Important Dates

  • Registration: NOW OPEN
  • Abstract submission: CLOSED
  • Case study submission: CLOSED
  • Travel award application: CLOSED
  • Early bird registration deadline: Mar 30, 2017 
  • Hotel reservation deadline: Apr 12, 2017 

Past Meeting Materials

Symposium Chairman

Steven Specter, PhD; Univ. of South Florida Morsani Coll. of Med., Tampa, FL

Symposium Vice-Chairman

Richard L. Hodinka, PhD; Univ. of South Carolina Sch. of Med. Greenville, Greenville, SC 

Program Committee Members

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"This meeting does an incredible job of bringing together laboratorians, IVD manufacturers and academics to survey the current state of clinical virology and indicate what the future directions are likely to be."
Mark Poritz, VP of Chemistry Research, BioFire Defense

Explore Savannah

Known for its historic charm, excellent cuisine, and warm, welcoming people, Savannah is an ideal backdrop for ASM's Clincal Virology Symposium. Take a moment and explore Savannah. 

Meeting Location

Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
One International Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31402


90-Minute Historic Savannah Trolley Tour
Saturday, May 6, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
$15.00 per person

Founded in 1733, Savannah is one of America’s finest preserved cities and considered a jewel of the south. You will enjoy a comprehensive, completely narrated guided tour of one of the largest National Urban Historic Land marked Districts in the United States. Let us transport your group through more than 280 years of American history. Ride along cobblestone paved streets beneath moss-draped oaks and experience the “Old South” with her stately mansions, beautiful squares, romantic riverfront and abundance of true southern charm.

Boarding will begin at 4:45 p.m. The trolley will depart promptly at 5:00 p.m at Byran Square located outside of the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The trolley will drop off at the same location at the conclusion of the tour. Tickets are available for purchase during the online meeting registration process, only. Tickets are non-refundable.

90-Minute Grave Tales Walking Ghost Tour
Sunday, May 7, 2017
9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 
$17.00 per person

The Grave Tales Ghost Tour is a walking tour of ‘The Most Haunted City in America’, Savannah, GA. It is an excellent introduction to the history and landmarks of Savannah through a paranormal view.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. The Grave Tales tour departs from Johnson Square (at the corner of Bull St. and Bryan St.) in downtown Savannah. It concludes at the same location. This is a walking tour. Please wear appropriate footwear. Tickets are available for purchase during the online meeting registration process, only. Tickets are non-refundable. Attendees must be at least 12 years of age.

Dine Around

Sunday, May 7 – Tuesday, May 9  

Join your CVS colleagues for dinner and expand your connections in a small, intimate setting with daily, dedicated dining options. Sample Savannah’s rich restaurant scene, while connecting with your peers in an informal setting, fostering new relationships, and benefitting from the wisdom of diverse experiences. Sign-up sheets will be located at Registration in the River Concourse on-site.

Show Us Your Badge Program

The Savannah Show Us Your Badge program offers discounts to meeting and convention attendees, film production talent and film crews from businesses in Savannah's Historic District. To be eligible for a discount, you must present your conference badge, name tag or film perks pass to participating places of business.

View all participating places of business, including restaurants, retail shops, and more. 

Other Resources 

Top 15 Things to do in Savannah

Savannah Convention and Vistor Bureau