The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) is a scientifically focused meeting of the world’s leading researchers working to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and its complications. The goal of CROI is to provide a forum for translating laboratory and clinical research into progress against the AIDS epidemic. Over 4,000 leading researchers and clinicians from around the world convene in a different location each year for the Conference.
The Scientific Program Committee invites papers of high quality in the areas of HIV research to be submitted for presentation. Abstract submissions are peer-reviewed for scientific content, logical presentation, timelines, and current interest of the topic to the scientific community. Abstracts for CROI 2012 should be submitted electronically no later than 5 pm ET, October 5, 2011. Late Breaker abstracts should be submitted electronically no later than 5 pm ET, January 17, 2012.
Registration will be limited to researchers actively participating as investigators in basic science or clinical studies of retroviral diseases and their complications and clinician-teachers (full-time academic faculty members responsible for HIV/AIDS training and research programs). The deadline to register is February 3, 2012.
In addition, a limited number of slots have been reserved for media.
CROI offers three types of need based scholarships (Community Educator, International Scholar, and Young Investigator) to help cover the costs of participating in the conference.
As a service to those who are unable to attend the conference, 90% of the meeting will be available online (including program, abstracts, electronic posters as well as webcasts of plenaries, symposia, scientific overviews, oral abstract sessions, and themed discussions). Webcasts are also available as streaming video on the Apple iPad and iPhone.