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International Society for antiviral research

The International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR) was formally established on May 14, 1987. After many years of skepticism, antiviral chemotherapy had become a reality and there was a need for investigators in the field to periodically assemble with colleagues to exchange information and set up collaborations. ISAR was established to meet this need. In the spring of 1988, a meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia - The International Conference on Antiviral Research - drew more than 400 participants. Following the meeting, the new Society's membership rolls approached 700. It was clear that those in the antiviral research community welcomed the opportunity to have a forum for the exchange of scientific information.

Since those early beginnings, ISAR has become internationally recognized as an organization for scientist in the field and as offering the premiere scientific meeting on antiviral research. The purpose of ISAR's annual meeting is to provide an interdisciplinary forum at which investigators involved in basic, applied, and clinical research worldwide can meet to review recent developments in all areas of antiviral research. The organizers plan a program to meet the needs of chemists, biologists, virologists and clinicians interested in the field.

The current membership of the International Society for Antiviral Research is a Who's Who of scientists involved in antiviral research. 

ISAR Officers

PRESIDENT:  Kara Carter - 2024 

PRESIDENT ELECT:  Kathie Seley-Radtke - 2026

PAST PRESIDENT:  Johan Neyts - 2022

TREASURER : Brian Gowen - 2021

SECRETARY : Jinhong Chang - 2022

Board of Directors

Chris Meier - 2022

María-Jesús Pérez-Pérez - 2023

Joana Rocha-Pereira - 2021

Luis Schang - 2022

Pei-Yong Shi - 2021

Subhash Vasudevan - 2023

ISAR Committees

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

- Invited speaker committee:  Mike Bray (chair), Kara Carter, Jerome Deval, Chris Meier, Johan Neyts, Subhash Vasudevan

Abstract selection committee:  Justin Julander (chair) and Joana Rocha Pereira

FINANCE COMMITTEE : Roger Ptak (Chair)

COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH COMMITTEE :  Kathie Seley-Radtke (Chair)

- Website workgroup:  Andrea Brancale (Chair)

- Social media workgroup:  Jessica Spengler (Chair)

- Webinars workgroup:  Raj Kalkeri (Chair), Robert Jordan, Brent Korba

- Publication workgroup:  Luis Schang (Chair)

- Ambassadors program : Raj Kalkeri, Luis Schang, Pei-Yong Shi (Co-Chairs)

CAREER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE : Leen Delang

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE : Johan Neyts (Chair), Kara Carter, José Esté, Kathie Seley-Radtke

TRAVEL GRANTS : Jinhong Chang 

CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS : Roger Ptak

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE : Brian Gentry

SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS  : Richard Whitley, Chair

WOMEN IN SCIENCE COMMITTEE : Rhonda Cardin, Chair

THE CHU FAMILY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN SCIENTISTS : Katherine Seley-Radtke, Chair

POSTER AWARD COMMITTEE : Brian Gentry and Jennifer Moffat (Co-Chairs)

About ISAR

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.

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