ANNOUNCEMENT:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the registration for RetroPath2020 has been moved to June 1, 2020. We thank you for your patience as we monitor this rapidly evolving situation.

Welcome to RetroPath 2020!

Now on its 32nd year, the International Workshop on Retroviral Pathogenesis will be held, for the first time, during the spectacular fall season in the Rocky Mountains, in Grand Hyatt Vail, Colorado, USA on October 7-11, 2020. The conference promises to continue its decades-long track record as a premiere forum for research on retroviruses in an intimate and collegial setting. We welcome abstracts on any topic related to retroviruses, including retrovirus discovery and zoonoses, molecular virology, virus-host interactions, oncogenesis, pathogenesis, immunity and vaccines, animal models of disease and new therapeutics and technologies. Please mark your calendars and this webpage.  Registrations will open on June 1, 2020. We look forward to seeing you soon in Vail, Colorado–it’s 'Like No Place on EarthTM'!


Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Paula Cannon headshot

Paula Cannon, PhD

University of Southern California

Genome editing against HIV


George Kassiotis, PhD

The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Human endogenous retroviruses in immunity and cancer


Mamuka Kvaratskhelia, PhD

University of Colorado AMC

Retrovirus integration


Susan VandeWoude, DVM, PhD

Colorado State University

Ecology, evolution and pathogenesis of feline retroviruses


Grand Hyatt Vail

RETROPATH 2020 will be held in Grand Hyatt Vail, located at the base of 11,570 ft (3,527 m) Vail Mountain and situated along the banks of Gore Creek. After a recent, $65 million dollar renovation, the hotel features bold, vibrant architecture inspired by its scenic locale and welcoming service, with exclusive amenities ideal for both leisure travelers and conference attendees alike. The area boasts excellent hiking, fishing, golf and other outdoor activities, as well as world-class dining and shopping. The hotel is a ~2 hour drive from Denver International Airport (DEN). EPIC Mountain Express provides direct shuttles from DEN. The registration fees will cover room accommodations, banquets and most meals.




Scientific Advisory Committee


Mario L. Santiago
Eric M. Poeschla
Sara Sawyer
Sandy Quackenbush
Joel Rovnak


Susan Ross
Patrick Green
Hung Fan
Masaaki Miyazawa
Jiri Hejnar
Wibke Bayer
Donna D'Agostino


Ms. Brandi Dolan

Dr. Mario Santiago


Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Colorado
AMC12700 E 19thAve, Mail Stop B-168
Aurora, CO, USA 80045