ASV 2019 Annual Meeting

aerial view of U of M campus, Mississippi River and Minneapolis skyline
  • Dates: July 20-24th, 2019
  • Location: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Registration: Opens early 2019
  • Submit an Abstract: Deadline February 1, 2019

The American Society for Virology

American Society of Virology logo

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

The 2019 ASV scientific program will include symposia and concurrent sessions on many aspects of virology. 


University of Minnesota

Founded in 1851 as the state’s land-grant institution, the University of Minnesota is one of the state’s greatest assets and one of the most comprehensive universities in the United States. The University of Minnesota is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth, to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community, and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.

At all five of its locations—Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities—the University is moving in new directions to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The Twin Cities campus is situated along the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and in the rolling hills of St. Paul, strategically positioned near the metropolitan areas of both cities. 

Twin Cities Attractions


The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul offer a wealth of attractions for its residents and visitors. Here, you'll find world-class museums, an array of performing arts, diverse restaurants and nearly 200 microbreweries, exciting sporting events, and the Mall of America.

While you're in town, be sure to take part in the Minneapolis Aquatennial, nicknamed "the best days of summer," starting on July 17. The festival culminates with a fireworks display on July 20.


While You're Here


Details on hotels, child care, and other accommodation can be found on the accommodations page

Northrop and lawn

Meeting Facilities 

Plenary sessions and symposia will be held in Northrop, on the mall of the University of Minnesota East Bank campus. Additional sessions will be held in nearby Academic Health Center facilities.



Getting Here

Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport is served by direct national and international flights. To get to the conference and around town, there are a number of options, in addition to taxis and car service:

Light Rail

Light-rail service is available to the Graduate Minneapolis from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. From the airport take the Minneapolis/Target Field Blue Line to the US Bank Stadium Station, then transfer to the St. Paul/Union Depot Green Line and, after a short 5 minute ride, exit at the East Bank Station. The East Bank Station is across the street from The Commons Hotel. Trains operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and run approximately every 10−15 minutes. The trip from the airport to the East Bank Station generally takes 35−45 minutes. One-way fare is $2.00−2.50 depending on time of day. View information and route map.

Travelers can find metro bus route information on the Metro Transit website.


Metro Transit also provides bus service to many areas throughout the Twin Cities. For information on schedules, maps, and fares, please visit the Metro Transit website.


SuperShuttle offers convenient shuttle service to area locations. Call 800-BlueVan or visit the SuperShuttle website to reserve your transportation.

Contact Us

For Conference Information (Registration, Lodging)

Conference Planning Team
College of Continuing and Professional Studies, University of Minnesota
612- 624-4754 |

For ASV Information (Abstract Submission, Program, Membership)

Dr. Katherine Spindler, Secretary-Treasurer, ASV
University of Michigan Medical School

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