32nd Annual Meeting
July 20 – 24, 2013
Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania
2013 Conference Web Site: www.asv2013.com
The American Society for Virology (ASV) invites you to participate in its thirty-second annual meeting on the Penn State University Park campus in beautiful central Pennsylvania. The deadline for the electronic submission of abstracts will be February 1, 2013. Updated information will be available on the above conference web site as it becomes available.
The ASV 2013 scientific program will include symposia, satellite symposia and concurrent workshop and poster sessions on a wide range of virology topics. The conference will also feature a showcase of exhibitors for you to explore. Registration information, along with the Call for Abstracts, will be mailed to all ASV members during November. Non-members of the ASV may request the brochure via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org by supplying your name and mailing address or by calling the office of ASV Secretary-Treasurer, Dorothea L. Sawicki, Ph.D., at 419.383.5173.
2013 ANNUAL MEETING WEBSITE: www.asv2013.com
** Deadline for electronic submission of abstracts is February 1, 2013 **
All abstracts must be submitted electronically to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) for processing, evaluation and inclusion in the ASV 2013 Scientific Program & Abstracts Book. Complete instructions for electronic submission protocols are provided on the abstract website (https://meetingcenters.org/Submit.aspx?meetingid=789). You may also access the online abstract submission link through the ASV 2013 meeting website.
New - IMPORTANT CHANGE THIS YEAR!
Starting this year, the first author of an abstract requesting an ORAL presentation will be required to register for attendance at the ASV meeting by no later than March 25, 2013. Failure to register for the ASV meeting by this deadline will result in withdrawal of the abstract from the program.
Updated information will be available on the ASV 2013 conference website: www.asv2013.com
The ASV 2013 meeting will take place in the core of the Penn State University Park campus, located in the heart of Pennsylvania. Surrounded by forest and farmland, the campus is a magnet for scientific research, development, and academics.
All sessions are within easy walking distance from one another. Posters and satellite symposia will be in the pleasant HUB-Robeson Center and Eisenhower Auditorium will be the site for the keynote address and morning symposia. The charm and amenities of downtown State College, on the southern edge of campus, are just a ten-minute walk from Eisenhower Auditorium and right across the street from campus lodging.
University residence hall accommodations will be available for meeting registrants. In addition, a limited number of rooms have been set aside at local hotels. Be sure to identify yourself as a participant in the ASV conference and make your hotel reservations early, as rooms will book quickly during this time of year in State College. For more lodging information, visit www.asv2013.com.
TRAVEL VISAS: Application Process and Forms – IMPORTANT
Scientists from all parts of the world are invited to attend the annual meeting of the American Society for Virology. All international visitors entering the United States are generally required to present a valid visa or passport issued by a U.S. Consular Official. If you are required to obtain a visa, you must begin by completing an Electronic Visa Application form (Form Ds-156) from the U.S. State Department. The website to begin the electronic application process is: evisaforms.state.gov/. Please be sure to allow ample time for the processing of your visa application which can take 3 to 4 MONTHS in some countries. Additional information is
available on The National Academies website at: sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/biso/visas/index.htm.
STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA
While you're attending the conference, take time to enjoy the many attractions and recreational opportunities that central Pennsylvania offers.
The State College area provides all the benefits of a university town – great food, a lively night life, museums, and world-class entertainment at the Bryce Jordan Center and Eisenhower Auditorium. Outdoor recreation areas for boating, fishing, hiking, and rock climbing are only minutes away.
If you extend your visit to the area and spend time enjoying central Pennsylvania's beautiful wilderness areas, rental cabins are available just a short drive from State College. The region also offers a large number of other accommodations, including historic bed and breakfast inns in State College and nearby Bellefonte or Boalsburg.
Central Pennsylvania has a rich agricultural history and the valleys around Penn State are dotted with working farms, some of which provide produce and artisan breads and cheese for the many local farmers' markets. Many restaurants in the area now feature regionally grown items on their menus. The University is located in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania wine country and there are several wineries within easy driving distance of State College. During your stay, be sure to visit the largest university creamery in the country – Berkey Creamery on the University Park Campus – where you can savor freshly made ice cream and other delicious dairy products.
A variety of community festivals and celebrations take place throughout the year in central Pennsylvania including First Night State College, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, and the Central PA 4th Fest (featuring one of the world's ten best fireworks displays). With so many things to do and see, State College is a great place to visit in any season.
TRAVEL TO STATE COLLEGE
By Air: The State College/University Park Airport is located near the conference site. Call 814-865-5511 or visit www.UniversityParkAirport.com for information on flights.
By Car: The University Park campus is located within driving distance of many major cities, include Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi.), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi.), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi.), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi.), Washington, DC (4 hurs., 190 mi.), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi.), and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi.). Visit www.psu.edu/ur/visitors.html for detailed information and maps.
ONLINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Individuals applying for membership in the American Society for Virology should complete and submit an application online through this website. Access the link on the left entitled "Join ASV Online" and follow the instructions to complete the Membership Application. The following documents must be attached (as pdf documents) to the electronic application form in order to have it considered by the ASV Membership Committee: 1) current curriculum vitae; and 2) a "signed" nominating letter from a current, full member of ASV recommending you for membership. If you require assistance in locating a current, full member of ASV to contact for assistance in providing you with a nomination letter, please contact the ASV Secretary-Treasurer's office at email@example.com. Upon approval of your membership application, you will be notified and payment of the annual dues will be required in order to complete the process and activate your membership.
MEMBERS ONLY! Online Membership Renewal is available for current ASV members. Please access the "Membership Directory/Dues Renewal" link on the left, enter the name of the ASV member, and proceed to renew the membership dues online. You may also update your membership information online through this link. Please verify that we have your correct mailing information so that you will continue to receive your ASV mailings in a timely manner and are listed correctly in the ASV online Directory. If you have any questions regarding membership renewal, please contact the office of the ASV Secretary-Treasurer, Dorothea Sawicki, at 419.383.5173, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program - Current Membership Status/Dues:
Dorothea L. Sawicki, Ph.D.
Tel: 419.383.5173; Fax: 419.383.2881
Local Planning Committee Contacts:
Dr. Richard J. Frisque - email@example.com
Dr. Anthony P. Schmitt - firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn State University
New Membership Contact:
(New Member Applicants Only)
Dr. Kristen A. Bernard
ASV Membership Committee Chair