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Out of public health concerns and given the current travel restrictions and lab closures worldwide because of COVID-19, the 27th International Symposium on Hepatitis C Virus and Related Viruses (HCV2020), scheduled to take place July 6 – 9, 2020 in Montreal, Canada will be postponed.

Abstract Submission

CRITICAL DATES

Abstract Submission Opens: TBC

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Registration is required before submitting an abstract
  • Use the profile you created during the registration to log-in to the abstract submission site
  • There is no fee to submit abstract(s)
  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically using the official online submission form
  • Abstracts must identify the presenting author along with email address and phone number
  • Please use standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parenthesis after the full word when it appears for the first time
  • Errors, misspellings, and incorrect abbreviations will not be corrected
  • An individual may submit more than one (1) abstract. One official online submission is required for each abstract
  • Edits to submitted abstracts may be made up to the submission deadline. Instructions for making edits can be found on the submission site


ABSTRACT TYPES  +

During the online abstract submission, authors will be requested to select their preferred method of presentation: Oral/ Poster Presentation or Poster only Presentation.

Presentation method preferences will be considered during the review process.


SESSION THEMES (TOPICS)  +

Themes (topics) for each of the sessions are listed below. Please submit your abstract on either HCV, Flaviviruses or any of the related viruses under one of the following themes:

  • Innate Immunity/Virus-Host Interaction
  • Liver Inflammation, Viral Pathogenesis, and Carcinogenesis
  • Viral Life Cycle 1 (Entry, Replication)
  • Viral Life Cycle 2 (Translation, Assembly)
  • Tools for HCV Elimination: Diagnostics, Sequencing and Beyond
  • Animal Models, Organoids and Replication Systems
  • Adaptive Immunity
  • Antivirals: Challenges and New Frontiers
  • Vaccines

The abstract review committee reserves the right to reassign submitted abstracts to a different session.


ABSTRACT FORMATTING GUIDELINES   +

Please adhere to the following formatting guidelines when submitting your abstracts for HCV2020. Abstracts that are not correctly formatted will not be reviewed.

  • The abstract title should not exceed 300 characters
  • The abstracts should not exceed 300 words
  • Each abstract is allowed to include a maximum of one (1) caption (figure or table) but this is not a requirement. Minimize the use of charts and graphics as this detail is not used to evaluate the merit of your abstract
  • There is no restriction on your abstract structure, but we recommended the following:
    • Title
    • Background
    • Purpose
    • Method(s)
    • Result(s)
    • Conclusion(s)

HCV2020 TRAVEL AWARDS  +

HCV2020 is offering twenty (20) travel awards to graduate students (MSc. or PhD) and Postdoctoral fellows in the form of 5-nights’ accommodation at one of the conference hotels. Abstract submission as a first and presenting author is required. Recipients will be selected based on the quality of the submitted abstract.

Viruses Travel Awards for Junior Faculty
HCV2020 has partnered with the Journal Viruses to offer three (3) travel awards to junior faculty members who are within the first 5 years of their first faculty appointment. Abstract submission as a first or last presenting author is required. Recipients will be selected based on the quality of the submitted abstract. The value of each award is 400 Euros (approximately 580 CAD). The award can be used to pay for expenses associated with attending the conference, including travel, accommodation, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

Journal of General Virology Travel Award
The Journal of General Virology is pleased to provide a £500 travel award for an early-career researcher to attend HCV2020. To be eligible for the award, you must be a member of the Microbiology Society, accepted for an oral or poster presentation, either completing your PhD or junior faculty within your first 5 years of appointment and not in receipt of another bursary. If you are a member of the Microbiology Society and wish to be considered for the award, please indicate so in the award application section during abstract submission. Recipients will be selected by the editors of the Journal of General Virology based on the quality of the submitted abstract. The award can be used to pay for expenses associated with attending the conference, including travel, accommodation, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts are required for reimbursement.

Other awards may become available later if more funds become available.


NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE   +

Presenting authors will be notified of their acceptance status on or before May 4th, 2020. Presenting authors must inform any co-author(s) of acceptance. The organizing committee reserves the right to accept or decline any submissions and to select the presentation format (oral or poster).

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

The presenting authors of abstracts selected for oral presentation will be required to complete and submit a Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest form after they are invited to present. Disclosures are due on or before the RSVP deadline.

DISCLAIMER REGARDING THE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

The Conference Organizers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

If you have any questions about the abstract submission process, please email us at hcv2020scientific_committee@mci-group.com.