Meeting Details

Twenty-Fourth West Coast Retrovirus Meeting

We are pleased to notify you about the Twenty-Fourth West Coast Retrovirus Meeting. The meeting will be held from October 4 – 6, 2018, at the Hyatt Palm Springs Hotel, in Palm Springs, CA. Scientific sessions will begin at 4:00 p.m. on October 4th and conclude on the evening of October 6th.

The goal of the West Coast Retrovirus Meeting is to bring together a stellar group of retrovirologists from all over the country in a focused workshop-style meeting.  The meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss new information on all aspects of Retrovirology. Themes of the meeting will include aspects of the immune response to primate lentiviruses, the structural biology of HIV, assembly, accessory and regulatory factors, restriction factors, and proviral latency. The intent is to generate vigorous discussion, hatch new ideas, foster collaborations, and spawn fresh insights into the biology of retroviruses and HIV/AIDS.  There will be four keynote speakers, as well as 25 to 30 talks chosen from among the submitted abstracts, a scientific poster session, and several opportunities for social interaction including meals and free time. A limited number of travel awards are available.

Keynote Speakers


Reuben Harris, University of Minnesota
Theodora Hatziioannou– Rockefeller University, New York

Registration fees
Double Occupancy – $550
Single Occupancy – $800
Registration fees include: Attendance at all scientific sessions, lodging, and meals.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please fill out the registration form by August 30th, 2018. Meeting payments may be check, cash, or credit card. After August 30th, we will continue to accept registrations until the meeting is fully subscribed. Instructions for abstracts are located on the registration form. The abstract deadline is August 30th, 2018 please indicate if you would you would like to be considered for a short oral presentation. Notification of whether presentations will be talks or posters will be sent out in mid-September.

This meeting is made possible through the generous support from the CFAR’s at Case Western Reserve, UCLA and UCSF as well as from CHEETAH, QURA, UC Irvine Cancer Research Institute and Gilead.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in October.

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