ICAR is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment. While we are excited to gather again in-person, we recognize that COVID is still a risk. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, ICAR staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by polices in effect for the event.
We will continue to monitor and update safety precautions for ICAR2022 regularly and coordinate with national, state and local public health agencies, and the hotels/venues hosting ICAR2022.
On March 12, 2022, Seattle will lift its indoor mask mandate and the CDC launched new guidance regarding COVID-19 Community Levels. Masks are not required in most public indoor venues including the conference hotel, Renaissance Seattle Hotel. However, masks are still required on all public transportation, including buses, taxis and ride share services and some private businesses may still require masks. ISAR will continue to follow local and venue guidelines.
ISAR encourages you to do what is right for your individual circumstances. We realize that many individuals will still choose to continue to wear masks. Please be respectful and kind to each other!
Starting March 1, 2022, Seattle will no longer require proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter certain indoor and outdoor events and establishments which includes the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. ICAR staff will not require or check vaccination status at registration. However, please note that if you are traveling from outside the United States, you must comply with U.S. travel restrictions which are still in place for international visitors. Please note that proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test is still required at restaurants, bars, indoor recreational venues and outdoor events with more than 500 people, so please plan accordingly.
ICAR will provide socially distanced seating and adjust event space set-up as possible to allow individuals who wish to physically distance while in sessions to do so comfortably.
ICAR urges attendees to be respectful of their fellow attendees’ comfort level. Please be thoughtful about preferences for hugs, handshakes, elbow bumps or simple waves; leave seats open between each other where and as space allows; and accommodate colleagues’ personal space preferences.
Hand sanitation stations will be placed throughout the hotel and ICAR staff will ensure plenty of sanitizer is on-hand for attendees’ use.
Hotel’s “Commitment to Clean”
The Renaissance Seattle Hotel is following Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean”, which includes enhancements to standard cleaning efforts – enhanced public space cleaning, electrostatic spraying and reduced contact with guests by eliminating housekeeping services unless stay is longer than 7 days. Conferences will have less touch points such as water stations, instead of pitchers on tables and frequently changing utensils for buffet service. Click here to view full details: https://whattoexpect.marriott.com/seasm
International Attendees - Traveling to the United States
All travelers to the United States should continue to observe the health recommendations of national and local public health officials, as they plan to travel and while in transit. Refer to the links under "Resources" for specific details regarding accepted vaccines, accepted COVID tests, etc.
Please reference King County COVID-19 testing for testing sites. The closest testing site to the Renaissance Seattle Hotel is at the Washington State Convention Center (705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101), just four blocks down 6th street from the Hotel (5 minute walk). Curative provides testing services Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and administers rapid and PCR tests with turnaround time of 1 to 2 days for results. Walk-ins accepted or appointments may be scheduled. There is no out of pocket cost for the test and it is available for both insured and uninsured; but insured must still provide insurance information. For more information or to schedule an appointment: https://book.curative.com/search#9/47.6068/-122.3305
The Program & Abstracts Book is now available as a PDF file. This file will list all presentations and their abstracts along with a schedule at a glance and other conference details. All abstracts, speaker information and schedule information will also be available in the virtual platform.
When will live programming take place?
All scheduled times for ICAR2022 programming are listed in Pacific time from March 21 through March 25, 2022. If you are unable to attend the live programming, recordings will be posted in the virtual platform for on-demand viewing within 24-48 hours following the live session. The schedule is also posted in the Program and Abstracts Book which can be downloaded using the link above.
What will the poster sessions look like?
All posters will be available as electronic posters to be viewed on the virtual platform. All posters will also be available for Q&A through the virtual platform chat board associated with each poster. There will be no live Q&A for virtual posters. There will be two poster sessions onsite in Seattle for those attending in person. During the conference week (March 21-25), all presenters should check their chat boards twice daily to address questions posted on their presentation pages.
How do I access the virtual platform?
All registered attendees will receive log-in details on Monday, March 21. The ICAR2022 virtual platform will work best with the latest version of Google Chrome to minimize technical problems.
The easiest way to access the platform is to click on the link you received in your log-in details email. You can also click the button below which will require you to enter your email and password. Click "Forgotten your password/PIN?" to obtain your password.
How can I learn more about the virtual platform?
Click the button below to view a brief video for attendees to learn about the virtual platform.
What are some features and tips for navigating the platform?
When will Conference presentations be available to view on the virtual platform?
Starting Monday, March 21, 2022, the invited and short oral presentations along with the Plenary lectures, ISAR awardee lectures, PechaKucha Competition and Career Development Interactive Workshop will be live streamed. Registered attendees will be able to view these sessions on the virtual platform and ask questions in real time. These sessions will also be recorded and posted on the virtual platform for on-demand viewing.
How do I watch and participate in the live sessions?
Starting Monday, March 21 you may log into the virtual platform, where you will see the timeline of all scheduled live sessions. You can “Preview” a session at any time prior to its start time from the timeline. Once the session is live, the “Preview” button will change to “Join”. When you join a session, you will be able to see the main screen, the speaker(s), and their presentation as well as the Live Q&A chat box where you may ask real-time questions.
The detailed schedule can be found in the Program Book, the conference website, or the virtual platform. All scheduled times and dates for ICAR2022 live programming are listed in Pacific Time.
How do I interact with authors if I have questions?
When will recordings of the live sessions be available?
If you are unable to attend the live programming, recordings will be posted on the virtual platform for on-demand viewing within 24-48 hours following the live session.
How long will Conference content be available?
All registered attendees will be able to access on-demand content through April 25, 2022.
How do I find and search for specific presentations in the virtual platform?
All on-demand presentations will be available in the “On-Demand Gallery” which is found on the main agenda page. To search for specific presentations, click on “Advanced Filter” and select from the drop-down options to view presentations by type (oral or poster), presentations within a specific session, etc. You may also use the general search box and enter in a specific presenter name, abstract title, keywords, etc.
How do I troubleshoot mic and video problems?
You may of course contact support for assistance (see next question) but please first check the following:
Who do I contact if I have problems?
For technical questions about accessing or using the platform:
For questions about registration or other Conference items, please contact ICAR Staff at email@example.com.
Taxi or ride-share such as Uber are the most convenient and quickest means of transportation to get to and from the hotel. The hotel does not have a shuttle. The below link provides a variety of options including public transport such as the Link Light Rail. The two closest stops to the hotel are Pioneer Square Station and University Street Station (both about 5 blocks from the hotel).
Check out our City Information page to see all the activities you can do while in Seattle. We also have several tour options available to you at a special rate for your free Wednesday afternoon. Check out the tour options.Is there discounted parking available at the hotel?
Yes! If you plan to drive to the meeting, discounted parking is available for ICAR attendees. Please go to the registration desk for details.Are you ready for being onsite in Seattle?
Click here for a guide to everything you need to know onsite all in one place!
NOTICE: Any and all information acquired from any presentation at ICAR2022 is privileged information and should not be shared or used without the express consent by the presenter. Any and all information saved in any attendee’s device for any purpose during ICAR2022 is to be deleted at or before the end of ICAR2022 on Monday, April 25 without exceptions.
The International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR) is an internationally recognized organization for scientists involved in basic, applied, and clinical aspects of antiviral research. The Society main event is the annual International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR), a truly interdisciplinary meeting which attracts the interest of chemists, biologists, and clinicians.