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Call for Abstracts for the 14th Annual Duke Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Fall Scientific Retreat

Friday, July 20, 2018

PLACE: Trent Semans Center, Great Hall and 6th Floor (poster presentations)
DATE: Thursday, September 27, 2018; 9AM – 4PM

All pre- and post-doctoral trainees, as well as junior faculty investigators conducting AIDS-related research at Duke are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract for poster presentation at the fourteenth annual CFAR Fall Scientific Retreat.
This is an opportunity to share your research design, progress, and new insights with others in the Duke University community. Final results are not required, and ‘works in progress’ and posters that have been recently presented at other meetings are welcome.
Each investigator submitting an abstract will be expected to give a poster presentation, and three abstracts will be selected for oral presentation. Prizes will be awarded for all oral presenters, and the top poster presentation in each of these categories: Basic/Translational Research, Clinical Research, and Social and Behavioral Research. Oral presenters are not required to present posters.

Abstract Format:
• Complete the Abstract Submission form (found here).
• Save and submit in PDF Format (Submission link).
• File name convention “LastName.FirstName.CFAR2018FR.pdf”
• Name on file will be considered/contacted for poster/oral presentation

Posters may be set up beginning at 7:30AM on the day of the Retreat, and must be in place on the 6th Floor of Trent Semans by 8:30AM. They should remain on display until the conclusion of the Retreat at 4:00PM.
There is no size restriction on posters, but please let us know if your poster will be larger than 48” wide.

Please submit abstracts via the CFAR Abstract Submission Link (or email directly to by Friday, September 7th. You will receive an email confirmation that your file was uploaded successfully.
Posters selected for oral presentation will be announced by Monday, September 10th.

Contact Kelly Plonk at