Retrovirology has recently published the meeting’s abstracts from the Fifth Dominique Dormont International Conference http://www.retrovirology.com/supplements/6/S1. Other meetings that have published their abstracts in Retrovirology can be viewed at http://www.retrovirology.com/supplements/.
Why should meetings publish their abstracts with Retrovirology? First, not all colleagues can go to the meeting; and many who did not attend would like to view the abstracts of the presentations at the meeting. Making your abstracts Open Access by publishing with Retrovirology captures a much wider audience than that reached by a subscription-based journal. Second, published Retrovirology supplements are listed in PubMed, further broadening the visibiity of the abstracts. Third, published supplements are permanently archived electronically. Once a conference has been completed and the conference abstract book has been ditched, a few years later one can still return to the Retrovirology supplements site to find the abstract that one wishes to recall.