frequently asked questions
How do I access the virtual Conference?
Registered attendees will receive log-in details on Monday, March 15. The ICAR2021 virtual platform will work best with the latest version of Google Chrome to minimize technical problems.
How can I learn more about the virtual platform?
Click button below to view brief videos for attendees and poster presenters to learn about the virtual platform.
What are some features and tips for navigating the platform?
When will Conference content be available?
All invited, oral and poster presentations will be prerecorded and available for on-demand viewing starting Monday, March 15, 2021 to registered attendees, one week ahead of the live Conference sessions. The selected format will allow attendees the opportunity to view those presentations as their own schedule permits. We highly recommend you view the prerecorded presentations prior to the Live Q&A sessions as the full presentation will NOT be shown during the live session.
When will live programming take place?
All scheduled times for ICAR2021 live programming are listed in Eastern Time and spread across two “global golden hours” from March 22 through March 26, 2021. If you are unable to attend the live programming, recordings will be posted on demand 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, 2021.
What is the format for the Live Q&A Sessions?
There are 10 Live Q&A Sessions which will feature invited and short oral presenters, as well as feature our ISAR 2021 awardees. All talks will be prerecorded and available for viewing by conference attendees starting March 15. We highly encourage all attendees to view the talks prior to the live sessions. For each Live Q&A Session, the session chairs will provide a brief introduction and then each speaker will present a brief summary of their presentation. After all speakers have presented their summaries, the chairs will facilitate discussion amongst speakers and attendees. Attendees will have the option to use the Q&A Chat board to ask questions in real-time.
What will a virtual poster session look like?
Posters will be divided into two groups: Poster Session 1 and Poster Session 2. During the Conference week, each poster group will present in TWO live sessions (A and B). During the live poster session, each poster presenter will have their own "room" where attendees and poster presenters will be able to speak with each other (presenter will be on video). In addition, posters are available to view on-demand at any time throughout the Conference.
How do I interact with authors if I have questions?
How do I find and search for specific presentations?
All prerecorded 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:
Whom 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.
NOTICE: Any and all information acquired from any presentation at ICAR2021 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 ICAR2021 is to be deleted at or before the end of ICAR2021 on Sunday, 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.