virtual workshop FAQs


Are you a registered attendee looking for access to the IHW virtual platform? An email with the subject line "IHW 2021: Virtual Workshop Platform Instructions" was sent out on Tuesday, July 27 at 15:52 ET. If you haven't received it, please check your junk/spam folder. If you're still unable to locate the email, please contact us at


Due to the ongoing public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 and in-person gatherings, the International Herpesvirus Workshop will be held online in 2021. Below is a list of frequently asked questions for the virtual workshop. The page will be updated as more details about the virtual workshop are finalized.


What is a virtual workshop?

A virtual workshop is hosted entirely over the Internet. It will allow attendees to access and hear real-time presentations from their computers or mobile devices. Attendees participate through a website designed specifically for the virtual workshop where you will watch presentations, and engage with questions and comments in real-time.


When is IHW 2021? 

IHW 2021 will be held on 2-6 August 2021. Click here to view the agenda-at-a-glance. Please make sure to select your time zone to view the agenda with the correct times. As IHW is an international workshop, every effort was made to best accommodate as many time-zones as possible. 


How do I register?

Registration is now open. Click here to register. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Details on how to connect to the meeting will be sent prior to the Workshop.


Is there a cost to register for the virtual workshop?

There is a cost to attend the virtual workshop. Details on registration fees can be found here


How do I submit an abstract? 

Abstract submission will be open Monday, 8 February 2021 through Friday, 9 April 2021 at Midnight (Eastern Time). You must register for the workshop prior to submitting an abstract, as the link to the abstract submission site will be located in the registration confirmation email. 


How will the abstracts be presented at the workshop? 

Abstracts will be presented as 15-minute oral abstracts and ePosters. There will be dedicated ePoster viewing time during the Workshop. View the agenda for more details. 


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