Speakers will present the latest scientific developments across the range of antiviral research, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the field. ICAR provides opportunities for virologists, chemists, clinicians, pharmacologists, biologists and regulatory agency representatives to develop the collaborative relationships needed for the discovery and development of new antiviral therapies. The conference also offers special events to welcome new scientists and help them establish successful careers. ISAR members will strengthen their network of research associates and add new contacts.The 2019 program will include:
Women in Science Roundtable
Sunday, May 12
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
The WIS Committee is excited to announce the 7thAnnual Women in Science Roundtable at the ICAR meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. This session, the first event on the first day of ICAR, will be held on Sunday, May 12, from 12:00 – 1:45 PM. Registration will occur from noon-12:30 PM. It is open to both women and men and will feature discussions on mentoring of women in STEM.
Please join us to network with fellow scientists in industry, government, and academia who conduct all aspects of antiviral research. This roundtable will provide an opportunity to participate in an exciting exchange of ideas with our 2019 WIS Speaker Award recipient, Dr. Grace Zhou, Co-founder of ImmunoVir Co, Ltd and TheraVir Co, Ltd, as well as other antiviral research scientists.
This event is free, but it’s limited to 80 participants, so register now! Select “Women in Science Roundtable” in the Events section when you register for ICAR. Drinks and light food will be provided.
Monday, May 13
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM
What is PechaKucha?
Why should you compete?
How to sign up? When you submit your abstract, please indicate that you want to compete during the submission process. Only seven people, as well as an additional three alternates, will be selected. Selection will be based on abstract quality, novelty, and content of the work. Be sure to submit your abstract and sign up early.
Get inspiration from last year's 2018 ICAR PechaKucha winner - https://youtu.be/AYRHKWg3U0I.
Career Development Panel
Tuesday, May 14
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Please join us for a panel discussion about career opportunities in antiviral research at the 32nd ICAR meeting. This year we will host an excellent group of panelists who are recognized experts in various areas of antiviral research and have pursued successful career in academia, government, or industry. As part of a moderated panel discussion, they will be ready to share their experience, answer questions, and provide feedback about career development. They will highlight the similarities and differences between different sectors of antiviral research. At the end of the formal panel discussion, you will have opportunity to informally network with your colleagues and make new contacts.
Confirmed panelists include:
This event is open to all ICAR attendees. Please sign up when you register or at the registration desk before 8:30 AM on Tuesday, May 14.
Wednesday, May 15
This session will give graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other young investigators the opportunity to present their posters as short talks. Those wishing to be considered for this session should prepare 3-4 slides summarizing their poster, and the presenters will be chosen after review of the posters. Two presenters will be selected as co-chairs.
Poster Award Competition
ISAR will present awards for excellence in scientific poster presentations at the annual Conference. The awards will be presented to recognize young investigators for their outstanding contributions to antiviral research. Awards will be based on criteria including scientific excellence, innovative research methodology, clarity and organization of presentation materials, and competence of the investigator in responding to the poster audience. Award recipients will be chosen by the Poster Award Subcommittee, a panel of ISAR members; with first and second place prizes presented to the winners. Click here for submission details. Awards will be presented on Wednesday, May 15.
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.