Abstract Submission 




IHW 2019 Topics:


  • Epidemiology, Treatment/ Control
  • Gene Expression and Replication
  • Immunity and Pathogenesis
  • Latency and Reactivation
  • Structure and Entry/ Assembly/ Egress
  • Virus Genomics and Evolution
  • Virus-Host Interactions




Compliance with all stated conditions including adherence to the deadline is required. Acknowledgement of receipt of completed abstracts will be sent via email upon submission.


The Organizing Committee reserves the right to decide whether a submission will be accepted, and the right to determine the presentation form.  Submitters will be notified of acceptance status and form of presentation by Friday, 17 May 2019.


Speaker Information


All oral presenters must provide their final presentation (16:9 format) on a USB drive at Speaker Check-In during the designated times. Both Mac and PC laptops will be used and equipped with the latest software. Presentations should be provided in Keynote or PowerPoint. Personal laptops may not be used. The Speaker Check-In schedule is in place to ensure that all sessions run smoothly. Failure to to submit your presentation as indicated may result in technical errors or mission graphics for your presentation. 


Presentation Date Speaker Check-In Date Hours 
Sunday, 21 July Saturday, 20 July 7:30 - 16:30
Monday, 22 July Sunday, 21 July 7:30 - 15:30
Tuesday, 23 July Monday, 22 July 8:00 - 11:00
Wednesday, 24 July  Tuesday, 23 July  8:00 - 15:30

*Subject to change


Oral Presentation Guidelines

  • Keynote presentations are 35-minutes plus 5-minutes for questions and answers.
  • Symposia presentations are 20-minutes plus 5-minutes for questions and answers.
  • Oral abstract presentations are 10-minutes plus 2-minutes for questions and answers. 


Presenter Guidelines

  • Arrive to your presentation room 15-minutes prior to the session start time to familiarize yourself with the microphone, slide advancer, and stage set-up.
  • Please be seated at the front of the presentation room in the row reserved for speakers.
  • The Session Chairs will introduce you and monitor the length of the presentation. 
  • A speaker timer will be visible from the podium.
  • A laser pointer and slide advancer will be available at the podium for your use. 
  • All mobile phones must be turned off while you are presenting. 


Poster Requirements

  • Poster presentation space is limited to the dimensions of 44 inches x 44 inches (112 cm x 112 cm)
  • Push pins will be provided to affix your poster to the display board.
  • All posters must remain up for the duration of the Conference.
  • At least one of the authors must be present at your poster during the presentation session designated for the poster topic.


Suggested Poster Format

  • Poster numbers will be provided onsite. Poster numbers will be placed above your poster; you do not need to leave room on your poster for your poster number.
  • Posters should be easily read at a distance of 1.5 meters (5 feet).
  • A poster printed on one large sheet of foldable fabric or matte/semi-gloss paper is encouraged. 
  • Include the title of the presentation in large letters, the authors' names, and the institution(s) where the work was completed at the top center of the poster.
  • Introduction and Summary/Conclusions sections are advised.
  • Lines of text should be double-spaced.
  • Only text, graphs, photographs, and artwork may be placed on the poster board.



For questions regarding abstract submission, please contact:


Rainey Schide

Project Coordinator

Conference Solutions