CROI 2016 Program at a Glance
GENERAL INFORMATION Overview
Welcome Reception All registered CROI attendees are invited to join us for aWelcome Reception immediately following the Opening Reception on February 22, 2016.The reception will be held in Hall C and Hall D and the corresponding pre-function areas. This uniqueWelcome Reception will offer attendees the opportunity to network with colleagues. Wi-Fi Complimentary wireless internet is provided at the Hynes Convention Center. As a courtesy to your fellow attendees please disable theWi-Fi function on your unused devices. For example, if you have a tablet, laptop, and aWi-Fi enabled phone, please use one device at a time to accessWi-Fi and disable the others.There are severalWi-Fi hot spots throughout the convention center. Please visit Attendee Services for a list of the hot spots. Meals Morning coffee and light continental breakfast will be available to conference attendees in the Auditorium from 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Tuesday toThursday. An afternoon snack break will be available at 2:30 PM in Poster Hall A. Attendees are on their own for lunch and dinner each day. Below is a list of food service options located in the Convention Center or within a short walking distance. CROI registration fees cover all food and beverage above provided by the conference at the convention center. Attendees are responsible for all other meal expenses. Selected restaurants and food outlets: At the Convention Center Towne Stove and Spirits The Capital Grill At the Prudential Center (next to the South Lobby main entrance of the Convention Center) 5 Napkin Burger Au Bon Pain Barnes & Noble Cafe California Pizza Kitchen Cheesecake Factory Cold Stone Creamery Crazy Dough’s Pizza Dunkin’Donuts Fruitata Godiva Haru L’espalier P.F. Chang’s Pinkberry Star Market Teavana Top of the Hub Wagamama At the Sheraton Boston SideBar & Grille Starbucks
CROI was established in 1993 to provide a forum for basic scientists and clinical investigators to present, discuss, and critique their investigations into the epidemiology and biology of human retroviruses and associated diseases.The synergy of basic science and clinical investigation has been a major contributor to the success of the meeting. CROI is the preeminent HIV research meeting in the world and attracts more than 4000 HIV and AIDS research leaders internationally.The goal of the conference is to help researchers translate their laboratory and clinical findings into tangible progress against the HIV pandemic. CROI has facilitated the presentation of important discoveries in the field, thereby accelerating progress in HIV and AIDS research. Americans with Disabilities Act CROI 2016 endeavors to comply fully with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require assistance on-site, please visit the Attendee Services booth on the Plaza level during the conference. Emergency Services In the event of an emergency please contact the command center, open 24 hours daily, or notify CROI staff.The command center can be reached at (617) 954-2111 and is located by the Boylston Street entrance. In addition, security offices are located throughout the building and at each of the building’s entrances. A nurse is available on-site and is accessible by contacting the command center, notifying CROI staff, or visiting the nurse’s office in the registration area. Embargo Policy The research presented at CROI 2016 is embargoed until the conclusion of the session in which it is presented. For example, if a study is presented from 1:45 PM to 2:00 PM as part of a session that ends at 2:45 PM, the embargo on that study lifts at 2:45 PM. Embargoes on poster presentations lift at the conclusion of the session in which the poster is presented. If a study to be presented at CROI 2016 is included in an official CROI press conference and that press conference takes place before the official presentation of the study at the conference, the embargo lifts at the conclusion of the press conference in which that study is featured. Social Media CROI embargo policies apply to any public dissemination of research information presented at the conference, including through electronic publications (eg, blogs) or social media (eg, Facebook,Twitter). No public dissemination of research information from the conference is permitted prior to the lifting of the conference embargo. Individuals or organizations that violate the conference embargo policy may have their conference credentials revoked and may forfeit the opportunity to participate in future conferences.
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