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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Hotel & Travel


A special block of rooms has been obtained for meeting attendees at the designated hotels. ASM will provide assistance with making hotel reservations, or processing changes and cancellations only for reservations booked within the official room block. 

All reservations will need to be made through Experient – the only authorized housing provider for the Clinical Virology Symposium. Hotels will not accept reservations direct. To make a reservation, you must first register for the meeting. After you have completed your meeting registration, you will be directed to the housing reservation site. 

ASM is not responsible for hotel reservations booked outside of the official housing block. Attendees that choose to book with a different agency or direct with a hotel will be subject to the terms and conditions outlined for that reservation and outside of ASM's control. 

Hotels and Rates 

Map # Hotel Reservation Line Rate
1 Hilton West Palm Beach
600 Okeechobee Blvd. 
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-231-6000 $185
2 West Palm Beach Marriott
1001 Okeechobee Blvd. 
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-833-1234 $185
3 Hyatt Place West Palm Beach Downtown
295 Lakeview Ave. 
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

ROH – May 4 and May 5

ROH – May 6–May 9

4 Embassy Suites West Palm Beach
1601 Belveder Rd. 
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

ROH King

ROH Queen 

*In-room internet is included. 

Hotel Reservation Deadlines

All housing reservations must be made through Experient by April 11, 2018. 

Reserving Your Hotel

Complete the housing section during the registration process, or on the registration form. List your hotel preferences in order. As hotel rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, it is to your advantage to register early. Please be sure to list your roommates, if any. Credit card information must be included with your housing request. 

Cancellation & Changes Policy 

You may contact Experient until April 11, 2018, for any changes or cancellations for your housing. Beginning April 18, 2018, you should contct the hotel directly for changes and cancellations. Failure to cancel your hotel reservation with the hotel 72 hours prior to your arrival will result in a cancellation fee equal to the first night's room rate.

Please send housing cancellations to: 

Fax (Domestic): 1-88-772-1888
Fax (International): 301-694-5124


Nearby Airports

International Travel 

The Clinical Virology Symposium welcomes scientists from every part of the world. Attendees are not required to present a poster in order to attend the meeting. Please allow ample time visa processing, as the application process can take several months in some countries. 

Letter of Invitation

Temporary International Visitor Requirements

For information on applying for a Visa, travel without a Visa, and the Visa waiver program, vist the Visa Applications page. To find out if you need a Visa, or for more information on the application process, visit the National Academies website.