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Submitters have been notified of the result of their abstract. Please contact zara@vironet.com with any questions.


Late-breaker abstracts
The purpose of late breaker abstracts is to allow participants to share their recent data that is high impact, innovative, and newsworthy.

Late breaker abstracts must comprise of results that were either not yet known or fully available, on the regular abstract submission deadline, December 18 2019. The late-breaker abstract deadline is not an extension of the regular abstract submission deadline.

If your abstract is accepted, you will receive complimentary registration.

If your abstract is accepted for oral presentation, you may be eligible for a scholarship for travel and accommodation in Addis Ababa, provided that sufficient funding is received. 

Categories for abstract submission
For purposes of review and programming, abstracts are divided into topical categories. Selection of the most appropriate category is important as it determines who reviews your abstract.

Topics and subtopics for abstract submission:

Selection of the most appropriate topic is important as it determines who reviews your abstract. The Program Committee reserves the right to reassign your abstract to a more appropriate category. Abstracts will be accepted either for oral or poster presentation.

Abstracts should contain the following four components:

Please note: that abstracts cannot be accepted if tables, graphs, grant acknowledgements or literature references are included.

The maximum word count for the abstract body is 500 words.

Abstracts are considered official communications to the conference and will be treated confidentially. For abstracts that are accepted, submitters agree to attend the meeting and present their abstract as scheduled.

Authors can submit their abstracts electronically using the link above “Abstract Submission”. You will be redirected to the submission website. Please follow the step-by-step directions, which will enable you to upload the abstract.

To ensure your abstract retains any special characters or formatting, the abstract must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

Notification of abstract acceptance and presentation format
It is the responsibility of the corresponding/presenting author to inform all co-authors of the abstract’s status. Notifications of acceptance and format of presentation (oral or poster presentation) will be announced in January 2020. Please notify the Conference Secretariat if you have not received notification. If your abstract is accepted, one author is required to register for the conference and present the paper as scheduled. Guidelines for preparing your oral and/or poster presentations will be sent after your abstract has been accepted.

Abstract publication
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book, which will be distributed during the conference. All abstracts will be published in the journal Reviews in Antiviral Therapy & Infectious Diseases. Please note that the conference secretariat cannot be held responsible for any typographic or language errors in the submitted abstracts as only the format of the abstracts will be changed and not the content.

For any abstract related questions, please contact the conference secretariat: zara@vironet.com