Invitations to Industry & Institutions to Sponsor KSHV 2019

Sponsorship opportunities are available to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, institutions and foundations wishing to support the 22nd International Workshop on Karosi Sarcoma Herpesvirus (KSHV) & Related Agents, organized under the auspices of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. The international KSHV Workshops serve as the premier forum for the exchange of new research developments in the field of gamma-herpesvirus biology and disease as it relates to Kaposi’s sarcoma virus (KSHV). Researchers in the vibrant KSHV field have held 21 previous annual conferences, typically attended by 120-150 participants. A yearly meeting is key to enhance interactions among all scientists in the field and promote interdisciplinary communication and collaborations among gamma-herpesvirus researchers with expertise that span molecular virus biology, innate and adaptive immunobiology, animal models of pathogenesis, pathology, epidemiology and therapeutic strategies. Thus, this meeting facilitates cross-fertilization of ideas, techniques, and reagents.

Tremendous progress has been made in the field, but this virus infection still poses a significant cancer burden to at-risk populations worldwide. The Kaposi’s sarcoma field is an active and complex multi-disciplinary intersection of cancer biology and the pathogenesis of chronic herpesvirus infection with translational medicine involving rapid diagnostics and drug discovery.  This conference has ~150 attendees each year from across the US and the world, and includes research scientists from academia, industry, and government in addition to clinicians, post-docs, and graduate students. Our major goal is to advance the field by fostering intensive scientific discussions in a collegial environment. The conference spans four days, and the session topics are detailed here.

KSHV 2019 has incredible potential for furthering the research of a scientific community that aims to have meaningful impact on human disease. We would like to provide an opportunity for you to show your support for our researchers by making a tax-deductible donation. Through industry grants and contributions, our sponsors will be off-setting costs for audio-visual support, networking events to provide opportunities for scientists to interface in addition to subsidizing the travel of trainees. We will recognize your contribution on displays at prominent points during the conference (slides and banners), and on its website (

We suggest donations at the following levels:

  •     Gold ($5,000-10,000)
  •     Silver ($2,000-$5,000)
  •     Bronze levels ($500-$2000)
  •     Tabletop Exhibit with one participant badge: $1500
  •     Tabletop Exhibit with two badges, $2,000

Gold and Silver sponsorships include a tabletop exhibit and up to two participant badges.

We will appreciate any support you would be willing to offer in this endeavor.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities:

Please note that all exhibition and sponsorship opportunities will be allocated on a 1st come, 1st served basis.

  •     Session Sponsorship recognition: $2,000
  •     Name badge lanyards with company logo: $500 (company to provide the logo)
  •     Name badge sponsorship: $1,000, includes name badge printing (full-color), plastic holders and company logo on the back of the name badges with a mini program-at-a-glance
  •     One page black & white ad in the Final Program & Abstract Books: $1,500
  •     Named Student/Postdoc Travel Awards: $1,500 – $5,000
  •     Sponsor of the Welcome Reception on the Rooftop patio at the New York Marriott East Side, $5,000
  •     Sponsor of the Final Night Networking Dinner, exclusive group dinner on the World Yacht Duchess Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, $10,000

For further information, please contact: Joan Oefner, Conference Manager.


Regional Organizing Committee

    Ethel Cesarman, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA (Co-Chair)

    Laurie Krug, Stony Brook University, USA (Co-Chair)

    Christine King, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA

    David Lukac, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA

    Angus Wilson, New York University School of Medicine, USA

The 22nd International Workshop on Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpesvirus (KSHV) and Related Agents is organized under the auspices of:

Weill Cornell Medicine.
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Pathology room C302
Reference: KSHV 2019

Weill Cornell Medicine is a tax exempt organization, the Tax ID number is: 13-1623978