ON-SITE MEETINGS

HIV, neuroAIDS, drug abuse, and EVs
Thursday, April 23rd, 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Forest Glen Room (lower level)
Chairs: Joseph Jeymohan (NIMH) and John Satterlee (NIDA)
Presenters: Kenneth Witwer, Joseph Jeymohan, John Satterlee, Vincent Bond, Norman Haughey, Shilpa Buch, Fatah Kashanchi, Lynn Pulliam
Retroviruses and EVs share many characteristics. Indeed, retroviruses can be viewed as a type of EV. Despite considerable progress against HIV disease since the discovery of HIV in the 1980s, numerous challenges remain, for example, predicting, diagnosing, and treating the HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND, including neuroAIDS). This fast-paced symposium will examine the complex interplay between HIV, host EVs, disease, and drugs of abuse.

Bioinformatics Workshop: Exploring exRNAs using Web-based RNA-Seq pipelines/tools and public data resources of the exRNA Communication Consortium (ERCC)
Thursday, April 23rd, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Ballroom D
Presenters: Joel Rozowsky (intro/overview), Roger Alexander (use case), Sai Lakshmi Subramanian (exRNA Atlas), Rob Kitchen (RNA-Seq pipelines/WikiPathways/Cytoscape)
This bioinformatics workshop will introduce the Genboree Workbench, a Web and cloud-based platform for collaborative genome-centric research, virtual integration of data, bioinformatics tools, and other resources across the Web. Demonstrations will focus on the exRNA-seq analysis pipelines (‘RSEQTools’ and ‘exceRpt’) developed by members of the NIH Common Fund ExRNA Communication Consortium (ERCC), in addition to the incorporation of pathway visualization/analysis tools such as Cytoscape, Wikipathways, etc for exRNA analysis. ERCC researchers will demonstrate through use cases how to upload data and run the RNA-seq analysis tools, which will include explanation of the available parameters and how to interpret results. 

JEV Meeting
Saturday, April 25th, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
White Flint Amphitheater (lower level)
Hosted by the Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, this meeting will facilitate discussions of the associate editors and editorial board of the journal. 

Kick-off: EV-flow workgroup
Saturday, April 25th, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
White Flint Amphitheater (lower level)
Moderators: Jennifer Jones and Marca Wauben
Please watch this space for more details.

Meetings of the regional societies
Saturday, April 25th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Please contact Ken Witwer if your regional group would like to have a meeting space during this time.

Evening poster viewing
Thursday, April 23rd, 7:00 – 9:00 PM (with cash bar!)
Friday, April 24th, 5:30 to 6:00 PM (prior to the networking event)
Saturday, April 25th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM (with cash bar!)
New to ISEV2015, evening poster viewing will allow attendees to review the many exciting poster presentations at a more relaxed pace. On Thursday and Saturday, you can also unwind with a beverage from the cash bar while viewing posters you were unable to visit earlier in the day.