Montreal DNA Tumor Virus Meeting
July 18 - 23, 2016
Montreal (Quebec) Canada

About the Meeting

The Montreal DNA Tumour Virus (DNATV) brings together a diverse group of researchers with common research interests in the study of DNA tumor viruses. These viruses include the polyomaviruses, papillomaviruses, adenoviruses, herpesvirus and other DNA viruses. These viruses have served as invaluable models towards understanding the process of cancer progression. In some cases the DNA tumour viruses are also clinically important pathogens that cause cancer in humans. The most notable examples are the human papillomavirus that are the cause of essentially all cervical cancers. Research of HPV and other DNA tumour viruses continues to progress rapidly and this meeting is a major forum for the dissemination of these findings. The DNATV meeting has occurred yearly for over 4 decades and over the years has showcased extraordinary breakthroughs in virology and cancer biology. This will be the second time that this meeting is held in Canada. During the last DNATV meeting in 2012 in Montreal, 200 scientists from 17 different countries attended and the meeting was a great success in part due to the support of the CIHR. This yearly meeting brings together the DNA tumour virus research community from across the globe, highlights the year’s most outstanding research accomplishments in the field, and fosters international collaboration.

Local Organizers

Jose Teodoro, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Goodman Cancer Research Centre, McGill University

Philip E. Branton, PhD
Gilman Cheney Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Goodman Cancer Research Centre
McGill University


Jacques Archambault, PhD
IRCM Research Professor
Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Université de Montréal

Paola Blanchette, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Biochemistry
McGill University

Important Dates

Conference dates: July 18 - 23, 2016
Registration and Abstract submission deadlines
have been extended to: April 30th, 2016

Keynote Speaker

John Bell, PhD
Ottawa Hospital
Research Institute

Research Interest:
Oncolytic Viruses: Novel Cancer Therapeutics

Early registration includes abstract submission:
March 1, 2016 until April 16, 2016

Registration: CAD $790.00
Late registration (abstract submission is closed): CAD $890.00

Register (Opens March 1st)

Important notes:

  • Attendees must register in order to be able to submit an abstract via an online link.
  • The online registration closes on midnight May 31, 2016.
  • There will be no registration on site.
  • Selection of abstracts for oral presentation: May 15, 2016.
  • There will be a limited number of awards for outstanding abstracts submitted by trainees.

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations must be received at least 14 days prior to the meeting date to receive a refund less $25 handling fee.
  • There will be no refund for cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to the meeting.


Abstract submission instructions:

  • The abstract must be submitted in English.
  • The title of an abstract must be followed by the list of authors.
  • Presenting author’s name must be underlined in the list of authors.
  • The abstract text must be single-spaced and no more than 2500 characters long (including spaces).

There are a limited number of awards that will be provided in the form of registration fee waivers. Eligible participants include  post-doctoral fellows or graduate students who are submitting an abstract. To apply,  email the following documents to

1) the abstract you wish to present at the conference
2) a current CV
3) a statement of why this conference is important for your career development (1 page maximum)

Successful applicants will be notified one week prior to the registration deadline.

Symposium location:

Centre Mont Royal
2200 Rue Mansfield
Montréal, Quebec, Canada  H3A 3R8

Food Notes: Included in the registration fees are: breakfast, refreshment breaks, buffet lunch, and dinner


Accommodations are not included in the conference fees.

However, McGill University has negotiated preferential rates at Hotel Le Cantlie Suites which are available to those attending DNATV 2016 and a block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel at a reduced rate.

Reservations should be made directly with Hotel Le Cantlie Suites via the online registration link below:

Hotel Registration
The attendee code: 14232

Hotel Le Cantlie Suites
1110 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, H3A IG9 

To book within the DNATV 2016 block, please book through the online reservation link or contact:

Phone: 514 842-2000
Long Distance: 1- 888 CANTLIE (226-8543)

Hotel Le Cantlie Suites is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, on prestigious Sherbrooke Street. This charming boutique style hotel offers 256 very spacious guest rooms and 1 or 2 bedroom suites. All rooms offer the added convenience of fully equipped galley-style kitchenettes that include microwave and fridge, making the Hotel Le Cantlie Suites perfect for overnights, family travel and ideal for extended stays.

This hotel, with its central location, is surrounded by some of the city’s best restaurants, designer fashion shops, and renowned museums. In addition, the hotel is within walking distance to McGill University, the Centre Mont-Royal Convention Center, and Montreal’s extensive underground Metro system.

Hotel services include, rooftop heated swimming pool and sun deck (in season), a newly renovated fitness center, room service, dry cleaning service ($), business center and indoor valet parking ($).

At the fully licensed Le Mezz Restaurant/Bar, guests can enjoy Continental or American buffet breakfast as well as lunch and dinner à la carte. Also offered are: daily room service, wireless high speed Internet $, in-room complimentary coffee & tea, iron / ironing board / hair and dryer, telephone with remote access voice mail, individual climate control in every room, and dry cleaning service $.


It is recommended for out-of-town attendees to plan their travel well in advance to take advantage of good airfare and/or bus rates.

Travel Reminders:
• All travellers from USA and other countries require a valid passport to enter Canada.
• Be sure to confirm air and hotel arrangements at least 24 hours in advance of departure.
• As a reminder, never leave your wallet and passport unattended while traveling, and have Xerox copies of all identification and credit cards in case of theft of originals.

Ground Transportation from the Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport:
The Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport is 30 minutes away from downtown Montreal by rental car, shuttle or taxi.
Taxis are available at approximately $50 CAD.
For shuttle service, the Express Bus 747 is available. One-way fares are $7 CAD and two-way fares are $14 CAD (coins only, no bills). This bus is in service 24 hours a day, every day of the week. Tickets can be purchased at the Airport or directly from the driver. Reservations are not required. Please ask bus driver to drop you off at the Peel stop which is a 10 minute walk or 3 minute taxi ride to the Hotel Le Cantlie Suites.

To view more information, please visit the airport’s official website.

Via Rail Canada
VIA operates up to 497 trains weekly on 12,500 kilometers of track, and serves 450 communities across the country, from coast to coast and north to Hudson Bay. The nearest train stop is located about 1 mile (1.8 kilometers) from the meeting site. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit the Via Rail Canada website.

For anyone traveling from the United States, Amtrak has daily departures from multiple American cities to downtown Montreal. The train will stop 1 mile (1.8 kilometers) from the meeting site. To plan your trip please visit Amtrak’s site.

Montreal is accessible from various major expressways that lead directly to the city. Please remember to obey all Canadian road restrictions.  Parking at the hotel costs $25 CAD per day.