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West Coast Retrovirus Meeting, October 3–5, 2024

Please save the date for the 28th West Coast Retrovirus Meeting in Palm Springs, California! This workshop-style meeting recognizes historical achievements and milestones in the field of retrovirology, while providing a forum to discuss new and unpublished information across relevant areas including antiviral drug development, viral evolution, structural virology and virus-host interactions.

Invited Speakers

  • Priyamvada Acharya (Duke University)
  • Rahm Gummuluru (Boston University)
  • Frank Maldarelli (NCI)
  • Yong Xiong (Yale University)

Event Details

Registration information

More information to come this spring.

Abstract submissions

The abstract deadline is September 1. Please indicate if the abstract is for a short oral presentation or poster presentation, or no preference. Notification of whether presentations will be talks or posters will be sent out in mid-September. After the deadline, only poster presentation abstracts will be accepted. Please email your abstract to Sang Sim at and Amy Crowson at with the subject line “WCRM 2024 Abstract Submission [Last Name, First Name].” 


  • All abstracts must be only one page in length.
  • Arial font, 11 point
  • One-inch margins all around the page
  • Bold the title.
  • Include institutional information.
  • Underline the presenter/speaker.

Poster board

  • Dimensions: 36″ × 48″
  • Clips or pins will be available on-site.
  • Posters can be printed horizontally or vertically.
Schedule, lodging and meals

The conference will be held in Palm Springs, California. It begins Thursday, October 3, and ends Saturday, October 5, after dinner. 

  • More information to come.

Registration includes the following meals:

  • More information to come.

Printed meeting programs will be available at on-site registration on October 3. There will not be a virtual program.

Meeting support

Meeting support is available in the form of registration cost reduction. Please complete the form before August 30, 2024. Please also complete the form if you require special accommodation due to health, disability, childcare support or any other reasons. We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

Meeting Support Request Form

More information to come.


Zandrea Ambrose, PhD
Associate Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Amit Sharma, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Ohio State University

Awareness of travel scam

Please be advised that the third-party companies Ehotel Services and Exhibitor Housing Services (EHS) – also known as Exhibitor Housing Management (EHM) and Business Travel Management (BTM) – are targeting conference speakers and attendees with a fraudulent travel and hotel booking scheme.

The companies are calling and/or emailing conference speakers and attendees and falsely claiming they are the “official” housing bureau and/or authorized by the Palm Springs HIV/AIDS Meeting to book hotel and/or travel accommodations for the conference.

This is entirely false. The company makes a number of false and fraudulent claims about the conference designed to obtain your credit card information, so please be aware and do not respond to this scheme.

Contact us

If you have special requests regarding the meeting (e.g., rooming, meeting support, dependent care support, abstract submissions), please contact Sang Sim at and Amy Crowson at


More information to come.

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