Schedule at a Glance

Plan your daily schedule by viewing the 2019 ASM Clinical Virology Symposium Schedule at a Glance. CVS offers three days of sessions, poster presentations and a robust Exhibit and Poster Hall, all on the latest science in virology.


Daily Meeting Schedule

Saturday, May 4

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.        PASCV Workshop

Sunday, May 5

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.        Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.        
Edith Hsiung Practical Issues in Diagnostic Virology 
Convener: Gregory Storch
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.   
    • CRISPR-Cas Biology and Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Applications; Daniel S. Chertow; Critical Care Medicine Department, CC, Laboratory of Immunoregulation, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD  
  • 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  
    •  Evaluation of Laboratory Contamination during Routine Testing of Infectious Specimens; Melanie Yarbrough; Washington Univ. Sch. of Med., St. Louis, MO  
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.       Break in Exhibit and Poster Hall

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.        Exhibit and Poster Hall Hours

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    
Panel Discussion on Challenges/Opportunities in Clinical Virology: Molecular Point-of-Care Testing
Convener: Richard Hodinka
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.      
    • A Quick Primer: The Spectrum of Point-of-Care Molecular Tests; Richard Hodinka; Univ. of South Carolina Sch. of Med. Greenville, Greenville, SC  
  • 11:10 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.      
    • Integration of Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnostics in the Hospital Setting; Frederick Nolte; Med. Univ. of South Carolina, Charleston, SC  
  • 11:20 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.      
    • Pushing Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnostics to a Network of Healthcare Facilities; Omai Garner; UCLA, Los Angeles, CA  
  • 11:30 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.      
    • Is It Time for Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnostics in Pharmacies?; Michael E. Klepser; Ferris State Univ. Coll. of Pharmacy, Kalamazoo, MI  
  • 11:40a.m. - 11:50 a.m.      
    • A Global Perspective on Molecular Point-of-Care Testing; Charlotte A. Gaydos; Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD  
  • 11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.      
    • Interactive Panel/Audience Discussion
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.      Lunch in Exhibit and Poster Hall

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.        PASCV Memorial Pioneer Award Presentation

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.        Exhibit and Poster Hall Demo Hours (Invitation Only)

2:15 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.          Interactive Session: Virology Jeopardy

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.        Travel Award Presentations

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        Poster Session I/Reception in Exhibit and Poster Hall

Monday, May 6

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.         PASCV Business Meeting

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.         Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.        Exhibit and Poster Hall Demo Hours (Invitation Only)

8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.                  
Session I: Clinical Aspects of Viral Diseases
Conveners: John L. Sever and Randall Hayden
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.          
    • One Health: Challenges of Zoonotic Infections; Jennifer McQuiston; Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  • 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                  
    • Hot Topics in Virology; Emily A. Blumberg; Perelman Sch. of Med. at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA  

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.       Break in Exhibit and Poster Hall

10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.       Exhibit and Poster Hall Hours

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.        PASCV Ed Nowakowski Senior Memorial Clinical Virology Award
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                
    • Integrative Network Modeling Reveals Host-Pathogen in Alzheimer’s Disease;  Joel Dudley; Icahn Sch. of Med. at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY  
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.                
    • Hepatitis A Outbreaks on the Rise Across the U.S.; Monique A. Foster; CDC, Atlanta, GA  
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.            Industry & Science Workshops

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.            Industry & Science Workshops

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.            Poster Session II, Reception in the Exhibit Hall and Poster Hall

Daily Meeting Schedule (continued)

Tuesday, May 7

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.         Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.        Exhibit and Poster Hall Demo Hours (Invitation Only)

8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.         
Session II: Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases

Conveners: Linda Cook and Christine C. Ginocchio
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.    
    • Test and Treat Diagnostics; Devasena Gnanashanmugam; Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA
  • 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.    
    • Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Disease; John Watson; CDC, Atlanta, GA  
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.       Break in Exhibit and Poster Hall

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.         Exhibit and Poster Hall Hours

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.        Diagnostic Virology Award Presentation
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.      
    • Diagnostics for Congenital CMV; Suresh B. Boppana; Univ. of Alabama Sch. of Med., Birmingham, AL  
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.      
    • Circulating EBV and KSHV DNA for Diagnosis and Monitoring; Richard Ambinder; Johns Hopkins Sch. of Med., Baltimore, MD
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.       Lunch in Exhibit Hall

200 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.         Late Breaker

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.         Exhibit and Poster Hall Demo Hours (Invitation Only)

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.        
Case Discussions
Convener: Richard Hodinka
  • Ana Maria Cardenas; Univ. of Pennsylvania, Children's Hosp. of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Kevin Alby; University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Marie Louise Landry; Yale Univ. Sch. of Med., New Haven, CT  
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.        Poster Session III, Reception in the Exhibit Hall and Poster Hall

9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.      Late Night on the Lawn: A Networking Event

Wednesday, May 8

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.        Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.    
Session III: Prevention of and Therapy for Viral Infections
Conveners: Stephen Young and Rangaraj Selvarangan
  • 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.      
    • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): Current Status and Future Opportunities and Challenges; Kenneth H. Mayer; Harvard Med. Sch. and Harvard Sch. of Publ. Health, Boston, MA  
  • 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.      
    • The New Shingrix Vaccine: What You Should Know; Scott Schmid; CDC, Atlanta, GA  
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.    Break
  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • Innovative Strategies to Eliminate HCV; Andrew Talal; Professor, Department of Medicine, Jacobs Sch. of Med. and Biomedical Sci. at the Univ. of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY  
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    • Lassa Fever and Ebola Outbreaks; John Klena; CDC, Atlanta, GA 

Continuing Education

This activity is intended for physicians, laboratory directors, laboratory professionals, technicians, laboratory supervisors, technologists and other health care professionals with an interest in the latest developments in clinical and diagnostic virology. 

Program Committee

Steven  Specter, PhD
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Richard Hodinka, PhD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Ana Maria Cardenas, PhD, D (ABMM)    
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Linda Cook, PhD
Univ. of Washington

Christine Ginocchio, PhD

Randall Hayden, MD      
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Benjamin Pinsky, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine 

Rangaraj Selvarangan, BVSc, PhD, D(ABMM), FIDSA        
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics 

Gregory Storch, MD        
Washington University/St. Louis Children's Hospital

Stephen Young, PhD
TriCore Reference Laboratories