Modeling Viral Infections and Immunity (E1)

Scientific Organizers: Alan S. Perelson, Rob J. De Boer and Phillip D. Hodgkin


May 1—4, 2017

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado, USA


Sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc.


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DEADLINES:
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 10, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jan 10, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Feb 1, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Mar 1, 2017 [details]

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2017-E1 "Modeling Viral Infections and Immunity" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On January 10, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After January 10, 2017 until March 23, 2017 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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January 10, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On March 1, 2017 745.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After March 1, 2017 895.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On March 1, 2017 520.00 USD
(includes 150.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After March 1, 2017 670.00 USD

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 10, 2017


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is February 1, 2017)

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Scholarship Deadline: January 10, 2017


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: February 1, 2017


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is January 10, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: March 1, 2017


Registration Fee: 745.00 USD* (includes 150.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 520.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 895.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 670.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Meeting Summary



Viral infection modeling has provided insights into the pathogenesis and treatment of HIV, HCV, HSV-2, CMV and other viruses. It has had impact in revealing the lifespan of infected cells, how rapidly virus is produced and cleared from the circulation, and the means for evaluating the effectiveness of antiviral treatments. HIV remains a global health threat and there is great interest in revealing features of the main HIV reservoir, latently infected cells and mechanisms of reducing the size of this reservoir by pharmacological means. Other important gaps in knowledge revolve around the cell-mediated and humoral immune responses to HIV, important for generating vaccines and broadly neutralizing antibodies as therapeutics, topics that will be discussed. Further, viral infections generally occur in tissues and thus the meeting will discuss imaging techniques and methods of modeling and analyzing spatial infection data, the role of tissue-resident memory cells, and important features of immune regulation, such as immune exhaustion, cytokine signaling between cells, and viral subversion of innate responses and escape from adaptive responses. The meeting will highlight what we believe are significant hurdles to curing viral infections and will bring together experimental virologists, physician scientists and modelers of various types and experience, groups that do not normally meet. It should foster new collaborations between experimentalists and theoreticians, and between theoreticians working on different viral infections or different aspects of viral infections, as well as help young scientists formulate new research directions and make connections with established senior scientists.