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July 6 - 9, 2015: 3rd International ASSHH Conference

July 06, 2015 - July 09, 2015
Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA

The 3rd Conference of the Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH), will take place between 6-9 July 2015 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Association’s previous conferences took place in Durban in 2011 and Paris in 2013.

The programme for the meeting, will bring together critically informed and theoretically engaged scholars and practitioners from a wide range of social science and humanities disciplines. The goal as in previous meetings is to ask the kinds of critical questions it is sometimes difficult to pose in other settings, and to contribute to new and creative ways of thinking about the HIV epidemic.

For more information, please visit http://www.asshhconference.org/


July 9, 2015: A Woman-Centered Approach to Infant Feeding and HIV Webinar

July 09, 2015 - July 09, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
Webinar

A Woman-Centered Approach to Infant Feeding and HIV: US & Canadian Providers in Discussion Part I of II

What do we know about lactational HIV transmission? How do women living with HIV balance the societal pressure to breastfeed while reducing/eliminating HIV transmission? What's a possible harm-reduction approach that can be applied to infant feeding options for women living with HIV?

Join our panel for a discussion on the science and data behind breastfeeding, practical discussions women living with HIV have with their providers across the United States and Canada, and resources to support women and their providers with achieving zero HIV transmissions.

Participants will be able to:

  • Review current data on breastfeeding & HIV transmission
  • Identify reasons why a woman living with HIV might consider breastfeeding
  • Discuss a woman centered approach to infant feeding counseling in the setting of HIV
We will end with a Question & Answer session along with an overview of how your health department can get free assistance on building capacity in high impact HIV prevention. We encourage everyone to follow along and ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #SFHarmReduc.

Click Here to Register!
And be sure to complete the HPAT!

Panelists include:
  • Shannon Weber, Director of HIVE
  • Dr. Mona Loutfy, Associate Professor, Clinician Scientist and Infectious Diseases Specialist at Women's College Hospital and the University of Toronto
  • Dr. Deborah Cohan, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of California, San Francisco
  • Dr. Judy Levison, Associate Professor in the Departments of Ob/Gyn and Family/Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Whitney Waldron, Master's Student at the University of California, San Francisco in the HIV Adult Nurse Practitioner program
  • Wangari Tharao, Program and Research Manager at Women's Health in Women's Hands in Toronto
Keep an eye out!
Part II of this webinar series will be held in the fall. More information will be available shortly at www.getsfcba.org/events.


July 13 - 14, 2015: National Sexual Health Conference

July 13, 2015 - July 14, 2015
Keystone Resort
Keystone, Colorado, USA

The National Sexual Health Conference will take place at Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado from July 13-14, 2015. Sexual health is an important issue in personal and public health, and sessions will be presented in the following areas: reproductive health, comprehensive sexual education, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, viral hepatitis, substance abuse, cultural competence, LGBT health, social media, mental health, high-impact prevention, sexual violence prevention, health disparities, affordable care act, continuum of care, human trafficking, stigma, social justice, and more.

Please join us for 2 days of learning, sharing, and networking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado!

Conference Purpose

  • Create a space to share information on sexual health
  • Develop conversations about supporting healthy sexuality in clinical and non-clinical settings for people across the life span
Target Audience
  • Health care providers
  • Public health professionals
  • Health educators
  • Social workers
  • Mental health providers
  • Substance use counselors
  • Health policy advocates
  • Faith-based communities
Click here to view flyer.

For more information, please visit http://www.sexualhealth2015.org/


July 13 - 15, 2015: LGBT Health: Beyond the Epidemic - Troy

July 13, 2015 - July 15, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn
Troy, New York, USA

LGBT Health: Beyond the Epidemic

LGBT Health: Beyond the Epidemic: Two day conference with a focus on Transgender Health and the Intersections of LGBT Health & Human Services and LGBT HIV Services


The conference will feature two day long symposiums addressing transgender health disparities beginning on the evening of July 13 and July 14, 2015 and the intersections of LGBT Health and Human Services (HHS) and LGBT HIV Services which will take place on July 15, 2015. Registration for one or both symposiums is being coordinated by our co-sponsor, Empire State Pride Agenda. Go to this link for registration: http://www.prideagenda.org/lgbt-health-beyond-epidemic

There will be no registration fee. A limited number of travel scholarships for individuals, based on financial need, will be available and can be requested when you register. Organizations funded by the AIDS Institute will be expected to cover their own travel and lodging costs

Transgender Health Symposium

Purpose / Intent:
The one day symposium specific to transgender communities will acknowledge the unique issues faced by transgender communities and identify solutions such as evidence based interventions and best practice programs to achieve health equity.

Participants will increase their knowledge of the health and human service needs of the New York State transgender communities. This will be achieved via interdisciplinary presentations, forums and discussion with regard to the health disparities and inequities faced by transgender New Yorkers, as well as discourse to address the negative social determinants of health faced by the transgender community.

Ultimately, The Transgender Health Symposium will raise awareness of how addressing the health and human service needs and health inequities faced by transgender New Yorkers is essential to bringing Governor Cuomo’s plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State to fruition and to achieving the AIDS Institute 2014-2015 Priorities.

Intended Audience:
Transgender individuals, service organizations, and AIDS Institute Contractors

The LGBT HHS and HIV Services Symposium

Purpose/Intent:
The LGBT HHS / LGBT HIV Services Symposium will increase providers’ knowledge of the intersections between LGBT HHS programs/services and HIV/STD/HCV prevention, care, and treatment. This will be inclusive of information on how to access and utilize the Affordable Care Act for improved access to care for LGBT individuals and families. The conference will identify promising practices, foster collaboration and increase participants awareness of how LGBT HHS programs/services are essential to Governor Cuomo’s plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State and to achieving the AIDS Institute 2014 – 2015 Priorities.

Intended Audience:
LGBT Individuals, service organizations and AIDS Institute Contractors


July 18 - 19, 2015: Towards an HIV Cure Symposium

July 18, 2015 - July 19, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

Background
The IAS and the Towards an HIV Cure Stakeholder’s Advisory Board will organize the fourth annual Towards an HIV Cure Symposium in Vancouver, Canada, on 18 & 19 July 2015, immediately preceding the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment & Prevention (IAS 2015).

The symposium will continue to showcase the latest research in HIV cure, but also provide a platform for presenting the progress of the initiative working groups and creating a fertile setting for dialogue with the broader community, through abstract driven sessions, poster exhibition sessions and roundtable discussions.

The symposium will be co-chaired by Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit at the Institut Pasteur, Steven Deeks, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Sharon Lewin, Director of the Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne.

Symposium Objectives

  • Provide an opportunity for scientists who are working on HIV cure to share ideas, debate, and network among their peers;
  • Develop knowledge on the priorities that future research must address in order to tackle HIV persistence in patients on ART;
  • Accelerate research on viral reservoirs and latency as the way towards achieving a cure for HIV infection;
  • Promote increased investments in HIV/AIDS cure research;
  • Provide a platform for information-sharing between scientists, clinicians, funders, media and members of civil society.
Please click here for more detailed information on the background and objectives of this initiative and for any additional information please contact hivcure@iasociety.org.


July 19 - 22, 2015: IAS 2015

July 19, 2015 - July 22, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015)

The world’s largest international open scientific conference on HIV/AIDS will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 19 to 22 July 2015

The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced the selection of Vancouver as the host of the 8th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015). IAS 2015 will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 19 – 22 July 2015.

Held every two years, the IAS conference is a unique forum for scientist, clinicians, public health experts and community leaders to examine the latest developments in HIV science and also explore how such developments can be realistically applied in implementation programmes. IAS 2015 is organized by the IAS in partnership with the University of British Columbia Division of AIDS, based at St. Paul’s Hospital, Providence Health Care. The conference is expected to gather some 6,000 delegates including 300 media representatives.

For more information, please visit http://www.ias2015.org/


July 28, 2015: Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV Infection Webinar

July 28, 2015 - July 28, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
Webinar

Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV Infection: When to Start, What to Use, and How to Monitor

This webinar will utilize a case-based approach to review recent developments in antiretroviral therapy (ART), including updated treatment guidelines, new antiretroviral co-formulations, and the START trial. The goal is to educate HIV providers on new data regarding when to start ART, what to use for initial therapy, and how to monitor the response to therapy. Individual registration is required, even if you are viewing as a group, in order to receive CME credit or a certificate of participation. Registration closes July 27, 4:00 pm PT. Click here for more information and to register.


August 15, 2015: AIDS Walk Waco

August 15, 2015 - August 15, 2015
Waco, Texas, USA

AIDS Walk Waco is a fundraising walk and 5K timed run benefiting and produced by D.Harris Foundation and Housing Works, a non-profit community-based health organization which provides dependable, high-quality, comprehensive and accessible health care to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

For more information, please visit http://www.aidswalkwaco.org/


September 9, 2015: HCV Infection: Looking Beyond the Interferon Alfa Era - New York City

September 09, 2015 - September 09, 2015
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036 USA

Management of Hepatitis C Virus in the New Era: Small Molecules Bring Big Changes: Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Looking Beyond the Interferon Alfa Era

Overview
Assessment of Needs
IAS–USA has expanded its mission to include activities that relate to the management of viral infections other than HIV. The full-day course will focus on hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Rapid advances in treatment are anticipated with the introduction of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) to the HCV treatment paradigm. With the projected large increase in the number of patients who will require HCV treatment in the near future, clinicians who are experts in the complexities of antiretroviral management are uniquely well positioned to join our hepatology and gastroenterology colleagues in providing care for these patients, in what promises to be an exciting new era in HCV care.

For more information, please visit https://www.iasusa.org/content/fall-2015-new-york-hep-cme-course


September 17 - 21, 2015: ICAAC/ICC 2015

September 17, 2015 - September 21, 2015
San Diego, California, USA

Join The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC) for the joint ICAAC/ICC Meeting, September 17 – 21, 2015 in San Diego, California.

ICAAC, the premier conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases, showcases the latest-breaking science and lectures from top researchers from around the world. For 2015, ICAAC/ICC will examine antibiotic resistance, new antibiotic development, and antibiotic stewardship. Joining these two meetings brings increased opportunity for discussion, cross collaboration, and advancement.

For more information, please visit http://www.icaac.org/


September 25, 2015: National Conference on HIV/AIDS & Aging

September 25, 2015 - September 25, 2015
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
John F Kennedy Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The 11th Annual National Conference on HIV/AIDS & Aging

Conference agenda includes:

  • National HIV Continuum & Intersection with Aging,
  • The Status of the Aging HIV Epidemic: Inflammation, Multi-morbidity and Accentuated Aging,
  • Health Disparities & HIV in Persons Over 50,
  • LGBT Aging, and more!
Early-bird registration discounts are available until July 31, 2015. Click here for more information and to register.


October 7 - 10, 2015: G-I-N Conference 2015

October 07, 2015 - October 10, 2015
Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

On behalf of the G-I-N Board of Trustees, the G-I-N 2015 Scientific Committee and the consortium of Dutch G-I-N members involved in co-hosting the conference, we are delighted to invite you to the 12th annual G-I-N conference in Amsterdam.

During this international congress, state of the art developments in healthcare guidelines will be addressed. The conference takes place from 7-10 October 2015 in the beautiful Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The conference theme is 'Engaging all stakeholders. Guidelines from a societal perspective.’ Specific attention will be paid to a variety of stakeholders including patients, policymakers, insurance companies and of course everybody working on guideline development, implementation and evaluation. The topics that will be discussed will be shaped by your contributions! Abstract submission and registration open on January 5th 2015. On behalf of the Dutch consortium of G-I-N members we are looking forward to welcoming you to the Netherlands!

For further information, including sponsorship opportunities for this conference, please refer to: www.gin2015.net.

Download our invitation

We hope you will share this flyer with your colleagues and other organisations working in the guideline world.


October 7 - 11, 2015: IDWeek 2015

October 07, 2015 - October 11, 2015
San Diego, California, USA

IDWeek is the combined annual meeting of the IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, where infectious diseases professionals can meet, share experiences, and develop collaborations. With so many common issues and challenges cutting across four disciplines, IDWeek provides an opportunity to learn from each other’s knowledge, experience and expertise, for the improvement of patient care and public health.

For more information, please visit https://www.idweekinternational.com/Home.aspx


October 21 - 24, 2015: 15th European AIDS Conference

October 21, 2015 - October 24, 2015
Barcelona, SPAIN

It is our great pleasure to announce that the city of Barcelona has been selected to host the 15th European AIDS Conference from October 21-24, 2015. Please mark your calendars for this event. We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona in 2015!

For more information, please visit http://www.eacs-conference2015.com/


October 28 - 30, 2015: CFAR Social & Behavioral Sciences Research Network Conference

October 28, 2015 - October 30, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2015 Center for AIDS Research
Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network Conference

Integrating Social, Behavioral, and Biomedical Strategies: The Future of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Research

The Johns Hopkins University CFAR is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 9th Annual Centers for AIDS Research Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network (SBRSN) Conference.

October 28 Mentoring Transitional and Early Career Scientists
October 29 Scientific Presentations
October 30 Scientific Presentations & Planning for SBSRN 2016

More details to come!

Questions? Email Wendy Davis, wdavis23@jhu.edu


November 8 - 13, 2015: 18th ICASA Conference 2015

November 08, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Tunis, TUNISIA

The biggest conference in Africa

Over 10,000 delegates expected from the global village

The conference theme “AIDS in Post 2015: Linking Leadership, Science & Human Rights” engages the whole continent and all stakeholders in the post MDG framework, where sustainability of the response in reaching 90, 90, 90 of UNAIDS will not be possible if Human rights are not key priority for a new vision of leadership in the context of strengthening the application of science based evidence.

The 18th ICASA is an opportunity to renew this global commitment by drawing the world’s attention to the fact that the legacy is now under threat as a result of the global economic downturn. This year’s ICASA is an opportunity for the international community, and all Africans, to join efforts in committing to achieving an AIDS-free Africa. Given the urgency of the issue we are anticipating 7 000 -10 000 of the world’s leading scientists, policy makers, activists, PLHIV, government leaders – as well as a number of heads of state and civil society representatives – will be joining the debate on how to achieve this vision.

The conference will be chaired by Dr Ihab AbdelRhaman Ahmed, an epidemiologist and President of the Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA). It will be co-chaired by Professor Mohamed Ridha Kamoun, a dermatologist and President of “Association Tunisienne de Luttecontre les MST et le SIDA’’.

The conference will be an excellent opportunity to promote inter-sectoral achievements in the AIDS response and to strengthen the partnership among governments, civil society, and development partners.

For more information, please visit http://icasa2015tunisia.org/


November 13 - 17, 2015: AASLD: The Liver Meeting 2015

November 13, 2015 - November 17, 2015
Moscone West Convention Center
San Francisco, California, USA

Learn more about programming changes and inquiries for The Liver Meeting® 2015.

AASLD will see you in San Francisco next November for The Liver Meeting® 2015.

For more information, please visit http://www.aasld.org/events-professional-development/liver-meeting-2015


December 6 - 9, 2015: National HIV Prevention Conference

December 06, 2015 - December 09, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2015 National HIV Prevention Conference

The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference will be held December 6-9, 2015 in Atlanta, GA, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

A call for abstracts, exhibitor prospectus, registration, and additional information will be announced in late January 2015.

Please visit www.cdc.gov/nhpc for conference updates.

Overview of the National HIV Prevention Conference

The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference is a collaboration between several federal agencies, local governments and other organizations. It is the preeminent conference for state and local health departments, community based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people living with HIV and others to share the latest advancements, strategies and accomplishments in HIV prevention and care.

The National HIV Prevention Conference allows for in-person collaboration between researchers and program personnel planning and implementing HIV prevention and care programs. The conference will bring together more than 3,000 individuals who are working to stop the domestic spread of HIV. It will provide an opportunity to continue refining, improving, and strengthening our nation’s response to HIV.

This four-day conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables and poster presentations and is a platform for conference participants to engage in rigorous scientific, programmatic, and technology information exchange.

For questions, contact us at questions@NHPC2015.com.


February 22 - 25, 2016: CROI 2016 (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

February 22, 2016 - February 25, 2016
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

CROI 2016 will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, from February 22 to 25, 2016!

For more information, please visit http://www.croiconference.org/


July 17 - 22, 2016: 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)

July 17, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Durban International Convention Centre (ICC)
Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa to host the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016).
The International AIDS Society announces Durban, as site of the conference in July 2016.

29 November 2013 (Geneva, Switzerland) – The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced today the selection of Durban, South Africa, as the host city of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), the most important event for all those working in the HIV field, including scientists, policymakers, activists, political leaders, healthcare providers, people living with HIV and others committed to the global response to HIV and AIDS. AIDS 2016 will be held from 17-22 July 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world.

For more information, click here.


July 22 - 28, 2018: International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018)

July 22, 2018 - July 28, 2018
Amsterdam RAI
Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced that Amsterdam, Netherlands will host the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). AIDS 2018 will be held on 22-28 July 2018 at the Amsterdam RAI and is expected to bring together some 18,000 participants from around the world.

“The Netherlands is a great example of what happens when a government supports outstanding science and embraces evidence-based HIV programmes in combination with a robust commitment to human rights,” said Chris Beyrer, President of the IAS. “We are delighted to convene the International AIDS Conference in a city and country so committed to fighting the epidemic.”

This is the second time that Amsterdam will host the International AIDS Conference (IAC). The 8th International AIDS Conference was held in the Dutch capital in 1992. The last IAC to be held in Europe was AIDS 2010 in Vienna. Amsterdam will be an important opportunity to measure the progress since then, especially in Eastern Europe where decisive leadership and engagement is critical for an effective response to the epidemic.

“We are honored to host AIDS 2018 and committed to making it a historic event,” said Mr. Lambert Grijns, the Netherlands Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights and HIV/AIDS. “Amsterdam is a global city and we will ensure the conference reflects the many thousands of people who will attend.”

Amsterdam was selected to host AIDS 2018 following an evaluation of candidate cities conducted by the IAS Governing Council. Bids are reviewed based on three main criteria: impact on the epidemic, conference infrastructure, and freedom of movement and travel for people living with HIV. According to a policy of non-discrimination first adopted by the IAS Governing Council in 1992, the IAS will not hold its conferences in countries that restrict short term entry of people living with HIV, and/or require prospective HIV-positive visitors to declare their HIV status on visa application forms or other documentation required for entry into the country.

The International AIDS Conference was previously held in Melbourne, Australia in 2014. The next conference (AIDS 2016) will be held in Durban, South Africa in July 2016.

For more information, please visit http://www.aids2016.org/