Virginia Tech - Invent the Future
 American Society for Virology (ASV)  - June 18-22, 2016 - Virginia Tech Campus -Blacksburg, Virginia


Located about halfway between New York and Florida, Blacksburg is centrally located on the east coast, yet still a day’s drive from metro Chicago and other points west.

By air: Attendees should fly into the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), approximately 45 minutes from Blacksburg.

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport offers a variety of major airlines to choose, including Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines, and that allows you to get from your destination to the airport closest to the Virginia Tech campus. Many domestic and international gateways are just one stop from Roanoke and include cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, NYC/LaGuardia, Philadelphia, St. Petersburg/Clearwater and Washington, D.C.

Several car rental companies are available at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Please visit the airport website for a listing of car rental companies. Additionally, limited limousine, taxi and the Smart Way Bus are available. Please visit for a complete list of available options.

Virginia Tech has scheduled several shuttle buses to transport attendees back and forth from Virginia Tech and the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Six shuttles are offered from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport to Blacksburg on
Saturday, June 18:

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 1:15 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 9:15 p.m.

Five shuttles are offered from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport to Blacksburg on
Sunday, June 19:

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 12:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 10:45 a.m.
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 2:45 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 5:45 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 9:15 p.m.

Five return shuttles are offered to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport from Blacksburg on
Wednesday, June 22:

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 5:00 a.m. estimated airport arrival
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. estimated airport arrival
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:15 a.m. estimated airport arrival
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 2:30 p.m. estimated airport arrival
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 5:30 p.m. estimated airport arrival

Please note to allow adequate travel and check-in time at the airport as you schedule your flights.

The shuttle fee is $20.00 (USD) per person each way. Pre-registration is required for all shuttles. No shuttles can be arranged after the registration cut-off date of May 31, 2016.

Please gather your luggage and wait for our bus to pick you up at the curb at your assigned time. One of our volunteers will be in the airport in a blue shirt to greet and assist you.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Blacksburg.

You may register for the shuttle service here: asv2016-sh.pdf

By car: Virginia Tech is easily accessible from major interstates in southwest Virginia and is close to major cities including Washington D.C. (3.5 hours), Charlotte, NC (2.5 hours), and Raleigh Durham, NC (3 hours).

On-Campus Parking: Parking for all participants is complimentary for the duration of the conference June 18th to June 22nd. Parking is available in the Perry Street Garage as well as the Duck Pond Road Lot (aka The Cage).

ASV Travel Award

The ASV sponsors a limited number of travel awards to defray travel costs to the Annual Meeting. Travel award applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Monday, February 1.

View complete travel award information here: asvtravelgrant.pdf

No application will be accepted by mail. Please follow the instructions carefully. You will be required to "paste" an exact copy of the abstract you electronically submitted through FASEB, including all authors and their affiliations, into your travel grant application and provide the confirmation number you were assigned upon final submission. (Note: The Teachers of Undergraduate Students travel grant applications are excluded from this requirement.) The following individuals may qualify for travel awards:

Graduate students, undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows must be current (dues paid for 2016) members of ASV or have applied for membership by 11:59 p.m., Monday, February 1, 2016 to be eligible for these awards. The deadline for submission of all applications is February 1, 2016. NOTE: All travel award applicants will be notified by email of their award result in early April from the ASV Secretary-Treasurer's office. If an email notice is not received by April 15th, contact the ASV Secretary-Treasurer's office at

Please contact the office of the ASV Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Dorothea Sawicki, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, by email at or by telephone at 419.383.5173 if you require additional information or assistance.

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