In general, CROI does not accept work that has been previously published or publicly presented, or that is scheduled to be published or presented prior to CROI. Consideration may be given to a previously presented submission if meaningful newer data or different analyses are included, or if the prior or anticipated presentation was or will be at a conference not focused on HIV-, viral hepatitis, or SARS-CoV-2-related topics. Electronic publication ahead of print that has been peer-reviewed and made generally accessible to the public is considered publication. However, if the authors provide an explanation of new data that will be presented at CROI beyond the prepublication, the abstract will be considered for presentation.
If study data have been published, submitted for publication, or previously presented at another major HIV- or SARS-CoV-2-related national or international scientific or medical conference (ie, generally more than 400 attendees), the abstract submitter will be asked to provide the following details during submission: the name and date (or anticipated date) of the publication or conference presentation, and whether anyone holds the copyright on those data. Abstract text that is under copyright by a publication or another conference should not be submitted to CROI.
If study data are accepted for publication or presentation after the abstract submission to CROI, and that publication or presentation is expected to take place before CROI, the presenting author must contact the conference manager at CROIabstracts@iasusa.org to provide details as soon as the presentation is accepted for review, presentation, or publication in another venue or outlet. Please be aware that, while publication in these circumstances will not necessarily prevent presentation of the research at CROI, our strong preference is that any additional publication or presentation happens either simultaneous to or following presentation at CROI. Requests to publish or present research accepted for presentation at CROI prior to its presentation at CROI will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Failure to notify the conference promptly regarding plans to publish or present a CROI-accepted abstract prior to CROI may result in the removal of the study from the conference program.
Choose from the established list of CROI topic categories. Categories are used to assign each abstract to the review team whose expertise matches that of the abstract’s subject matter. Please keep in mind that, on review of the abstract, the Scientific Program Committee and external reviewers may elect to assign an abstract to a category deemed more appropriate.
See: Categories and Definitions
Up to 5 search terms are allowed. Search terms should be chosen from the standard list whenever possible, but if a desired search term is not found in the CROI search term database, free text can be entered. In general, a search term should be a single word. Complex terms should be simplified and entered as separate search terms (eg, “breast milk transmission” should be entered as separate search terms: “breast milk” and “transmission”).