Important Dates 

Abstract submission: Now Open
Registration: Now Open
Travel award application deadline: February 9, 2018
Abstract submission closes: 
March 1, 2018
Clinical Case Studies submission closes: March 1, 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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Program by Day

All events for the 2018 Clinical Virology Symposium will be held at the Palm Beach Convention Center, unless otherwise noted. 

Saturday, May 5

Molecular Virology Workshop
8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 

To register for this workshop, please click here

PASCV Travel Award Presentations
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

Sunday, May 6

Edith Hsiung Practical Issues in Diagnostic Virology
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Practical Issues
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Quality Control for Molecular Panels
Talk: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Discussion: 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Speaker: Esther Babady, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Workforce in Clinical Virology and Career Opportunities for Clinical Virologists/Virologists
Talk: 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Discussion: 9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Speaker: Christine Ginocchio, bioMerieux, BioFire Diagnostics, Durham, NC

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

Panel Discussion: Where Should Clinical Virology Testing Be Done? What is the Role of Clinical Virologists? Evolving Organization of Clinical Virology Testing
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Karissa Culbreath, TriCore Reference Libraries. Albuquerque, NM

11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Ana Maria Cardenas, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mindy Nye, LabCorp, Burlington, NC

12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Kirsten St. George, Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH, Albany, NY

12:20 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Full Panel Discussion

Lunch in Exhibit and Poster Hall
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 pm

PASCV Young Investigator Award Winner Presentation 
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 pm

Young Investigator Presentation
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Jeopardy
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Hosts:

Ben Pinsky, Stanford Healthcare, Stanford, CA
Ryan Relich, Indiana University School of Medicine. Oxford, OH

PASCV and ASM Travel Award Presentations
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

PASCV Business Meeting
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Poster Presentations
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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

Monday, May 7

Session I: Clinical Aspects of Viral Diseases
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Hot Topics
Talk: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Discussion: 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Speaker: Emily Blumberg, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Emerging Influenza Strains (focusing on H7N9 and H3N2v)
Talk: 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Discussion: 9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Speaker: Malik Peiris, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, China

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

PASCV Diagnostic Virology Award Presentation
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Session I: Clinical Aspects of Viral Diseases
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Microbiome-Virome Interactions
Talk: 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Discussion: 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Speaker: Tatiana Golovkina, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Yellow Fever in the Americas
Talk: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Discussion: 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. 

Speaker: Scott Halstead, USUHS, Bethesda, MD

Exhibitor Workshops
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Workshops
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Poster Presentation
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Reception in Exhibit and Poster Hall
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8

Session II: Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Disease
8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Convener: Patricio L. Acosta, CONICET, Caba, Argentina

Harnessing the Host Response in Viral Diagnosis
Talk: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Discussion: 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 

Speaker: Chris Woods, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

New CRISPR CAS 13a-based Diagnostic Platform
Talk: 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Discussion: 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 

Speaker: Jonathan Gootberg, MIT, Cambridge, MA

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

Diagnostic Award
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 

Session II: Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Disease
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

RNA Sequencing for Viral Diagnosis
Talk: 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Discussion: 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Speaker: Robert Schlaberg, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT

Status of Serologic Testing in Viral Diagnostics
Talk: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Discussion: 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. 

Speaker: Mark Couturtier, ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT

Lunch in Exhibit Hall
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Late Breaker
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Philip Hanff Memorial Clinical Cases Presentation and Discussions
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

Convener: Rick Hodinka, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Greenville, SC

Speakers:
Kevin Alby, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Marie Landry, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Colleen Kraft, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Poster Presentations
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Reception in Exhibit Hall
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Evening Event
9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9 

Ed Nowakowski Senior Memorial Clinical Virology Award Presentation
8:30 a.m. 

Session III: Prevention of and Therapy for Viral Infections
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

Quest for Universal Flu Vaccine
Talk: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Discussion: 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. 

Speaker: Anthony Fauci, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Zika Vaccines
Talk: 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Discussion: 9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 

Speaker: Justin Richner, IIT Institute, Chicago, IL

Coffee Break 
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Session III: Prevention of and Therapy for Viral Infections
10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

CMV Antiviral Resistance and Newer Drugs
Talk: 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Discussion: 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 

Speaker: Sunwen Chou, OHSU, Portland, OR

Developments in RSV Prophylaxis – Active and Passive Approaches
Talk: 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Discussion: 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

Speaker: Mark Esser, MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD

 

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