Important Dates 

Registration: Now Open
Early bird registration deadline: 
March 29, 2018
Hotel reservation deadline:
April 11, 2018

Symposium Co-Chairs

Steven Specter, Ph.D. 
University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine

Richard Hodinka, Ph.D. 
University of South Carolina, School of Medicine Greenville

Program Committee Members

Meeting Location

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd. 
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Letter of Invitation 

Past Meeting Materials

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Travel Awards

Travel Award applications are now closed. 

Award Types

ASM Travel Awards in honor of: 

Dr. Mario Escobar ($1,000)
Dr. Herman Friedman ($1,000) 
Dr. Edith Hsuing ($1,000)
Dr. Edwin Lennette ($1,000) 

ASM Travel Awards for students and early career scientists
Students and early career scientists who submit an abstract are eligible to request a CVS Travel Award. The deadline for requests is February 9, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET.

Award description: Travel awardees are selected by the CVS Program Committee on the basis of the scientific quality of the submitted abstracts. Funding from this award is meant only to defray costs for the meeting; abstract submitters may need to obtain additional funding from other sources.

Award amount: $250

Eligibility: Preference for travel awards will be given to students and early career scientists.

PASCV Travel Awards
PASCV provides awards to students, postdoctoral fellows and technologists who have abstracts accepted to the Clinical Virology Symposium showing excellence in the field of clinical virology. PASCV will present these awards immediately following the Molecular Virology Workshop. After receiving their awards, the recipients will present their work in 10 minute talk. Awardees will also be introduced as a group during CVS when the ASM Travel Awards are announced. The award consists of a prize of $2000, a plaque, and complimentary registration to the Molecular Virology Workshop.

Submissions must include: 

  • An eligibility letter from supervisor. Letter must include the name of the student, fellow, or technologist who is competing for the travel award, and abstract title.
  • Copy of abstract submitted to the Clinical Virology Symposium

Applicant must:

  • Be able to attend the Molecular Virology Workshop and present a brief 10 minute presentation during the award presentation
  • Be the presenting author of an abstract accepted to the Clinical Virology Symposium
  • Be a student, post-doctoral fellow, or technologist

For questions or comments, please email