Special sessions & events
ICAR2023 will feature several special sessions and events. Please check this page often for additional updates.
Women in Science Roundtable
Monday, March 13 at 12:00 PM CET
The WIS Committee is excited to hold the 11th Annual Women in Science Roundtable at the ICAR2023 . Please join us to network with fellow scientists in industry, government, and academia who conduct all aspects of antiviral research. This roundtable will provide an opportunity to participate in an exciting exchange of ideas with a panel of expert antiviral research scientists as well as other event participants.
Registration will occur from noon-12:30 PM. It is open to both women and men and will feature discussions on issues facing women in antiviral research. Drinks and light food will be provided.
Please note that while this event is open to everyone, registration is required as space is limited. This event is at capacity but you may join the waitlist. You will be notified if there are any openings.
Monday, March 13 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM CET
Following the opening session, all onsite attendees are invited to join us at the Opening Reception where we can finally mix and mingle with each other in person!
Tuesday, March 14 at 11:30 AM CET
Get ready to be entertained and informed! Join us for a fun session as finalists present live their PechaKucha presentations. Be prepared for some humor, a few surprises and maybe something unexpected.
What is PechaKucha?
PechaKucha is a presentation format where you have 15 slides, each on the screen for only 20 seconds. Your slides advance automatically so you have to keep up with the slides, as you won’t have control of the speed. Some tips on a good PechaKucha presentation – incorporate humor, a surprise or something that is unexpected. Bottom line, you want to entertain the team of judges as well as inform!
Great opportunity to showcase your creativity! And there will be three cash prizes - $250 for first place, $125 for second place and $75 for third place, but only graduate students and postdocs are eligible to compete. Prior year PechaKucha winners are not eligible to compete.
Check out the 2018 ICAR PechaKucha winner - https://youtu.be/AYRHKWg3U0I.
Congratulations to the ICAR2022 PechaKucha Winners!
Career Development Interactive Roundtable
Tuesday, March 14 at 12:30 AM CET
This year, the ICAR career development session will be an interactive Career Roundtable. The Career Roundtable will give the opportunity to registered attendees to meet established researchers who will provide their unique perspectives on career development, professional pitfalls and scientific opportunities for trainee scientists. The experienced researchers were chosen to reflect a myriad of career paths and experiences (academia, industry, government, NGO, etc.). It is also an opportunity for early career researchers to meet their peers. Tables will be organized by different career paths and will enable attendees to interact with several senior scientists during short sessions in a comfortable small group setting. The Career Roundtable will be followed by a short, informal networking moment.
This event is at capacity but you may join the waitlist. You will be notified if there are any openings.
Thursday, March 16 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM CET
Join us for an evening of networking with fellow attendees. The winners of the Poster Awards and PechaKucha Competition will be announced and the TCFF Awardees will also be recognized.
ISAR will present awards for excellence in scientific poster presentations at the annual Conference. The awards will be presented to recognize young investigators for their outstanding contributions to antiviral research. Awards will be based on criteria including scientific excellence, innovative research methodology, clarity and organization of presentation materials, and competence of the investigator in responding to the poster audience. Award recipients will be chosen by the Poster Award Subcommittee, a panel of ISAR members; with first and second place prizes presented to the winners in the following categories:
Participants in the awards competition will identify the appropriate category on their posters. Abstracts chosen for oral presentations will be eligible for an award if a poster is also submitted.
Congratulations to the ICAR2022 Poster Award Winners!
The International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR) is an internationally recognized organization for scientists involved in basic, applied, and clinical aspects of antiviral research. The Society main event is the annual International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR), a truly interdisciplinary meeting which attracts the interest of chemists, biologists, and clinicians.