Special sessions & events
ICAR2022 will feature several special sessions and events. Please check this page often for additional updates.
Note that Virtual and Hybrid events can be accessed by all registered attendees via the virtual platform.
Speed Networking (Via the Virtual Platform; Open to All Attendees)
Ready to mix things up?
Monday, March 21 from 11:15 AM -11:45 AM PT
Join us for this 30-minute session where you will be randomly matched with a small group of attendees for FIVE minutes for a video chat. When time is up, you will be randomly matched with a new group of individuals, giving you the chance to meet people you have never met before, and to make some new lasting connections! Do not miss this interesting opportunity to mix things up in your social world.
Women in Science Roundtable (In-Person Only Event)
Monday, March 21 at 12:00 PM PT
The WIS Committee is excited to announce the 10th Annual Women in Science Roundtable at the ICAR2022 . 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 a panel of expert antiviral research scientists as well as other event participants.
Registration will occur from noon-12:30 PM. It is open to both women and men and will feature discussions on issues facing women in antiviral research. Drinks and light food will be provided.
Please note that while this event is open to everyone, space is limited so register now! For onsite planning purposes, we ask that you indicate your attendance when registering. If you have already registered and wish to add the WIS Roundtable to your registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that the session be added to your event registration. This event will not be live-streamed.
Opening Reception (In-Person Only Event)
Monday, March 21 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM PT
Following the opening session, all onsite attendees are invited to join us at the Opening Reception where we can finally mix and mingle with each other in person!
Tuesday, March 22 at 11:30 AM PT
Congratulations to the ICAR2022 PechaKucha Winners!
Get ready to be entertained and informed! Join us for a fun session as finalists present live their PechaKucha presentations.
Be prepared for some humor, a few surprises and maybe something unexpected.
What is PechaKucha?
PechaKucha is a presentation format where you have 15 slides, each on the screen for only 20 seconds. Your slides advance automatically so you have to keep up with the slides, as you won’t have control of the speed. Some tips on a good PechaKucha presentation – incorporate humor, a surprise or something that is unexpected. Bottom line, you want to entertain the team of judges as well as inform!
Great opportunity to showcase your creativity! And there will be three cash prizes - $250 for first place, $125 for second place and $75 for third place, but only graduate students and postdocs are eligible to compete.
Check out the 2018 ICAR PechaKucha winner - https://youtu.be/AYRHKWg3U0I.
Career Development Interactive Workshop (Live-Streamed Event; Open to All Attendees)
The Power of Mentoring
Prof. Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Friday, March 25 at 8:30 AM PT
During this career development session, Prof. Harmit Malik will talk about his career path, the importance of several mentors for his career and how he developed his own mentoring style. Onsite and virtual attendees will get the opportunity to ask questions about mentoring and career development to Prof. Malik. At the end of the session, onsite attendees will have the opportunity to informally network with the speaker and with the other attendees to make new contacts and ask follow-up questions.
The career development session will be available to both onsite and virtual attendees.
Prof. Harmit Malik is the co-Associate Director of the Basic Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, as well as an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His research group studies genetic conflict — the competition between genes and proteins with opposing functions that drives evolutionary change. He also studies the evolutionary processes that drive the body’s interaction with viruses such as HIV as well as ancient viruses whose remnants litter the human genome. In 2018, Prof. Malik received the 12th annual McDougall Mentoring Award as a recognition for his mentoring. In 2020, he was interviewed in the Lonely Pipette podcast (a podcast where scientists share tips to help you do better science) about his career and mentoring. He regularly shares career advice on his Twitter account (@HarmitMalik), which is followed by more than 30.000 people.
Closing Dinner Event (In-Person Only Event)
Thursday, March 24 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM PT
Join us to network with your colleagues while taking in spectacular views of the Seattle skyline and Puget Sound from the 76th floor of Seattle’s tallest building. Winners of the Poster Awards and PechaKucha Competition will also be announced. Please note that you must have submitted your RSVP while registering to attend this event.
Congratulations to the ICAR2022 Poster Award Winners!
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 in the following categories:
Participants in the awards competition will identify the appropriate category on their posters. Abstracts chosen for oral presentations will be eligible for an award if a poster is also submitted.
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.