Abstract Submission & Award Guidelines

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Abstract Submission & Award Guidelines

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Call for abstracts/ award applications closes: 31 August 2019

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

During The submission process, you will indicate to submit either an Oral Presentation or a Poster Presentation. In some circumstances, we may not accept your Oral Presentation, and offer a Poster Presentation instead.

AVS10 Awards

Rising Star Award: This award is to acknowledge outstanding early career researchers who have made seminal contributions to the virology discipline and who demonstrate strong potential to become future leaders in virology research.

Indigenous Researcher Award: This award is to acknowledge researchers who have made important contributions to any area of research within the virology discipline, and who identify as Australian Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, Maori or other First Nations.

Student Award: This award is to acknowledge outstanding virology students who have made important contributions to the virology discipline and who demonstrate strong potential to become future leaders in virology research.

Travel Scholarship: This award is open to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers with not more than 5 years of continuous postdoctoral experience to help defray the cost of attending the meeting.

Additional Awards: AVS may offer other awards for poster or oral presentations, pending sponsorship,  for PhD students or early career researchers that are not more than five years post-doctoral.

Eligibility and Submission Guidelines:

Rising Star Award
Student Award
Indigenous Researcher Award
Travel Scholarship Award
Additional Awards

Standard Oral Presentations:

PowerPoint Preperation: Please bring your power point presentation with you on a USB. The ratio for your power point presentation should be 16:9

Timing: Please check the program for your specific presentation allowance, the majority of presentations are 15 minutes in length. If you wish to have a Q&A as part of your presentation, please include this in your time allocation.

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.

ECR ORAL PRESENTATIONS Selected Early Career Researchers  i.e. students and postdocs (not more than 5 years completion) who choose the ‘3 Minute Oral Presentation’ may be invited to present their papers in a 3-minute oral presentation session, in addition to their poster presentation.  There is no question and answer period for this session.

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

ORAL PRESENTATIONS Selected authors will be invited to present their papers in an appropriate session. Presenters will be invited to participate in a question and answer period at the conclusion of each session.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Authors MUST submit a separate abstract for each presentation put forward for consideration. Abstracts must be received no later than 31 August 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. • Notification of Acceptance will be provided by 1 October 2019. Abstracts will be reproduced in the online 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.