Abstract submission topics:

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical
  • Replication and Therapeutics
  • Virus/Host Interactions
  • Cancer
  • Immunity and Vaccines
  • Latency

Delegates who would like to present their work at the meeting as poster or oral presentation, are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the Regional Organizing and Scientific Advisory Committees. Abstracts are accepted on a wide range of themes according to the list of abstract submission topics  listed above.

The corresponding topic must be selected to ensure correct scoring of the abstract. The content of the abstract must be topic related. The papers will be peer-reviewed and selected for oral or poster presentation.

Conflict of Interest Policy: It is the intent of  the 23rd International Conference on Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpesvirus (KSHV) and Related Agents to provide high-quality sessions focused on educational content that is free from commercial influence or bias. Thus the submitting author of an abstract is requested to declare any potential conflicts of interest for all authors during abstract submission.  All speakers should include a disclosure slide as the first slide in the presentation, disclosing any potential conflicts of interest.

Abbreviations should be indicated in parentheses following their first mention in the text. Trade names cannot be mentioned in the title. However, trade names in brackets will be accepted in the body of the text.

Submission Steps:

Before beginning  your abstract submission, please collect the following:

  • Presenting authors contact information and affiliation
  • Co-Authors names, affiliations and email
  • Principal Investigator/Lab Head name, email and affiliation

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Only create one account for abstract submission & registration, as they will be connected to your profile
  • 300 word count limit
  • Select your presentation preference, oral presentation, poster presentation or no preference, oral or poster presentation
  • Include all authors and affiliations in submission, including the submitting author, any co-authors, and Principal Investigator/Lab Head
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English with spelling and grammar of a quality suitable for publication
  • All submissions will print the exact way they are submitted
  • Abstracts must be in English.
  • Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author, advisors may not submit an abstract for another person under their own login.

Review Procedures

  • All submissions are reviewed by the conference program committee
  • Proposals constituting sales pitches for products or services will not be considered
  • Any oral submissions not chosen for an oral presentation will receive a poster presentation
  • Authors will be notified of the abstract acceptance/rejection by mid April

Submitting an Abstract

  1. The first step is to input the Title of the abstract in Title case, for example: CRISPR-Cas9 Mediated Knockout of Viral ORF57 Gene from All Copies of the KSHV Genome in BCBL-1 Cells. Do not to include the authors or any additional information in the title field. Then type (or paste from Word), the Body of the Abstract (300 word limit), in sentence case, NOT to include the abstract title, authors, affiliations or contact information. You can indicate your preference for a talk or poster on the abstract submission form. Final decisions about oral vs. poster presentations will be made after abstract review by the Scientific Advisory Committee.
  2. The next step is to add your Co-Authors (which should NOT be included in Step 1). Each Co-Author will also receive a confirmation email with your contact information, the title of the abstract and ID number and their login information. All Co-Authors have Read only access. Presenters have Read/Write access. To prevent duplicate contacts, please confirm the person you are trying to add is not already in the system. To use a new contact (or if the information found in the KSHV 2020 database is incorrect), click “My Co-Author Isn’t Listed – Add A New Contact“. This system will ensure accurate indexing of all authors in the abstracts/proceedings book. You can go back to the Authors field at any time to change the order of the co-authors
  3. The third and final step is to review your submission and submit. All presenting authors must be registered for the meeting. You can register by logging back into the KSHV 2020 Conference Management system until May 17, 2020 for the early bird discounted registration.

If you have any questions about abstract submissions, please contact the KSHV 2020 Abstracts Team:

Tischan Seltzer, UNC Chapel Hill, NC [email protected]

When you’ve finished the submission

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected by abstract review groups that include members of the Scientific Advisory Committee for oral or poster presentation AFTER THE MARCH 25th DEADLINE. You will receive a confirmation email with your Abstract ID number after your abstract submission has been successfully submitted. You can view or edit your abstract by returning to your profile in the KSHV Conference Management system at any time. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please contact Tischan.

Questions or More Information:

KSHV 2020 Abstracts Team:

Tischan Seltzer, UNC Chapel Hill, NC [email protected]

Abstract Submission Deadline:April 12, 2020
6 months to go.