Abstract Submission & Award Guidelines

submit URL for the Poster Presentation Video Award

The AVS Conference provides a collegial forum to encourage the participation of established as well as early career researchers to promote, exchange and discuss the latest advancements in all aspects of virology. The Scientific committee is aiming to create a program that addresses the diversity of research topics that attract a broad discipline of delegates. The Scientific Committee is delighted to invite you to submit an abstract for AVS10.

Important information: You must register prior to submitting your abstract.

Topics can include, but are not restricted to:

  • Animal and wildlife viruses
  • Antivirals and vaccines
  • Clinical Virology
  • Indigenous Virology
  • Innate immunity and viral immunology
  • Systems virology and viromes
  • Unusual viruses, Phages and plant viruses
  • Viral epidemiology and diagnostics
  • Viral host interactions
  • Viral replication
  • Virus structure, receptors and assembly

Poster Presentations:

Display Times: Posters will be on display at the conference from Monday 2 December (10am); through till Thursday 5 December. Presenters need to bring their printed poster in A0 size to the registration desk, where they will be directed to their allocated poster board. Presenters need to adhere the poster to the poster board by morning tea time on Monday 2 December and retrieve their poster after the last session on Thursday 5 December.

Poster Size: All poster authors are requested to prepare their posters in an A0 format (1189mm high x 841mm wide). Please prepare your poster in PORTRAIT FORMAT. See below for layout


Affixing Your Poster: We will be using display boards that will require either velcro dots or pins. We will have a limited supply on site of each.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS Submissions should relate to the themes and authors should select the category ‘poster presentation’ when submitting their abstract. Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that have not been accepted may be invited to provide a poster presentation

POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Authors MUST submit a separate abstract for each poster presentation put forward for consideration. Abstracts must be received no later than 3rd November 2019 • All abstracts must be submitted electronically via the presentation portal • Faxed abstracts will not be accepted. • Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words. • Abstracts will be reproduced in the electronic conference proceedings. At least one author of each accepted submission will agree to register for the conference, pay the appropriate registration fee, and present as scheduled.

Poster Presentation Video Awards:

AVS10 would like to encourage all poster authors (including those selected for a 3 min talk) to film a 3-minute video to accompany their Poster Presentation at the Conference.

For those that take up this opportunity we are pleased to announce that the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences (UQ) are offering, for the best entries, a $500 1st prize and 2x $200 runner-up prizes. This will be judged and awarded by AVS Executive Committee Members Paul Young and Peter Speck.

Submissions will be accepted during the Conference

Full details can be found here