Is ICAR cancelled?
The conference has not been cancelled but will be presented virtually. The virtual meeting has been postponed until late summer or early fall.
What will the ICAR 2020 Virtual Meeting look like?
All registered attendees will have access to live webinars and to all ICAR materials (including abstracts, electronic posters, and ICAR mobile app). An email with log-in information for access to these resources will be sent closer to the start of the meeting. Please refer to the ICAR website and this page for regular updates. Information will be released as it becomes available.
Who do I contact with questions?
ISAR/ICAR is working to spread the word about the conference moving forward as a virtual meeting. As information is available, it will be posted on the ICAR website. If you need to reach ICAR, please contact ICAR Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we finalize details and respond to your questions.
Update from ISAR
Many of our Society members and speakers are working tirelessly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it be in drug discovery, vaccine development, clinical care, policy development or other activities. Additionally, all of us are working to respond to changes in our personal lives. With all of the ongoing demands on our efforts and expertise, we realize that though exchange of research and new ideas that comes with a conference is very important, the priority right now needs to be on COVID-19 response. We have therefore decided to postpone the virtual ICAR2020 until late summer or early fall. The date will be decided by the ISAR Board of Directors, based on their assessment of the situation and the timing of other major conferences. Paid registration will carry forward to the rescheduled meeting. You will be informed of any new developments.
We hope that you and your family remain safe and that you are able to work productively during this challenging time.
Johan Neyts and Kara Carter
President and President-Elect, ISAR
I registered for the meeting. What do I do?
If you are a current ICAR 2020 registrant, you do not need to re-register for the Virtual Meeting. ICAR staff will transfer your registration to the Virtual Meeting registration type and send you online access details to meeting materials and lectures closer to the meeting start date.
Will my registration fee be refunded?
All current paid registrants will receive a refund that equals the difference between the original ICAR 2020 registration rate, and the Virtual Meeting registration rate in their same category. For those that would in the fall of 2020, be no longer be employed by their current employer, a potential full refund can be considered. In that case, please contact email@example.com.
The Virtual Meeting rates are as follows:
How do I cancel my hotel reservation?
You should contact the hotel directly to cancel your hotel room as soon as possible to avoid any fees. The website link below will take you to the hotel's website. Click on "My Trips" link located on the top right where you can enter your reservation information and cancel online.
Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street, Seattle, WA, USA
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.