The 34th Annual Symposium on Nonhuman Primate Models for AIDS welcomes the submission of abstracts for original contribution in one of the following five scientific sessions listed below. All abstract authors are asked to choose a scientific session during the abstract submission process. Abstracts should include the following four components:

  • Background: a concise statement of the issue under investigation or a hypothesis
  • Materials & Methods: the experimental methods used (including statistical analyses employed)
  • Results: specific findings (do not include things to be completed or to be presented)
  • Conclusions: a summary of findings that are supported by your results

Abstracts are considered official communications to the conference and will be treated confidentially. Authors of accepted abstracts agree to attend the meeting and present their abstract as scheduled.

Titles of Five Scientific Sessions

For purposes of review and programming, abstracts are divided into five scientific categories. The committee reserves the right to reassign your abstract to a more appropriate category, if necessary.

The five scientific session titles are:

      • Session 1: Macrophages and AIDS Pathogenesis
      • Session 2: Cure, Latency & Reservoirs
      • Session 3: Immunity & the Microbiome
      • Session 4: Prevention: Vaccines & Microbicides
      • Session 5: Virus Host Interactions & Genomics

Early Investigator Travel Awards

Early Investigator Travel Awards will be awarded to young investigators with an accepted abstract. The applicant should be a new or junior investigator, graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. The applicant will be expected to complete online abstract submission form and submit their Biosketch.
Poster submissions will be evaluated by a panel of Scientific and Organizing Committee Members and selected for a Poster Presentation award.

Abstract Submission Dates

Abstract submission date will open on 6/1/2016
Note: Deadline extension – Deadline for abstract submission is 8/14/2016
Accepted abstracts will be notified on 9/12/2016
Authors will be notified of accepted abstract in an email notification. It is abstract author’s responsibility to register for the conference and present paper as scheduled. Guidelines for preparing oral or poster presentations will be sent after abstract has been accepted.

Late Breaking Abstract Submissions — Opens on 8/26/2016 and closes on 9/7/2016.

Submit your Late Breaking Abstract online here

A small number of late breaking abstracts will be accepted to be presented orally or as posters at this conference. Late breaking submissions should consist of data findings with a high threshold of scientific merit. During late breaking abstract submission the author(s) should justify why their abstract should be considered for a late breaking abstract. The same submission rules apply for the late breaking abstracts as for the regular abstracts, but each presenting author may only present one late breaking abstract at the conference. Please note the percentage of abstracts selected for late breaking will depend on the number of regular abstract submissions received. The late breaking abstract submission process will be a more stringent process than the regular abstract submission.

Copyright and Publishing

By submitting an abstract, authors and co-authors transfer any copyrights, grant permission to NHP 2016, and agree that the submitted abstract can be published in the program book. As done in previous symposia, speakers invited to give oral presentations will be asked to contribute a manuscript for a special AIDS issue for the Journal of Medicine Primatology that will be published following the Symposium. Manuscripts based on poster presentations may also be accepted for the special issue of the J. Med. Primatology upon approval of Dr. Ronald Veazey, special issue editor. In addition, all abstracts will be published on the journal’s website and the meeting website used to promote the conference.


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      • The abstract submission deadline is 5:00PM Central Time, August 14, 2016.
      • Registration is required for all abstract submissions to be reviewed.
      • Abstract text may not be more than 350 words. This excludes the title, authors and affiliations.
      • Check your abstract text for errors before submitting.

Symposium Coordinators are not responsible for any errors submitted.

Submit your abstract online


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Tulane National Primate Research Center
Tulane University

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NHP2016@wave.tulane.edu or cme@tulane.edu
985‐871-6565 or 504-988-5466

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