Submissions are no longer being accepted.
Schedule for Abstract Submission
Online Abstract Submission (please read carefully)
Abstracts must be submitted online and will not be accepted in any other manner. The text of the abstract is limited to 250 words and the title to 250 characters. The system will automatically impose these restrictions when you enter your abstract.
We welcome short oral presentations and posters describing the activity of well-defined chemical compounds for the treatment of viral diseases of humans and vertebrate animals and on the protective activity of vaccines for humans. Reports of the antiviral effect of a novel small-molecule drug must reveal its chemical structure. Claims of in vitro or in vivo efficacy of a drug or vaccine must be supported by appropriate statistical analysis. We discourage the submission of abstracts reporting the antiviral activity of unpurified natural products, or of partially purified substances. Abstracts claiming an antiviral effect of homeopathic products or other highly diluted preparations, or which fail to clearly identify the biological ingredient or molecule responsible for the antiviral activity of an experimental therapy, will be rejected. Presentations on antiseptics with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity will not be considered. We also discourage talks or posters on in silicodocking studies or other computer-based predictions of antiviral activity that are not supported by data from biological assays.
If you accessed the submission site for the 2019 ICAR, you can login with the same User ID and Password used previously.
Oral presentations will be selected only from the initial submission period, which ends on December 5th. The site will then reopen on December 9th and remain open through January 27, 2020, but acceptance during this period will only be for poster presentations.
For those that require a visa letter, please select this box during the submission process. If you have selected that you require a visa letter, ISAR will review your submission and send a visa letter within 5 business days as appropriate. Please refer to the visa information page for more details.
PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to give an oral presentation, submit for travel assistance or compete in the PechaKucha competition, you must submit an abstract by the December 5th deadline.
During the submission process you will be able to indicate your interest in participating in:
Poster Awards Competition Submission Details
A regular feature of ICAR is the judging of posters by a designated committee and the award of cash prizes. For your poster to be entered in the competition, you must register your interest during the abstract submission process, following the instructions below:
Anyone who is selected to give an oral presentation, but would like to compete for a Poster Award, should notify ICAR staff and prepare a poster to present at the meeting. Slides should also be prepared in case the poster is selected for the Shotgun Poster Presentations.
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.