IMPORTANT DATES

Registration and abstract submission opens January 1st 2018
Registration and abstract submission ends April 1st 2018
Oral/poster notification May 14 2018
Access to online abstracts, approximately one week before

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WELCOME:
The 2018 Negative Strand RNA Virus (NSV2018) meeting will be held at the Gran Guardia Palace, Verona from June 17-22, 2018. This is the premier meeting in the field of negative strand RNA viruses. The conference is limited in size to approximately 400 participants, with presentations that cover all aspects of the fundamental biology of negative strand RNA viruses. This is the 17th meeting of a conference that started in 1969.  We continue in the spirit of previous meetings and there will be no invited speakers or concurrent sessions.

VENUE:
Gran Guardia Palace (Palazzo della Gran Guardia)
Piazza Bra 1, Verona, Veneto 37121, Italy

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM:
Scientific talks, arranged around the following topics, will include presentations from both laboratory heads (20 minutes including questions) and trainees (10 minutes including questions):
                BREAKING AND ENTERING
                EXPRESSING AND MULTIPLYING
                SUPPRESSING AND CONQUERING
                BUILDING AND ESCAPING
                DAMAGING AND SPREADING
                FIGHTING AND RESPONDING
                EMERGING AND EVOLVING
Talks will be complimented by two particularly vibrant and stimulating poster sessions which are allotted ample time to encourage discussion among the participants. Each poster session will spans two days and presenters are encouraged to be available at their posters during the morning and afternoon sessions.  Refreshments will be served at all poster sessions.

SOCIAL PROGRAM:
As in past meetings, the scientific program will be complemented by a specially constructed social program to foster interactions among all of the attendees, strengthen our community and provide life-long memories.

LOCATION:
We are particularly excited that the location for the 17th NSV meeting in June 2018 is Verona, Italy. Verona is located in northern Italy’s Veneto region, with a medieval old town built on the banks of the Adige River. Celebrated by Shakespeare, Verona preserves the famous Roman amphitheater where thousands of tourists flood in the summer months to listen to opera under the stars.

Verona is very well connected by road and rail and has an international airport. Information on airports, airlines, rail, and car hire (www.veronadirect.com/Howtoget2.html)

We strongly encourage you to book your hotel rooms as soon as you can, because this beautiful city is a very popular destination in June!  Closing night of our meeting coincides with opening night of the Verona Opera and this will place even more demand on accommodation.  However, this offers NSV participants the opportunity to attend what is a spectacular event!


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Prof. Sean Whelan
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Prof. Paul Duprex
Boston University, Boston, USA
Prof. Dominique Garcin
University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Prof. Wendy Barclay
Imperial College London, England
Prof. Maria Grazia Cusi
University of Siena, Italy