The American Society for Virology (ASV) invites you to participate in the 31st Annual Meeting to be hosted and held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,

July 21 - 25, 2012.

University "W" red flag floating on Bascom Hill, overlooking the Capitol.

ASV was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for investigators of human, animal, insect, plant, fungal, and bacterial viruses, whether the research involves the use of clinical, ecological, biological, or biochemical approaches. The Society sponsors an annual meeting, designed to promote discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology.

Meeting Site

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is located in the heart of Madison's vibrant downtown on the shore of Lake Monona, two blocks from the State Capitol, and a 15 minute walk to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. This spectacular multilevel structure features public promenades, meeting rooms with striking lake views, a 68,000 square foot rooftop garden, and the attached Hilton Madison Monona Terrace.

Aerial view of Monona Terrace presiding over lake Monona, Capitol and lake Mendota in the background.


Important 2012 Deadlines

February 1, 2012

  • Deadline for electronic submission of ASV 2012 abstracts for workshops and posters
  • Deadline for submission of online travel grant applications (Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Medical Virology Club, Teachers, Latin American virologists, ICV 2012)
  • Deadline for submission of new member applications by students and postdoctoral fellows applying for ASV travel awards

June 1, 2012

  • Deadline for ASV 2012 online registration at regular fee rates*
  • Deadline for ASV 2012 registration by mail or fax at regular fee rates*
  • Deadline for Medical Virology Satellite Symposium reservations
  • Deadline for Plant Virology Satellite Symposium reservations                 *after June 1, 2012, a late registration fee of $75 will be charged

June 2, 2012

  • Late registration fee begins for all registrants

June 20, 2012

  • Deadline to receive conference rates on rooms in ASV hotel room blocks.

June 22, 2012

  • Deadline to cancel ASV 2012 registration with partial refund
  • Deadline for making reservations (online, mail or fax) for UW-Residence Hall Dorm Rooms.

June 30, 2012

  • Deadline for submission of applications for ASV membership for new members in order to qualify for reduced rates for the ASV annual meeting.

July 13, 2012

  • Deadline for ASV 2012 ONLINE registration (only on-site registration thereafter)
  • Deadline for Veterinary Virology Club Luncheon reservations.

July 20, 2012

  • On-site Registration opens at 4:00 p.m. the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.


Local Organization

The local organizer of ASV 2012 is Ann Palmenberg, Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Wisconsin.