ccr-covid19symposium (Overview)

NIH COVID-19 Research Workshop

October 29–30, 2020
Virtual Event


Welcome to the 2020 COVID-19 Scientific Interest Group Workshop registration site.

Last year brought unprecedented changes to the world with the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this challenge, the scientific community has mobilized on many fronts with advances in vaccines, diagnostics, treatments, pathology, immunology, virology, structural biology, cell biology, and many other areas.  To help facilitate interactions and highlight work from NIH/FDA investigators, the NIH COVID-19 scientific interest group is hosting a virtual workshop for NIH/FDA staff on Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We look forward to your active participation to make this workshop a success during this challenging time.

Registration for the 2020 NIH COVID-19 Workshop is NOW OPEN. 

Here are some essential things to know about the Workshop:

  • The workshop will consist of a mixture of talks and posters/flash talks chosen from the abstracts. While you do not need to submit an abstract to attend, we encourage abstracts to be submitted for all stages of research.
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words. Keep in mind that the abstract that is submitted in your registration is the final version. Edits or changes in your abstract cannot be accepted after you have completed your registration. Use only Roman characters. Please proofread carefully and make sure you have checked with your PI (if needed) before you submit your abstract. Abstracts may be withdrawn BEFORE September 21, 2020 by contacting the organizers.
  • Abstract submission will be closed on September 21, 2020. We have received a lot of interest in this workshop and we expect registration to fill up rapidly. Although there is no physical space limitation, registration will still be closed when we reach capacity 
  • Official acceptance will follow in a separate email and will be on a strict first-come, first-serve basis and favor those with science to share (i.e. with an abstract). Please, register EARLY. Only registered individuals will receive an electronic list of the abstracts and an invitation to access the virtual workshop.

We expect to have a full and exciting agenda of cutting-edge talks and poster sessions. Poster presenters may have the opportunity to give 3-5 minute "flash" or pre-recorded talks (to be determined).

The virtual workshop will be limited to members of the NIH and FDA communities, so your active participation is highly encouraged. We hope that this will be a major opportunity for researchers to share their most exciting COVID-19 research.