays 8am - 8pm and Sundays 10am - 8pm
  • Staples Print & Marketing Services - 2950 Belcrest Center Dr, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Tel: 301.683.0949. Max size color printing: 40” x 48”. Open Saturdays 10am - 7pm and Sundays 11am - 6pm
  • Social Events
    Opening Reception
  • Join us for the traditional ASV Meeting opening reception prior to the Keynote Address on Saturday, July 14, 2018 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Orem Hall, Riggs Alumni Center.
  • Evening Socials
  • There will be bar service, light snacks, and socializing following the workshops on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights in the Colony Ballroom at the Stamp.
  • Tuesday Night Banquet & Dance
  • Banquet 6:30pm - 8:15pm
  • Included in Registration and followed by a Dance until 11:45pm.
    Menu - TBD
  • Dance 8:15 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
  • Immediately following the banquet (included in your registration fee) a band will be playing some tunes for us to celebrate the ending of a successful and wonderful meeting in College Park, Maryland!
    Music ends at 11:45. Light snacks and bars will be open until 11:30 p.m.
    Shuttle buses will be running loops to the lodging sites throughout the night and the last bus will depart Reckord Armory from the Campus Drive side at 12:00 am (Wed.)
    Don’t forget we still have a Symposium starting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18!
    General Information
    MEETING SITE - Adele H. Stamp Student Union Center for Campus Life (The Stamp)

    Named after the University’s Dean of Women from 1920 to 1966, The Stamp is the hub for students at the University of Maryland, College Park. Located at the center of campus, this facility is home to student organizations, fraternity and sorority life, leadership and community service-learning, and so many more departments and organization that transforms life for students and staff. The facility boasts over 33,957 square feet of meeting space including two ballrooms and 18 meeting rooms.
    Registration, socials, poster sessions, and most event will be held at this venue.

    MEETING REGISTRATION AND MESSAGE CENTER

    On-site registration for ASV 2018, the five Saturday Satellite Symposia, as well as distribution of conference materials (name badges, conference bags, drink tickets, etc.), will take place in the Prince George’s Room at the Stamp during the following times:
    Friday, July 13: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, July 14: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday, July 15: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Monday, July 16: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, July 17: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, July 18: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Registrants for Saturday Satellite Symposia are encouraged to pick up their materials on Friday from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to avoid early morning crowds. ASV name badges are required for entrance to all conference events, including all socials and meals. Badges MUST be worn at all times during the meeting. A message board for ASV participants will be located near the ASV Registration Booth.

    MOTHER’S ROOM / LACTATION STATIONS

    Guests needing to use the Mother’s Room should proceed to the Stamp Information Desk to request access and a key. Room key should returned to desk after each visit.
    The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center also has a lactation station on-site for guests to use located on the ground floor by the kitchen area. Please be advised that this room can be reserved by staff that also need to pump. Please contact Manuel Nunez (mnunez@umd.edu) if you would like to make arrangements to utilize this space during the conference.

    CHILDCARE / CHANGING STATIONS

    Drop-in childcare service is available at the Kindercare Center in Lanham, MD (about a 15 minute drive from campus).
    Please contact Kindercare at least two months prior to ensure that there is space in the facility for your child.
    Address: 4880 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD 20706
    Phone: 301.577.3790
    Website: http://www.kindercare.com/our-centers/lanham/md/301301
    Changing stations are available in STAMP Student Union, in both men’s and women’s restrooms located on the first floor.
    Changing stations are located in the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center in the family restroom located on the ground level as well as the gender neutral restroom located on the first floor.

    SPEAKERS - WORKSHOPS AND SATELLITE SYMPOSIA

    Presentations should be developed in PowerPoint (or a compatible version, i.e., Mac PowerPoint for OSX) using standard system fonts in a "wide-screen" format (16:9). There will be limited support for full motion videos (*.mgp, *.wav, *.avi, *.gif formats, but not *.mov). Workshops will have a projector (LCD) supporting XGA and a PC equipped with Windows 7 and Office 2016. Workshop presentations are 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions. The speaker’s monitor will show the same PowerPoint slides as is projected on the screen. There is no capacity to view PowerPoint “notes” during the presentation.

    ASV workshop and state-of-the-art presenters must report to the Speaker Ready Room (Charles Carroll Room at the Stamp) at least three hours prior to the start of their session with their PowerPoint presentation on a USB flash drive. Speakers MUST preview their presentation before ASV staff downloads it onto the server. Personal laptops CANNOT be used, and presentations CANNOT be loaded onto the computers in the workshop rooms.

    All plenary symposium speakers must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the morning symposium to upload their presentation to the podium computer in the Dekelbaum Theater at the Clarice. No overhead projectors or slide projectors will be available. Workshop talks are limited to 12 minutes with three minutes for discussion. Saturday Satellite Symposia speakers may download/preview their presentations on Friday between 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the Speaker Ready Room. The speaker’s monitor will show the same PowerPoint slides as is projected on the screen. There is no capacity to view PowerPoint “notes” during the presentation.

    POSTERS - Grand Ballroom, The Stamp

    Two independent poster sessions will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Stamp. Session I posters should be assembled in their assigned space from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. All Session I posters MUST be removed and claimed by 8:00 a.m. Monday morning. Session II posters should be assembled from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Authors must be present to discuss their posters from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. during their assigned session, either Sunday or Monday. Poster size must not exceed 4' x 4' (120cm x 120cm). Poster board fasteners will be provided. All Session II posters MUST be removed and claimed by 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Any unclaimed posters will be stored at Registration and must be claimed by 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday or they will be recycled.

    CONFERENCE SOCIAL EVENTS AND DINING

    The ASV 2018 Welcome Reception will be held Saturday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Orem Hall at the Riggs Alumni Center.

    Evening socials will be held in the Colony Ballroom (2nd Floor) of the Stamp on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.. The ASV 2018 banquet and dance will be held Tuesday in the Main Gymnasium in the Reckord Armory at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by the Dance Party afterwards, until 11:45 PM. Your NAME BADGE must be worn for access to all scientific sessions, conference events and meals.

    REGISTRATION AND MEALS

    Meeting registration includes admission to the Welcome Reception on Saturday, all ASV scientific sessions, poster sessions, evening socials, coffee breaks, lunches, and dinners Sunday - Tuesday, which included the Tuesday night banquet. Drink tickets for selected social events are also included. Conference lunches (12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.) and dinners (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) will be served Sunday - Tuesday in the South Campus Dining Hall. Breakfast (Sa, Su, M, Tu, W) is included for attendees staying in student housing. Guest Registration includes admission only to Welcome Reception, evening socials, and all meals including Tuesday's banquet. No admittance to conference sessions is allowed to Guest. Name badges must be worn to enter all meals. The registration area is located in the Prince George’s Room at the Stamp.

    EXHIBITORS

    Exhibitors will be at the conference from Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. through Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

    MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

    Medical help is available at nearby hospitals
    Doctor’s Community Hospital
    8118 Good Luck Rd, Lanham, MD 20706
    301.552.8118
    www.dchweb.org
    Washington Adventist Hospital
    7600 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
    301.891.7600
    www.adventistwah.com
    Holy Cross Hospital
    1500 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
    301.754.7000
    www.holycrosshealth.org

    EMAIL, INTERNET ACCESS, and BANKING

    We recommend that attendees purchase high speed Wi-Fi access in advance for a total purchase price of $5, for up to two devices, for the full duration of the meeting. This will give access to University Wi-Fi across the entire campus, and login information will be provided at ASV registration. High speed access purchased on site will cost $10/day. Free Guest Wi-Fi (20 mbps) will also be available, but must be re-registered every 24 hrs and verified by an SMS text message (See http://go.umd.edu/guest-wifi for more information.

    The University of Maryland participates in the eduroam network access. Eduroam allows any user from an eduroam participating site to get network access at any institution connected. When logging into the campus internet, simply select the “eduroam” network, and continue logging in with your institution’s credentials. Please ask your network provider if you are unsure if your institution participates in eduroam prior to your arrival.

    Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are located in the Stamp. Capital One Bank also has a full-service branch in the Stamp. (http://thestamp.umd.edu/shops_services/capital_one_bank) There are a variety of ATMs and banks in downtown College Park.

    ASV SHUTTLE TRANSPORTATION

    The ASV 2018 Conference will be providing a complimentary shuttle service at select times during the conference for guests to utilize. Each shuttle will have a sign with the ASV 2018 conference logo that identifies it. The shuttle loops are as follows:
    Morning Loop: 6:00am - 10:00am (Saturday - Wednesday)
    This shuttle will service the Stamp, Edward St. Johns, hotels, and the residence halls
    Mid-Day Loop: 11:30am - 1:30pm (Sunday - Tuesday)
    This shuttle will service the Stamp, Edward St. Johns, hotels, and the residence halls
    Pre-Dinner Loop: 4:30pm - 6:30pm (Saturday - Tuesday)
    This shuttle will service the Stamp, Edward St. Johns, and the residence halls
    Evening Loop: 9:00pm - 12:00am (Saturday - Tuesday)
    This shuttle will service the Stamp, Edward St. Johns, hotels, and the residence halls. On the evening of the banquet/dance, this loop will also service the Armory.
    On certain days, ASV will also be providing additional shuttle service to the College Park Metro. Below are the times in which these shuttles will be servicing the College Park/U of MD Metro Station:
    Metro Enhancement on Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    This shuttle will service the College Park Metro and the Stamp
    This shuttle will service the College Park Metro, the Stamp, and the Clarice
    Metro Enhancement on Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a. m.
    This shuttle will service the College Park Metro, the Stamp, and the Clarice

    PARKING - CONFERENCE SITE

    The Stamp has a parking garage located right next the building on Union Lane. Guest can pay by credit card or via the Parkmobile App. For more information on where to park and how to pay visit the UM Department of Transportation's Parking website.

    RESIDENCE HALL PARKING

    For on-campus parking permits ($12/day), advance online registration is required. Campus permits are valid at a variety of campus lots located close to the Stamp and the residence halls. Residence Hall parking permits will be presented to guests upon arrival at check-in. Please order in advance so that your permit can be ready for you upon arrival.

    ATTIRE

    Casual attire or business casual attire is recommended for the conference. For the banquet, business professional attire is suggested. You may want to bring a sweater or jacket to the conference venue as rooms are kept cool. College Park is a walking city, so comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

    WEATHER

    Average July weather in College Park ranges in high temperatures of 80-90 degrees F while evening temperatures can dip down to the mid 60’s. We encourage guests to bring umbrella and rain gear.

    SHIPPING

    Any materials being sent to Conferences & Visitor Services should be shipped to:
    Manuel Nunez - Program Manager
    University of Maryland, College Park - Conferences & Visitor Services
    4321 Hartwick Road Suite 500
    College Park, MD 20740
    Meeting Venue

    Named after the University’s Dean of Women from 1920 to 1966, the Stamp is the hub for students at the University of Maryland, College Park. Located at the center of campus, this facility is home to student organizations, fraternity and sorority life, leadership and community service-learning, and so many more departments and organization that transforms life for students and staff. The facility boasts over 33,957 square feet of meeting space including two ballrooms and 18 meeting rooms.

    Registration, socials, poster sessions, and most event will be held at this venue.


    Parking Information

    The Stamp has a parking garage located right next the building on Union Lane. Guest can pay by credit card or via the Parkmobile App. For more information on where to park and how to pay visit http://www.transportation.umd.edu/parking.html


    Accessibility

    The staff at The University of Maryland, College Park as well as the Stamp has an ongoing commitment to making the building accessible for everyone.

    Disabled parking stalls are available at the upper level of Union Lane Garage across the street from the Stamp. Guests will need to pay for parking at pay stations located adjacent to the parking spaces. Disabled parking is also located at Stadium Drive Garage across the street from the Clarice.

    Any questions regarding parking should be directed via telephone to the UMD DOTS at 301.314.DOTS

    In addition, Washington D.C. MetroTransit offers Accessible Services in their public transportation system.

    Abstract Submission

    To submit Abstracts Online visit https://meetingcenters.org/submit.aspx?meetingid=1862.

    Authors should choose at least one topic from the Virology Theme list; for their other topic they can choose a Virology Theme or Virus Type topic.

    Virology ThemeVirus Type
    Adaptive Immunity: Effector Function and Memory
    Antigen Processing and Presentation
    Antiviral Therapies
    Chronic, Latent, and Persistent Infections
    Emerging Viruses
    Epidemiology and Public Health
    Epigenetics
    Evolution, Ecology, and Reservoirs
    Innate Immune Sensing: TLRs, NLRs, RLRs
    Innate Immune Effector Functions: Cytokines, Chemokines, ISGs, Antimicrobial Peptides
    Interference with Host Defense
    Trafficking, Assembly, Egress, Cell-Cell Transmission
    Non-coding RNAs
    Novel Methodology and Technology
    Oncolytic Viruses, Gene Therapy and Viral Vectors
    Pathogenesis
    Physiological Barriers to Infection
    Polymicrobial Interactions
    Receptors, Attachment and Entry
    Replication and Gene Expression
    Reverse Transcription and Integration
    Signal Transduction
    Structure
    Systems Biology and Metabolism
    Transformation and Oncogenesis
    Vaccines
    Virology Education
    Virus Discovery
    Virus-Triggered Cell Death Pathways
    Adeno-, Papilloma-, and Polyomaviruses
    Arenaviruses
    Arthropod-borne viruses/Arboviruses
    Bacteriophages/Archaeal viruses
    Bornaviruses
    Bunyaviruses
    Calici- and Astroviruses
    Corona- and Arteriviruses
    Filoviruses
    Flaviviruses
    Hepatitis viruses
    Herpesviruses
    Invertebrate Viruses
    Orthomyxoviruses
    Paramyxoviruses
    Parvo- and Circoviruses
    Picornaviruses
    Plant Viruses
    Poxviruses
    Reo- and Birnaviruses
    Retroviruses
    Rhabdoviruses
    Rotaviruses
    Togaviruses