Positive-Strand RNA Viruses (E2)

Scientific Organizers: Frank van Kuppeveld and Andrea Gamarnik


June 9—13, 2019

INEC Killarney Convention Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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** Meeting has ended **

Discounted Abstract Deadline: February 7, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is March 6, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: January 8, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: February 7, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: March 6, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is February 7, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: April 9, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

Suggestion: Use the message board at the meeting to find other conferees interested in additional activities (hiking, shopping and sight seeing, etc.) by posting your contact information and activity of interest. Check the message board at the meeting.

The INEC is offering a variety of afternoon activities to Keystone Symposia attendees. Click here for E2 activity descriptions, times and prices. Sign ups will be available onsite and booked directly with the INEC. T1 schedule of events coming soon.

Ireland has a mild, temperate climate with summer temperatures generally ranging from 60°F/15°C to 70°F/20°C. Temperatures in spring and fall are generally 50°F/10°C and in winter between 40°F/5°C and 46°F/8°C. Snow is rare but rain showers can occur at any time of the year.

For a short video that explains all this, click here.
Golfing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The avid golfer will have access to 43 different Golf courses in and around Killarney. Every landscape and skill level available. Killarney Golf
Boating Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Explore the beautiful lakes and bays in this area. Enjoy a narrated boat tour telling stories of the history of Killarney and the surronding lakes, or rent a paddle boat. Killarney Boating
Biking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Killarney is a great place to explore on bicycle. Avoid the crowds by riding along the seashore, mountain biking through the hills or take a tour through the Killarney National Park. Rental bikes are available. Killarney Biking
Hiking Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The Killarney National Park has four trails: Mossy Woods Nature Trail 2.4km (1.5 miles), Old Boat House Nature Trail .8km (half a mile), Arthur Young's Walk (4.8km/3 miles), and Blue Pool Nature Trail (2.4km/1.5 miles). Trail maps are located at the visitor's center.

Killarney town also offers walking tours starting in the Spring. Killarney Hiking
Sightseeing Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required From breathtaking scenery and village life to the energetic buzz of the larger cities, the island of Ireland is waiting to be discovered. Killarney provides many sights worth seeing. Visit the Killarney National Park and tour the famous 1843 Muckross House. Ross Castle, from the 15th century, is an example of an Irish Chiefton stronghold and only 2 km from Killarney. Killarney Attractions is a great site to see all of the adventures that Killarney offers.


Fitness Center Walking distance The Gleneagle Leisure Centre Gym
Swimming Walking distance The Gleneagle Leisure Centre Swimming Pool
Spa Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Ireland boasts some of the premier wellness centers and spa resorts in Europe, with dreamy pools, jacuzzis which cleanse the soul and a menu of luxurious exotic treatments. The Angsana Spa at the Brehon Hotel
Zoo Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Experience some animal magic within minutes of O'Connell Street, Dublin, at the Phoenix Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the world. Belfast Zoo's dramatic setting at the foot of Cave Hill overlooking Belfast Lough makes it a superb day out. In contrast Fota Wildlife Park in Co. Cork allows you to ovserve the animals in a free-range environment.

Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Killarney Entertainment
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required There are a number of large and small art galleries including modern art galleries and photo galleries. Kerry Art Galleries
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Irish history is rich and deep especially in Killarney and the surrounding area. Killarney Museums and Attractions

Traditional soda bread and potato farls, salmon straight from the river, Dublin Bay Prawns, Lough Neagh Eels, Kerry Blue Beef, and Cooley Lamb - from these fresh, local products a new genre of contemporary Irish cuisine has been fashioned.
Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required For the best and most complete list of restaurants and pubs in Killarney, Killarney Restaurants
Bars/Pubs Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required The social hub of Irish life is the pub, and Killarney is no different. Some of the more popular pubs with tourist are Mustang Sallys, McSorleys, Scruffys and Charlie Foleys at the Grand Hotel. Pub opening hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10.30am until 11.30pm: on Fridays & Saturdays until 12.30am, and on Sundays from 12.30pm until 11pm. No smoking in pubs/restaurants or any other enclosed public space.
Amounts are in US dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.